Kingston Town Classic 2013 Nominations

Nominations are now out for all the Perth Summer Racing Carnival majors including those for the 2013 Kingston Town Classic next month.

Mr Moet

Mr Moet is early favourite to win December's 2013 Kingston Town Classic. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Set to run at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday December 7, this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) originally drew 86 early entries.

Five of those have since been officially withdrawn but there are still a huge number of hopeful gallopers fighting for a spot in the final field.

Among them is not only a number of interstate raiders but an international visitor too.

Andrew Balding’s British galloper Side Glance, third in the Grade 1 Arlington Million Stakes back in August, travelled down under for a shot at the spring riches in Melbourne.

Their Australia debut was a credible sixth to Shamus Award in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), an effort they improved on at Derby Day when defeating Dear Demi to win the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

Pre-post Kingston Town Classic betting favourite meanwhile is the Adam Durrant-trained Mr Moet.

The Mosayter gelding hasn’t won a race since last December but has put in a number of eye-catching runs in Melbourne over the past 11 months including their Caulfield Cup sixth two back.

Mr Moet was last seen racing at Flemington on November 2 when one and a half lengths away fourth to Side Glance in the Mackinnon, an effort the bookies are tipping them to improve back at home where Durrant says they are now thriving.

“I had him home as quick as possible,” Durrant told the West Australian.

“It is beach weather now and he has already been down for a wade. He did peak on his run on Saturday, but honestly I did not get him quite right.

“The wet weather caused the track to be closed a few times and working him on top of the ground, he didn’t get the solid work he would have in the heavy sand at home.

“I am looking forward to him having his first gallop on Saturday. He is definitely in fantastic condition.”

Reigning Kingston Town Classic winner Luckygray then is set to defend their title and has also been nominated for the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) on November 23.

Luckygray has contested the past two editions of the Kingston Town Classic running fifth to Playing God in 2011 before their win in the race 12 months ago, prepared for both by Gary Portelli.

The Bradbury’s Luck grey is now under the care of Trevor Andrews and is looking to return to form after a failed Melbourne spring campaign.

They raced back at home last Saturday in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) and finished just a length away fourth to Conservatorium with connections hoping they can improve again over the next month.

2011 Kingston Town winner Playing God is also nominated this year looking for their third win in the race having also taken it out in 2010.

Neville Parnham’s Blackfriars stallion was sixth in the race last year but is far from past it having recently won the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m).

They also ran in the Lee Steere when sixth to Conservatorium who is nominated for the Railway but not the Kingston Town Classic.

Victoria’s premier horseman Peter Moody meanwhile has six Kingston Town Classic nominations this year, his contingent headed by his last start VRC Sprint Classic third placegetter Moment Of Change.

Also entered for Moody are the likes of the consistent Strawberry Boy and his O’Reilly mare Thy.

Some of the other more notable Kingston Town Classic nominees then include last start Asian Beau Stakes third placed Rohan, the Anthony Cummings-trained Strike The Stars, Grant Williams’ consistent Canny Lad mare Elite Belle and last start Randwick winner Vitello for Melbourne Cup winning trainer Gai Waterhouse.

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2013 Kingston Town Classic Nominations

Ascot Racecourse – 07/12/2013

# Horse Trainer
1 ALZORA David Hayes
2 AMELIAS DANCER Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani
3 ANGEL OF MERCY Grant Williams
4 ARCADIA ROSE Grant Williams
5 BACK TO A WALK Gino Poletti
6 BARNSLEY LAD Stephen Rowe
7 BASS STRAIT (NZ) David Hayes
8 BIPPO NO BUNGUS Neville Parnham
9 BLACK TYCOON Justin Warwick
10 BLACKIE (NZ) Jarrod McLean
11 BORN TO EXCEL Daniel Morton
12 CANDOUR Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani
13 CHAMPOLLION Peter Snowden
14 COSMIC CAUSEWAY Peter G Moody
15 CRACKERJACK KING (IRE) David Hayes
16 CYBER CRIME Alan Mathews
17 DANECLICKED Vaughn Sigley
18 DANNY RIP Fred Kersley
19 DARLINGTON ABBEY Simon A Miller
20 DOUTABLE Jayne Busslinger
21 ELITE BELLE Grant Williams
22 EXIMIUS Mick Price
23 FANICIO Simon Foster
24 FAT AL
25 FAT AL Peter G Moody
26 FEDERICA Anthony Cummings
27 FLORIA (NZ) Peter G Moody
28 FLYING ZOE Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani
29 FORGET MAYBE Anthony Cummings
30 FULL REIGN Peter & Matthew Giadresco
31 GALAXY PRINCE Grant Williams
32 GLOBAL FLIRT Justin Warwick
33 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham
34 GOLDEN ARO Gai Waterhouse
35 GUARDLOCK Trevor Andrews
36 HAVANA GOLD (IRE)
37 HUCKLEBUCK Phillip Stokes
38 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley
39 JET AWAY (GB) David Hayes
40 KEEPERS COURT (NZ) Adam Durrant
41 KINCAPLE (NZ) Mike Reed
42 LOOKING AHEAD Michael Grant
43 LOW TIDE Daniel Morton
44 LUCKYGRAY Trevor Andrews
45 LUKE’S LUCK Trevor Andrews
46 MIDSUMMER SUN (GB) Sam Kavanagh
47 MOET ME Daniel Morton
48 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody
49 MOONLIGHT BAY Grant Williams
50 MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy
51 MR MOET Adam Durrant
52 MYSTIC PRINCE Grant Williams
53 NACHO David Harrison
54 ORA DARE Adam Durrant
55 PELICANO Tony McEvoy
56 PETROL POWER Jim P Taylor
57 PLATINUM ROCKER Simon A Miller
58 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham
59 POP CULTURE Colin Webster
60 RAIN DRUM Gai Waterhouse
61 RANGER Grant Williams
62 REBELSON Darren Mcauliffe
63 RED BLAST Daniel Morton
64 ROHAN Vaughn Sigley
65 RUN FOR RUM Shane Quilty
66 SANZIO Peter Snowden
67 SAVADREAM Neville Parnham
68 SETTLE STRADA David Harrison
69 SHAWSHANK Rhys Radford
70 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding
71 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes
72 STRAWBERRY BOY Peter G Moody
73 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings
74 SUPER EIGHTY EIGHT Chris Gangemi
75 SYSMO (FR) Tony McEvoy
76 TALENT SHOW Graeme Ballantyne
77 THE CORPORATION Trevor Andrews
78 THE WIDDER Chris Gangemi
79 THY (NZ) Peter G Moody
80 TRANSPORTER John P Thompson
81 TREVIERES (FR) Markus Nigge
82 VIA LAURENTINA Neville Parnham
83 VITAL IMPORTANCE Neville Parnham
84 VITELLO Gai Waterhouse
85 WEEKEND SHADOW Neville Parnham
86 WOKEN Lindsey Smith
87 ZESTER Daniel Morton

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