Kingston Town Classic 2011 Nominations, Weights & Odds

Elite level racing in Australia for 2011 comes to a close in Perth on December 3 with the running of the 2011 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot Racecourse where Neville Parnham’s consistent four-year-old Playing God will be back to defend their title.

The now four-year-old Blackfriars stallion was one of the spruik three-year-olds from last season, Playing God winning the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) and Listed Aquanita Stakes (1800m) in November before their breakthrough Group 1 success in the Kingston Town Classic.

Playing God

Playing God will look to go back-to-back in the Kingston Town Classic this December

Continuing on this year to take out the Perth Magic Millions Trophy (1400m) at Ascot, Playing God travelled to Melbourne for the first time running two brave thirds first to Shamrocker in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) and then to Shocking in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

More close finishes were to follow including their second in the Group 1 WATC Derby (2400m) back in April and more recently their third to December Draw in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at  Flemington on October 1.

Playing God was outclassed in their two most recent runs, however, when sixth to Descarado in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and then 11th to Pinker Pinker in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 22.

Getting back to their home track at Ascot Playing God is tipped to return to form as they look to go back-to-back in the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

Earlier during the Festival of Perth Racing Playing God is also nominated for the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) on November 19.

For the Railway Stakes 2011 Playing God is equal $5.50 along with Luckygray and Ranger in the futures markets at Luxbet.

They are even shorter in the Kingston Town Classic markets paying $3.60.

Following Playing God in the betting for the Kingston Town Classic this December are then:

  • The in-form Luckygray ($5.50 Luxbet) last seen winning the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) by an easy three and a half lengths
  • Grant Williams’ Testa Rossa five-year-old Ranger ($6) coming off three straight spring wins including the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) on November 5
  • The Simon Miller-trained Magic Albert three-year-old Ron’s Call ($7 Luxbet) coming off a victory in the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m)
  • Trevor Andrews’ lightly-raced Flying Pegasus colt King Saul ($7.50)

Both Ron’s Call and King Saul and also engaged for the $350,000 Group 2 W.A. Guineas (1600m) at Ascot on Railway Stakes Day, November 19.

Other noteworthy Kingston Town Classic entries in 2011 include Mark Webb’s Cranbourne-based mare Avienus, the Mark Reed-trained Kalgoorlie Cup winner Kincaple, the Tony Noonan-trained Ladysea, recent Asian Beau Stakes runner-up and Ascot Gold Cup third placegetter Mega Steel, former Emirates Stakes winner Wall Street and Guy Walter’s Hawkesbury Gold Cup runner-up Willy Jimmy.

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2011 Kingston Town Classic Nominations & Weights

# Horse Trainer Weight
1 ALBERT THE FAT Chris Waller 59kg
2 BATTLE EMBLEM Grant Williams 59kg
3 BIG TED Ivan Haggerty 59kg
4 BRIDGESTONE (NZ) Neville Parnham 59kg
5 CHARTREUX David Hayes 59kg
6 DINO MAK Wally Mitchell 59kg
7 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes 59kg
8 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham 59kg
9 GUEST WING Shane A Edwards 59kg
10 HADABECLORKA Brent Larsson 59kg
11 KID CHOISIR Allen McNamara (Snr) 59kg
12 KINCAPLE (NZ) Mark Reed 59kg
13 KING KOOL KAT Ian Glading 59kg
14 LARGO LAD David Hayes 59kg
15 LAUNAY Peter Snowden 59kg
16 LORDS RANSOM Grant Williams 59kg
17 LUEN YAT FOREVER Peter G Moody 59kg
18 MEGA STEEL Bruce McClune 59kg
19 MORANT Ross & Clint Price 59kg
20 OUR OL’ FELLA Steve Wolfe 59kg
21 RANGER Grant Williams 59kg
22 RINGMEISTER Lindsey Smith 59kg
23 SENTENZA Ivan Haggerty 59kg
24 SPACECRAFT David Hayes 59kg
25 WALL STREET (NZ) Jeff Lynds 59kg
26 WARATAH’S SECRET David Harrison 59kg
27 WHIPSAW Dean White 59kg
28 WILLY JIMMY Guy Walter 59kg
29 WOLFE DREAMS Steve Wolfe 59kg
30 BIG JOSH Daniel Morton 58.5kg
31 COSMIC CAUSEWAY Peter G Moody 58.5kg
32 HE’S REMARKABLE (NZ) Roger James 58.5kg
33 LUCKYGRAY Gino Poletti 58.5kg
34 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham 58.5kg
35 RAFFERTY Ross & Clint Price 58.5kg
36 RUN FOR LEVI John P Thompson 58.5kg
37 AVIENUS Mark Webb 57kg
38 MOMENT IN TIME John P Thompson 57kg
39 TRANQUILITY Grant Williams 57kg
40 DREAMAWAY Dean Binaisse 56.5kg
41 LADYSEA Tony Noonan 56.5kg
42 BORN TO EXCEL Daniel Morton 52kg
43 FORT COURAGE Neville Parnham 52kg
44 HARTLEY’S HANGOVER Daniel Morton 52kg
45 KING CUBATOR Steve Wolfe 52kg
46 KING SAUL Trevor Andrews 52kg
47 LORD HATRAS Mike Storer 52kg
48 REBEL CALL Joe Byrne 52kg
49 REIGN OF TERROR Neville Parnham 52kg
50 RON’S CALL Simon A Miller 52kg
51 SHADY BET Neville Parnham 52kg
52 SHINING KNIGHT Grant Williams 52kg
53 VENETIAN PRINCE Trevor Andrews 52kg
54 ALLEZ MARSEILLES Shane A Edwards 50kg
55 ALMACHINO Neville Parnham 50kg
56 DARK MISS Grant Williams 50kg
57 NINGALOO BLITZ Daniel Morton 50kg
58 VOICES OF SPRING Mike Storer 50kg