View the nominations for the 2016 Manihi Classic. The Manihi Classic will be run on Friday 8th April at Morphettville racecourse.
|1||BELLE MELBA||M||4||Clinton McDonald|
|3||CALIANCO||M||5||Wayne Francis & Glen Kent|
|5||COULDN’T AGREEMORE||G||6||Phillip Stokes|
|6||DAYTONA GREY||G||6||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas|
|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|
|14||LAST DAY (NZ)||G||6||David Jolly|
|15||MISS SETON SANDS||M||4||Tony McEvoy|
|17||NORTHERN ZHAR||G||5||David Jolly|
|19||OKAHU BAY||M||4||Phillip Stokes|
|20||PRETTY POSSUM||M||6||Russell Osborne|
|22||SABATINI||M||4||Lee & Shannon Hope|
|23||SHEIDEL||M||4||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|24||SOOBOOG||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|26||SWINGING ARMS||G||5||Scott Trenowden|
|28||THE MESSINA NYMPH||M||5||Tony McEvoy|
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.