2016 WJ Healy Stakes Nominations Feature That’s A Good Idea

Peter & Paul Snowden will chase another win this campaign with That’s A Good Idea who is the highest-rated nomination taken for Saturday’s WJ Healy Stakes 2016 on Tattersall’s Tiara Day.

That's A Good Idea

That’s A Good Idea is one of the headline nominees for the 2016 WJ Healy Stakes in Brisbane on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last Queensland Winter Racing Carnival the father-and-son training duo enjoyed success in the $175,000 Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) with Dothraki (2015).

They return 12 months later after back-to-back wins in the handicap clash, running back at the newly reopened Eagle Farm Racecourse this weekend, with Flying Spur six-year-old That’s A Good Idea.

A four-time winner over the 1200m, the gelding ran third at Scone in the Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) two back before a last start win over 1100m at Randwick on May 28.

That was his first win since the 2015 Ortensia Stakes, after which he ran second in the Group 2 QTC Cup (1200m), and on Saturday he chases a second Black-Type victory.

Also coming off a win are the Robert Heathcote-trained Commands six-year-old Saluter who won over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast carrying 60kg on May 15 and Robert Smerdon’s recent Sandown winner over 1300m in the wet Odyssey Moon.

Odyssey Moon is a three-year-old Snitzel colt gearing up for his Brisbane debut who has finished top four in all five of his runs this year including his second to He’s Our Rokkii in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) in Sydney during ‘The Championships’.

There are three other three-year-olds in the mix with the Liam Birchley-trained New Zealand import Hardline coming off a Listed third at Doomben from June 8, John O’Shea’s Queensland Day Stakes runner-up Mogador who ran fifth to Japonisme in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) last Spring at Flemington and the Gary Portelli-trained Sebring Sun.

Third in last September’s Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m), Sebring sun hasn’t finished in the money since and comes off a winning 1030m Rosehill trial from June 10 that he blitzed by three and a half lengths.

Other notable hopes include Heathcote’s other entry Dream Choice who comes off a Chief De Beers fifth at Doomben, the Kelso Wood-trained recent Bribie Handicap winner Into The Red and Tony Gollan’s smart four-year-old mare Tina Melina whose lead-up run on May 21 was a fourth in the Listed Bright Shadow Handicap (1200m).

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2016 WJ Healy Stakes Nominations

Eagle Farm Racecourse – 25/06/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x5354x17x3 BLACKBOARD SPECIAL G 5 Wayne S Lawson
2 41585319×5 DREAM CHOICE G 7 Robert Heathcote 88
3 7856x5669x FINAL CRESCENDO G 6 David Kelly 85
4 171x119x3 HARDLINE (NZ) G 3 Liam Birchley 85
5 396x2111x7 HOTEL DRIVE G 4 Scott Henley 75
6 929x136x15 INTO THE RED G 5 Kelso Wood 97
7 852x3451x4 MANA MANU G 6 Marcus Wilson 84
8 1x125x7542 MOGADOR C 3 John O’Shea 79
9 3550×43231 ODYSSEY MOON C 3 Robert Smerdon
10 x00x884057 ROCK ROYALTY G 7 Liam Birchley 90
11 39231249×1 SALUTER G 6 Robert Heathcote 95
12 5x113300x9 SEBRING SUN C 3 Gary Portelli
13 0310x100x8 SHAMALIA M 5 James Cummings 95
14 380362x70x SMART VOLATILITY G 7 John Sargent
15 2x3268x831 THAT’S A GOOD IDEA G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 104
16 2601131×94 TINA MELINA M 4 Tony Gollan 90


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