Ortensia Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Ortensia Stakes. The Ortensia Stakes will be run on Saturday 14th May at Scone racecourse.

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1BROOK ROADM5Kris Lees
2DUNDERRYG7Paul Theobald
3EMINENT DUKEG4Jan Bowen
4ESGRIMIDORG5Todd Howlett
5FINE MISTM4Paul Murray
6FREEZE THE CHARGESM4Jason Coyle
7FURNACESC3John O’Shea
8GOT THE GOSSG5Trevor McIlrick
9I’M USAING5Albert Stapleford
10INZ’N’OUTG4Gerald Ryan
11KAEPERNICKG4Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
12KURO (NZ)G4Joseph Pride
13MS WICKED WANDAM5Bob Milligan
14PRINCEFAMOUS (NZ)G4Peter & Paul Snowden
15PRO CONSULG6Greg Bennett
16SELECTIFYG5Kris Lees
17SKIP COURSEG5Donna Grisedale
18SLOTSM6Grant Marshall
19SPEEDY SQUIBM5Michael Gallagher
20STRATURBOG6Gary Portelli
21TARGET IN SIGHTG6Joseph Pride
22THAT’S A GOOD IDEAG6Peter & Paul Snowden
23WOULDNT IT BE NICEG5Paul Perry

News:

Having achieved his dream of a first Group One win, Jake Noonan is determined to build on the momentum.

Noonan admitted it had been a long road in the five years since he was injured in a race fall at Flemington until he landed his first Group One in Saturday’s Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville on Precious Gem.

It came after an emotion-filled week for Noonan who won a reduction in a careless riding suspension allowing him to keep the ride.

Along with the excitement of winning at the elite level for the first time, Noonan’s thoughts were with colleague Luke Nolen after the race.

Nolen was injured in a fall during the Robert Sangster and was still being attended to when the presentation was made.

Noonan said it wasn’t until he had some quiet time on the way home the achievement started to sink in.

“It wasn’t until I got to the airport, switched my phone off and was sitting on the plane by myself that it started to sink in,” Noonan said.

“It was good just to have that moment with myself and just absorb it, and say to myself `I’ve just won a Group One’.”

He had the chance to spend Sunday with family, including his Group One-winning trainer father Tony.

“It was Dad’s birthday. It was Mother’s day. And I went and watched my sister play footy,” Noonan said.

“It was great to share the emotion with my family.”

Noonan has credited a decision to start going to Caulfield trackwork last year as a turning point in his career, given the opportunities it has created with Precious Gem’s trainer Henry Dwyer and Mick Price.

“There’s no doubt success in any sort of form inspires you to achieve it to a higher level and go on with it,” he said.

“So now it just makes me more hungry, more focused, more professional to want to achieve some more Group One success and keep the ball rolling.

“It’s good to get the first one out of the way and to chase the second one is going to be even harder, but I feel like I’m in a real good mentality at the moment.

“Physically I’m in the best shape of my life and I’m getting great opportunities and support from some really good stables with some quality horses.”

Noonan’s rides at Caulfield this Saturday include Chapel Road and Whoop Whoop for Price.

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