Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes. The Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes will be run on Saturday 13th February at Caulfield racecourse.

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1AMARELA (NZ)M4Nigel Blackiston
2AZKADELLIA (NZ)M4Ciaron Maher
3CHIAVARIM4Nick Harnett
4CHOOSEM5Lee & Shannon Hope
5ESTAMINETM4Lee & Anthony Freedman
6FELICIENNEM4Darren Weir
7FINE APPROACHM5Ryan Balfour
8JESSY BELLEM5Luke Oliver
9MISS STEELEM5Michael Kent
10MY SISTER LILM5John Price
11NADEEM LASSM6Robbie Griffiths
12NIMINYPIMINYM5Russell Cameron
13NORTHERN SAINTM5Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
14PRIVATE SECRETARYM6Gregory Hickman
15SAGABELLAM5Todd Balfour
16SHAKESPEAREAN LASSM4Pat Carey
17TUSCAN SLINGM5Darren Weir
18WAWAILM4David Hayes & Tom Dabernig

News:

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Robbie Fradd has been confirmed as the rider for Brisbane three-year-old Too Good To Refuse when he returns to Sydney.

Too Good To Refuse is headed to the Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on February 20 as a lead-up to the Group One Randwick Guineas (1600m) two weeks later.

The gelding will also be nominated for the Doncaster Mile on April 2 with the Stradbroke Handicap in June also on his agenda.

“I will put him in the Doncaster nominations just to be on the safe side,” trainer Desleigh Forster said.

On his first visit to Sydney, the gelding finished fifth in the Group One Spring Champion Stakes in October won by Vanburgh from the Forster-trained I’m Belucci.

Fradd rode Too Good To Refuse in the Spring Champion Stakes and Forster admitted she was disappointed with the ride.

But the South African born Fradd has continued to clock up the winners for Forster and has ridden Too Good To Refuse in two recent runs in Queensland.

“Robbie has ridden Group One winners in something like six countries. He is a very experienced jockey and knows the horse well,” Forster said.

“Too Good To Refuse has done well since his last run. Both runs since a spell were good because he had big weights and they were at unsuitable distances. I can hardly wait to get him out to 1400 metres and a mile.”

I’m Belucci will run at Doomben on Saturday in a 1600m handicap.

He will then join Too Good To Refuse in Sydney where his main targets will be the Group One Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and the Group One Australian Derby (2400m).

“I’m Belucci showed he was up to Sydney company with a second in the Group One Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick,” Forster said.

“He is also going well and he will make his mark this autumn.”

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