Group 2 Zipping Classic runner-up Epingle heads 35 entries for the 2014 Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup (2200m) on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at Sportsbet-Ballarat racecourse in Ballarat.
The Pins mare is trained at Cranbourne by Mick Kent and has been nominated alongside stables mates Scratchy Bottom and You Think So.
At First Sight, Hurdy Gurdy Man and Mobaco have been entered by the state’s premier trainer and local hope for the Cup, Darren Weir, with At First Sight appearing his best chance following his last start runner-up finish in the Ararat Cup (2000m) earlier this month.
Gai Waterhouse 4yo Pheidon is also entered off the back of his Group 3 Eclipse Stakes second last Saturday at Sandown.
The in form David Hayes & Tom Dabernig stable nominated Motivado, while the Peter Moody yard entered Cadillac Mountain, Fat Al and In Masquerade.
Other nominations include Count of Limonade and Tango’s Daughter for Mick Price and Electric Fusion and Spinderbella for Robert Smerdon.
Local trainer Dan O’Sullivan has nominated Tuscan Fire, a last start fourth placegetter in the Cup Day Plate (1800m) at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day.
In other features races on Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup day, the Magic Millions Clockwise Classic (1000m) and Magic Millions 3YO Classic (1100m) both received 10 entries, with the Thomas Jewellers VOBIS Gold Eureka Stockade (1400m) attracting 18 nominations.
|1||The Inventor||Bevan Laming|
|2||Vilanova (Nz)||Chris Waller|
|3||Cadel Triomphe (Nz)||Colin Little|
|4||Phantom Brew (Nz)||Colin Little|
|5||Tuscan Fire||Dan O’Sullivan|
|6||At First Sight (Ire)||Darren Weir|
|7||Hurdy Gurdy Man||Darren Weir|
|8||Mobaco (Fr)||Darren Weir|
|9||Motivado (Gb)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|10||Waltzing To Win||David Huxtable|
|13||Bring Back||Mark Ashby|
|16||Epingle (Nz)||Michael Kent|
|17||Scratchy Bottom||Michael Kent|
|18||You Think So (Nz)||Michael Kent|
|20||Count Of Limonade (Ire)||Mick Price|
|21||Tango’S Daughter||Mick Price|
|22||Shenzhou Steeds (Nz)||Mitchell Freedman|
|23||St Issey (Nz)||Pat Hyland|
|24||Mujadale||Paul A Jones|
|25||Cadillac Mountain||Peter G Moody|
|26||Fat Al||Peter G Moody|
|27||In Masquerade (Nz)||Peter G Moody|
|29||Massiyn (Ire)||Robert Hickmott|
|30||Electric Fusion||Robert Smerdon|
|32||Master’S Degree||Steven Lake|
|33||Great Lane||Symon Wilde|
|34||Happy As Hell||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan|
|35||Sysmo (Fr)||Tony McEvoy|
Weights will be declared tomorrow (Tuesday) and acceptances for the 2015 Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup meeting will be released on Wednesday 19th November 2014.
Tickets are still available for Cup Day and contact the Ballarat Turf Club for all ticketing & dining options.