Nudgee Handicap Final Field – 2016

View the final field for the 2016 Nudgee Handicap. The Nudgee Handicap will be run on Saturday 31st December at Eagle Farm racecourse.

Time: 4:48pm

Distance: 1200m

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 MISS COVER GIRL Kelly Schweida Damian Browne 19 60kg
2 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tye Angland 5 59.5kg
3 OCEAN EMBERS Shea Eden Damian Lane 18 57kg
4 BROOK ROAD Kris Lees Tye Angland 17 56.5kg
5 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp James Orman 16 54kg
6 ELEGANT COMPOSURE Chris Anderson Larry Cassidy 12 54kg
7 PRESS REPORT Kris Lees Michael Cahill 15 54kg
8 BEATNIKS Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 1 54kg
9 DENPURR Peter & Paul Snowden 11 54kg
10 ZESTFUL Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 8 54kg
11 ESPIRITU Stephen Lee 14 54kg
12 FLAMING ACES Toby Edmonds 2 54kg
13 KINSHACHI John O’Shea 13 54kg
14 NOTONYOURLIFE Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 9 54kg
15 BANDA SPICE Stuart Kendrick 10 54kg
16 SECRET TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden 6 54kg
17 DAME DESTINY Ben Ahrens 4 54kg
18 BIDII BABE Robert Heathcote 7 54kg
19e SHAHRAZAD James Cummings 3 54kg



Racing News:

Twenty years after Merlene beat Paint in the Golden Slipper, the runner-up’s trainer has high hopes for one of the winner’s sons.

Merlene didn’t race again after winning the 1996 Sires’ Produce Stakes so was never tested over a distance.

Gerald Ryan, who trains Gothenburg, says the colt will be a stayer and he has his second career start over 1600 metres at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

He made his debut at the same track two weeks ago over 1400 metres, finishing a half length second to Krusty.

The Joe Pride-trained Krusty and third-placed Gracious Grey from the Ron Quinton stable will also line up in the Hyland Race Colours Handicap.

“He’s a lovely horse and a lovely looking horse,” Ryan said.

“The first three from his first race are all in again.

“He is by High Chaparral so he is bred to be a stayer and he looks like a stayer so the 1600 should suit.”

The Chris Waller-trained Axiomatic is the early favourite for Wednesday’s race following her 1500m-win in a Kembla Grange maiden on December 10.

Despite his potential ability over a distance, Ryan said Gothenburg would not be pushed to the Australian Derby (2400m) in April.

“This is only his first preparation so it’s unlikely,” Ryan said.

The trainer does have Derby ambitions for stablemate Harper’s Choice, a last-start winner over 1500m at Kembla Grange.

“Harper’s Choice will run in the 1800 metre race at Randwick on Monday,” Ryan said.

Ryan confirmed Summer Cup winner Red Excitement would head to the Gosford Cup (2100m) on January 13 after proving himself over 2000 metres in Monday’s Randwick feature.

A stable favourite, Red Excitement led all the way in the Summer Cup and was still strong on the line, maintaining a three-length margin over the runner-up Foreign Prince.

“I have always thought he would get 2000 metres,” Ryan said.

“The Gosford Cup is where he goes next. He’s pulled up well.”

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