Nominations are in for Young Cup's centenary celebration

South West Slopes Credit Union operations assistant Tahlia Johnson, CEO Jayson Smith and Young Turf Club's Stuart Maxwell with the Young Cup silverware and sponsor prizemoney from SWS Credit Union. Photo by Peter Guthrie
South West Slopes Credit Union operations assistant Tahlia Johnson, CEO Jayson Smith and Young Turf Club's Stuart Maxwell with the Young Cup silverware and sponsor prizemoney from SWS Credit Union. Photo by Peter Guthrie

Nominations are in for this year's 100th running of the South West Slopes Credit Union Young Cup (1660m).

The milestone event will take place at Wagga on Thursday, May 21.

Racing NSW's new biosecurity measures in place due to the coronavirus have forced the meeting to be moved to Wagga rather than be held at Young's Toompang Racecourse. The $12,000 Cup feature has attracted seven horses in the nominations, and 88 horses are nominated throughout the six race program.

Recent winner of the Leeton Cup Bravado Lass is expected to line-up for Wagga trainer Gary Colvin.

Young apprentice jockey Tyler Schiller helped provide the Leeton Cup triumph and could partner Colvin's seven-year-old mare again.

Wagga Gold Cup runner Gentleman Max is among the nominations for Trevor Sutherland, who also has Whily White Socks entered.

Gentleman Max finished 11th in the Wagga Gold Cup over 2000m on May 1, however ran third last start over 1800m.

The 100-year-old Cup. Photo: Peter Guthrie

The 100-year-old Cup. Photo: Peter Guthrie

Cooma-based trainer Clare Mansell has eight-year-old gelding John Boy nominated after running at Goulburn on May 8.

National Guard for Warwick Farm trainer Richard Litt could make the trek to Wagga. The four-year-old gelding is second-up following a race at Canterbury and trial at Warwick Farm on May 12.

Last start winner Parliament for Wangaratta trainer Andrew Dale is set to feature.

The five-year-old gelding won at Wagga on May 10 with Tyler Schiller on board.

Rounding out the nominations is Rosebank for Canberra trainer Luke Pepper.

The five-year-old mare was a late nomination on Monday morning. She finished second over 1600m last start at Canberra following a win at Goulburn.

She's been in the money in nine straight starts which includes three wins.

The meeting has been upgraded to a Sky2 meeting. Acceptances are due to be completed on Tuesday at 9am.

The first Young Cup was held on Wednesday, April 28, 1920 and carried 30 pounds prizemoney.

It was won by a five-year-old mare Blanny, owned by Mr W Cordingly, of Young, and trained by Mr WT Cook.