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Ominous wins Listed Port Adelaide Cup
At Morphettville in South Australia, 5YO UK-bred gelding Ominous (Oasis Dream-Merle, by Selkirk) scored by 3.2-lengths for trainer Nigel Blackiston in the $100,000 Listed Port Adelaide Cup (2500m) for 3YO+, over 5YO entire Zabeelionaire (Zabeel-Kisumu, by Carnegie) and 7YO gelding Vima (Made of Gold-Commanding Sight, by Brondesbury). This was the first stakes victory for the former French galloper Ominous who took his record to 5 wins and 6 placings (including the Listed Prix Frederic de Lagrange in Vichy) from 20 starts for $183,538 earnings.