2012 Kingston Town Classic Nominations

Following the action of Railway Stakes Day the attention in WA has now turned to Saturday week’s Kingston Town Classic 2012, nominations for which feature the horses that ran the Railway trifecta.

Playing God

Dual Kingston Town Classic winner Playing God will shoot for his third win in the race Saturday week

Set to bring Ascot Racecourse to life on Saturday December 8, 2012 the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) originally drew 50 nominations with two official scratchings since.

It is shaping up as a beauty of a showdown too with the early entries featuring plenty of talent including the gallopers that dominated Perth’s richest race last weekend, the $1 million Railway Stakes (1600m).

Upset Railway Stakes winner Mr Moet managed to hold off a fast finishing Luckygray, winner of the race 12 months earlier on protest, and the duo are likely to back up and face off again in the 2012 Kingston Town Classic.

Brave Railway third placed Rosie Rocket as well as the Neville Parnham-trained stablemates Playing God and God Has Spoken who ran fourth and fifth respectively are both also in the Kingston Town Classic mix.

It was an excellent effort from Blackfriars stallion Playing God in the Railway this year, the five-year-old having battled for the front running position until the final 200m, having come off a testing 14th in the Emirates Stakes over in Melbourne two weeks earlier.

Playing God will attempt a unique feat in the Kingston Town Classic this year out to become the first triple winner in the classic after going back-to-back in 2010 and 2011.

Last year he ran a disappointing 14th to Luckygray in the Railway before their upset win as a $20 roughie in the Kingston Town, punters unlikely to find them at such juicy odds after their good effort in this year’s Railway.

The horses that ran two-three behind Playing God in the Kingston Town Classic last year are both also nominated for the 2012 edition with Ranger and King Saul who ran seventh and 16th (last) respectively in the Railway on the weekend.

On paper seventh doesn’t read well for the Grant Williams-trained Testa Rossa six-year-old Ranger, the horse is still well liked for their next assignment having run sixth in last year’s Railway before their close second in the Kingston Town.

Along with Mr Moet another Super Saturday winner entered for the Kingston Town this year is the fellow Adam Durrant-trained Chester Road who ran away with the Listed Carbine Club of WA Stakes (1400m).

Other notable hopefuls in the Kingston Town Classic 2012 entries include three-year-olds Rebelson, Fuddle Dee Duddle and Antique Belle – the last two of which are fillies that will carry just 50kg under the weight-for-age conditions of the race.

All three also come off a run in the WA Guineas, the best finish coming from the Lindsey Smith-trained Fuddle Dee Duddle (4th) who won the Group 3 Champions Stakes (1600m) two starts back.

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2012 Kingston Town Classic Nominations & Weights

Ascot Racecourse 08/12/2012

# Horse Trainer Weight
1 AMELIAS DANCER Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani 59kg
2 BATTLE EMBLEM Grant Williams 59kg
3 BELORA Daniel Morton 59kg
4 BRIDGESTONE (NZ) Neville Parnham 59kg
5 CHESTER ROAD Adam Durrant 59kg
6 COLOUR CORRECT Ross & Clint Price 59kg
7 ECLAIR SURPRISE Phillip Stokes 59kg
8 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 59kg
9 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham 59kg
10 GOOSE Justine Erkelens 59kg
11 GREY MONARCH Ivan Haggerty 59kg
12 ISEETHINGSYOUDON’T Chris Gangemi 59kg
13 KERRIFIC Bruce Watkins & Gary Hitchcock 59kg
14 LOPOV (NZ) Adam Durrant 59kg
15 LORDS RANSOM Grant Williams 59kg
16 LUCKYGRAY Gino Poletti 59kg
17 MASCHINO Graham Yuill 59kg
18 MEGA STEEL Bruce McClune 59kg
19 MR MOET Adam Durrant 59kg
20 NIBLICK Trevor Andrews 59kg
21 OUR OL’ FELLA Steve Wolfe 59kg
22 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham 59kg
23 RANGER Grant Williams 59kg
24 RENEWED VITALITY John P Thompson 59kg
25 RINGMEISTER Lindsey Smith 59kg
26 SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson 59kg
27 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney 59kg
28 WESTRIVER KEVYDONN Paige Kenney 59kg
29 ZESTER Daniel Morton 59kg
30 FAT AL Gai Waterhouse 58.5kg
31 FULL REIGN Peter & Matthew Giadresco 58.5kg
32 HE’S HENRY Daniel Morton 58.5kg
33 ISOPACH John P Thompson 58.5kg
34 KING SAUL Trevor Andrews 58.5kg
35 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 58.5kg
36 DREAMAWAY Grant Williams 57kg
37 MABEL GRACE Adam Durrant 57kg
38 ROSIE ROCKET Justin Warwick 57kg
39 SPIRIT SONG Aaron Purcell 57kg
40 NINGALOO BLITZ Daniel Morton 56.5kg
41 POP CULTURE Colin Webster 56.5kg
42 APOCALYPSE NOW Trevor Andrews 52kg
43 DOMINATING Neville Parnham 52kg
44 JESTPATIM David Harrison 52kg
45 JUMBO Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani 52kg
46 LUKE’S LUCK Trevor Andrews 52kg
47 REBELSON Darren Mcauliffe 52kg
48 VIRTUAL TRADER Brett Pope 52kg
49 ANTIQUE BELLE Grant Williams 50kg
50 FUDDLE DEE DUDDLE Lindsey Smith 50kg