Antler Luggage Trophy nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Antler Luggage Trophy. The Antler Luggage Trophy will be run on Saturday 5th March at Flemington racecourse.


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ABBASSO G 5 Chris Waller
2 ANGELOLOGY (NZ) G 7 Patrick Payne
3 AULD BURNS (GB) G 8 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
4 BASS STRAIT (NZ) G 6 Neville Parnham
5 BERISHA G 4 Robert Smerdon
6 BLENDWELL M 5 Peter G Moody
7 CALIBRATE G 6 Tony Noonan
8 COMMANDING TIME G 8 Brendan McCarthy
9 CRIME FIGHTER G 5 Symon Wilde
10 DIVAN (NZ) G 4 Robert Hickmott
11 DODGING BULLETS G 4 Symon Wilde
12 DON DOREMO (NZ) G 5 Robbie Laing
13 DOUMARAN (FR) G 5 Robert Hickmott
14 FALAGO G 5 Darren Weir
15 FIELDMASTER (NZ) G 9 Patrick Payne
16 GOOD VALUE G 9 Michael Kent
17 GREAT ESTEEM G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
18 HABITUAL OFFENDER (NZ) G 5 Michael Moroney
19 HERO MASTER G 7 Peter Smith
20 HIMALAYA DREAM (FR) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
21 KILLARNEY KID (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir
22 MAGNUS SLIPPER M 5 Carlo Vidotto
23 METAPHORICAL M 5 Peter G Moody
24 MR JOURNEYMAN G 7 Simon Morrish
25 NEVIS (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
26 OUR VALDIVIA (NZ) G 5 Michael Moroney
27 PIN YOUR HOPES (NZ) G 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
28 PINDAN PEARL M 5 Peter G Moody
29 RICH RIVER G 5 Darren Weir
30 SCELTO (NZ) G 7 Robbie Laing
31 SECESSIO (GB) G 7 Bob Challis
32 SEE WHAT I BRING G 5 Symon Wilde
33 SIEGESTOR G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens
34 SPREADEAGLED (NZ) G 4 Robert Smerdon
35 TEARS OF JOY M 4 Mark Kavanagh
36 TENACITUS (USA) G 6 Darren Weir
37 THE NEW BOY G 7 Danny O’Brien
38 THE RUFFIAN G 8 Sheila Arnold
39 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
41 TUFF HOST G 6 Brett Scott
42 WORD OF MOUTH G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens
43 ZAHSPEED G 4 Danny O’Brien


Luke Oliver is hoping the decision to dodge Azkadellia in the Mannerism Stakes will be rewarded with a stakes win for Jessy Belle at Flemington.

Jessy Belle is nominated for two 1400m Group Three races at Flemington on Saturday and her Caulfield trainer says the mare will take on her own sex in the Frances Tressady Stakes.

Oliver opted to keep Jessy Belle away from the Mannerism at Caulfield won by Azkadellia.

“I didn’t think we could beat Azkadellia. Jessy Belle goes well at Flemington and has won a couple of races there, so it seemed to make sense to wait,” Oliver said.

“It probably looks an easier option on Saturday.”

Jessy Belle resumed in the Group Three Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 13, running eighth after settling back in the field.

She was just over three lengths from Tuscan Sling with Azkadellia second.

“Her closing splits were second best in the race behind Azkadellia, so I think she’s come back well,” Oliver said.

The five-year-old was placed three times at Group level during a consistent, and sometimes luckless, spring campaign last year and is striving to win at black-type level for the first time.

“She’s going to be a valuable breeding mare later on,” Oliver said.

“She’s won over half a million dollars and is stakes placed but just to add to that we need to get the stakes win next to her name.”

Jessy Belle’s two Flemington wins came last winter including the Leilani Series Final.

Chris Symons retains the ride on Saturday.

The Frances Tressady Stakes, which has attracted 18 nominations, is one of six stakes races on Saturday’s program which is highlighted by the Group One Australian Guineas for three-year-olds.

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