Bumper 2015 Queensland Derby Nominations: 120 Entries

April 30, 2015

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Bumper 2015 Queensland Derby Nominations: 120 Entries

Nominations for seven of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival’s upcoming Group 1 races were taken by Racing Queensland on Tuesday including a bumper 120 early entries for the Queensland Derby 2015.

Bohemian Lily

Gai Waterhouse’s filly Bohemian Lily is nominated for both the Queensland Oaks and Queensland Derby 2015 in Brisbane this winter carnival. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Running on June 6, the $600,000 Group 1 Channel 7 Queensland Derby (2200m) is one of the features run at Doomben Racecourse on Stradbroke Handicap Day this year.

In recent years the geldings have dominated the Queensland Derby with no filly able to beat home the boys since Dariana (2010).

There is an 18-strong strong contingent of young female gallopers out to break the hoodoo this winter however, including the Gai Waterhouse’s daughter of O’Reilly Bohemian Lily.

The New Zealand expat was last seen winning the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) on April 25 at just her second run down under, and she is now leading markets for the Group 1 Queensland Oaks on Saturday May 30 for which she is also nominated.

Other exciting fillies nominated for the Queensland Derby this year include the Luke Oliver-trained Kansas Sunflower who runs in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) in Adelaide this weekend, Group 1 ATC Oaks fourth placed Rustic Melody for Kris Lees, ATC Oaks runner-up Winx and the fellow Chris Waller-trained Ballet Suite.

Sydney’s premier horseman Waller scored a Queensland Derby win only two years ago with Hawkspur (2013) and is back in 2015 with 10 nominees.

His exciting fillies Winx and Ballet Suite are joined by the likes of last start Gosford winner Zodiac Blues and progressive High Chaparral gelding Sadler’s Lake.

Along with Waterhouse’s smart filly Bohemian Lily there are a host of other last-start black-type winners nominated for this year’s Queensland Derby including local Sunshine Coast hopeful Worthy Cause and interstate raider Authoritarian.

John Zielke’s Choisir colt Worthy Cause has won his past two on the trot most recently beating home Upham by two lengths to take out the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1800m) on the Gold Coast on Anzac Day.

Second and third placegetters in the Gunsynd are also Derby-bound this winter with the Peter Moody-trained Mastercraftsman grey Upham (2nd) and Ben Aherns’ Beaudesert-based Chillin With Dylan (3rd).

Authoritarian meanwhile is prepared in Melbourne by Lee & Anthony Freedman, the Authorized gelding another April 25 winner having taken out the Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) by an impressive three and a quarter-length margin.

Other Queensland Derby nominees coming out of the VRC St Leger include the Robbie Laing-trained runner-up Cuban Fighter and third past the post Gifted Lad representing New Zealand trainers Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young.

Along with the aforementioned Upham, Melbourne’s Moody has six other Derby hopefuls this season including Inauguration and Boom Time.

Flying Spur colt Boom Time has had 14 runs in WA for former trainer Trevor Andrews, but has now joined Moody at his Caulfield stables and is gearing up for his interstate debut.

He is in the mix for both the SA Derby on May 9 in Adelaide as well as the Queensland edition a month later, and was last seen running third behind classy Perth filly Delicacy in the Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m) at Ascot on April 11.

Late Queensland Derby 2015 nominations close on Friday May 1, before the final field is released on Wednesday June 3 and published right here at Races.com.au.

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2015 Queensland Derby Nominations

