Doomben Racecourse will play host to eight races this Saturday, the feature of which is the Listed Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap (1200m).
16 sprinters declared for the race on Monday morning, the headline of which is the Liam Birchley-trained Missy Longstocking.
The four-year-old mare found herself sidelined for a year after injuring herself in the 2014 Magic Millions Guineas (1400m), in which she finished 11th of 16.
Missy Longstocking returned to the Gold Coast almost one year to the day earlier this month, managing to finish half a length behind winner Straturbo in the $200,000 Magic Millions Sprint and score third place.
Missy Longstocking isn’t the only horse nominated for the 2015 Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap coming via the Gold Coast Magic Millions – Endless Shadow, Tukiyo, Pure Reality, and Zippity Lass could all remain in Queensland for their next start.
These three horses in particular ran in the $200,000 Magic Millions Fillies & Mares Handicap (1300m).
Peter Hulbert’s Endless Shadow scored the upset win by three-quarters of a length while Tukiyo and Zippity Lass both finished end of the field.
Lacey Morrison’s Tukiyo did confidently win the Fillies & Mares Handicap over 1200 metres at Toowoomba on December 31 however as well as finishing fourth in the Listed Travel Associates Classic (1200m) at Doomben Racecourse back in November.
Zippity Lass’ trainer Gillian Heinrich has also nominated Pure Reality for the Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap, which means she could deliver a dual-pronged attack on the race.
The five-year-old mare was fourth in the Magic Millions Fillies & Mares Handicap last time out, just missing out on a first three finish to Champagne Cath.
Kelly Doughty’s Little Brown Horse is one nominated horse not coming via the Magic Millions. The five-year-old mare has finished outside the placings in her past three starts and just managed to miss out on a first three finish in both the Listed Just Now Quality (1350m) and Listed Goldmarket Handicap (1300m).
Check out the complete list of nominations for the 2015 Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap below before the final field is released on Wednesday.
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2015 Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap
|1||BO ROSSA||Glen Baker||71.5|
|2||BREAKFAST IN BED||Toby Edmonds||88|
|3||CAPROSSA||Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones||–|
|4||DARLIN’ JULES||John P Thompson||–|
|5||ENDLESS SHADOW||Peter Hulbert||86|
|6||GREY COUNTESS||Ben Currie||81|
|7||LA TIKKA ROSA||Matthew Dunn||82|
|8||LITTLE BROWN HORSE||Kelly Doughty||89.5|
|9||MISS TENPINS (NZ)||Bjorn Baker||–|
|10||MISSY LONGSTOCKING||Liam Birchley||94|
|12||PURE REALITY||Gillian Heinrich||70|
|13||SATURN ROCK||Tony Crane||78|
|16||ZIPPITY LASS||Gillian Heinrich||68|