29 Included in 2013 Black Opal Stakes Nominations

March 5, 2013

29 Included in 2013 Black Opal Stakes Nominations

Twenty nine two-year-olds have been nominated for the Listed 2013 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) which will take place as one of the features on the Canberra Cup day card on Sunday.

The $250,000 sprint always attracts a strong pool of entrants, many of whom are being aimed at races such as the 2013 Golden Slipper.

There is certainly no shortage of runners from the big stables, with the likes of Gai Waterhouse, Peter Snowden and Anthony Cummings all entering runners.

David Payne scratched Criterion from Saturday’s Silver Slipper due to a wide barrier so he will be hoping for a more favourable draw this weekend.

The Sebring colt won on debut in November before running third in the Listed Canonbury Stakes first-up on February 16.

Potentially backing up just eight days after the Silver Slipper is Gary Portelli’s colt All The Talk who produced a brave effort to run fourth after doing plenty of work early.

Sidestep is one of two Darley-owned gallopers entered by Peter Snowden and will be out to build on a debut third in the Listed Cooper Stakes at Sandown in November.

Snowden’s other entrant is Aspen who debuted with a fourth-place finish at Warwick Farm in December and was a strong trial performer on February 25.

Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt has entered Torio Magic and Flying Mamusa who have both had two starts at Canberra.

Highlighting the significance of the race is that it attracts entrants from many locations and Queensland trainer Less Ross has nominated Mishani Gladiator.

The Dubawi gelding was a strong winner at Doomben in December but will have to bounce back from a seventh-place finish at the Gold Coast on New Year’s Day.

The Black Opal Stakes forms part of a bumper card at Canberra this Sunday that also includes the Canberra Cup and the Canberra Guineas.

For the best betting on all autumn’s top racing action, visit bookmaker.com.au!

Home of the $400 bonus bet offer, bookmaker.com.au is fully Australian owned and has outstanding on odds on all the local and overseas action!

Black Opal Stakes 2013 – Nominations

Horse Trainer
1 ALL THE TALK Gary Portelli
2 ASPEN Peter Snowden
3 CALDANE Gregory Hickman
4 CHILLY PREDICTION Jason Coyle
5 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne
6 FLAK JACKET Grahame Begg
7 FLYING MAMUZA Neville Layt
8 GAMBLER’S BLUES Tim Martin
9 GOLD CHIP Rick Worthington
10 HAILIN’ DIAMONDS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
11 HAVANA Paul Messara
12 LADY ANGELICA John Nisbet
13 MAMA’S LUCK Mark Schmetzer
14 METICULOUSLY Matthew Dale
15 MICKEY SPANOOCH Paul Theobald
16 MISHANI GLADIATOR Les Ross
17 MR JACKMAN Gai Waterhouse
18 POWER ALERT Trevor Sutherland
19 QUARTZITE Tim Martin
20 RAISE NO DOUBT Marc Conners
21 SERITZA Gerald Ryan
22 SHADOWOFYOURSMILE Garry White
23 SIDESTEP Peter Snowden
24 SPIRIT MANIA Aaron Clarke
25 STAR WARS (NZ) Scott Aspery
26 STEEL BOLT Aaron Clarke
27 TEO John O’Shea
28 TORIO MAGIC Neville Layt
29 TWICE SHY Anthony Cummings

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field