Doomben Racecourse – 06/06/2015

# Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ALLZIN G 3 Graham Hoy
2 AMMIRATA F 3 Joseph Pride
3 APOCALYPTO G 3 John P Thompson
4 ARIGOLD G 3 Jason Coyle
5 ASIONG SUCCEED G 3 Bjorn Baker
6 AUTHORITARIAN G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
7 BACHMAN C 3 Gerald Ryan
8 BALLET SUITE F 3 Chris Waller
9 BAYOONAH F 3 Mick Price
10 BELLA VIKA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
11 BERNING DESIRE G 3 Robert Smerdon
12 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse
13 BOOM TIME C 3 Peter G Moody
14 BREWERY G 3 Gerald Ryan
15 BRONTE BABE F 3 John Sargent
16 BROOKLYN BAY (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker
17 BROUHAHA G 3 Robert Smerdon
18 BUCKIN THE BLUES G 3 Matthew Dunn
19 CANONGATE G 3 Brian Smith
20 CERUTTY (NZ) C 3 Robbie Laing
21 CHAMPION STAGE (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
22 CHARMING LAD G 3 Jason Coyle
23 CHEQUERED FLAG (NZ) G 3 Doug Cave
25 CRIMSON CAPE (NZ) G 3 Robert Smerdon
26 CUBAN FIGHTER G 3 Robbie Laing
27 DEE I CEE (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse
28 DENTED G 3 Dean S Smith
29 DESERT GENERAL (NZ) G 3 Liam Birchley
30 DRUM ROLL G 3 David Vandyke
31 DUIBIO G 3 Ciaron Maher
32 EASY DRAMA G 3 Peter G Moody
33 EMBLEY G 3 Sam Kavanagh
34 FARAJA G 3 Luke Oliver
35 FASTNET ISLE G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
36 FERRO NERO (NZ) G 3 Nigel Blackiston
37 FINAL DECISION G 3 Jason Coyle
38 FREEZELIGHTNING G 3 Chris Anderson
39 FUSINA G 3 Robert Heathcote
40 GID UP STROP G 3 Robert Heathcote
41 GIFTED LAD (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
42 GOLDEN OLDIES G 3 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
43 GRAPPA BRANDY G 3 Scott Morrisey
44 GUEST CARD (NZ) G 3 Bryce Heys
45 HARRY (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker
46 HENRY’S ON COURSE C 3 Stephen Hill
47 HIGH MIDNIGHT G 3 Bart & James Cummings
48 HOLY FIRE (NZ) G 3 Henry Dwyer
49 HONCHO G 3 Chris Waller
50 IMPERIAL LASS (NZ) F 3 Peter G Moody
51 INAUGURATION G 3 Peter G Moody
52 INVINZABEEL G 3 Sam Kavanagh
53 IRON SPIDER G 3 Michael Kent
54 JEU SUR (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker
55 JUMBO PRINCE C 3 Michael Nolan
56 KANSAS SUNFLOWER (NZ) F 3 Luke Oliver
57 KAPSET G 3 Greg Eurell
58 KISSED BY THE SUN F 3 Kris Lees
59 LANDSLIDE (NZ) G 3 Henry Dwyer
60 LEGENDARY LUKE G 3 Matthew Dunn
61 LIGHT MOTION G 3 Robert Smerdon
62 LITTLE HOTTIE (NZ) F 3 Michael Kent
63 LORD DISICK G 3 Michael Moroney
64 LUCOBLU (NZ) G 3 Tim Carter
65 MAGICOOL G 3 Mark Kavanagh
66 MAKEADANE G 3 John P Thompson
67 MALDONADO (NZ) G 3 Robbie Laing
68 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) C 3 Darren Weir
69 MAYSOOR C 3 Mick Price
70 MILITARY LADY (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
71 MR MARBLES (NZ) C 3 Liam Birchley
72 MUNSTER G 3 Matthew Dunn
73 ONCE AGAIN G 3 Gary Portelli
74 ONCIDIUM RULER G 3 Michael Kent
75 ONE TOUCH G 3 Clarry Conners
76 ORPHEUS G 3 Paul Messara
77 PERCY HENRY (NZ) G 3 Leigh Childs
78 PLATINUM GRAY C 3 Toby Edmonds
80 PRIMA (NZ) G 3 Lee & Shannon Hope
81 QUEDOUTES G 3 Robbie Griffiths
82 QUICK STRIKE G 3 Chris Waller
83 RATHER HEROIC F 3 Darren Weir
84 RECKLESS ABANDON G 3 Liam Birchley
85 REDOUTABLE HEART C 3 Chris Waller
86 REKINDLED POWER C 3 Paul Messara
87 RHODIN DRIVE G 3 Helen Page
88 RISING LUCK G 3 Trevor Thomas
89 ROCKLEIGH (NZ) G 3 John Morrisey
90 ROGALI G 3 Danny J Bougoure
91 RUSTIC MELODY F 3 Kris Lees
92 RYE G 3 Chris Waller
93 SADLER’S LAKE G 3 Chris Waller
94 SAINT JEROME G 3 Jarrod Austin
95 SAM DE HERO G 3 Chris Anderson
96 SECOND OPTION G 3 Peter G Moody
97 SECRET TRYST G 3 Scott Morrisey
98 SIMPLY EXPLOSIVE (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
99 SPUR ON GOLD G 3 Pat Carey
100 STAR OF DENMAN G 3 Matthew Brown
101 SUDDEN BLITZ G 3 Anthony Cummings
102 SUN HOLIDAY G 3 Michael Moroney
103 SUPER FORCE (NZ) G 3 Kurt Goldman
104 SUPER WILLIE G 3 Chris Waller
105 SWIFT LADY (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
106 THETFORD ROAD G 3 Jim Conlan
107 TIME WALKER C 3 Phillip Stokes
108 TRANSCRIPT G 3 John O’Shea
109 TRIPLE GOLD G 3 Peter G Moody
110 UNDOUBTABLE G 3 Gary Portelli
111 UNFURL (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir
112 UPHAM (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody
113 WALTZING WILLIE G 3 Chris Waller
114 WAR POINT G 3 Mick Price
115 WE’RE ALL GOOD (NZ) G 3 David Vandyke
116 WERTHER (NZ) G 3 Andrew R Campbell
117 WILLIE HERITAGE G 3 John Sargent
118 WINX F 3 Chris Waller
119 WORTHY CAUSE C 3 John Zielke
120 ZODIAC BLUES G 3 Chris Waller


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