The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Keith Noud Handicap which is to be run at Doomben on Saturday 14th, November 2015 at 4:12PM. View the Keith Noud Handicap Field.
|Race 7 – 4:12PM ONE KEY RESOURCES KEITH NOUD Handicap (1200 METRES)|
|Of $100,000.1st $64,000, 2nd $20,000, 3rd $10,000, 4th $4,000, 5th $2,000 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM
|1||THAT’S A GOOD IDEA||Peter & Paul Snowden||Damian Browne||5||60.5kg|
|3||STEEL ZIP||Pat Duff||Jeff Lloyd||1||57kg|
|5||NEO (NZ)||Stuart Kendrick||2||54.5kg|
|7||FINISHING CARD||Shane Edmonds||Glen Colless||10||54kg|
|8||GUNDY SPIRIT||Tony Gollan||Luke Tarrant (a)||8||54kg|
|9||SALUTER||Robert Heathcote||Matthew McGillivray (a)||14||54kg|
|10||WHISKEY ALLROUND||Tony Gollan||Tegan Harrison||7||54kg|
|11||CASUAL CHOICE||Tony Gollan||Jim Byrne||12||54kg|
|12||CHARGE ACCOUNT||Doug Roberts||11||54kg|
|13||LE VAL||Noel Doyle||Michael Cahill||4||54kg|
|14||TOP TONE||Lorraine Erhart||Anthony Erhart||3||54kg|
Trainer Pat Duff has more than one reason to hope his ageless galloper Steel Zip can win the first of the summer stakes races at Doomben.
Steel Zip, who was the last horse raced by Duff’s late wife Dina, will run in Saturday’s Listed Keith Noud Quality (1200m).
The stable favourite, who cost just $13,000 and has earned $721,000, is now raced by the trainer’s children and a long time stable client Robert Chang.
“He won the Keith Noud when it was run at Eagle Farm in 2012 and it was an emotional win because Dina had died only a few weeks before,” Duff said.
“She really loved him and had picked him out as a yearling.
“Steel Zip has had one other go at the Keith Noud running fifth in 2013. I would love to win it again for Dina.”
Although he is now an eight-year-old, Steel Zip has been in career-best form and has won three of his past four starts, his latest carrying 60kg on September 19.
Duff had been considering taking Steel Zip to Sydney but instead decided to freshen him up for the Brisbane summer.
“He loves the water and I think the 1200 metres will suit him better at this stage of his preparation,” Duff said.
“Also I think there will be some of the better grade horses in the Keith Noud and that should see him get back down in the weights.”
Jeff Lloyd has ridden Steel Zip for his past three wins and will retain the mount on Saturday.
There were 18 entries taken for the Keith Noud on Monday including well-performed Sydney sprinter That’s A Good Idea and 2014 Queensland Oaks winner Tinto.