Nineteen Included in 2015 Newcastle Cup Nominations

September 15th, 2015

A talented list of nineteen runners have been included in 2015 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) nominations, highlighted by the pending appearance of some of the Spring Carnival’s most exciting racing prospects.

The Offer has been included in 2015 Newcastle Cup nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

The Offer has been included in 2015 Newcastle Cup nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

The Offer has returned to racing in typically competitive form this time and has been included by trainer Gai Waterhouse in 2015 Newcastle Gold Cup nominations.

Beginning his racing career under the guidance of leading Irish trainer Aiden O’Brien, The Offer made an immediate impact on Australian racing upon debuting in 2013; highlighted by success in the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m).

Undoubtedly finding career-best form to date through the 2014 Autumn Carnival, the Montjeu entire finished third in the Listed Randwick City Stakes (2000m) before taking out each of the Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m), Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m) and Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

Clearly needing the run when eighth in the Listed Southbank Insurance Brokers Quality (1800m) first-up on June 20th, The Offer has since won the Listed Rowley Mile (1600m) and finished a luckless fifth when blocked for a run in the Listed Wyong Cup (2080m).

John Thompson previously trained out of Newcastle when head of the Patinack Farm operation and has included Tremec and Orbec in 2015 Newcastle Cup nominations.

Tremec continues to produce strong efforts for Thompson through each of his racing preparations to date, and highlighted his recent Autumn Carnival campaign with success in the Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap (2600m).

Having failed to beat a single runner home in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) first-up, the Zabeel gelding is sure to relish and step-up to 2300m for the Newcastle Cup.

Arguably Thompson’s best chance of success in the Newcastle Cup, Orbec has found great form in his first Australian preparation and is primed for success on Friday.

A standout in his native France, the Le Havre entire debuted in Australia for second in a talent-rich minor over 1800m before running on for third in the Wyong Cup last start.

The 2015 Newcastle Cup final field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday.

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2015 Newcastle Gold Cup Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 2x3131x031 GLORIOUS SINNDAR (FR) G 5 Kris Lees 1 54kg 75
2 x5960x8x15 THE OFFER (IRE) G 7 Gai Waterhouse 2 60kg 108
3 1×18821141 BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 3 58kg 104
4 0x40831516 JETSET LAD (NZ) G 8 Brian Smith 4 57kg 102
5 4x078160x0 TREMEC (NZ) G 7 John P Thompson 5 54.5kg 97
6 13955×1431 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea 6= 54kg 95
7 24211x7x23 ORBEC (FR) H 5 John P Thompson 6= 54kg 95
8 00755×9960 DISCLAIMER (GB) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 8 54kg 92
9 9235748×76 ORIENTAL LADY (GER) M 6 Kris Lees 9 54kg 87
10 4111×41191 ASTRONOMOS (GB) H 5 David Vandyke 10 54kg 85
11 x063373622 JUST AS COSMIC M 6 Jason Coyle 11= 54kg 84
12 x71150x7x0 WEXFORD TOWN (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 11= 54kg 84
13 3983211×74 SASENKILE G 5 Tony McEvoy 13 54kg 83
14 6×05478714 GHOST PROTOCOL (IRE) G 7 Paul Perry 14 54kg 78
15 02611×8037 RIO PERDIDO (FR) G 7 Kris Lees 15 54kg 75
16 52x6105x42 ZEE ZEELY (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse 16 54kg 72
17 15×8414644 NISSILE G 7 Paul Grant 17 54kg 70
18 21×2710223 NAPOLEON (GER) G 6 Jarrod Austin 18 54kg 68
19 x308164462 MORE THAN AHOLIDAY G 5 Mick Dwyer 19 54kg 66