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2015 The Goodwood Nominations & Odds

The next Group 1 feature of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival runs at Morphettville Racecourse this weekend with The Goodwood 2015 taking centre stage, nominations and early odds on the sprint classic now out.

Hucklebuck

Hucklebuck is the early favourite to win Saturday’s 2015 The Goodwood in Adelaide. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

A total of 38 gallopers make up the early entries for this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Darley Goodwood (1200m), the early favourite in the pre-field betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au being Group 1 winner Hucklebuck.

Phillip Stokes’ locally-trained Elvstorem four-year-old is undefeated at the track and distance with two previous 1200m wins at Morphettville, and also has a gun overall record over the 1200m of three wins and a third from four runs.

Hucklebuck is also at Group 1 winner in Melbourne having taken out the Emirates Stakes over the mile at Flemington during the spring last year, that November 8 run also his last start.

In the latest The Goodwood odds, Hucklebuck is at $4.80 to resume racing and win the Group 1 first-up.

He is followed in the markets by three other single figure hopes including the Darren Weir-trained Husson five-year-old Lucky Hussler ($5.50) and the ultra-consistent Black Heart Bart ($6) for Lark Hill’s Vaughn Sigley.

Weir won The Goodwood two years ago with talented mare Platelet (2013) and Lucky Hussler is his best hope of getting the job done again this weekend, the Emirates Stakes runner-up having won the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley first-up in late March.

His latest run was at Randwick on April 18 in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) where he was far from disgraced running only just over a length away sixth to the now-retired Dissident.

Weir has also nominated Scarlet Billows and Trust In a Gust who was scratched from last weekend’s BTC Cup in Brisbane due to injury.

It was only a minor setback for the dual Group 1 winning Keep The Faith stallion however, who could still miss the Goodwood before making a comeback in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) Saturday week.

Blackfriars four-year-old Black Heart Bart meanwhile doesn’t have the same Group 1 winning form heading into The Goodwood, but his Win / Place rate is excellent.

Earlier this year during the summer – autumn season he won four on the trot in black type company back home in WA, the latest being on March 8 at Bunbury.

How that form stacks up against the eastern state competitors however will be key to his chances if accepted into The Goodwood field.

Rounding out the single figure fancies at $9 is then Under The Louvre at $9, the Robert Smerdon-trained Excellent Art stallion boasting six wins and three thirds from 10 previous 1200m runs.

Saturday will be his maiden run in Adelaide, the four-year-old last seen running second behind Amorino in the Listed Anniversary Vase (1400m) at Caulfield on April 18.

Smerdon has won two previous editions of The Goodwood with Bomber Bill (2003) and Lone Rock (2011) and along with Under The Louvre this year his other nominee is four-year-old Street Sense mare Politeness.

The other best fancied The Goodwood hopes in the current markets include Robbie Laing’s Danerich stallion Lord Of The Sky ($11) last seen running second to Chautauqua in the Group 1 TJ Smith (1200m) at Randwick in early April and John Sadler’s William Reid runner-up Vain Queen ($12) looking to atone for a seventh to Miracles Of Life in the Group 1 Robert Sangster (1200m) on May 2.

The next best in at $13 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Robert Sangster runner-up Gregers who was beaten a nose at the track last time out.

See below for the full The Goodwood 2015 nominations, the final field due for release on Wednesday and set to be published right here at Races.com.au along with the barrier draw.

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2015 The Goodwood Nominations

Morphettville Racecourse – 16/05/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x666548250 AERONAUTICAL G 6 Lionel Cohen 98
2 241121111x BLACK HEART BART G 4 Vaughn Sigley 108
3 24055x086x BLACKIE (NZ) G 7 Jarrod McLean 94
4 513477×616 DAYTONA GREY G 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 94
5 4131×33464 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 102
6 107643×230 FLAMBERGE G 5 Peter G Moody 102
7 1x10x6 GET THE NOD G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 79
8 x11650x232 GREGERS M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 106
9 55451527×9 HENWOOD (NZ) G 6 John Sadler 94
10 x37344x240 HILL SPY G 4 Ron Daniel 66
11 18x46x111x HUCKLEBUCK G 4 Phillip Stokes 110
12 422x1357x1 HUSSON EAGLE G 3 Patrick Payne 75
13 140x91x123 I LOVE IT M 4 John Salanitri 94
14 3667121749 IT IS WRITTEN G 6 Robbie Griffiths 101
15 6x35130x54 KARACATIS G 6 Richard Jolly 95
16 12128×4120 LIGHT IT UP G 4 Ryan Balfour 85
17 44×4227042 LORD OF THE SKY H 4 Robbie Laing 106
18 0x32212x16 LUCKY HUSSLER G 5 Darren Weir 110
19 11x3845x34 MISS STEELE M 4 Michael Kent 88
20 238x151x11 MUBAKKIR G 4 Bill Papazaharoudakis 74
21 238410956x OUR NKWAZI G 8 Shawn Mathrick 87
22 8x905808x0 PAGO ROCK G 7 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 93
23 44571x3x16 POLITENESS M 4 Robert Smerdon 101
24 256x427x14 PRINCE HARADA G 4 Danny O’Brien 81
25 32610x131x REPARATIONS G 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 105
26 31275×1222 RIZIZ G 6 Ken Sweeney 105
27 72×1412527 SCARLET BILLOWS M 4 Darren Weir 87
28 x1341224x2 SHINING KNIGHT G 6 Grant Williams 98
29 x1258111x3 SILENT WHISPER G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 79
30 577444124x SMOKIN’ JOEY G 7 Wez Hunter 107
31 x583536x21 THERMAL CURRENT G 4 Peter G Moody 94
32 18x45123x4 TRIED AND TIRED G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 99
33 62x12111x2 TRUST IN A GUST H 4 Darren Weir 110
34 8149×25270 TUDOR C 3 Doug Harrison 76
35 1×12121145 TYCOON TARA M 4 Symon Wilde 98
36 313212×212 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 4 Robert Smerdon 104
37 114441×427 VAIN QUEEN M 5 John Sadler 104
38 31316×12 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 4 Michael Moroney 78

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