View the nominations for the 2016 Weetwood Handicap. The Weetwood Handicap will be run on Saturday 16th April at Toowoomba racecourse.
|3||CASUAL CHOICE||G||6||Tony Gollan|
|4||CHOICE BRO||G||6||Tony Sears|
|6||DAPH ’N’ ALF||G||7||Cassandra Marsh|
|7||DOUBLE IMPACT||G||7||Jackie Crompton|
|8||FLYING RIDDLE||G||5||Julie Green|
|9||G’DAY OLD MATE||G||8||Barry Squair|
|10||GET THAT INDYA||G||9||Gary Teal|
|11||HARD STRIDE||G||5||Tony Sears|
|12||I AM BOSS||G||4||Tony Sears|
|13||JUMBO PRINCE||H||4||Michael Nolan|
|14||JUST A PERLA||G||7||Jim Bannon|
|17||LE VAL||G||5||Noel Doyle|
|18||MR FAVULOUS||G||7||Donald Baker|
|19||PILLAR OF CREATION||G||6||Tony Sears|
|20||PINCH RIVER||G||4||Robert Heathcote|
|21||ROCK ROYALTY||G||7||Liam Birchley|
|24||UPSTART PRIDE||G||4||Michael Nolan|
|25||WHISKEY ALLROUND||G||5||Tony Gollan|
Memories of the late jockey Tim Bell have come flooding back as two-year-old Oink got up in the last stride to win at Doomben.
Oink ($5) came from behind the pace to grab Nicconi Leggera ($3.60) on the line to win by a nose in the SQS Handicap on Saturday.
Jim Byrne, who rode Nicconi Leggera, protested on the grounds the winner had bumped his mount just before the line but Paul Hammersley contended it was after the post.
Stewards agreed with Hammersley and dismissed the protest.
Bell died in Singapore in November.
Part-owner Darren Wilson explained Oink, a son of top sire Sebring, was originally bought for Bell to ride.
“I am a family friend and Tim’s Dad Grant and Tim’s partner Heidi are part-owners of the horse,” he said.
“We bought Oink with the Golden Slipper in mind but after his first run Kelly (trainer Schweida) turned him out.
Oink races in a set of colours that include a Bell and incorporate the silks of Border Rebel who was one of the jockey’s favourite horses.