Sixteen runners have been included in nominations for Saturday’s 2016 Parramatta Cup (1900m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse; highlighted by the pending appearance of some of the Autumn Carnival’s most exciting staying prospects.
New Zealand-based trainer Donna Logan has a big opinion of Hasselhoof and has included the gelding in 2016 Parramatta Cup nominations.
A standout in his homeland, Hasselhoof immediately stamped himself as one to watch upon debuting to racing last year; winning each of his first four starts before returning to the paddock.
Resuming in December for success in the Dunstan Feeds BM85 (1400m), the son of Tavistock made a successful transition to black type racing when taking = out the Group 2 Rich Hill Mile (1600m) on New Year’s Day.
Having made his Australian debut for fourth amongst talented company in the Gardenia Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on February 6th, Hasselhoof has reportedly taken plenty of benefit from the run and is primed for a big performance in the Parramatta Cup.
Leading trainer Chris Waller is set to dominate the final field of the Parramatta Cup after nominating four runners for the race, including Beyond Thankful and Libran.
Posting eight wins and nine minors through his thirty-seven career starts so far, Beyond Thankful finished fourth in the Listed Premier’s Cup (1800m) on August 29th; progressing to wins in each of the Listed Wyong Cup (2080m) and Group 3 Newcastle Cup (2300m) but failed to fire when 12th in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m).
Resuming this time for fifth in the Gardenia Handicap, the Whipper gelding is sure to have taken condition from the run.
Beginning his career in his native Ireland, Libran will contest just his third start in Australia in the 2016 Parramatta Cup and first at black type level.
Placing sixth in the Swisse Wellness BM90 (1800m) on November 5th, the Lawman gelding returned this time for third in the Gardenia Handicap.
Godolphin is also set to launch a multi-pronged attack on the 2016 Parramatta Cup after trainer John O’Shea included Arab Dawn and Allergic in nominations.
Arab Dawn has been set for an appearance in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on Day 2 of The Championships and will contest his second-up race in the 2016 Parramatta Cup.
Allergic has been a strong and consistent performer for Godolphin over summer and will be hard to beat in the 2016 Parramatta Cup.
Capping a strong autumn campaign third in the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m), the Street Cry gelding placed second in the Byron Moore Handicap (2000m) at Flemington on January 1st; progressing to sixth in the Piping Lane Handicap (2000m) before taking out each of the Ascend Sales Trophies BM85 (2000m) and Frank Wilding 70th Birthday BM93 (2000m) most recently.
The 2016 Parramatta Cup field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday.
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2016 Parramatta Cup Nominations
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||82114110×5||BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE)||G||6||Chris Waller||1||60.5kg||106|
|2||56x21817x9||RULING DYNASTY||H||4||James Cummings||2||56kg||97|
|3||337x8x900x||CAFE SOCIETY (FR)||G||6||Gai Waterhouse||3=||55.5kg||96|
|4||11x11x114||HASSELHOOF (NZ)||G||4||Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs||3=||55.5kg||96|
|5||42x31703x8||ARAB DAWN (GB)||G||5||John O’Shea||5||55kg||95|
|6||51128×9115||LOOPHOLE (NZ)||G||6||Chris Waller||6||54kg||93|
|7||x347x637x4||HIPPOPUS (NZ)||G||6||Gai Waterhouse||7||54kg||90|
|8||1174x1x6x3||LIBRAN (IRE)||G||5||Chris Waller||8||54kg||89|
|10||17x60x7x13||ALPHA BEAT||G||5||Anthony Cummings||10=||54kg||86|
|11||143467×122||MARENOSTRO (NZ)||G||5||Chris Waller||10=||54kg||86|
|12||792x00x533||SLOW PACE (USA)||G||8||Kris Lees||10=||54kg||86|
|13||0x85375334||LANDLOCKED (NZ)||G||9||Joe Cleary||13||54kg||85|
|14||1452431322||KELLYVILLE FLYER||M||6||Jason Attard||14||54kg||78|
|16||5×07019169||CHESTNUT ROAD||G||6||David Pfieffer||16||54kg||73|