Manihi Classic nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Manihi Classic. The Manihi Classic will be run on Friday 8th April at Morphettville racecourse.


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 BELLE MELBA M 4 Clinton McDonald
2 BULLPIT G 4 Danny O’Brien
3 CALIANCO M 5 Wayne Francis & Glen Kent
4 CASHED G 4 Ryan Balfour
5 COULDN’T AGREEMORE G 6 Phillip Stokes
6 DAYTONA GREY G 6 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
7 DYLANSON G 6 Phillip Stokes
8 EXCLUSIVE LASS M 4 Nigel Blackiston
9 HILL SPY G 5 Luke Pepper
10 I AM GYPSY M 4 Gordon Richards
11 I’M A FLYING STAR M 4 Mark Riley
12 IT IS WRITTEN G 7 Robbie Griffiths
13 KARACATIS G 7 Richard Jolly
14 LAST DAY (NZ) G 6 David Jolly
16 MUBAKKIR G 5 Bill Papazaharoudakis
17 NORTHERN ZHAR G 5 David Jolly
18 NOSTRADAMUS H 4 Phillip Stokes
19 OKAHU BAY M 4 Phillip Stokes
20 PRETTY POSSUM M 6 Russell Osborne
21 RIZIZ G 7 Ken Sweeney
22 SABATINI M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope
23 SHEIDEL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
24 SOOBOOG C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
25 STAVIVA G 4 Matt Laurie
26 SWINGING ARMS G 5 Scott Trenowden
27 TARCO G 4 David Jolly
29 TRUPT M 4 Ryan Balfour


Trainer Bruce Cross is likely to take on the ATC Australian Oaks with Diamond Made, a filly bred by his brother John.

Diamond Made ($41) swept down the outside in the final race on the first day of The Championships at Randwick to score a boilover win by one length from the favourite Alaskan Rose ($3.90) with Zasorceress ($21) a head away third.

Cross said he would wait a few days to make a final decision on the Oaks.

“Everything going well, we will,” Cross said.

“It’s onwards and upwards.”

Diamond Made completed a remarkable form reversal after finishing last in a maiden at Kembla Grange last start to win the 2000m Group Three Adrian Knox Stakes.

“We’ve had a lot of luck with this filly but up until today it’s been all bad so it’s nice to turn the corner,” Cross said.

“From day one she’s sort of had a trip written all over her but you’ve got to prove it before you can tell anyone.”

John Cross was elated after the win, pointing out he had a full-sister yearling in the paddock ready to break in.

Jockey Glyn Schofield was confident Diamond Made would run in Oaks in a week’s time.

“If she’s learned anything from today it is how to hit the line so of course next Saturday beckons,” Schofield said.

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