The third race on the Rosehill Guineas Day programme this Saturday March 26 is the $150,000 Group 3 Keith F Nolan Classic (1800m), the three-year-old fillies’ feature due to jump at 3:30pm (AEDST).
The 2011 Keith F Nolan Classic final field currently features 14 entrants lead by classy Group 1 winning filly Brazilian Pulse.
Last spring the Michael Moroney-trained Brazilian Pulse won the Crown Oaks before returning to the track this year with a first-up second to Do Ra Mi in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on March 5.
Moroney has also accepted Brazilian Pulse for the $175,000 Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill with a decision on which race she will tackle second-up pending.
For the Keith F Nolan Classic Brazilian Pulse is the 58kg top-weight meaning she meets her rivals four kilos worse in the weights, but she had drawn ideally with barrier five.
In the Ajax Brazilian Pulse has a more advantageous weight with just 56.5kg, but she has drawn the far outside barrier in the 11-horse field and would face open and older company.
Other noteworthy Keith F Nolan Stakes acceptors include Bart Cumming’s lightly-raced Shamardal filly Kim Heaven (barrier 14), Kembla Grange runner Lady Lonhro (barrier 12) coming off back-to-back wins at her home track and Canberra Guineas third placegetter Notjustaprettyface (barrier seven).
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2011 Keith F Nolan Classic Field, Barriers & Weights
|#||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight (kg)||Hcp. Rating|
|1||BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Craig Williams||5||58||105|
|2||WHO’S READY||Alan Scorse||Joshua Parr||9||54||73|
|3||CHULA VISTA||Anthony Cummings||Corey Brown||10||54||70|
|4||FIBRILLATION||Tim Martin||Glyn Schofield||2||54||68|
|5||BRIDE SALAMA||Anthony Cummings||Glen Boss||8||54||68|
|6||KIM HEAVEN||Bart Cummings||Hugh Bowman||14||54||67|
|7||LADY LONHRO||Diane Poidevin-Laine||Jim Cassidy||12||54||65|
|8||TRIPLE SIX||Grahame Begg||Brenton Avdulla||11||54||64|
|9||HONOR NET (NZ)||John O’Shea||Christian Reith||3||54||62|
|10||NOTJUSTAPRETTYFACE||Matthew Dale||Brendan Ward||7||54||62|
|11||MIRACLE MAGIC||Bede Murray||–||6||54||61|
|12||DREAMWORKER||Grahame Begg||Tim Clark||–||13||54|
|13||AVARELLI (NZ)||Guy Walter||Nathan Berry (a)||4||54||53|
|14||BALLYKISHEEN||Guy Walter||Kathy O’Hara||1||54||48|