View the nominations for the 2016 Eskimo Prince Stakes. The Eskimo Prince Stakes will be run on Saturday 6th February at Randwick racecourse.
|1||ART NOUVEAU||G||3||John O’Shea|
|4||DUBAIINSTYLE (NZ)||C||3||Chris Waller|
|5||HURSLEY (NZ)||C||3||Chris Waller|
|6||INNER CIRCLE||G||3||John O’Shea|
|8||LE ROMAIN||G||3||Kris Lees|
|9||LET’S MAKE IT RAIN||C||3||Ron Quinton|
|10||LOOK TO THE STARS||F||3||David Vandyke|
|12||PAINTED FIRETAIL||F||3||John O’Shea|
|13||PRESS STATEMENT||C||3||Chris Waller|
|14||PRIDE OF DUBAI||C||3||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|16||SPILL THE BEANS||C||3||Gerald Ryan|
|18||TOP SCORE||C||3||John Sargent|
|19||TORGERSEN (NZ)||C||3||Chris Waller|
|22||WOLF CRY||C||3||Peter & Paul Snowden|
Trainer Chris Munce will vigorously defend his apprentice Michael Murphy in his appeal against a three-week suspension for a handling offence.
The former champion jockey said he would appear for Murphy to fight the ban.
Murphy is the up-and-coming apprentice on Queensland’s provincial and country circuit having ridden 28 winners in his first season.
Stewards opened an inquiry into his ride on fourth placed Fast Focus in a race at Rockhampton on January 2.
The inquiry resumed on Friday and Murphy was found guilty of failing to put the horse in the best position to win or run a place.
Munce lodged an appeal on his behalf on Monday.
“I will fight this vigorously,” Munce said.
“He is a young kid having his first rides at Rockhampton.
“It is a tricky track to ride for senior jockeys let alone a teenager.
“We will be appealing the guilty finding and the severity of the charge.”
“I will probably appear for him although we might get a lawyer from Sydney.”