2013 Mornington Cup Prelude

February 5th, 2013

Durnford has earned himself a spot in the 2013 Mornington Cup after winning the Listed Mornington Cup Prelude at Caulfield Racecourse last weekend.

The four-year-old has now won two of his 12 race starts and has earned more than $110,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

Durnford won the 2013 Mornington Cup Prelude by a head in front of Tuscan Fire, who finished second, and Elusive King, who placed in third.

Trainer Pat Carey was thrilled with Durnford’s 2013 Mornington Cup Prelude win.

“We’re just happy to be in the Mornington Cup, but hopefully he also can develop into a spring horse,” Carey said.

A win in the 2013 Mornington Cup would grant the Helenus gelding automatic entry into the 2013 Caulfield Cup.

“He is a promising young stayer but was lightly framed and lacked maturity, a bit backward. There’s been no doubt about his ability and he has come on nicely of late,” Carey said.

“He needed to win today to get his rating up, and he’s accomplished that so we will go to the Mornington Cup.

“This Prelude race is ideal preparation and it is good to see the Melbourne Racing Club setting up races like this to build a program towards the Cup.”

The Listed Mornington Cup will take place at Mornington Racecourse next Wednesday February 13, 2013.

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2013 Mornington Cup Prelude Race Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 12 DURNFORD Pat Carey Kerrin McEvoy 10 54kg $9
2 4 TUSCAN FIRE Dan O’Sullivan Glen Boss 0.2L 3 59kg $6
3 6 ELUSIVE KING Peter G Moody Brad Rawiller 2.2L 6 56.5kg $2.90F
4 5 MONTGOMERY (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson Ben Melham 3.45L 9 57.5kg $81
5 8 WESTSOUTHWEST (NZ) Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 3.55L 1 55.5kg $9
6 7 WHITE UNIVERSE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4.8L 2 56.5kg $4.80
7 1 LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Michael Rodd 9.55L 5 60kg $14
8 9 SCOTTISH BORDER Jason Warren Vlad Duric 11.3L 8 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $31
9 2 BUXTED (IRE) Sam Pritchard-Gordon Craig Newitt 26.3L 4 59.5kg $41
10 3 BOOM ’N’ ZOOM Ken Keys Craig Williams 28.8L 7 59kg $12