Bob Hoysted Handicap nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Hoysted Handicap. The Bob Hoysted Handicap will be run on Saturday 5th March at Flemington racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AFLEET ESPRIT M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2 BEAU RADA G 4 John McArdle
3 BRING ME THE MAID M 4 Peter G Moody
4 BULLPIT G 4 Danny O’Brien
5 CASHED G 4 Ryan Balfour
7 GRANE G 6 Robbie Griffiths
8 HEADWATER C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
9 I’M A FLYING STAR M 4 Mark Riley
10 KINGLIKE C 3 Peter G Moody
11 LONROCKSTAR G 6 John Sadler
12 LORD OF THE SKY H 5 Robbie Laing
13 LUMOSTY M 4 Robert Smerdon
14 MALAGUERRA G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
15 MISS PROMISCUITY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
17 SUPIDO H 4 Michael Kent
18 TANSY G 5 Byron Cozamanis
19 TAWTEEN M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
20 THERMAL CURRENT G 5 Peter G Moody
21 TRISTRAM’S SUN (NZ) G 7 Robbie Laing 94


Sydney jockey Tommy Berry has made a triumphant return to Hong Kong to steer Designs On Rome to a Group One victory.

Berry rode the John Moore-trained to three Group One wins in 2014 and answered the call from the owners to partner the horse in Sunday’s Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin.

Designs On Rome was at the back of the field with Berry making his move 800m from home to work to the front, holding off the challenge from the Moore-trained Helene Happy Star by a half length.

“I always like to get going a little early on him because he stays further than 2000 metres without quite getting a strong 2400,” Berry said.

“I didn’t want to be too far behind Neil Callan on (favourite) Blazing Speed because if he was able to get away from me I thought w we’d be in trouble.”

The win was Berry’s fifth from eight rides on Hong Kong’s 2014 Horse of the Year.

Designs On Rome underwent arthroscopic surgery on both forelegs last year.

“Every trainer has their concerns after surgery,” Moore said.

“It’s hard, to think that he may not come back the same horse, but the operation went great.

“He’s returned today the horse he’s been over the past few seasons. He’s the best.”

Moore has ruled out any thoughts of travelling Designs On Rome to Dubai or Sydney, saying he would stay home to run in the QEII Cup in April.

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