Weetwood Handicap nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Weetwood Handicap. The Weetwood Handicap will be run on Saturday 2nd May at Toowoomba racecourse.

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Race 1 – AUDI CENTRE WEETWOOD HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Of $150,000.1st $96,000, 2nd $30,000, 3rd $15,000, 4th $6,000, 5th $3,000 LISTED
Quality, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 14 + 5 EM

Horse Trainer
1 BAHSA Tony Sears
2 BYMONASHEE Brian Smith
3 CHOICE BRO Tony Sears
4 ENDLESS SHADOW Peter Hulbert
5 EXCELLANTES Robert Heathcote
6 FACILE TIGRE Jason McLachlan
7 FALINO Darren Bell
8 FLIGHT IN SPACE Sue Grills
9 GAELSTORM Gilbert Baker
10 JUST A PERLA Jim Bannon
11 KEMPELLY Kevin Kemp
12 LE CAP Darryl Hansen
13 MADE TO ORDER Matthew Dunn
14 MOUNT NEBO Allan Denham
15 MR FAVULOUS Donald Baker
16 PHELAN READY Jason McLachlan
17 PILLAR OF CREATION Tony Sears
18 REMAGEN BRIDGE Stuart Kendrick
19 RILE Chris Munce
20 THE CONSPIRATOR Tony Sears
21 THE STOREMAN Tony Gollan
22 TINTS Ben Currie
23 TOKAMAK Barry Lockwood
24 TUKIYO John Dann
25 TYPHOON RED Kevin Kemp
26 UPSTART PRIDE Michael Nolan
27 VINTAGE MOSS John M Fitzgerald
28 WHISKEY ALLROUND Tony Gollan
29 WHITTINGTON John P Thompson

 

News:

Amid the glamour of Australia’s best jockeys riding at the Gold Coast on Saturday, journeyman Justin Stanley made the most of his one ride.

Stanley was aboard Worthy Cause, an impressive winner of the Group Three Gunsynd Plate (1800m).

Trainer John Zielke plans to run Worthy Cause in the Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) on May 16 and then the Queensland Guineas (1600m) on May 30.

Zielke’s long range plans include a trip to Melbourne in the spring.

And Stanley, who mainly rides at Queensland provincial and country meetings, will be there every step of the way.

“Justin and I go back 20 years to when he was riding as a non claiming apprentice. We have been friends that long and he knows this horse very well,” Zielke said.

A former star apprentice, Stanley’s career has been stalled on occasions by injury but he has ridden 45 winners this season.

As an apprentice he finished sixth in the 1999/2000 Brisbane senior jockeys’ premiership with 43 wins.

He is also no stranger to success with some of his biggest wins including the 2010 Gold Coast Guineas on Beethog and the Listed Breakfast Creek Hotel Handicap on Enquare three years later.

But in the past 10 years he has struggled for recognition from the top stables and the city rides have dried up.

Stanley hopes Worthy Cause can push him back into the metropolitan limelight.

“Worthy Cause has a great turn of foot. I knew he would run them down in The Gunsynd because few horses can match his turn of foot,” Stanley said.

Racing is in Stanley’s blood with his father Peter a former jockey who now trains at Bathurst and his sister Kasie also a jockey based in the NSW Northern Rivers

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