Mitty’s Rough Habit Plate nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Mitty’s Rough Habit Plate. The Mitty’s Rough Habit Plate will be run on Saturday 9th May at Doomben racecourse.

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Of $125,000.1st $80,000, 2nd $25,000, 3rd $12,500, 4th $5,000, 5th $2,500 GROUP 3
Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM    NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO: 05/05/2015 09:00:00 AM

HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
2BREWERYG3Gerald Ryan69
4DESERT GENERAL (NZ)G3Liam Birchley66
5FUSINAG3Robert Heathcote69
6GID UP STROPG3Robert Heathcote69
8JUMBO PRINCEC3Michael Nolan88
11ROCKLEIGH (NZ)G3John Morrisey
12SADLER’S LAKEG3Chris Waller
13UPHAM (NZ)G3Peter G Moody69
14WINXF3Chris Waller



Trainer Kevin Kemp will put aside the disappointment of Typhoon Red missing the chance to defend the Weetwood Handicap and press on with the gelding’s winter carnival campaign.

Typhoon Red won last year’s Weetwood and was expected to play a major role again on Saturday but was scratched on race morning when the Toowoomba track was rated a Heavy 8.

Kemp was left with only one Weetwood runner, Kempelly, who was stirred up by the big crowd before the start before running sixth.

The trainer was also required to have X-rays taken of the gelding’s fetlock after reporting to stewards he had asked his own veterinary surgeon to examine him.

“There is nothing wrong with Typhoon Red. We had his legs X-rayed at the stewards request last week and there was nothing amiss,” Kemp said.

“I scratched him because he doesn’t handle wet tracks and in particular really heavy tracks,” Kemp said.

Typhoon Red will now tackle the Group Three BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday and then press on to the Spear Chief Stakes (1600m) on May 30.

There are 16 nominations for the BRC Sprint headed by multiple Group One placegetter Speediness who is rated 106, two points higher than Alma’s Fury.

New Zealand trainer Tony Pike has entered Allez Eagle, a last-start fourth in the Group One Easter Handicap at Ellerslie won by Ponderosa Miss.

But much of Pike’s attention will be on Sacred Star who will be out to add to his Group One haul in the BTC Cup (1200m).

The winner of the 2014 QTC Cup and fourth in the Stradbroke, Sacred Star has since won the Group One Telegraph at Trentham and the NRM Sprint at Te Rapa.

The five-year-old is one of 22 nominations for the BTC Cup for which Our Boy Malachi and Srikandi are the TAB’s $4.80 equal favourites.

Former Rockhampton sprinter Our Boy Malachi is now in the care of the Hawkes team in Sydney where he is unbeaten in five starts.

Victorian mare Srikandi won the Group Two Victory Stakes on April 25 at her first start since her third in last year’s Stradbroke Handicap.


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