Boban Tops 2015 Stradbroke Handicap Weights

Chris Waller’s first-up Doomben 10,000 winner Boban has been allocated the 58kg top weight for Saturday week’s Stradbroke Handicap 2015 in Brisbane but is far from a guaranteed acceptor in the lucrative sprint classic.

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Chris Waller’s Doomben 10,000 winner Boban is allocated the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap top weight for June 6 at Doomben. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Held this year at Doomben Racecourse with Eagle Farm under reconstruction, the $2 million Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) is Queensland’s richest race and there are officially 112 nominees still in the mix.

Heading the ballot and now weights, released by Racing Queensland on Monday morning, is Bernardini five-year-old Boban who posted his fifth Group 1 win when Waller resumed him in last weekend’s Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m).

While more than pleased with the 10,000 result, Waller was hesitant to confirm Boban for a Stradbroke Handicap bid knowing the galloper would receive the top weight for the June 6 showdown.

Instead the master trainer, who still has a strong hand of other Straddie hopes, could save the horse for a spring return later in the year.

Three other horses are equal first on the Stradbroke Handicap ballot including the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Hot Snitzel (55.5kg) who scored an upset Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) win at Doomben on May 9.

He carried 58.5kg to victory that day as a 26-1 outsider in betting and is another galloper yet to be confirmed for a Stradbroke bid chasing back-to-back Group 1 wins.

Ahead of him in the weights though are four gallopers weighted on 56 – 56.kg including the Darren Weir-trained Trust In A Gust (56.5kg).

The Keep The Faith stallion enjoyed two Melbourne Group 1 wins over 1400m and 1600m respectively at Caulfield during the spring before a first-up second at Caulfield on April 18, the four-year-old not seen since.

Then on 56kg each are the defending champ River Lad who would be after successive Stradbroke Handicap wins for the first time since Black Piranha (2009-10), Phillip Stokes’ visiting Adelaide raider Hucklebuck who won the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington in the spring before a disappointing first-up 12th at home in The Goodwood and Weir’s other Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler who won Moonee Valley’s William Reid Stakes back in late March.

The next heaviest weighted on 55kg each, which River Lad carried to victory in the race last Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, are then the Peter Moody-trained Flamberge and Tony Pike’s Kiwi raider Sacred Star.

Moody’s Exceed And Excel gelding had form around super sprinter Chautauqua in Melbourne in the early autumn and franked that in Adelaide on May 16 winning the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at a juicy $31 price.

He currently pays $21 through Ladbrokes.com.au in their all-in Stradbroke Handicap odds to bring that form to Brisbane in a fortnight.

Sacred Star meanwhile comes off a first-up fifth to Boban in the Doomben 10,000, the Flying Spur gelding having won back-to-back Group 1s back home in New Zealand at the start of the year.

Current favourite in the Stradbroke Handicap betting markets at a quote of $7 are two in-form fillies including Lumosty who won the Listed The Straight Six (1200m) in impressive fashion at Flemington last weekend.

The Robert Smerdon-trained flyer will be looking to join Sincero (2011), Sniper’s Bullet (2007) and La Montagna (2006) as the other three-year-old Stradbroke Handicap winners in the past 10 years if accepted and gets in on a lovely 50.5kg light weight.

Also at $7 for the win in the Gai Waterhouse-trained Najoom who won the Fred Best Classic on the weekend but who is not currently nominated for the Stradbroke, a late entry fee needing to be paid by connections to get her into the field.

Other three-year-old Stradbroke hopes and their weight allocations include the Paul Messara-trained Scissor Kick (52.5kg), the Waller-trained Arrowfield Sprint winner Delectation (52kg) and Joe Pride’s Mick Dittman winning Denman colt Kuro (51.5kg).

Aside from the two aforementioned fillies the other two single figure hopes in the latest Stradbroke odds at $9 each are The Goodwood fourth placed Black Heart Bart and Doomben 10,000 third placed Lonhro gelding Generalife allocated 53.5kg and 54.5kg respectively.

Other notable hopes and their weights include Peter & Paul Snowden’s Doomben 10,000 runner-up Charlie Boy (54kg) and Moody’s smart three-year-old filly Bring Me The Maid (50.5kg) out to atone for her ninth in the 10,000 where the daughter of Sebring found the Good (4) track too firm for her liking.

Check out the full Stradbroke Handicap 2015 weights below then visit Ladbrokes.com.au to get behind your early picks at the best odds before markets firm over the fortnight!

