Carbine Club Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Carbine Club Stakes. The Carbine Club Stakes will be run on Saturday 2nd April at Royal Randwick racecourse.

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1ASKED TO LEAVEC3Joan Pracey
2DATA POINTC3Michael Kent
3HARDERNG3David Brideoake
4HEARTLINGSF3Kerry Parker
5HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)G3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
6HIERARCHALC3Anthony Cummings
7INTREPID WAY (NZ)G3Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti
8LIZARD ISLANDC3Pat Hyland
9MIAMI DADEG3John O’Shea
10MOHERG3John O’Shea
11MONTAUKG3Chris Waller
12ODYSSEY MOONC3Robert Smerdon
13O’REILLY’S ANGEL (NZ)F3Bryce Heys
14QUEEN OF WANDSF3Clarry Conners
15RAINBOW PARK (NZ)F3John Sargent
16RIVER WILDC3Gai Waterhouse
17RONG DOOR REGGIEG3Matt Laurie
18ROSALEISHAF3Bjorn Baker
19SANTA ANA LANEG3Lee & Anthony Freedman
20STELLA DI NOTTEF3Tony Gollan
21TATOOSHG3Paul Perry
22THAMES COURTF3David Brideoake

News:

A free ticket into this year’s Caulfield Cup goes on the line in the $300,000 Mornington Cup.

The winner of Saturday’s Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) earns a ballot exemption into the 2016 Caulfield Cup and the race has attracted 25 nominations headlined by Group One Ranvet Stakes winner The United States and exciting stayer Tom Melbourne.

After his dominant Albury Cup win earlier this month, co-trainer Lee Freedman highlighted the Mornington Cup as the next step for Tom Melbourne to secure a Caulfield Cup exemption.

Fellow trainer Robert Smerdon has nominated Berisha for both the Cup and a benchmark race over 2000m but confirmed the last-start Yarra Valley Cup placegetter would run in the feature with Daniel Moor to ride.

“He’s on trial at the trip and he’s got to prove he can run it, I guess,” Smerdon said.

“We’ve always thought he would but after his last start in the Yarra Valley Cup, it probably begs the question of whether he will run the 2400 metres.”

Smerdon said the Mornington Cup had been a target for Berisha since the start of his campaign given the prize money and also the carrot of Caulfield Cup qualification.

David Hayes and Tom Dabernig have nominated Golden Mane for the Cup and also the 2000m-benchmark race with Dabernig saying they will study the entries before making a call.

Smerdon won last year’s Hareeba Stakes with Under The Louvre and will have Reldas and Every Faith in the Listed 1200m-race on Saturday.

Reldas finished fifth in the Oakleigh Plate two starts ago before winning the Listed Abell Stakes on March 18 at Moonee Valley.

“His last few runs have probably been his career-best, and the Oakleigh Plate form is standing up,” Smerdon said.

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