Mouro Leads 2014 Brisbane Handicap Nominations

December 9, 2014

Mouro Leads 2014 Brisbane Handicap Nominations

The Listed Brisbane Handicap (1600m) is one of five black-type races running at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday, with 18 horses nominated for the mile race on Monday.

Mouro is set to return to Doomben on Saturday for the Brisbane Handicap after failing to impress in the Festival Stakes in Sydney.

Mouro is set to return to Doomben on Saturday for the Brisbane Handicap after failing to impress in the Festival Stakes in Sydney. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Headlining the nominations is the Tony McEvoy pair – Mouro and Pelicano.

Mouro chose to run in the Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on November 29 instead of the Listed Recognition Stakes (1600m) at Doomben. Even with the lower weight allocation and good barrier draw the choice was a bad one after the six-year-old horse finished 10th of 13 runners, over six lengths off winner I’m Imposing.

Mouro will now get his chance to tackle the mile at Doomben but he has been allocated the top weight of 61kg; hopefully he can draw well on Wednesday.

Six-year-old Pelicano has spent over one year off the track after winning the Listed Werribee Cup (2600m) on December 15 after placing second in the Listed Ballarat Cup (2200m) the month earlier.

He returned to barrier trials last month, winning his second one on December 1.

Nine of the 13 horses who ended up running the Recognition Stakes are due to run against each other again in the 2014 Brisbane Handicap, including the winner Rudy and minor placer Darci Be Good.

The Helen Page-trained Rudy is also nominated for the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) down at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday with the Brisbane Handicap his back-up race. The four-year-old gelding out shined his rivals last Saturday, winning the Recognition Stakes one and a half lengths clear of runner-up Grayson Square.

Darci Be Good ran third in the race, which means the six-year-old has finished in the first three in his last six straight runs.

Robert Heathcote’s Hopfgarten also features among the nominations, looking to atone for his last place in the Recognition Stakes after winning the Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) back in June.

The Bowlo Evans Head Cup (1516m) quinella Perfect Punch and War Ends also both feature in the nominations.

Check out the complete list of 2014 Brisbane Handicap nominations below before the final field of 16 plus five emergencies are announced on Wednesday.

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2014 Brisbane Handicap Nominations

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy 1 61kg 106
2 PELICANO Tony McEvoy 2 59.5kg 103
3 BRAVE ALI (NZ) Tony Gollan 3= 56.5kg 97
4 DARCI BE GOOD (NZ) Andrew Williamson 3= 56.5kg 97
5 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote 5= 56kg 96
6 RUDY Helen Page 5= 56kg 96
7 STEEL ZIP Pat Duff 7 54kg 92
8 DOUBLE IMPACT Jackie Crompton 8= 54kg 90
9 NOISY OCEAN Bryan Guy 8= 54kg 90
10 ALDINI David Kelly 10 54kg 89.5
11 GOLDSLICK Liam Birchley 11= 54kg 86
12 KURTLEY Leon Davies 11= 54kg 86
13 PERFECT PUNCH Maryann Brosnan 13 54kg 85
14 WAR ENDS Maryann Brosnan 14 54kg 84
15 TINTS Ben Currie 15 54kg 80
16 KISS ME DEADLY Matt Kropp 16 54kg 79
17 BAQABA Steve Tregea 17 54kg 78
18 ABU BEN ADAM Pat Duff 18 54kg 77.5

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