Platelet Heads 2013 Caulfield Sprint Nominations

Nominations have been released for all the Caulfield Cup Day feature races this Saturday in Melbourne including those for the Caulfield Sprint 2013 where Darren Weir’s dual Group 1 winner Platelet heads the nominations.


Platelet vies for her third Group 1 in Saturday's Caulfield Sprint 2013. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

One of two Group 2 support races on the program, this year’s $220,000 Perri Cutten Caulfield Sprint (1100m) has attracted a bumper 26 early entries.

The top-rated is Strategic mare Platelet, winner of the Group 1 Robert Sangster – The Goodwood double in Adelaide last season.

She has had two runs this time in, most recently beating home Spirit Of Boom to take out the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on October 5.

Gilgai Stakes runner-up Spirit Of Boom, Tony Gollan’s Queensland raider a multiple Group 1 fourth placegetter from the winter back home, is also nominated for the Caulfield Sprint.

Gollan has also entered his former Group 1 The Galaxy winner Temple Of Boom for the feature, won 12 months ago by Howmuchdoyouloveme who took it out first-up for the spring.

A nice lead-up to the $1 million Group 1 Patinack Farm Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Emirates Stakes Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Caulfield Sprint has attracted plenty of other quality runners.

Others high up the ballot include the Gerald Ryan-trained Hot Snitzel, Peter Moody’s Ready To Rip and the David Hayes-trained Pago Rock who comes off a second to Unpretentious in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m) at the track just last Saturday.

Also in the mix are the likes of Dubawi mare Shamal Wind, the resuming Canberra raider Unanimously last seen winning the Wagga Town Plate by three lengths back in May, and She Can Skate who will be vying for their fourth on the trot should they make the field currently sitting 21st on the order of entry.

See below for the full Caulfield Stakes 2013 nominations with the final field and barriers due out on Wednesday.

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2013 Caulfield Stakes Nominations

Caulfield Racecourse – 19/10/2013

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 ADAMANTIUM (NZ) Danny O’Brien 100
2 BROKEN Darren Weir 103
3 CASCABEL Robbie Griffiths 92
4 CHIARAMONTE Peter Snowden 91
5 EL MAGICO Lloyd Kennewell 94
6 FAT AL Peter G Moody 104
7 FREERETURN Jason Warren 95
8 GENERAL TRUCE Ricky Maund 104
9 GRIFFON John P Thompson 96
10 HOT SNITZEL Gerald Ryan 106
11 LADY OF HARRODS Russell Cameron 88
12 LIKE BOLT Darryl Carrison 86
13 MEMBERS JOY Robert Smerdon 84
14 MORANT Damien Williams 86
15 OCTAVIA Michael Moroney 96
16 OSSENHAGEN Robert Smerdon 67
17 PAGO ROCK David Hayes 102
18 PLATELET Darren Weir 110
19 PROPER MADAM Jason Warren 70
20 READY TO RIP Peter G Moody 104
21 SHAMAL WIND Robert Smerdon 96
22 SHE CAN SKATE Geoff Wheeler 88
23 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan 104
24 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan 106
25 THAT’S THE ONE Colin & Cindy Alderson 96
26 UNANIMOUSLY Matthew Dale 96