2015 Stradbroke Handicap Weight

Doomben Racecourse – 06/06/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 4559x970x1 BOBAN G 5 Chris Waller 1= 58kg
2 21689×7031 HOT SNITZEL G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 1= 55.5kg
3 07643×2301 FLAMBERGE G 5 Peter G Moody 1= 55kg
4 5x049x11x5 SACRED STAR G 5 Tony Pike 1= 55kg
5 1233×11212 CATKINS M 5 Chris Waller 5 54.5kg
6 62x12111x2 TRUST IN A GUST H 4 Darren Weir 6 56.5kg
7 x711x400x0 RIVER LAD G 7 Natalie Mccall 7 56kg
8 8x46x111x0 HUCKLEBUCK G 4 Phillip Stokes 8 56kg
9 x32212x167 LUCKY HUSSLER G 5 Darren Weir 9 56kg
10 111113×186 SRIKANDI M 4 Ciaron Maher 10 53kg
11 77444124×0 SMOKIN’ JOEY G 7 Wez Hunter 11 54.5kg
12 x43324x153 GENERALIFE G 5 John O’Shea 12 54.5kg
13 2x2560x670 TEMPLE OF BOOM G 8 Tony Gollan 13 54.5kg
14 4×42270422 LORD OF THE SKY H 4 Robbie Laing 14 54kg
15 1229×15450 SCISSOR KICK C 3 Paul Messara 15 52.5kg
16 11x111x130 OUR BOY MALACHI G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16 54kg
17 x02346x512 CHARLIE BOY G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 17 54kg
18 11650×2326 GREGERS M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 18 52kg
19 3250×46424 KNOYDART G 5 John O’Shea 19 54kg
20 4342×20713 DELECTATION G 3 Chris Waller 20 52kg
21 1x4911x960 BIG MONEY G 5 Rodney Northam 21 53.5kg
22 41121111×4 BLACK HEART BART G 4 Vaughn Sigley 22 53.5kg
23 13212×2123 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 4 Robert Smerdon 23 53.5kg
24 0x1332x561 STRAWBERRY BOY G 6 Chris Waller 24 53.5kg
25 4x02x04700 FONTELINA G 6 Anthony Cummings 25 53.5kg
26 x402406x89 SPEEDINESS G 7 Colin Scott 26 53.5kg
27 25x12239x0 EL ROCA H 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 27 53.5kg
28 11113×3281 KURO (NZ) C 3 Joseph Pride 28 51.5kg
29 131×334645 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 29 53kg
30 14441×4270 VAIN QUEEN M 5 John Sadler 30 52kg
31 3x21816x11 LUMOSTY F 3 Robert Smerdon 31 50.5kg
32 211421×827 ROCK STURDY H 4 Joseph Pride 32 53kg
33 x70420x904 ALMA’S FURY G 7 Tony Gollan 33 53kg
34 610x131x43 REPARATIONS G 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 34 53kg
35 x18740x249 BRING ME THE MAID F 3 Peter G Moody 35 50.5kg
36 53241411×8 FLAMINGO STAR (GER) H 5 Chris Waller 36 53kg
37 1275×12220 RIZIZ G 6 Ken Sweeney 37 52.5kg
38 4571x3x160 POLITENESS M 4 Robert Smerdon 38 52kg
39 38x21223x8 DOTHRAKI G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 39 52.5kg
40 56x79x60x2 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME G 6 Con Karakatsanis 40 52.5kg
41 9014×12358 HOPFGARTEN G 4 Robert Heathcote 41 52kg 101
42 x6865789x1 RIVA DE LAGO G 7 Robert Heathcote 42 52kg 101
43 90x3x74574 RAIN AFFAIR G 7 Joseph Pride 43 52kg 101
44 4x90x160x0 THUMP M 4 Kris Lees 44 52kg 101
45 31x1121x22 BALL OF MUSCLE G 4 Joseph Pride 45 52kg 100
46 112x3Lx200 CAPE KIDNAPPERS G 7 Kelly Schweida 46 52kg 100
47 17x125236x KINGDOMS (NZ) G 5 Brian Smith 47 52kg 100
48 4140x4x835 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) G 5 Gerald Ryan 48 52kg 100
49 x45123x464 TRIED AND TIRED G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 49 52kg 99
50 x3116x684x PRINCE CHERI (FR) H 6 David Vandyke 50 52kg 99
51 925524×200 ESTONIAN PRINCESS M 4 Gerald Ryan 51 52kg 98
52 010×432160 NEO (NZ) G 5 Stuart Kendrick 52 52kg 97
53 5040×20549 PERON M 5 Peter G Moody 53 52kg 97
54 11081×2907 ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) G 5 Lee Somervell 54 52kg 96
55 6665482506 AERONAUTICAL G 6 Lionel Cohen 55 52kg 96
56 x507x04300 SISTINE DEMON G 5 Andrew Noblet 56 52kg 96
