2012 Patinack Farm Classic Nominations Feature 57

Nominations for the Patinack Farm Classic 2012, a race won for the past two years by the world’s best mare Black Caviar, were taken by Racing Victoria today with 57 sprinters heading towards the Melbourne Cup Carnival feature.

Buffering

Last year's runner-up Buffering is a strong chance in the 2012 Patinack Farm Classic without Black Caviar in the mix

The $1 million Group 1 Patianck Farm Classic (1200m) is held on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival running as one of the elite level features of Emirates Stakes Day on Saturday November 10.

While the 2012 Patinack Farm Classic won’t attract as much attention as 12 months ago when the Peter Moody-trained Black Caviar beat home Queensland sprinter Buffering by three lengths, it is still a top spring feature well worth a punt on through bookmaker.com.au.

Last year’s runner-up Buffering is nominated this year and without Black Caviar in the mix his trainer Rob Heathcote rates him as a genuine chance to finally rack up a Group 1 win or two this season.

The Mossman five-year-old races for the first time this season in Friday night’s AJ Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley, Buffering last seen running second to another Moody mare Mid Summer Music in the Stradbroke Handicap on June 9.

Moody meanwhile will shoot for back-to-back Patinack Farm Classic wins having nominated for eight gallopers including unbeaten three-year-old Snitzel colt Clinton Affair, recent Straight Six winner Curtana, former Group 1 winning Kiwi mare King’s Rose, untapped four-year-old Moment Of Change, Stradbroke champ Mid Summer Music and in-form More Than Ready gelding Ready To Rip.

Other big name trainers with a strong hand in this year’s Patinack Farm Classic include Peter Snowden with seven entries including recent Warwick Stakes winner Pinwheel and How Now Stakes victor from last weekend Detours, and Anthony Cummings with five headlined by Your Song.

Among the other noteworthy females looking to secure another win for the mares in the Patinack are the likes of John Sadler’s Group 2 winner Lady Melksham, in-form Dubawi filly Lady Of Harrods, eye-catching The Shorts winner Pampelonne, the Chris Waller-trained Red Tracer, The Shorts runner-up Satin Shoes, BTC Cup – Doomben 10,000 double winner Sea Siren, Gai Waterhouse’s Starcraft mare Hallowell Belle and Gerald Ryan’s Golden Slipper runner-up Snitzerland who has won her two starts this time in including the Danehill Stakes on September 8.

Some of the other more notable 2012 Patianck Farm Classic nominees include Jason Warren’s consistent five-year-old Bel Sprinter, the Con Karakatsanis-trained Howmuchdoyouloveme who has won four of their five starts to date, this year’s The Galaxy winner Temple Of Boom, and the exciting Joe Pride-trained duo of Concorde Stakes winner Tiger Tees and Group 1 performer Rain Affair.

2012 Patinack Farm Classic first acceptances are due to be taken on October 23 followed by the release of the final field on November 7.

Nominations for the earlier Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival sprint, the $750,000 Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on October 26 were also taken today with 45 early entries.

The only Manikato Stakes 2012 nominee not also entered for the Patianck is the John O’Shea-trained Elite Falls.

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2012 Patinack Farm Classic Nominations

Flemington – 10/11/2012

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 AERONAUTICAL Lionel Cohen 79
2 ALTAR Peter Snowden 94
3 ASHOKAN John O’Shea 84
4 ATOMIC FORCE Mick Price 108
5 BEL SPRINTER Jason Warren 106
6 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote 111
7 CELEBRITY GIRL Mark Kavanagh 92
8 CLINTON AFFAIR Peter G Moody 70
9 CURTANA Peter G Moody 103
10 DETOURS Peter Snowden 95
11 EMOTIONAL CIRCUS Jason Coyle
12 EVER THE SAME Anthony Cummings 91
13 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 85
14 FREE WHEELING Peter Snowden 95
15 GENERALIFE Peter Snowden 67
16 GOLD RORY Mark Riley 68
17 GOLDEN ARCHER Peter G Moody 104
18 GREEN BIRDIE (NZ) Tony Vasil 106
19 HALLOWELL BELLE Gai Waterhouse 103
20 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME Con Karakatsanis
21 KING’S ROSE (NZ) Peter G Moody 110
22 KULGRINDA Peter G Moody 103
23 LADY MELKSHAM John Sadler 92
24 LADY OF HARRODS Russell Cameron 92
25 LATIN NEWS Bryan Dais 94
26 LIVEANDLETDIE Mark Kavanagh 95
27 LONE ROCK Robert Smerdon 108
28 MAGNIER Anthony Cummings 66
29 MENTAL Peter Snowden 98
30 METALLURGICAL John P Thompson 95
31 MID SUMMER MUSIC Peter G Moody
32 MISS MARX David Vandyke 87
33 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody 99
34 MORANT Damien Williams 87
35 NOBBY SNIP Gai Waterhouse
36 PAGO ROCK David Hayes 95
37 PAMPELONNE Tim Martin 105
38 PANE IN THE GLASS John P Thompson 89
39 PINWHEEL Peter Snowden
40 PLATELET Darren Weir 100
41 QUICK PEEK Anthony Cummings
42 RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride 109
43 READY TO RIP Peter G Moody 100
44 RED TRACER Chris Waller 107
45 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners 101
46 SEA SIREN John O’Shea 111
47 SESSIONS Peter Snowden 68
48 SNITZEM Leon Corstens 85
49 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan 102
50 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan 103
51 STIRLING GROVE Richard Jolly 99
52 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan 109
53 THANKGODYOU’REHERE Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 104
54 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride 106
55 WEALTH PRINCESS (NZ) Darren Weir 104
56 WE’RE GONNA ROCK Mark Kavanagh 107
57 YOUR SONG Anthony Cummings