The Blinkin Missit Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 The Blinkin Missit which is to be run at Coffs Harbour racecourse on Thursday 4th, August 2016. View the Blinkin Missit Field.

1FLORAL INSIGHTJim DelaneyMs Chloe Baker (a4/53kg)1062kg
2PLATEAU GOLDJim JarvisMs Mollie Partridge (a2/55kg)1161.5kg
3GRAND CONDORSteve HodgeAndrew Gibbons1361kg
4AROUSEDAllan DenhamBlake Shinn360.5kg
5MS WICKED WANDABob MilliganJim Byrne858kg
6OPERA BLUGeorge WoodwardBlake Spriggs1656kg
7TEXAN LADJames BerryMs Rachel King (a1.5/50kg)1556kg
8FABRYNeil GodboltRobert Thompson1254.5kg
9NICCO’S LASSBob MilliganGrant Buckley654kg
10GUNNAZAPeter RoachJasen Watkins754kg
11SKY MISSIONRob PotterSimon Miller254kg
12ARABIAN KINGJohn SheltonMs Kasie Stanley454kg
13ePUNJAB ROCKETHunter KilnerMs Carla Dougherty (a4/)154kg
14eBONNE CHEVALBrett Bellamy554kg
15eCHILLI ZAIMJoanne Hardy1454kg
16eMOONLIGHT FORESTPeter BallTerry Treichel954kg


Rebel Dane is the highest-rated horse in the Group Two Missile Stakes but trainer Gary Portelli is under no illusions how tough the race will be.

Mount Nebo was added to the nominations on Tuesday, bringing the number of entries to eight but Ramornie Handicap winner Smart Volatility is expected to to head to Melbourne to run in the Aurie’s Star Handicap.

Trained by Allan Denham, Mount Nebo won the Winter Dash on June 25 before his close fifth in the Listed Ramornie and fifth again in the July Sprint.

The stumbling block for Saturday’s Missile Stakes runners is the presence of Golden Slipper winner Capitalist who is lining up for his first start as a three-year-old.

He carries just 51.5kg with Kerrin McEvoy to ride.

But Portelli is committed to running Rebel Dane who boasts four wins fresh and two minor placings from seven first-up runs.

He is also hoping Rebel Dane’s experience will kick in if Capitalist shows any chinks in his armour in the tough weight-for-age arena.

“Rebel Dane has finally grown and is bigger and hopefully stronger than he’s ever been,” Portelli said.

“It’s unfortunate to run into Capitalist first-up but Rebel Dane is ready to race so we’ll go to Randwick.

“It will be hard with the seven kilo weight difference between him and Capitalist but I’m very happy with him.

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Capitalist has won four of his five starts with his only defeat when second to Kiss And Make Up in the Todman Stakes.

While Capitalist takes on the older horses in the Missile, his contemporaries will do battle in the Listed Rosebud (1200m) with Lasqueti Spirit a late nomination bringing the entries to 13.

Trainer Lee Curtis has also entered the filly for a maiden at Wyong on Friday.

“I’ll discuss it with the owners and we’ll make a decision later,” Curtis said.

Lasqueti Spirit is already stakes-placed, finishing third behind Attention and subsequent Champagne Stakes winner Prized Icon in the Fernhill Handicap in the autumn.

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