A bumper list of nominations featuring several classy sprinters has been announced for the Group 1 2013 Doomben 10,000 which will take place at Doomben on May 25.
The $650,000 sprint is the second richest race of the Brisbane Winter Carnival and heading the 65 horses nominated is Queensland’s number one horse Buffering.
The five-year-old gelding is set to start as favourite in Saturday week’s BTC Cup after a thumping 3 1/2 length win in the Group 2 Victory Stakes on Saturday.
Buffering finished second in last year’s Doomben 10,000 behind Sea Siren who has been entered to defend her titles in both the BTC Cup and Doomben 10,000.
There is no shortage of southern raiders included in nominations and among the more high profile is Joe Pride-trained front-runner Rain Affair.
The Sydney sprinter heads to Queensland to chase an elusive Group 1 win and was most recently seen running second to All Too Hard in the All Aged Stakes.
Another big name Sydney galloper entered for the Doomben 10,000 is Group 1 winner Epaulette who took out the Golden Rose in the spring and finished third in the Caulfield Guineas.
The Darley-owned galloper was a disappointing sixth in the All Aged Stakes but the start before ran a strong second behind Black Caviar in the TJ Smith.
He is one of five Darley-owned entrants, joined by Rarefied, Complicate, Academus and Skytrain.
Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has nominated a trio that includes in-form mare Arinosa and veteran Group 1 winner Rangirangdoo.
Former Queenslander and now Victoria’s leading trainer Peter Moody always takes a strong contingent to Brisbane and he has three nominated for the Doomben 10,000 including Moment Of Change.
Moment Of Change won the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes in the spring and returned this autumn to grab second-place honours in the Lightning Stakes and the Newmarket Handicap.
Other notable Doomben 10,000 entries include spruik Brisbane colt Better Than Ready, former Golden Slipper runner-up Decision Time and Tony Gollan’s Group 1 regulars Spirit Of Boom and Temple Of Boom.
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Doomben 10,000 2013 – Nominations
|2||AFRICAN PULSE||Michael Moroney|
|3||AL ANEED||Mick Price|
|7||BETTER THAN READY||Kelly Schweida|
|8||BIGGLES||Noel J Doyle|
|9||BLACK MAGIC||Bruce Brown|
|11||CELTIC DANCER||Noel J Doyle|
|14||CORNWALL PARK (NZ)||Anthony Cummings|
|15||DANCES ON STARS (NZ)||Gerald Ryan|
|16||DECISION TIME||Clarry Conners|
|21||FAT AL||Gai Waterhouse|
|22||FERMENT||John P Thompson|
|23||FIRE UP FIFI||Robert Heathcote|
|25||HOT SNITZEL||Gerald Ryan|
|26||JETSET LAD (NZ)||John Wheeler|
|27||KING SAUL||Kelly Schweida|
|28||LADY MELKSHAM||John Sadler|
|29||LATIN NEWS||Bryan Dais|
|34||METALLURGICAL||John P Thompson|
|35||MOMENT OF CHANGE||Peter G Moody|
|36||MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE)||Peter G Moody|
|37||OASIS ROSE||Graeme & Debbie Rogerson|
|39||PANE IN THE GLASS||John P Thompson|
|40||PEAR TART||John P Thompson|
|41||PERON||John P Thompson|
|42||PHELAN READY||Jason McLachlan|
|43||PUNCH ON||Peter Balzen|
|44||RAIN AFFAIR||Joseph Pride|
|45||RANGIRANGDOO (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|47||READY TO RIP||Peter G Moody|
|48||REFLECTANCE||John P Thompson|
|49||RIVA DE LAGO||Chris Waller|
|50||SEA SIREN||John O’Shea|
|51||SEE THE WORLD||Joseph Pride|
|53||SMOKIN’ JOEY||Mick Price|
|54||SNIPER’S BULLET||Tracey Bartley|
|55||SOOKIE||John P Thompson|
|56||SPIRIT OF BOOM||Tony Gollan|
|57||SPIRIT SONG||Kelso Wood|
|58||STARTSMEUP||John, Daniel & Christopher Meagher|
|59||STEEL ZIP||Pat Duff|
|60||STEPS IN TIME||John O’Shea|
|61||TEMPLE OF BOOM||Tony Gollan|
|63||WILD MIA (USA)||Troy Corstens|
|65||YOUR SONG||Anthony Cummings|