2012 Moonee Valley Cup – Nominations Announced

October 22nd, 2012

Nominations have been released for the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup, which is due to run at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Saturday October 27, 2012.

A total of 22 horses have nominated for the 2012 Moonee Valley Cup, including Gatewood.

Gatewood has won four of his eight race starts and has earned more than $100,000 in prize money.

The Galileo entire has had only one race start in Australia, when finishing seventh in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse on October 13, 2012.

He was the second emergency for the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup last weekend, however, did not make the final field.

Gatewood is not a certain runner in the 2012 Moonee Valley Cup, having also accepted for the Group 3 Geelong Cup this Wednesday October 24, 2012.

Also included in the 2012 Moonee Valley Cup is Maluckyday.

Maluckyday has won five of his 16 race starts and has earned more than $1.29 million in prize money during his horse racing career.

The Zabeel gelding placed second in the Listed The Bart Cummings last start, and will be out to go one better in the 201 Moonee Valley Cup this weekend.

Also known as the Drake International Cup, the 2012 Moonee Valley Cup is worth $250,000 in prize money.

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2012 Moonee Valley Cup Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BUXTED (IRE) Sam Pritchard-Gordon 95
2 CHATEAU MARGAUX Peter G Moody 93
3 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 98
4 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott 98
5 FICTIONAL ACCOUNT (IRE) David Hayes 95
6 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden 101
7 HEAVEN’S RICHES Robbie Laing 80
8 IBICENCO (GER) Luca Cumani 100
9 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 101
10 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 107
11 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 105
12 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher 103
13 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 108
14 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 104
15 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 98
16 RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell 99
17 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney 100
18 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens 92
19 TAC DE BOISTRON (FR) Michael Kent 107
20 TANBY Robert Hickmott 104
21 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 103
22 VATUVEI Peter G Moody 82