VOBIS Gold Heath nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 VOBIS Gold Heath. The VOBIS Gold Heath will be run on Saturday 25th July at Caulfield racecourse.

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Race 3 – VOBIS Gold Heath (2000 METRES)
Of $150,000.1st $90,000, 2nd $27,000, 3rd $13,500, 4th $6,750, 5th $3,750, 6th $1,800, 7th $1,800, 8th $1,800, 9th $1,800, 10th $1,800
Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old and Four-Years-Old, For VOBIS Gold qualified horses only, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $7,000 and a SUPER VOBIS Owners Bonus of $23,000 for qualified horses.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM


Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 427×117612 CLAIRVAUX G 4 Matthew Williams 80
2 74221 FINE EVADER G 3 Dan O’Sullivan 61
3 x34x753041 FOR THE FALLEN G 3 Shea Eden 58
4 6×2341734 GILCHRIST G 3 Luke Oliver 62
5 5187×91352 HEAVY G 3 Ciaron Maher 68
6 6×56246611 HONEY BUNCH F 3 Clinton McDonald 63
7 115×077733 LANNISTER G 4 Robbie Griffiths 69
8 23853×4672 LOGOVARDI G 3 John Salanitri 56
9 91×329 LORDFONTEIN G 3 George Osborne 63
10 210×94831 MANAGERESS F 3 Colin & Cindy Alderson 69
11 86419×4041 MEGAMIND G 4 Robbie Griffiths 67
12 441×088242 POMPEIUS G 4 Frankie Stockdale 64
13 28×4106435 POSH ROCK M 4 Tony Noonan 58
14 421×7191 RADICAL G 3 Peter G Moody 73
15 2644423225 REFULGENT H 4 Darren Weir 78
16 288×081726 THE TERRICKS G 4 Robbie Griffiths 64
17 5344236×41 TRE DIECI G 4 Byron Cozamanis 65
18 3×64855218 WORD OF MOUTH G 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 79
19 941057×175 ZA ZA ZOOM M 4 Tony Noonan 63



Up-and-coming sprinter Rich Jack faces his stiffest test when he takes on weight-for-age company for the first time at Caulfield.

Having not finished further back than fourth in 13 starts that include five victories, Rich Jack is jumping from a Caulfield benchmark 78 success to the Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.

Trainer Carol Heffernan would prefer to wait a little longer but owner David Mackintosh is keen to try him in Group Three company.

“He’s a very good owner and that’s what he wants,” Heffernan said.

“The horse deserves the chance but I worry a little bit.

“He’s a good horse but I would have preferred to get his rating up into the nineties or something first.”

Rich Jack is one of 11 entries which include dual Group One placegetter Lord Of The Sky, last-start Sir John Monash runner-up Angels Beach and Sandown Guineas winner Petrology.

Heffernan, who lives in Yarra Glen and makes a 2-1/2 hour round trip to Cranbourne for trackwork, says Rich Jack has benefited from “off days” where he can spend time in the dressage arena on her property.

Rich Jack was a keen going horse in his younger days but was now settling a lot better and Heffernan said the dressage sessions helped with his balance.

“It helped him with his settling out in front,” she said.

“We’re going to be up against a different class of horse on Saturday and I do worry if something takes him on whether he will settle or not.”

Darren Gauci, who scored aboard Rich Jack at Caulfield on July 4, will again have the ride.

Heffernan said while Rich Jack was an easy horse to train, he could be a hard horse to ride.

“Darren knows him and he is a horse that somebody has to know,” Heffernan said.

“You have to sit cold on him and Darren understands that.”

Rich Jack will be Heffernan’s first black-type runner since Gold Boss ran in the Debutant Stakes at Caulfield in 1997.

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