Saturday’s Blamey Stakes third placegetter Wall Street heads nominations for the $150,000 2013 Yalumba Golden Mile (1600m) at Bendigo on Saturday.
The veteran gelding was considered unlucky not to have finished closer when beaten a half-length behind Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune and Budgriguez who deadheated a tough Blamey Stakes.
Despite some solid performances, Wall Street hasn’t won since November 2010 when he took out the Group 1 Emirates Stakes.
But the son of Montjeu has shown glimpses of his best this preparation, also finishing fourth in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes and running second in the Kilmore Cup.
Also nominated for the Bendigo feature is Lloyd Williams-owned gelding Practiced who was second in the Bendigo Cup during the spring and was a strong runner-up when opening his autumn campaign at Flemington on March 2.
Another horse who featured in the spring nominated for the Golden Mile is Folding Gear who won the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes before finishing seventh in the Caulfield Cup.
The five-year-old will appreciate a rise in distance after running fifth over 1400m in the Listed TAB Stakes first-up earlier this month.
Out to continue some strong form will be four-year-old mare Secret Liaison who has won her last two starts and four of her last five.
Another in-form entrant is Cosmic Causeway who backed up a Flemington second to run third in the Kilmore Cup last month.
There is no shortage of city winners nominated an another of those is Bart Cummings-trained veteran Precedence.
The seven-year-old is a triple stakes winner and was ninth in last year’s Melbourne Cup.
Other horses nominated for the Golden Mile include Finiguerra, Streaky Fella and Zabisco.
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Yalumba Golden Mile 2013 – Nominations
|1||BANCA MO||David & Scott Brunton||94|
|2||BLUE RIBBON||Colin Little||78|
|3||CAPTURA||Colin & Cindy Alderson||75|
|4||CLANGA’S GLORY||Andrew J Payne||81|
|5||COGHILLS CREEK||Terry Kelly||72|
|6||COSMIC CAUSEWAY||Peter G Moody||90|
|7||DOWN UNDER BOY||John Symons & Sheila Laxon||90|
|10||FOLDING GEAR (NZ)||Lee & Shannon Hope||101|
|12||GALILEO GOLD (NZ)||Doug Harrison||82|
|13||HOTHAM HEIGHTS||Luke Oliver||89|
|14||JET AWAY (GB)||David Hayes||96|
|15||MOTTO’S GEM||Sean Mott||74|
|16||MY BENTLEY (NZ)||Tony Logan||88|
|17||NEW YORK||Allison Bennett||86|
|18||OVER QUOTA||Mark Webb||92|
|20||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||104|
|22||QUICK SHAKES||Simon Morrish||82|
|23||RANKED (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||89|
|24||SECRET LIAISON||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||94|
|25||SNOW COVER||Jim Mason||86|
|26||STREAKY FELLA||Aaron Purcell||90|
|28||WALL STREET (NZ)||Michael Moroney||107|
|29||ZABISCO (NZ)||Michael Moroney||92|