Crime of Passion, Star Entertainer nominated for Gold Cup
CRIME OF PASSION and Star Entertainer, this country’s leading American-bred three-year-olds, have not clashed since their impressive successes, but are among the 26 horses selected at the first nomination stage for the 2,000-metre Gold Cup. That race will run off on December 26 (Boxing Day) at Santa Rosa Park.
Both horses, conditioned by leading trainers John O’Brien, and Derick Mosca respectively, are yet to race around two turns, and will have their stamina tested by Jamaica-bred shipper Bigman In Town and Triple Crown contender, War Of Words.
Leading older creole Galveston, and importations, Gabby’s Gold and Golden Dixieland could also mount a challenge.
There are a number of unknown runners nominated for the event, and they are Allied, Khartoum, and Desert Man.
Here are the 26 nominees at the first nomination stage for the Boxing Day Gold Cup:
GOLD CUP (GR 1) -- W.I. THREE-YEAR-OLD AND OVER IMPORTED THREE-YEAR-OLD HORSES -- 2,000 Metres - $500,000 - December 26.
Allied (USA), Big Thing, Bigman In Town (Jam), Buffalo Soldier (USA), Crime Of Passion (USA), Desert Man (USA), Free Passage (Jam), Gabby’s Gold (USA), Galveston, Golden Dixieland (USA), It Is Alleged (USA), Khartoum (USA), Lang Amour (USA), Nominee (USA), Pot Of Gold, Prince Zeshan (USA), Readbetweendelines(USA), Red Lace (USA), Sacred Trust (USA), Secret American (USA), Silverleo (USA), Star Entertainer (USA), Toro Rosso (USA), Urban Knight (Jam), War Of Words (Jam), Wooden (USA).