View the nominations for the 2015 Newmarket Handicap. The Newmarket Handicap will be run on Wednesday 18th November at Launceston racecourse.
|Race 8 – NEWMARKET HANDICAP (1200 METRES)|
|Of $100,000.1st $60,000, 2nd $18,000, 3rd $9,000, 4th $4,500, 5th $2,500, 6th $2,000, 7th $2,000, 8th $2,000 LISTED
Quality, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 14 + 5 EM NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO: 13/11/2015 10:00:00 AM
|2||ERIN’S ELEMENT||M||4||John Blacker|
|3||GEEGEES DOUBLEJAY||G||4||Stuart Gandy|
|4||GEEGEES GOLDENGIRL||M||4||Stuart Gandy|
|5||HELLOVA STREET||G||5||Scott Brunton|
|6||MERRICK’S BEAUTY||M||5||Alana Fulton|
|7||MISS MIDDLETON||M||7||Barry Campbell|
|8||RED EAGLE||G||7||Shirley Berger|
|9||SNIPPETEE BEE||M||6||Charlie Goggin & Luella Meaburn|
|10||SOUND BAR||G||5||Adam Trinder|
|11||STREETWISE SAVOIRE||G||6||Scott Brunton|
|12||STRIKE THE TIGER||G||8||Barry Campbell|
|13||TENNESSEE DRIVE||G||6||Troy Blacker|
|14||VALIANT WARRIOR||G||4||Adam Trinder|
A return to high-level racing awaits Zanbagh who has reignited her career with victory at her first start for trainer John Thompson.
Trained by the late Guy Walter to win the Group Three Keith Nolan Classic and run second in two Oaks, Zanbagh came to Thompson’s Randwick stable just a couple of months ago.
After Walter’s death in May last year, the mare was sent to Patrick Payne at Ballarat, but after she failed to recapture form she was put on the retired list.
Thompson was surprised to get the call from Sandy and Kathy Tait to train the five-year-old and even more surprised by how well she progressed in her preparation leading into her first run for him at Rosehill on Saturday.
“She is a lovely clean-winded horse and is thriving in the stable,” Thompson said.
“Even after her race she didn’t have a blow at all.
“We will look at the Villiers Stakes and the Summer Cup with her now.
“Those races should suit her.”
Zanbagh came from near last to win Saturday’s November Hcp (1350m), her first victory over a distance shorter than 1600m.
She was reunited with Kathy O’Hara who rode her early in her career and also rode her mother, Australian Oaks winner Wild Iris, in the 2005 Caulfield Cup.
“It means a lot to me to win on this horse for Sandy Tait,” O’Hara said.
The Group Two Villiers Stakes (1600m) is on December 12 with the Group Three Summer Cup (2000m) two weeks later.