Champagne Classic nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Bollinger Champagne Classic. The Bollinger Champagne Classic will be run on Saturday 9th May at Doomben racecourse.

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Of $175,000.1st $112,000, 2nd $35,000, 3rd $17,500, 4th $7,000, 5th $3,500 GROUP 2
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Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 BANDA SPICE F 2 Stuart Kendrick
2 BIG TREE C 2 Peter Balzen
3 BLUEBERRY HILL F 2 Liam Birchley
4 COUNTERATTACK C 2 Chris Waller
5 DE LAGO JET C 2 Tina Cotsiopoulos
6 DESERT MAN C 2 Gillian Heinrich
7 IT’S VEGAS BABY G 2 Brad Herne
8 LE CHEF G 2 Darryl Hansen
9 LOOK TO THE STARS F 2 Clarry Conners
10 MADOTTI F 2 Matthew Dunn
11 MAJOR CONSUL C 2 Stephen Jones
12 PEPPERANO F 2 Liam Birchley
13 SAMPEAH C 2 John O’Shea
14 SECRET SAGA F 2 Tony Gollan
15 SEMPRE LIBERA F 2 Gai Waterhouse
16 SINGLE GAZE F 2 Nick Olive
17 STEAL A DIAMOND F 2 Fred Adams
18 WICKED INTENT C 2 Chris Munce



Jockey Ryan Moore has completed a Classic double at Newmarket with Legatissimo’s win in the 1000 Guineas.

Twenty four hours after gaining his first 2000 Guineas on the Aidan O’Brien-trained Gleneagles in the same colours, the 31-year-old stole the show again with a power-packed ride aboard the 13-2 shot, this time for David Wachman.

In doing so, Moore became the first rider since Kieren Fallon in 2005 to do the big-race double on Guineas weekend.

Moore’s season includes wins in the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

With his original mount and pre-post favourite Found scratched, it looked as if Moore’s chances had been significantly reduced but he found a more than able substitute.

Last at halfway, Moore bided his time waiting for the right moment to make his move, as Tiggy Wiggy and Redstart led the field.

Redstart weakened but Tiggy Wiggy continued to gallop on resolutely in front until the Jim Bolger-trained Lucida powered past in a move which looked to have put the race to bed.

With Moore now in full flow, Wachman’s filly, started to reel in the 9-2 favourite.

Lucida battled back but it was not to be, as she went down fighting by three-quarters of a length, with Tiggy Wiggy another 4-1/2 lengths back in third, gifting the Irish handler his first English Classic success.

“She’s a lovely filly, a big, scopey filly, and Ryan gave her a great ride,” Wachman said.

“She won very well in Gowran last week. We were taking a chance coming here so soon, but it worked.

“She is in everything, so the Oaks is a possibility.”

Moore said he thought his chances of the double were over when Found was withdrawn.

“I am lucky to have picked up two good rides,” he said.

“I was a bit gutted when Found was not running as she is an exceptional filly and I was looking forward to riding her, but it has worked out well as I found another great one.”

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