Adelaide Cup 2012 – Nominations & Weights

February 28th, 2012

Nominations and weights have been released for the Group 2 Adelaide Cup, which is due to run at Morphettville racecourse on Monday March 12, 2012.

42 horses have been nominated for the race, including Grant William’s Western Jewel.

Western Jewel has won eight of her 29 race starts and has earned more than $520,000 in prize money.

The five-year-old mare finished fifth in the Listed Mornington Cup last start and won the Group 2 Perth Cup at Ascot last December.

Western Jewel has been allocated a weight of 54.5 kilograms for the 2012 Adelaide Cup and has been given ballot number 3.

Drunken Sailor is also included in the 2012 Adelaide Cup nominations, where he is set to carry 59.5 kilograms.

The seven-year-old gelding finished second in the Listed Mornington Cup on February 15 and is in top form going into the 2012 Adelaide Cup.

Drunken Sailor has won 10 of his 41 race starts during his career and is currently trained by Michael Moroney at Flemington after making the permanent move from the United Kingdom.

Norsqui, Hanks and Viking Hero are also included in the 2012 Adelaide Cup nominations and weights.

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2012 Adelaide Cup Nominations & Weights

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Michael Moroney 1 59.5kg 108
2 TITCH (NZ) Kevin Myers 2 57.5kg 102
3 NORSQUI Walter McShane 4 56kg 98
4 ROI D’JEU (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 5 55kg 95
5 CROCODILE CANYON (NZ) Kevin Myers 6 54.5kg 94
6 FIELDMASTER (NZ) Patrick Payne 9 54.5kg 93
7 HANKS Peter G Moody 7 54.5kg 93
8 VIKING HERO Michael Moroney 8 54.5kg 93
9 WESTERN JEWEL Grant Williams 3 54.5kg 99
10 RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell 10 54kg 92
11 SADDLER’S STORY Robert Smerdon 12 53.5kg 91
12 ALL OUT WAR (IRE) Michael Moroney 36 53kg 66
13 APPREHEND Tony Vasil 15 53kg 87
14 BEAUTIFUL SOUL Daniel Clarken 28 53kg 71
15 CLUB ROYALE Lee Creek 17 53kg 85
16 DASHING MOULAH Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 42 53kg 54
17 DUMOSA Barry Brook 38 53kg 63
18 ENCHANTING WATERS Michael Sell 16 53kg 85
19 GOLDEN CALIBRE Dan O’Sullivan 40 53kg 60
20 HE’S HOT TO TROT Mick Whittle 23 53kg 76
21 HIPHOPOPOTAMUS (NZ) Michael Moroney 24 53kg 74
22 IRISH RHAPSODY John Hickmott 19 53kg 81
23 KEEP CONTROL Darren Weir 18 53kg 81
24 LONDON STRIPE (IRE) Robert Hickmott 21 53kg 78
25 MONTGOMERY (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson 14 53kg 89
26 MR RIGGS Robbie Griffiths 25 53kg 74
27 MUKARRAR David Hayes 41 53kg 59
28 NEVELE TOL Gary Searle 32 53kg 69
29 PERSIAN STAR Robert Smerdon 11 53kg 91
30 SEAN BAILE MOR Todd Balfour 20 53kg 80
31 SOPHISTICATION Rebecca Waymouth 26 53kg 73
32 SPARKLING VICTORY Joe Lockyer 39 53kg 60
33 STAKHANOVITE Gary Searle 22 53kg 77
34 TAKE OUT Ron Daniel 35 53kg 68
35 TANAH LOT (NZ) Colin Little 27 53kg 72
36 THE SOUTHERN (NZ) Colin Little 34 53kg 68
37 TUSCAN FIRE Dan O’Sullivan 30 53kg 70
38 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes 13 53kg 89
39 WAKAYAMA Jason Cannon 37 53kg 65
40 WARATOR Ricky Bruhn 29 53kg 70
41 WARRINGAH (GB) Daryl Archard 33 53kg 69
42 XAAR BEST Mark Stephenson 31 53kg 70