View the nominations for the 2016 Coolmore Classic. The Coolmore Classic will be run on Saturday 12th March at Rosehill Gardens racecourse.
|3||AZKADELLIA (NZ)||M||4||Ciaron Maher|
|4||CASINO DANCER||M||5||Mike Van Gestel|
|5||DON’T DOUBT MAMMA||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|8||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||M||5||Kris Lees|
|12||SACRED EYE||F||3||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|13||SKYLINE BLUSH||M||4||Anthony Cummings|
|14||SLIGHTLY SWEET||M||4||Jason Coyle|
|16||TELEPATHIC (NZ)||M||5||Chris Waller|
|19||ZANBAGH||M||5||John P Thompson|
Wawail has broken a year-long winning drought with a solid on-pace victory at Flemington.
Success in the Group Three Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) on Saturday was her first since winning the Kewney Stakes.
Ridden by Damien Oliver, Wawail, backed from $5 to run the $4.20 favourite, scored by a length from Whistle Baby ($17) with Choose ($8) a half neck away third.
Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig attributed the victory to three factors – a quick back up, a liking for Flemington and blinkers.
“You could see a long way out she was travelling very strongly and looked the winner,” Dabernig said.
“I think she’s hitting form at a good time of year.”
Dabernig said the Victoria Handicap at Caulfield on April 2 or a trip to Sydney for some of the mares’ races during the carnival are options for her.
“I think she should be well placed in the next four weeks,” he said.