2012 Slickpick Stakes Nominations Released

One of the four black type features running at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday is the Slickpick Stakes 2012, formerly registered as the Heatherlie Handicap, which has attracted a bumper 32 nominations.

Tanby

Spring hopeful Tanby races in the 2012 Slickpick Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday

The $120,000 Listed Slickpick Stakes (1700m) has this year drawn six last-start winners including the Anthony Freedman-trained Fruehling.

Five-year-old Azamour stallion Fruehling was last seen scoring a big four and a half length victory over Spechenka in the wet over 2400m at the Sunshine Coast in June, the British import looking to maintain their flawless first-up record down under when they race at Caulfield for the first time this weekend.

Other horses that if accepted will be after consecutive wins on Saturday include Darren Weir’s Street Cry six-year-old Streets Away who has won their last two on the trot including the last over the Caulfield mile in the mud on August 18, local Commands gelding Commanding Time, Tassmanian raider Banca Mo who scored an impressive three length victory over 2040m at Moonee Valley at the start of the month, and the undefeated Mick Price-trained Callanish.

Among the other more notable hopefuls are then the likes of the Mark Webb’s Group 2 winning mare Avienus, perennial runner-up Forty Thirty who has run second at their past three starts, the Michael Moroney-trained multiple Group 1 placegetter Sabrage and the Lloyd Williams-owned Tanby who ran second to subsequent Melbourne Cup winner Duanden in the Geelong Cup last spring before their Bendigo Cup win.

The full 2012 Slickpick Stakes nominations can be found in the table below with final acceptances and barriers due out on Wednesday.

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2012 Slickpick Stakes Nominations

Caulfield – 01/09/2012

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 APRES Clinton McDonald 68
2 AVIENUS Mark Webb 101
3 BANCA MO David & Scott Brunton 92
4 CALLANISH (NZ) Mick Price 80
5 COMMANDING TIME Brendan McCarthy 78
6 CUBAN SUNDAY Pat Carey 80
7 DOMESKY Michael Kent 97
8 EBONY ROCK Stephen Theodore 82
9 FOLDING GEAR (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope 97
10 FORTY THIRTY Clinton McDonald 87
11 FRUEHLING (IRE) Anthony Freedman 82
12 GALILEO GOLD (NZ) Doug Harrison 87
13 GREAT PLAYER Grant Craven 88
14 GUNS AT FIVE (NZ) Peter G Moody 89
15 LADRAMAHS Shane Nichols 72
16 MISS WITH ATTITUDE Mick Price 85
17 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 108
18 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher 90
19 NEVER FORGET (FR) Peter G Moody 97
20 PACINO Clinton McDonald 78
21 PRUSSIAN STORM Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 77
22 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Michael Moroney 80
23 REMEMBA HOWE (NZ) Mick Price 89
24 SABRAGE Michael Moroney 94
25 SCELTO (NZ) Robbie Laing 64
26 SEAN BAILE MOR Todd Balfour 78
27 STOLE (NZ) Brian Jenkins 91
28 STREETS AWAY (NZ) Darren Weir 96
29 SYSMO (FR) Tony McEvoy 72
30 TANBY Robert Hickmott 102
31 UMATIC Shawn Mathrick 70
32 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 105