Mental Tops 2012 Daybreak Lover Plate Nominations

Exciting three-year-old Mental heads a 20-horse nominations list for the 2012 Daybreak Lover Plate (1600m) which will take place at Eagle Farm on Saturday.


Exciting gelding Mental has been nominated for the Daybreak Lover Plate

The Lonhro gelding is also nominated for the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap but currently sits at 24th on the order of entry and would require a number of withdrawals to gain a start.

Trained by Peter Snowden, Mental was considered among the favourites to take out the Stradbroke but needed to win Saturday’s Queensland Guineas in order to gain qualification.

The Darley product struggled in wet conditions to run fifth in the Queensland Guineas but prior to that recorded back-to-back victories including the Group 3 Fred Best Classic.

Also nominated are Robert Heathcote-trained pair Volkhere and Trump who have both experienced their share of success this year.

Lightly-raced gelding Volkhere has two wins and two placings from four career starts including a last-start win over Kelbenjar in the Ambassador Travel Handicap at Doomben.

Trump struggled last start when 12th in the Queensland Guineas but earlier this year finished second in a Listed event at Doomben before winning the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic ahead of Goldslick and Brambles.

New Zealand gelding Dollario arrived in Australia on the back of a third-place effort in November’s Group 1 NZ 2000 Guineas and has performed solidly in lower level events since touching down on Australian soil.

The son of Captain Rio finished second first-up at Ipswich and backed it up with a third-place finish at the Gold Coast on May 19.

Dollario is one of four New Zealand-bred horses included in nominations with the others being Adamantium, Shanghai Bund and Uppland.

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Daybreak Lover Plate 2012 – Nominations

Horse Trainer
1 ADAMANTIUM (NZ) Danny O’Brien
2 AMETSIS Russell Cameron
3 ARCTIC Brian Smith
4 BIGGLES Noel J Doyle
5 DAPH ’N’ ALF Nathan J Schofield
6 DOLLARIO (NZ) John Sargent
7 DOUBLE IMPACT Jackie Crompton
8 EXTRACEED Gerald Ryan
9 GOTTA BE LUCKY Peter Strong
11 MENTAL Peter Snowden
12 NOISY OCEAN Bryan Guy
13 OUR SMOKIN’ ROCK Anthony Freedman
14 PLAYTIME Todd Austin
16 SHANGHAI BUND (NZ) John Sargent
17 TRUMP Robert Heathcote
18 UPPLAND (NZ) Kenny Rae
19 VENTURE ON Brian Smith
20 VOLKHERE Robert Heathcote