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Epingle, Pheidon, Fat Al and Tuscan Fire head Ballarat Cup weights

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sportsbet-ballaratOf the 35 nominations for the 2014 Ballarat Cup four horses have been given equal top weight of 60 kilograms including Epingle, Pheidon, Fat Al and Tuscan Fire.

The Michael kent trained Epingle finished second to Au Revoir in last Saturday’s Group 2 Zipping Classic at Sandown carrying 57 kilograms under the weight-for-age conditions.

He will carry three kilos more in the Ballarat Cup on Saturday.

Pheidon, from the Gai Waterhouse stable, trainer of last year’s winner The Offer, will have to lump four kilos more than he carried last Saturday when runner-up to Zabisco in the Gr3 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.

The Peter Moody trained Fat Al, a former winner of the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, has also been given 60 kilograms, the same weight he carried two starts ago in the Ararat Cup when he finished second last beaten 6.6 lengths.

Rounding out the 60 kgs quartet is local hope Tuscan Fire, from the Dan O’Sullivan yard, who will carry 3 kilos more than his most recent outing at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day.

Next in the weights were Mick Price’s Count Of Lemonade and Mick Cerchi’s Tanby, both with 59 kilograms.

Of the three Darren Weir three runners, Hurdy Gurdy Man has 58.5 kilograms, while Mobaco and At First Sight will both carry 57 kilograms.

The 2014 Ballarat Cup nominations and weights can be found below and the final field and barrier draw will be released tomorrow morning after acceptances.

2014 Ballarat Cup nominations and weights

# Horse Trainer Weight
1 Epingle Michael Kent 60.0
2 Pheidon Gai Waterhouse 60.0
3 Fat Al Peter G Moody 60.0
4 Tuscan Fire Dan O’Sullivan 60.0
5 Count Of Limonade Mick Price 59.0
6 Tanby Mick Cerchi 59.0
7 Vilanova Chris Waller 58.5
8 Hurdy Gurdy Man Darren Weir 58.5
9 Tango’S Daughter Mick Price 56.0
10 Escado Matt Laurie 58.0
11 Sysmo Tony McEvoy 57.5
12 Massiyn Robert Hickmott 57.5
13 Mobaco Darren Weir 57.0
14 At First Sight Darren Weir 57.0
15 Hvasstan Peter Gelagotis 56.0
16 The Inventor Bevan Laming 56.0
17 Electric Fusion Robert Smerdon 55.0
18 Mujadale Paul A Jones 55.0
19 Spinderbella Robert Smerdon 54.0
20 You Think So Michael Kent 54.0
21 Motivado David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 54.0
22 Waltzing To Win David Huxtable 54.0
23 Rialya Matt Laurie 54.0
24 Happy As Hell Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 54.0
25 Shenzhou Steeds Mitchell Freedman 54.0
26 Scratchy Bottom Michael Kent 54.0
27 Phantom Brew Colin Little 54.0
28 Cadillac Mountain Peter G Moody 54.0
29 Great Lane Symon Wilde 54.0
30 Terai John O’Shea 54.0
31 Master’S Degree Steven Lake 54.0
32 Bring Back Mark Ashby 54.0
33 St Issey Pat Hyland 54.0
34 In Masquerade Peter G Moody 54.0
35 Cadel Triomphe Colin Little 54.0

The Ballarat Turf Club received 238 nominations for the 2014 Ballarat Cup meeting.

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