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.
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
|4||ATOMIC FORCE||Mick Price||108|
|5||BEL SPRINTER||Jason Warren||106|
|7||CELEBRITY GIRL||Mark Kavanagh||92|
|8||CLINTON AFFAIR||Peter G Moody||70|
|9||CURTANA||Peter G Moody||103|
|11||EMOTIONAL CIRCUS||Jason Coyle||–|
|12||EVER THE SAME||Anthony Cummings||91|
|14||FREE WHEELING||Peter Snowden||95|
|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|
|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|
|27||LONE ROCK||Robert Smerdon||108|
|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|
|35||NOBBY SNIP||Gai Waterhouse||–|
|36||PAGO ROCK||David Hayes||95|
|38||PANE IN THE GLASS||John P Thompson||89|
|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|
|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||–|