Fabrizio heads up 2017 Scone Cup nominations

The front running Fabrizio heads up a bumper list of nominations for the 2017 Listed $200,000 Scone Cup (1600m) at the standalone metropolitan class meeting at Scone on Friday.

Fabrizio, above, is among the nominations for the Scone Cup at Scone. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Fabrizio, above, is among the nominations for the Scone Cup at Scone. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Fabrizo will be chasing two Cup trophies in succession after leading all of the way to win the Group 3 $200,000 Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) at Hawkesbury on April 29.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Fabrizo beat Moher and the Gary Portelli trained Testashadow and all three Hawkesbury Gold Cup placegetters are among the twenty-four Scone Cup nominations.

Waterhouse and Bott and also nominated restricted class galloper Supply And Demand who is coming off a last start third in a 1400m BenchMark 78 Handicap at Randwick on April 22.

The Darren Beadman trained Moher will be fitter for two runs from a spell and could be joined in the Scone Cup by stablemate Duca Valentinois who finished tenth to Fabrizio in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup after running second in a 1400m BenchMark 100 Handicap at Randwick on April 15.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has only one nomination, six year old Amovatio who will be first up in the Scone Cup, not having been to the races since running eighth to Red Excitement in Group 3 $150,000 Summer Cup (2000m) at Randwick on December 26.

The Peter and Paul Snowden training partnership only have one entry for the Scone Cup in Pajaro who is also coming out of the Hawkesbury Gold Cup after finishing eight, three and a half lengths behind the winner Fabrizio.

The twenty-four Scone Cup entries go towards making up a total of two hundred and seventeen nominations for the entire day which also features the running of the $100,000 Inglis 2yo Challenge (1100m).

Scone Race Club CEO Heath Courtney said the club was very pleased with the numbers for the two day Scone Cup carnival that has also attracted two hundred and eight nominations for Saturday’s meeting that sees the running of the $400,000 Inglis 3yo Guineas (1400m) and the Group 3 $200,000 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) for the fillies and mares.

“The nominations for this year’s carnival are exceptional,” Scone Race Club CEO Heath Courtney told Racing New South Wales News.

“We are very happy with the quality of interest, in particular for the Scone Cup.”

2017 Nominations for the Scone Cup (1600m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0x21594224 AFTER ALL THAT G 5 Rodney Northam 75
2 832x64468x AMOVATIO G 6 Chris Waller 104
3 875x4x2035 BLOOD RED MOON M 5 Geoff O’Brien 67
4 x96341x360 BRING LUCK G 5 Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 75
5 1x52493x20 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) G 5 Darren Beadman 87
6 1410110×01 FABRIZIO G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 105
7 8390190×89 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) G 8 Noel Mayfield-Smith 102
8 248x4x73x6 GOD’S IN HIM G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 89
9 x3x544x219 GREEN SWEET (USA) G 5 Jean Dubois 96
10 221533×116 IT’S A SHAMOZZLE G 6 Mary Moses
11 013x70x310 KELLYVILLE FLYER M 7 Jason Attard 91
12 73423090×6 METEOROLOGIST G 6 Marcus Wilson 71
13 61x7060x57 MIGHTY LUCKY G 7 Fred Cowell 105
14 50x07427x7 MISHANI WARRIOR G 8 Shane Edmonds 79
15 x821141x82 MOHER G 4 Darren Beadman 97
16 223x460x48 PAJARO (NZ) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
17 x7225x3406 PURE PRIDE (NZ) M 4 Murray Johnson 85
18 60x07710x0 QUEENSBERRY RULES (IRE) G 7 Jeremy Sylvester
19 0x2231824x REIBY THE RED G 5 Jason Attard 74
20 0x61324x14 ROYAL TUDOR G 4 Rodney Ollerton
21 5620421942 SCULPTURES G 6 Craig Bermingham 54
22 145x227x09 SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 96
23 x1439x2513 SUPPLY AND DEMAND G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 77
24 782×163303 TESTASHADOW G 5 Gary Portelli 101

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