Strong nominations for Canberra Cup
Sunday’s Listed Canberra Cup has attracted the interest of some of the country’s biggest trainers with Peter Snowden, Gai Waterhouse, Mark Kavanagh and Chris Waller all nominating runners.
The Snowden-trained Spinney heads weights for the $200,000 feature with 58kg following his strong last-start victory in the Gosford Cup.
Both placegetters in that race, the Graeme Rogerson-prepared Barlagarney and Enzedex Eagle for Glenn Moore, have also been entered for Canberra.
Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Kavanagh will be hoping Itstheone can become the second Victorian-trained horse to win in as many years following the victory by Blutigeroo 12 months ago.
The gelding has 56.5kg and will be chasing his second consecutive win in a country Cup after downing Kiwi Gallions Reach to take out the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) on November 18.
Waterhouse, who won the Canberra Cup (2000m) five years ago with So Assertive, has nominated the lightly-raced Emotional Outburst following his determined victory over the same distance at Rosehill last Saturday.
Other notable entries include the in-form Aristocratico from the Gary Portelli stable and the Waller-trained Bright Mind, while local Vintage Rock will be out to go two better than last year when he finished third to Blutigeroo and Imvula.
The Myer Fashions On The Field Open Hcp (1200m) has also attracted strong entries headed by stakeswinner Wasted Emotions, topweight with 63kg, along with Gergis and Voice Commander who each have 61kg.