Inglis VOBIS Gold Plate nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Inglis VOBIS Gold Plate. The Inglis VOBIS Gold Plate will be run on Friday 1st April at Cranbourne racecourse.


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 BELMINUTO F 2 Mick Sell
2 CHOCONI G 2 Grant & Peter Dalziel
3 DELTA D’OR G 2 Amy Johnston
5 GALEA WARRIOR G 2 Shane Nichols
6 GLITTERANE F 2 Grant & Peter Dalziel
7 IF NOT NOW WHEN F 2 Henry Dwyer
8 JAMMO JACK C 2 Robert Smerdon
9 LE MERINGUE C 2 Dean Binaisse
10 MISS CAVATICA F 2 Pat Hyland
12 RATA TAT TAT G 2 Symon Wilde
13 SEVEN SONNETS F 2 Lee & Anthony Freedman
14 STELLA EFFORT F 2 Aaron Purcell
15 SUPANEMO G 2 Ricky Maund
16 THROSSELL G 2 Ciaron Maher
17 VICTORY VIBES C 2 Chris Hyland
18 VISTABITE G 2 Paul & Tracey Templeton
19 ZERO PATIENCE F 2 Robbie Griffiths


Trainers Peter and Paul Snowden will target the Queensland Oaks with Falkenberg after she won strongly at Warwick Farm.

Falkenberg had to do the chasing after Dubaiinstyle opened up a large lead on the rest of the field in Monday’s Schweppes Handicap (1600m).

The filly ($1.85 favourite) reeled Dubaiinstyle ($13) in easily, pulling away to a 4-1/2 length win, with Montignac ($4.80) another half-neck third.

“How lucky am I to get a filly like this?” Peter Snowden said.

Snowden said the filly would not have a problem with the 2400m Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm in June.

“I think she’ll stay all day,” Snowden said.

“There’s plenty of upside to her. She’s still very new and raw but definitely got talent.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy agreed she would appreciate a longer trip.

“At the 700 metres, I just had her up and rolling and she put the race to sleep once we turned for home,” McEvoy said.

“She’ll stay further than that and she’s got better races to come.”

Snowden said the Australian Oaks would be too soon for Falkenberg, but she still might be seen during The Championships to maintain her fitness.

“We might just give her a ten-day break,” Snowden said.

“I’ve got time to give her a freshen-up.

“With these three runs under her belt now I’m very mindful of just keeping good condition on her now and not losing that residual fitness in her legs.”

Falkenberg’s win was the first leg of a race-to-race double for the Snowdens.

Their other winner Suspense is a half-brother to Group One winner Mental, a horse Snowden trained for Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation before he and his son formed a public training partnership.

“He’s got nice ability and I’m sure with a good six months he’ll be fully furnished and be a really nice horse,” Snowden said.

The win was the fourth in a row for Suspense from his four starts.

The three-year-old is raced by a group which includes several friends and members of the Snowden family.

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