Black Heart Bart Heads 2016 The Goodwood Nominations

Darren Weir’s in-form Group 1 placegetter Black Heart Bart is the top early nominations taken for this year’s The Goodwood 2016 in Adelaide on May 21.

Black Heart Bart

Black Heart Bart is early favourite of the 30 The Goodwood 2016 nominations taken for the Adelaide sprint classic on May 21. Photo: Steve Hart.

Saturday week sees the running of the $500,000 Group 1 Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville Racecourse, and the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) has received 30 nominations for the sprint classic.

One of the top-rated entries and current $4 favourite in pre-field The Goodwood betting at Ladbrokes.com.au is Blackfriars five-year-old Black Heart Bart.

The Perth expat is now prepared in Victoria by Melbourne Cup winning trainer Weir who chases his second The Goodwood win following his success with Platelet in 2013.

Since arriving in Weir’s stable Black Heart Bart has been on fire running three times for a Group 3 win at Caulfield and two Group 1 seconds, the latest of which was at Randwick behind English in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) on April 16.

Weir has a total of three The Goodwood nominations this Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival with the early favourite joined by stablemates Sooboog who was runner-up at the track in last weekend’s Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 winning Stratum four-year-old Stratum Star.

Black Heart Bart meanwhile is followed in the latest The Goodwood odds by two other hopes under $10 for the win with Supido and Under The Louvre both paying $7.

Michael Kent prepares the super-consistent and very promising Sebring stallion Supido, the four-year-old having won six of his eight starts to date in non-Black Type company.

He hasn’t been defeated since April last year and was last seen defeating the likes of Admiral and Bullpit as the odds-on favourite at Flemington on May 7 over 1000m.

Under The Louvre meanwhile is a five-year-old son of Excellent Art, the Robert Smerdon-trained stallion coming off a first-up third to Sheidel in the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield in late April.

He has plenty of form around stronger rivals from last spring, including his third to Stratum Star in Caulfield’s Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m).

Under The Louvre is also no stranger to Adelaide racing having finished a brave third only 1.3 lengths off the winner Flamberge in last year’s The Goodwood.

The defending The Goodwood winner Flamberge is also nominated for this year’s edition, the now Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained six-year-old previous prepared by Peter Moody.

Flamberge won back-to-back Group 1s earlier this autumn in Melbourne completing the Oakleigh Plate – William Reid Stakes double before failing to fire at Randwick on April 2 when dead last (15th) behind Chautauqua in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m).

Other notable The Goodwood hopes high up the futures markets include Robbie Griffiths’ Newmarket Handicap winner The Quarterback ($10) and recent City Of Adelaide Stakes winning four-year-old Zebulon ($13).

Also among the nominations are the likes of Barry Campbell’s Tasmanian stakes star Admiral, the Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained DC McKay Stakes winner from last Saturday Super One, runner-up in the same Group 3 lead-up Daytona Grey and the in-form Hayes & Dabernig-trained Eculase Stakes winner Faatinah who is now two-from-two at the Morphettville track.

See below for the full The Goodwood 2016 nominations, the final field for the set weights plus penalties feature declared on Wednesday May 18.

Before then make sure you back your early favourites at their generous all-in prices at Ladbrokes.com.au!

2016 The Goodwood Nominations

Morphettville Racecourse – 21/05/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 5x511111x2 ADMIRAL G 4 Barry Campbell 100
2 9607x3310x BIG MONEY G 6 Rodney Northam 107
3 111492×212 BLACK HEART BART G 5 Darren Weir 110
4 3247×96046 CASHED G 4 Ryan Balfour 85
5 1157543246 CHURCHILL DANCER G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 103
6 415380×162 DAYTONA GREY G 6 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 95
7 12346×11 FAATINAH G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 90
8 57143×0483 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 105
9 1x2617x110 FLAMBERGE G 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 114
10 32587×0164 GRIANTE M 5 David Brideoake 107
11 3135x11x56 HELLOVA STREET G 5 Scott Brunton 96
12 240x30x024 KNOYDART G 6 John O’Shea 104
13 13920x411L MISS PROMISCUITY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 103
14 20x3131x80 NORTHERN ZHAR G 5 David Jolly 80
15 19x200x614 NOSTRADAMUS H 4 Phillip Stokes 97
16 x112526515 RELDAS G 5 Robert Smerdon 99
17 14×1 ROCK STATUS G 4 David Jolly 66
18 24111×3412 SHEIDEL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 104
19 4x13101x15 SIRBIBLE G 4 Russell Bell 89
20 8119x0x070 SMOKIN’ JOEY G 8 Wez Hunter 102
21 7114×38202 SOOBOOG C 3 Darren Weir 80
22 31310×7236 STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir 109
23 75×171 STREETCAR ILLUSION G 3 David Jolly 67
24 111x1x20x1 SUPER ONE C 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 100
25 x1x1x11x11 SUPIDO H 4 Michael Kent 94
26 x126242x25 TARGET IN SIGHT G 6 Joseph Pride 103
27 7621×36153 THE QUARTERBACK G 5 Robbie Griffiths 107
28 3x523264x3 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 5 Robert Smerdon 105
29 389×842581 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 5 Michael Moroney 97
30 13x390x2x1 ZEBULON (NZ) G 4 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 93

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