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Blackflash and Akzar share top weight for Betfair Hobart Cup

31 / 01 / 2015 Article by: Peter Staples
Geegees Blackflash and Genuine Lad hit the line together in the Summer Cup icon Click to enlarge

STAR Tasmanian galloper Geegees Blackflash shares top weight of 59 kilograms for this year’s Betfair Hobart Cup with the Darren Weir-trained Akzar.

Geegees Blackflash, already a winner of a Betfair Hobart Cup recently became an equine millionaire with all of his prize money won in Tasmania while Akzar won the Warrnambool Cup last preparation and he has his warm-up for the Hobart Cup in an open handicap over 2000m (race 5) at Flemington today.

Others in the Flemington race on trial for a trip to Tasmania for the Hobart Cup are Akzar’s stablemate Toolleybuc Kid (54kg), Magnapal (54kg) from the Terry and Karina O’Sullivan stable; and the Robbie Laing-trained Scelto (54kg).

The Tony McEvoy-trained Pelicano has been handicapped to carry 58 kg while local star Banca Mo is nest in the weights at 56.5 kg but he is playing catch-up trying to get to the Hobart Cup after being a scratching at the barrier in the Summer Cup last Sunday in Hobart.

Betfair Hobart Cup (2400m) weights and horse ratings.

Hobart Cup (2400 METRES)
Of $225,000.1st $135,000, 2nd $40,500, 3rd $20,250, 4th $10,125, 5th $5,625, 6th $4,500, 7th $4,500, 8th $4,500 GROUP 3
Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 17 + 3 EM

 

  Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 AKZAR (IRE) Darren Weir 3 59kg 105
2 GEEGEES BLACKFLASH John Luttrell 1 59kg 105
3 PELICANO Tony McEvoy 4 58kg 103
4 BANCA MO Scott Brunton 6 56.5kg 100
5 COOLDINI Robert Smerdon 8 55kg 97
6 ESCADO Matt Laurie 7 55kg 97
7 IGGIMACOOL Bill Ryan 5 54.5kg 100
8 ANOTHER LAD AL Rodney Seymour 2 54kg 77
9 CRIME FIGHTER Peter G Moody 20 54kg 76
10 DESERT ROAD Robbie Laing 27 54kg 65
11 FALAMONTE (NZ) Robbie Laing 24 54kg 68
12 GARUD (IRE) Michael Moroney 10 54kg 92
13 GENUINE LAD Bill Ryan 16 54kg 82
14 GOLD MEDALS (NZ) Symon Wilde 17 54kg 80
15 HOLD TRUE John Luttrell 26 54kg 66
16 JAKCORIJIM Glenn Stevenson 13 54kg 87
17 KEUKENHOF Troy Blacker 21 54kg 75
18 LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY Tony McEvoy 15 54kg 84
19 MAGNAPAL Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 14 54kg 85
20 OERTER Robert Smerdon 22 54kg 75
21 OLLIE’S GOLD Gary White 18 54kg 79
22 ORIENTAL LADY (GER) Kris Lees 9 54kg 94
23 PERPLEXING Scott Brunton 25 54kg 67
24 PHANTOM BREW (NZ) Colin Little 12 54kg 90
25 PLAYER ONE Max Cowen 23 54kg 69
26 SCELTO (NZ) Robbie Laing 19 54kg 78
27 THE GHANMAN Robbie Laing 28 54kg 58
28 TOOLEYBUC KID Darren Weir 11 54kg 90