Saintly Handicap nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Saintly Handicap. The Saintly Handicap will be run on Saturday 5th March at Flemington racecourse.

 

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1BON AURUMC3Ciaron Maher
2DANIELA ROSAF3Michael Moroney
3DATA POINTC3Michael Kent
4DAWN OF HOPEF3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
5GLIBF3John O’Shea
6GUILTY AS SINF3Steve Richards
7HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)G3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
8INNER CIRCLEG3John O’Shea
9LAZUMBAF3Steve Richards
10LOYALTY MANG3Michael Moroney
11MACARTHURC3John O’Shea
12OVERSTAYF3Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
13PACO EXPRESSG3Danny O’Brien
14PALACE TYCOONC3Peter G Moody
15PUSH THE SKY AWAYF3Henry Dwyer
16SAVATONE (NZ)C3Danny O’Brien
17SEA OF TRANQUILITYG3Matt Laurie
18SISTINE SPIRITF3Andrew Noblet
19SKULDUGGERYG3Danny O’Brien
20SONG ONEG3Robbie Griffiths
21TOP ME UPG3Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
22TUFF BICKIEG3Ken Keys
23TULSAG3Michael Moroney

News:

As the winner of the Villiers Stakes, Happy Clapper is guaranteed a start in the Doncaster Mile.

To get him there while protecting his 50.5kg handicap, trainer Pat Webster will run him in two weight-for-age races starting with Saturday’s Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick.

While the five-year-old has never raced at weight-for-age before, Webster is also keen to try him with a view to the future.

And although there were just eight nominations taken on Monday for the Group One sprint, the trainer acknowledges the quality is high.

“It will be a very tough race,” Webster said.

“But I’m happy with him and I was happy with his trial.

“The plan is to run on Saturday and then go to the George Ryder where he’ll probably have to take on Winx but I want to see how he goes at weight-for-age.

“I think he will cope. And then after he’s carried 59 kilos in both those races he drops to 50-1/2 in the Doncaster.

“Light weights are what win handicaps at Randwick.”

The eight Canterbury Stakes entries are headed by Group One winners Criterion, Kermadec and First Seal.

But they will have to catch short-course specialist Our Boy Malachi.

The winner of 18 of his 22 starts, Our Boy Malachi has run in two Group One races since joining Hawkes Racing from north Queensland.

He ran third in last year’s BTC Sprint then suffered a bleeding attack during the Doomben 10,000.

That was not the end of his troubles with the gelding then brought down by colic.

He showed no signs of any problems when he returned to lead all the way in the Group Two Expressway Stakes, beating Solicit by three lengths.

Solicit franked the form with her second to Winx in the Apollo Stakes before her win in Saturday’s Group Two Guy Walter Stakes.

Our Boy Malachi was given an easy time when fourth in a barrier trial at Rosehill on Monday morning to tune him up for his Group One assignment.

He is the $2.80 equal favourite with First Seal in the TAB’s opening markets.

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