Telepathic Leads 2014 Grand Prix Stakes Nominations

May 19, 2014

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Telepathic Leads 2014 Grand Prix Stakes Nominations

Group 1-bound Kiwi filly Telepathic is the headline nominee for the Grand Prix Stakes 2014 for three-year-olds at Doomben Racecourse on the weekend.


Rough Habit Plate winner Amexed is one of the headline 2014 Grand Prix Stakes nominations. Photo: Daniel Costello.

A key lead-up to the upcoming Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival features for this age group, Saturday’s $150,000 Group 3 Mullins Lawyers Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) has drawn 18 nominations.

The sure-to-be-favourite if accepted is the Donna Logan-trained daughter of Mossman Telepathic, the New Zealand raider to race down under for the second time.

Last time out the up-and-comer debuted on Aussie turf and ran a brave second when beaten under half a length by Amexed in the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m).

It is an effort they are looking to go one better than on Saturday, after which their Ruakaka-based trainer is leaning towards a shot in the $500,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) up against the boys again at Eagle Farm on June 7.

She’s $7 co-favourite with last weekend’s The Roses winner Arabian Gold in the latest Queensland Derby odds at

Telepathic is also the $4.20 second pick, again behind the David Vandyke-trained Arabian Gold ($2.30), for her other possible next-up option – the $400,000 Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) on May 31.

Her last start conqueror Amexed is then the $7.50 second elect in pre-field Queensland Derby betting, Tony Gollan’s Pentire gelding also nominated for the Grand Prix Stakes.

The Grand Prix Stakes is the key Derby lead-up having produced four of the past 10 winners, two of which also ran in the Queensland Oaks giving them three runs in as many weekends.

Amexed won over 1600m at the Sunshine Coast before their Rough Habit success and so is shooting for win number three on the trot on Saturday.

Grand Prix third placed Glorious Lad is the other top name Grand Prix entry.

Shanue Ritchie’s New Zealand-trained Falkirk gelding is, like Telepathic, tipped to improve on their first run down under ahead of a Group 1 Queensland Derby assignment.

The other Grand Prix nominee high up Derby betting is Pinstripe Lane for Victorian trainer Troy Corstens, the Pins colt coming off a win at Rosehill over 1900m from May 10.

Other notable hopes for Saturday then include Rough Habit Plate fourth and fifth placegetters Vilanova and Rudy respectively.

The Chris Waller-trained Vilanova come via a Warwick farm third to Destiny’s Kiss to run fourth in the Rough Habit, the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) winner from February enjoying a step back up in distance.

Helen Page’s Gold Coast galloper Rudy meanwhile won two on the trot at Doomben before their third to Hopfgarten in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) and then the Rough Habit (5th) when stepped up in distance.

See below for the full Grand Prix Stakes 2014 nominations, the final field due out on Wednesday.

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2014 Grand Prix Stakes Nominations

Doomben Racecourse – 24/05/2014

# Horse Trainer
1 ALL HOST Les Kelly
2 AMEXED (NZ) Tony Gollan
3 ARKI Kelly Doughty
4 AUBERGE John O’Shea
5 BRING BACK Mark Ashby
6 COLONEL CARRERA (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
7 DECKHAND (NZ) Michael Moroney
8 EAGLE SHAMAN Paul Messara
9 GLORIOUS LAD (NZ) Shaune Ritchie
10 METEOROLOGIST Marcus Wilson
11 PERFECT START (NZ) Wayne Hillis
12 PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ) Troy Corstens
13 ROCK SCENT Kelly Schweida
14 ROSEY JOAN David J Lawlor
15 RUDY Helen Page
16 TAKEWING Jason Coyle
17 TELEPATHIC (NZ) Donna Logan
18 VILANOVA (NZ) Chris Waller

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