I’m Imposing Among 2014 JRA Plate Nominations

Chris Waller’s Group 3 winning import I’m Imposing is one of the trainer’s five JRA Plate 2014 nominees for the Royal Randwickshowdown this weekend.

I'm Imposing

The Peter Moody-trained I'm Imposing is one of the top stayers nominated for Saturday's 2014 JRA Plate. Photo: Steve Hart.

Waller has nominated for five from his in-form stables, his contingent dominating the early entries for this Saturday’s $150,000 Group 3 Japan Racing Association Plate (2000m).

A nice race for the season’s lower-tiered stayers, there are 19 JRA Plate nominations this year.

One of Waller’s top entries is I’m Imposing, the veteran Danehill Dancer eight-year-old to run second-up if accepted following a third behind their stable mate Weary when resuming in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) in the mud at Rosehill on April 5.

Waller’s other more notable hopes include fellow warhorses Permit and Whipper seven-year-old Wazn.

Also seven, Permit enjoyed back-to-back wins in the Summer, most recently the Tatts Cup over 2400m on New Year’s Day at Randwick, before breaking down when eighth in the Parramatta Cup (1900m) last month.

Wazn also needs to atone for their latest run having failed to let down in the wet when 13th to Weary in the Doncaster Prelude from Golden Slipper Day.

Also with multiple entries is Sydney’s other premier trainer Gai Waterhouse.

Waterhouse has French import Tres Blue and High Chaparral mare Vaquera in the mix.

Anabaa Blue four-year-old Tres Blue has failed in both their Australian starts so far when 22nd in last year’s Melbourne Cup before returning with a 13th to Gordon Lord Byron in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on March 29.

They’ll appreciate the extra distance on Saturday though and also the step back in class here.

Melbourne’s top horseman Peter Moody is also represented in this year’s JRA Plate nominations with his Doncaster failure (15th) Fat Al who is equal 59kg top weight along with Permit and Tres Blue, and Strawberry Boy.

Other notable hopes then include former Melbourne Cup runner-up Maluckyday and the John Sargent-trained Iggi Pop.

See below for the full Japan Racing Association Plate 2014 nominations, staying tuned to Races.com.au to view the final field on Wednesday.

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2014 Japan Racing Association Plate Nominations

Royal Randwick – 26/04/2014

# Horse Trainer Ballot Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 FAT AL Peter G Moody 1= 59kg 104
2 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller 1= 59kg 104
3 TRES BLUE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 1= 59kg 104
4 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees 4 58.5kg 103
5 STRAWBERRY BOY Peter G Moody 5 56.5kg 99
6 DIAMETRIC (IRE) Chris Waller 6 55.5kg 97
7 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke 7= 55kg 96
8 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Joseph Pride 7= 55kg 96
9 WAZN (IRE) Chris Waller 7= 55kg 96
10 I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller 11 54.5kg 95
11 ALZORA Anthony Cummings 16 54kg 82
12 DANCHAI (GB) Chris Waller 12 54kg 93
13 IGGI POP (NZ) John O’Shea 15 54kg 84
14 KOBI SUN Guy Walter 19 54kg 71
15 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes 14 54kg 88
16 TENACITUS (USA) John O’Shea 18 54kg 77
17 VAQUERA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 13 54kg 89
18 ZEPHYRON (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 17 54kg 81
19 ZONZA (NZ) Roger James 7= 54kg 96

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