2013 Moonee Valley Cup – Nominations Announced

October 22nd, 2013

Nominations have been released for the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup, which is due to run at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Saturday October 26, 2013.

A total of 25 horses have nominated for the 2013 Moonee Valley Cup, which is this year named the Drake International Cup.

One of those included in the 2013 Moonee Valley Cup nominations is Sea Moon.

Sea Moon

Sea Moon is included in the 2013 Moonee Valley Cup nominations. Picture by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Sea Moon has won six of his 14 race starts and has earned more than $1.18 million in prize money during his horse racing career.

The six-year-old won his last start in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse on October 12, 2013.

Prior to that run, he was relegated to second on protest after passing the post in first in the Listed The Bart Cummings a week earlier.

Sea Moon is nominated for the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup on Tuesday November 5, 2013.

Mourayan is also included in the 2013 Moonee Valley Cup nominations.

The eight-year-old has won five of his 40 race starts and has earned more than $2.02 million in prize money.

Mourayan placed eighth in the Group 1 The Metropolitan at Royal Randwick last start and will be looking to turn his form around in the 2013 Moonee Valley Cup.

Also included in the 2013 Moonee Valley Cup nominations are Tanby, Sneak A Peak and Oasis Bloom.

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2013 Moonee Valley Cup Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott 4 58kg 109
2 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 1 58kg 110
3 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott 2 58kg 115
4 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott 3 58kg 110
5 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 6 57kg 95
6 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody 7 57kg 105
7 TANBY Robert Hickmott 5 57kg 105
8 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson 8 57kg 96
9 FORGOTTEN VOICE (IRE) Nicky Henderson 10 56.5kg 105
10 PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) Darren Weir 9 56.5kg 111
11 GOLDONI (IRE) David Hayes 15 56kg 87
12 IBICENCO (GER) Peter G Moody 13 56kg 102
13 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis 12 56kg 100
14 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart & James Cummings 11 56kg 102
15 WHY NOT (GER) David Hayes 16 56kg 84
16 BRIGANTIN (USA) Pat Carey 17 55kg 101
17 GOTTA TAKE CARE Darren Weir 19 55kg 96
18 MUJADALE Paul A Jones 21 55kg 81
19 OPINION (IRE) Chris Waller 22 55kg 93
20 RAEBURN Brian Smith 18 55kg 86
21 SHOREHAM Saab Hasan 14 54kg 98
22 MARTELLETTO Troy Portelli 25 53kg 61
23 OASIS BLOOM Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 20 53kg 103
24 USE THE LOT Sharna Valli 24 53kg 70
25 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston 23 51kg 95