2013 Just Now Handicap Nominations Released

The Darley stable has dominated in Sydney in the past month and has the opportunity to stretch that dominance interstate after Coins was included in the nominations for the Listed 2013 Just Now Handicap (1300m) that will be held at Doomben on Saturday.

Darley mare Coins may have the chance to record her first win at Listed level in the Just Now Handicap at Doomben on Saturday.

Darley mare Coins may have the chance to record her first win at Listed level in the Just Now Handicap at Doomben on Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Coins has been a consistent performer during her racing career but has struggled to turn strong performances into race wins; recording just two wins from 18 starts.

The Hard Spun mare has improved in each of her race starts this preparation, finishing sixth in the Black Pearl Handicap at Geelong (1200m), third behind White Sage in the Cellarbrations Scone Handicap (1350m) and second behind La Pieta in the Apex Tools Handicap, and trainer Peter Snowden senses an opportunity for the four-year-old to score her maiden win in a black type race.

Coins is set to face stiff competition in the Just Now Handicap; with the in-form Lady Echelon chasing her sixth win in her last eight starts.

Lady Echelon recorded three straight wins in Sunshine Coast this autumn and was stepped up in class to finish tenth in the Listed Daybreak Lover (1600m) and fourth in the Listed Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m).

The Top Echelon mare finished her campaign with a dominant four lengths victory in the Yellowglen Handicap (1600n) at Eagle Farm on July 20 and returned to the races with a narrow victory over Jacquetta and Doubtfilly in the Listed Travel Associates Classic (1200m) on November 30.

Also backing up from the Travel Associates Classic is Bryan Guy-trained mare Jacquetta who fought home bravely before being caught by Lady Echelon in the final stages of the Listed event.

The daughter of Encosta De Lago raced well right around Queensland during the autumn, winning races at the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Ipswich, and broke through for her maiden metropolitan victory with a win in the Magic Millions Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm on September 7.

Guy could have multiple runners in the Just Now Handicap with Nuptse also included in the nominations, while Les Kelly could also have two runners (Alltherightmoves and Scorpio Queen).

The full listed of Just Now Handicap Nominations can be found in the table below.

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2013 Just Now Handicap

# Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
2 ANNA LIZZIE Craig Tyrrell 81
3 CALIENTE Bruce W Hill 75
4 CASINO CARD Les Ross 81
5 CATHAY LADY John Sargent
6 COINS Peter Snowden
7 CRADLE ME David Pfieffer 82
8 DIVINE CITY Garnett Taylor 84
9 DOLPHUS Toby Edmonds 68
10 FLYING JET Kelly Schweida 82
11 GOLD EPONA Kris Lees
12 JACQUETTA Bryan Guy 83
13 LADY BUTTERFLY Trevor Whittington 70
14 LADY ECHELON Natalie Mccall 87
15 MISS LEIBERT Tony Gollan 75.5
16 NICKED AND COURT Liam Birchley 68
17 NUPTSE Bryan Guy 85
18 PLAYTIME Todd Austin 84
19 PRETTY GULLY Stuart Kendrick 76
20 SCHIAVONE Tina Cotsiopoulos 67
21 SCORPIO QUEEN Les Kelly 85


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