The 2011 BTC Cup is now almost here and the excitement around Brisbane is like nothing ever seen before.
More than 20,000 are expected to literally fill Doomben Racecourse with ticket sales already dwarfing last year’s attendance.
The reason is of course Black Caviar with a whole new breed of race fans captivated by the icon she has created.
She’s effectively a celebrity, that’s the type of hysteria and anticipation which is prevalent around the streets of Brisbane.
She’s been talked about on prime time commercial radio, on all the television networks and her newspaper write-ups have jumped from deep in the back pages to the front of publications.
Of course it’s no fun unless there’s a contest and the 2011 BTC Cup field promises one of her biggest challenges yet.
Hay List has gone down three times already but he meets her in Brisbane in the best form of his career.
This is a horse which has won 14 from 19 so there’s no way he’ll just lie down and let her win.
Also in the mix is Buffering, he resumed last week with a good win over five Group 1 winners and comes here as a major threat with good early pace.
Also in the mix are the warhorses Snipers Bullet and Black Piranha, both are first up in their preparations and both know how to win in Brisbane.
Also expected to be strong is local boy Albert The Fat who’s had a run and will be pretty much at the peak of his powers.
Melito can never be forgotten either given the success she’s had down south and No Evidence Needed rounds out the eight horse field.
The BTC Cup Form Guide may be very straight forward for one runner but if you’re searching for an upset it’s definitely worth a look.
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2011 BTC Cup Form Guide
#1 – Sniper’s Bullet (Barrier – 5) (58.5kgs)
- Trainer: Tracey Bartley
- Jockey: Chris Munce
- Career Stats: 44s – 8w – 17p
- Last Start: 13th at Ascot
Modern day legend which has earned over $2.5 Million for connections. Recent results have been poor but he is first up. Runs best fresh and is an outside place chance.
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#2 – Black Piranha (Barrier – 3) (58.5kgs)
- Trainer: Con Karakatsanis
- Jockey: Mathew Palmer
- Career Stats: 53s – 8w – 16p
- Last Start: 9th at Ascot
Enjoyed huge success in Brisbane last year . Recent form hasn’t been ideal but has raced in top quality events constantly. First up and fresh, another place hope.
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#3 – Hay List (Barrier – 6) (58.5kgs)
- Trainer: John McNair
- Jockey: Glen Boss
- Career Stats: 19s – 14w – 3p
- Last Start: 1st at Randwick
The biggest threat to Black Caviar and a champion in his own right. Career stats are incredible and if it weren’t for her he’d have three more wins to his credit.
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#4 – Albert The Fat (Barrier – 1) (58.5kgs)
- Trainer: Paul Messara
- Jockey: Damian Browne
- Career Stats: 26s – 10w – 4p
- Last Start: 4th at Eagle Farm
Was solid first up last start behind Buffering and should improve after the run. Queenslander and has barrier 1, good win rate and good form second up. Look for a big run.
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#5 – Buffering (Barrier – 7) (57kgs)
- Trainer: Robert Heathcote
- Jockey: Larry Cassidy
- Career Stats: 12s – 7w – 4p
- Last Start: 1st at Eagle Farm
Last start win was very impressive first up beating Group 1 winner Atomic Force. If there’s a challenger to the big two he is it, he’ll lead from gate seven and take some stopping.
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#6 – Black Caviar (Barrier – 4) (56.5kgs)
- Trainer: Peter Moody
- Jockey: Luke Nolen
- Career Stats: 12s – 12w – 0p
- Last Start: 1st at Randwick
What more can be said about this horse. 12 from 12, $3M+ in prize money and considered unbeatable. It’s hers to lose, barring a miracle here’s your winner.
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#7 – Melito (Barrier – 2) (56.5kgs)
- Trainer: Gerald Ryan
- Jockey: Glen Colless
- Career Stats: 25s – 5w – 13p
- Last Start: 4th at Randwick
Ran fourth behind Hay List last start and second behind More Joyous before that. She’s in good enough form to run third but needs to find plenty to go any better.
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#8 – No Evidence Needed (Barrier – 8) (56.5kgs)
- Trainer: John P Thompson
- Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
- Career Stats: 21s – 5w – 7p
- Last Start: 5th at Rosehill
Three runs in and she doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of improvement. Certainly won’t win the race and she probably won’t even feature after jumping from gate eight.
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