Spear Chief Handicap nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Spear Chief Handicap. The Spear Chief Handicap will be run on Saturday 4th June at Eagle Farm racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ALDINI G 7 David Kelly
3 BACHMAN G 4 Gerald Ryan
4 BECKHAM (NZ) H 5 Liam Birchley
5 BEWHATYOUWANNABE G 6 Robert Heathcote
6 BINALONG ROAD G 7 Mack Griffith
7 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) G 6 Gerald Ryan
9 ELEGANT COMPOSURE M 4 Chris Anderson
10 FEDERAL G 4 John O’Shea
11 FELTRE G 5 Brian Smith
12 FREE BILLY G 5 Peter Sinclair
13 GAMBLESTOWN (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride
14 GLENDARA G 5 Barry Baldwin
15 GOTYACOVERED G 4 Kelso Wood
16 HARADA BAY G 6 John & Chris Meagher
17 HEART OF A WARRIOR G 5 Tony Gollan
18 HI SON G 6 David Kelly
19 HI WORLD H 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
20 MY QUILTER (NZ) G 8 Stewart Mackinnon
21 OLD HABITS G 4 Kurt Goldman
22 OUTRAGED G 4 Kelly Schweida
23 PERFECT PUNCH G 7 Maryann Brosnan
24 RED LETTER DAY G 4 Ben Hull
25 RELIGIFY G 5 Chris Waller
26 RULING FORCE G 5 Kelly Schweida
27 SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ) G 6 John & Chris Meagher
28 SPUR LE JOUER G 4 Stuart Kendrick
29 TAN TAT DIAMOND G 4 Steven O’dea
30 TRUBIA H 4 Michael Lakey


Melbourne trainer Robert Smerdon will have two definite runners in the Queensland Oaks and is hoping Zafiki can sneak into the field.

Chabaud, the winner of the South Australian Fillies Classic at Morphettville on May 21, will join Dulverton in the Group One race at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Last-start Gold Coast winner Zafiki will also run if she can force her way into the 18-horse field.

As of Monday, Zafiki sits at number 23 in the order of entry with the Chris Waller-trained Mount Omei at No.18.

Waller has not yet decided whether Mount Omei will take her place with New Zealand filly Provocative the next in line.

Mount Omei finished fourth in a Warwick Farm barrier trial on Monday with Waller saying he would decide on Wednesday morning whether she would run in the Oaks.

Smerdon said because there were no flights from Adelaide to Brisbane, Chabaud had returned to his Caulfield stable.

“You can’t fly them across anymore like they have done in the past,” Smerdon said.

“She came home from Adelaide with Under The Louvre and has had a good week.

“She did a bit of pacework on Saturday morning and seems in good order.”

Smerdon said he had not yet booked a jockey for Chabaud with Dwayne Dunn electing to stay in Melbourne this weekend.

Mark Zahra will ride Dulverton before he starts a suspension out of Saturday’s Grand Prix Stakes at Doomben.

Dulverton has had three runs this campaign including a 10th in The Roses at Doomben on May 21 when she couldn’t get clear running.

“We know she runs the trip (2400m). It doesn’t matter if it’s wet or dry and I reckon she’s a bit of a sleeper in a race with not huge depth,” Smerdon said.

Both Chabaud and Dulverton are rated $12 chances in a race that has four $7 equal favourites – Dawnie Perfect, Falkenberg, Imposing Lass and Romantic Maid.

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