2010 Easter Cup Nominations

March 30th, 2010

As Easter approaches us this weekend, it is once again that time of the year for the Caulfield Racecourse to host its annual Easter Cup Day.

Closing what has been a fantastic Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival, the day will be headlined by the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m), and the race currently has 16 nominations.

Having proved himself against quality horses in the Blamey Stakes, Hissing Sid could be a strong competitor for the Easter Cup. The five-year-old finished fourth among some strong runners, and will be looking to get a share in the $125,000 prize money on Saturday.

Having proved himself against quality horses in the Blamey Stakes, Hissing Sid could be a strong competitor for the Easter Cup.

Beatboy, trained by Michael Moroney, could do well on Saturday having already seen off another nomination Sea Hunter in his last race.

Fanjuria and Laspiel, trained by Lee Freedman and Robert Smerdon respectively, have also faced off recently at Caulfield, with Fanjura coming out triumphant – and may well be a gelding to watch for the 2010 Easter Cup.

Smerdon has a second nomination in Light Vision for the Easter Cup, while Robbie Lang also has two nominations in Rowland and Xavier.

Also taking place at Caulfield this Saturday will be the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m).

2010 Easter Cup Nominations

No.

Horse

Trainer

1
Beatboy (NZ)
Michael Moroney
2
Fanjura (IRE)
Lee Freedman
3
Hissing Sid
Bill & Symon Wilde
4
Instructor (NZ)
Robert Hickmott
5
Kidnapped
Peter Snowden
6
Laspiel
Robert Smerdon
7
Light Vision (NZ)
Robert Smerdon
8
Miss Maren (NZ)
Mick Price
9
Oronero (NZ)
Michael Kent
10
Raffaello
Jim Marconi
11
Rowland
Robbie Laing
12
Sea Hunter
Mark Kavanagh
13
Spinney
Peter Snowden
14
The Sportsman (NZ)
Russell Cameron
15
Tibooburra Travis
Chris Hyland
16
Xavier
Robbie Laing