Big Memory Leads 2015 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations

March 30, 2015

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Big Memory Leads 2015 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations

This weekend in Sydney Day One of The Championships steals the spotlight at Royal Randwick, Big Memory leading the nominations for one of the meeting’s support acts – the Chairman’s Handicap 2015.

Big Memory

Sydney Cup-bound Big Memory is one of the top hopes for Saturday’s 2015 Chairman’s Handicap at Randwick. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Four Group 1 races highlight the race card, but there is also plenty to like about the other five Group features on the program including the $300,000 Group 2 Schweppes Chairman’s Handicap (2600m).

Nominations for the staying feature, a lead-up to the $1.6 million Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) back at the track the following Saturday, feature a dozen hopefuls and have been extended until 11am (AEDT) on Tuesday morning.

Of the current entries it is the Adelaide-based Big Memory for Angaston’s Tony McEvoy who leads the way following the Duke Of Maralade gelding’s second to Tassie star Banca Mo in the $350,000 Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) last Saturday.

In the current pre-field Sydney Cup betting markets at for April 11, Big Memory is paying $15 with the all-in odds firmly led by John O’Shea’s gun import Hartnell ($2.60) after his The BMW win last weekend.

The shortest-priced of the Sydney Cup hopes nominated for the Chairman’s Handicap however is Rising Romance paying $11 to win the two mile classic.

Donna Logan’s Ekraar mare from New Zealand was scratched from The BMW field last weekend due to heat in her hoof but is set to return for ‘Plan B’ this weekend, the former Australian Oaks winner last seen running second to fellow Chairman’s Handicap nominee Scratchy Bottom in the Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill on March 21.

Also relatively high-up the futures Sydney Cup odds at $26 is the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Disclaimer, another top Chairman’s Handicap nomination who ran fifth last Saturday behind Gai Waterhouse’s Doncaster Mile hope Pornichet in the Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m).

Other notable Sydney Cup hopes in the Chairman’s mix this weekend include Michael Kent’s seven-year-old Pins mare Epingle who was runner-up to Au Revoir in the Group 2 Sandown Classic last November, and the Chris Waller-trained duo of Grand Marshal and last start Group 3 Manion Cup (2400m) winner Permit – who all pay $34.

See below for the current Chairman’s Handicap 2015 nominations, the final field and barriers set for release on Wednesday.

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2015 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations

Royal Randwick – 04/04/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 81023×4302 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy 103
2 05143×0075 DISCLAIMER (GB) Peter & Paul Snowden 97
3 135x4442x0 EPINGLE (NZ) Michael Kent 102
4 23211×8894 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller 88
5 50554×0675 HONORIUS David Payne 96
6 9×35742001 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller 97
7 2183672192 PHRASES Bindi Cheers 94
8 x35150x084 QUEENSTOWN Gai Waterhouse 98
9 x47226x122 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan 110
10 532x086x01 SCRATCHY BOTTOM Michael Kent 90
11 x9x676x016 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) Peter G Moody 92
12 320x44x078 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson 90

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