57 14437244×1 YOU’LL NEVER G 5 Chris Waller 57 52kg 95
58 16x520x220 TIME FOR WAR C 3 Stuart Kendrick 58 50.5kg 95
59 1x2111x120 CRAFTINESS G 4 Joseph Pride 59 52kg 95
60 8x0310x100 SHAMALIA M 4 Bart & James Cummings 60 52kg 95
61 7520×86619 NOSTRADAMUS C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 61 50.5kg 94
62 11400×4083 JETSET LAD (NZ) G 7 Brian Smith 62 52kg 94
63 41x7x160x0 PHELAN READY G 8 Jason McLachlan 63 52kg 94
64 650x00x1x0 FACILE TIGRE G 8 Jason McLachlan 64 52kg 94
65 x44067x350 HIDDEN WARRIOR G 5 Gordon Yorke 65 52kg 94
66 51542×8537 FINE BUBBLES M 5 Kris Lees 66 52kg 93
67 62217633×0 TIME TO PLUNDER G 6 Liam Birchley 67 52kg 93
68 62x32405x5 ROSE OF CHOICE M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 68 52kg 93
69 10720x4x07 TOKAMAK G 7 Barry Lockwood 69 52kg 93
70 510x04x830 JAZZ SONG M 4 Mick Price 70 52kg 92
71 451527×970 HENWOOD (NZ) G 6 John Sadler 71 52kg 92
72 8843×81366 KEMPELLY G 5 Kevin Kemp 72 52kg 92
73 x70x6200x0 ENQUARE M 4 Jason McLachlan 73 52kg 92
74 x341x15152 MISS COVER GIRL F 3 Kelly Schweida 74 50.5kg 91
75 1412×51340 GUNDY SPIRIT G 4 Tony Gollan 75 52kg 91
76 6×61113140 ALLEZ EAGLE (NZ) G 4 Tony Pike 76 52kg 91
77 x01303x978 FINAL CRESCENDO G 5 David Kelly 77 52kg 91
78 11x442x339 TRAVESTON GIRL F 3 Tony Gollan 78 50.5kg 90
79 0x1112x389 WHISKEY ALLROUND G 4 Tony Gollan 79 52kg 90
80 x261126x80 GENERAL GROOVE G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 80 52kg 90
81 111x1x562 MIRAGE G 5 Peter G Moody 81 52kg 90
82 71160×9770 TYPHOON RED G 6 Kevin Kemp 82 52kg 90
83 91211×5530 NITE ROCKER G 4 Lloyd Kennewell 83 52kg 89.5
84 220x3134x8 CUM DIVIDEND G 6 Liam Birchley 84 52kg 89
85 355×304790 MY SABEEL (NZ) M 7 Kevin Moses 85 52kg 88
86 4x3305x702 BYMONASHEE G 7 Brian Smith 86 52kg 87
87 4x2101x730 DEIHEROS G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 87 50.5kg 85
88 3x5x879x29 AUSSIES LOVE SPORT G 4 David Vandyke 88 52kg 85
89 x4812x2205 BOOMWAA G 3 Robbie Laing 89 50.5kg 83
90 x20724405x FARE WELL M 4 Clarry Conners 90 52kg 83
91 56x427x140 PRINCE HARADA G 4 Danny O’Brien 91 52kg 83
92 2511320×08 HIJACK HUSSY F 3 Tony Gollan 92 50.5kg 81
93 01100204×1 ABU BEN ADAM G 4 Pat Duff 93 52kg 81
94 31814×7342 BALIGARI G 4 Lloyd Kennewell 94 52kg 81
95 x446x10x24 SARAJEVO G 3 John O’Shea 95 50.5kg 80
96 31316×129 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 4 Michael Moroney 96 52kg 80
97 129x343x03 AWESOME ROCK C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 97 50.5kg 80
98 1x10x60 GET THE NOD G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 98 50.5kg 79.5
99 204151×159 VERGARA M 4 Anthony Cummings 99 52kg 79
100 3616×340 REKINDLED POWER C 3 Paul Messara 100 50.5kg 79
101 125×141 TREE OF JESSE F 3 Bart & James Cummings 101 50.5kg 78
102 258111×360 SILENT WHISPER G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 102 50.5kg 78
103 144x37320x ROMANARMA G 4 Desleigh Forster 103 52kg 78
104 8x2171x1 KAEPERNICK G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104 50.5kg 76
105 7x418x7890 SOLDI DOMANI C 3 Bryan Dais 105 50.5kg 74
106 x13249x105 MARWOOD (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney 106 52kg 72
107 2x1128x860 KATIE’S COVE M 4 Mick Mair 107 52kg 72
108 15×223 WE’VE GOT THIS G 3 Greg Eurell 108 50.5kg 71
109 x69x224065 JABALI C 3 Mick Price 109 50.5kg 71
110 1x77x0x7x0 FORGET MAYBE G 4 Anthony Cummings 110 52kg 71
111 6x11548x87 STAVIVA G 3 Matt Laurie 111 50.5kg 68
112 1225×00 MR CHA CHA C 3 Brad Herne 112 50.5kg 67

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