Tinto Headlines 2014 Just Now Quality Nominations

22 fillies and mares have been nominated for the Listed Just Now Quality (1350m) at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday.

Tinto headlines the Just Now Quality nominations after running second in the Travel Associates Classic last Saturday.

Tinto headlines the Just Now Quality nominations after running second in the Travel Associates Classic last Saturday. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Headlining the nominations is the Rex Lipp-trained Tinto, who was runner-up in the Listed Travel Associates Classic (1200m) on Saturday. It was the mare’s first race of her campaign and though there was doubt she would sprint with the best of them after running in three races over 2000 metres during the winter, Tinto finished just half a length off winner Brook Road.

Kelly Schweida and Kelly Doughty share the second spot on the ballot with their nominated horses – Discreet and Little Brown Horse.

Discreet finished end of the field in the Travel Associates Classic, 11th of 16, but was only four and a half lengths off the winner while Little Brown Horse finished seventh – the first time he finished outside the placings in his last six starts.

In fact eight of the 16 runners from the 2014 Travel Associates Classic are backing up to the 2014 Just Now Quality.

Peter & Paul Snowden and Chris Waller are both hoping to deliver a dual-pronged attack on Saturday, nominating two horses for the race each.

Team Snowden will saddle Commanding Wit and Dublin Lass while Waller has nominated both Holy Delusions and Mamwaazel.

Five-year-old Commanding Wit is making the trip up from his home ground of Royal Randwick Racecourse, where he both won and placed second his last two times out while Dublin Lass has finished in the first two in her last four starts, which included winning both the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Handicap (1250m) and Ascend Sales Trophies Handicap (1300m).

Holy Delusions was runner-up to Dublin Lass last time out while Mamwaazel has missed out on a placing in all three of her starts this campaign.

The Robert Smerdon-trained Magic In Motion features among the nominations after winning the Class 6 Handicap (1350m) at Doomben on November 22 and Todd Austin’s Playtime is in form having finished first, second, third, and fourth in his last four starts, including a minor placing in the Travel Associates Classic.

Check out the full list of 2014 Just Now Quality nominations below before the final field is released on Wednesday.

In the meantime, make sure your online betting account is open at Ladbrokes.com.au and ready to bet with.

2014 Just Now Quality Nominations

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 TINTO Rex Lipp 1 59.5kg 101
2 DISCREET Kelly Schweida 2= 54.5kg 91
3 LITTLE BROWN HORSE Kelly Doughty 2= 54.5kg 91
4 ELUSIVE STORM (NZ) Brian Smith 4 54kg 90
5 QUEEN OF THE LOCHS Mick Mair 5 54kg 89
6 PLAYTIME Todd Austin 6 54kg 88
7 COMMANDING WIT Peter & Paul Snowden 7= 54kg 87
8 MAGIC IN MOTION Robert Heathcote 7= 54kg 87
9 TUKIYO Lacey Morrison 7= 54kg 87
10 DUBLIN LASS Peter & Paul Snowden 10= 54kg 84
11 HOLY DELUSIONS Chris Waller 10= 54kg 84
12 SHIRAZ ATTACK Gillian Heinrich 10= 54kg 84
13 BREAKFAST IN BED Toby Edmonds 13= 54kg 82
14 MAMWAAZEL Chris Waller 13= 54kg 82
15 ENDLESS SHADOW Peter Hulbert 15 54kg 81
16 TARLOSHAN (NZ) Graeme Boyd 16 54kg 80
17 SISTER EMMA Matthew Dunn 17 54kg 77.5
18 GALA AFFAIR Lindsay Gough 18 54kg 75
19 GLENBAWN DAME Toby Edmonds 19 54kg 74
20 CORUBA QUEEN Brian Smith 20 54kg 72
21 ROSEY JOAN David Lawlor 21 54kg 70
22 STRADAM Harold Norman 22 54kg 68


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