Keith F Nolan Classic 2013 – Nominations Released

A quality group of three-year-old fillies have been nominated for the Group 3 2013 Keith F Nolan Classic (1600m) which will take place on Sunday at Kembla Grange. 

is one of the top nominations for the Keith F Nolan Classic. Photo: Steve Hart.”]Twenty two horses have been entered for the $165,000 event but who exactly lines up won’t be known until later in the week, with many of the entrants dual nominated for races at Rosehill on Saturday.

Among those dual nominated for the Keith F Nolan and the Group 1 Coolmore Classic and classy fillies Longport and Flying Snitzel.

Flying Snitzel has always signalled potential and finally lived up to that earlier this month when upsetting Norzita to claim the Group 2 Kewney Stakes at Flemington.

Longport is coming off a third-place finish in the Group 2 Surround Stakes after winning the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes and running second in the Group 1 Flight Stakes during the spring.

Flemington trainer Nigel Blackiston has nominated lightly-raced filly You’re So Good who has not finished worse than second in four career starts.

The daughter of Savabeel won on debut at Moonee Valley in December and has made a quick rise through the grades, finishing runner-up in the Group 1 Australian Guineas at her most recent outing.

Also lightly raced is Chris Waller’s Redoute’s Choice filly Royal Descent who has won two of four starts and was fourth in the Surround Stakes.

Darley trainer Peter Snowden has nominated two of his charges in Cameo and Sail.

Cameo struggled when eighth in the Surround Stakes while Sail will step up in class after winning her past two starts at Hawkesbury and Newcastle.

Others entered for the Keith F Nolan Classic include Kris Lees-trained filly Gold Epona, Gai Waterhouse’s Queenstown and local hope She’s Saintly.

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Keith F Nolan Classic 2013 – Nominations

Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 CAMEO Peter Snowden
2 CAMPANIA Garry Frazer
3 CHEZ HARMONY David Payne 65
4 COYOTE MISS Anthony Cummings
5 FLYING SNITZEL Gerald Ryan 101
6 GOLD EPONA Kris Lees 76
7 HOYBELL Chris Waller 75
8 IMPETUOUS Clarry Conners 70
9 LONGPORT John P Thompson 98
10 QUEENSTOWN Gai Waterhouse 67
11 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 77
12 SAIL Peter Snowden 69
13 SHE’S A GIRL Steve Englebrecht 65
14 SHE’S SAINTLY Paul Murray 63
15 STRATEGIC FLIGHT Patrick Webster 56
16 TAYA Gerald Ryan 64
17 TIGRESS BABY Grahame Begg 69
18 TORIO’S PRIDE Gary Portelli 62
19 TRANSONIC John P Thompson –
20 UNIMPEACHABLE Joseph Pride 71
21 YOU’RE SO GOOD (NZ) Nigel Blackiston
22 ZUZICHKA (NZ) John O’Shea 61