Music Magnate Leads 2017 Doomben 10,000 Nominations

The Bjorn Baker-trained Music Magnate is nominated to defend his title in the 2017 Doomben 10,000, early entries for the opening Group 1 of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival now out.

Music Magate

Music Magnate is nominated for a shot at back-to-back Doomben 10,000 wins this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last season Baker’s Written Tycoon gelding posted his maiden elite level success in the weight-for-age classic and Music Magnate is back this winter heading the 40 nominations taken for the revamped $700,000 Group 1 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 (1200m).

Music Magnate won the race when it was contested over 1350m, but is the likely Doomben 10,000 betting favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au in 2017 to win the feature again over the decreased distance this month.

Apache Cat in 2008-09 was the last back-to-back Doomben 10,000 winner and Music Magnate ran the ideal lead-up to be the next winning Eagle Farm’s Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) last weekend.

Two three-year-olds have won the Doomben 10,000 in the past five years with the filly Sea Siren (2012) and Peter Snowden’s colt Epaulette (2013).

There are seven three-year-old Doomben 10,000 nominees this season led by the Snowden-trained Russian Revolution.

The consistent Snitzel colt posted a Group 1 win in Sydney’s The Galaxy (1100m) two back before finishing sixth to Chautauqua in a brave Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) run at Randwick on April 1.

Snowden has also nominated for smart four-year-old Redzel who ran second to his younger stablemate in The Galaxy before winning the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) on April 15.

Hall Mark Stakes runner-up Counterattack is another Doomben 10,000 entry this winter out to hand Chris Waller with his second win in three years after success with Boban in 2015.

It has been a while between drinks for four-year-old Redoute’s Choice stallion Counterattack who hasn’t won a race since the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) at Doomben Racecourse in May last year.

Waller has also nominated for fellow four-year-old Japonisme, the out-of-form gelding out to atone for a number of unplaced autumn runs in the wet this season.

Japonisme was third to Malaguerra in the Group 1 BTC Cup over 1200m at Doomben last year, but hasn’t won since his lead-up into that when beating Counterattack home narrowly in the 2016 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint.

This season’s Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint was won on April 8 by the Lindsay Park-trained Derryn, the Hinchinbrook colt entered for a Doomben 10,000 run.

Other notable entries include unlikely final acceptor Black Heart Bart for Darren Weir and the Matthew Dale-trained Fell Swoop out to improve on his sixth to Music Magnate in last year’s Doomben 10,000 results.

The official Doomben 10,000 field & barriers are set for release on May 10, 2017.

See below for the full Doomben 10,000 2017 nominations before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for updated Brisbane Group 1 racing odds on all the upcoming features.

2017 Doomben 10,000 Nominations

Doomben Racecourse – 13/05/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 318x12302x BETTER LAND H 5 Toby Edmonds
2 12129x211x BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir
3 1111x640x9 CLEARLY INNOCENT G 5 Kris Lees
4 7x2602x802 COUNTERATTACK H 4 Chris Waller
5 2037×43181 DERRYN C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
6 1x477x2504 EL DIVINO C 3 Darren Weir
7 11147x165x ELEGANT COMPOSURE M 5 Chris Anderson
8 56x323x663 FELL SWOOP G 5 Matthew Dale
9 x1x14x3207 GUARD OF HONOUR C 3 Kris Lees
10 46x11470x6 HEART STARTER G 4 Darren Weir
11 4x24x11287 HIEROGLYPHICS M 5 Anthony & Edward Cummings
12 205x11115x IN HER TIME M 4 Benjamin Smith
13 x6039x6509 JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller
14 34028×5313 JUNGLE EDGE G 6 Mick Bell
15 0x3021x875 KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
16 2x110x1502 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) F 3 Stuart Webb
17 4211515×44 LONDEHERO G 6 Matthew Dunn
18 x1210x1501 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker
19 352x2744x4 PAINTE G 5 Joseph Pride
20 50×6120210 PERFECT DARE G 4 Matthew Dunn
21 14x110x191 QUATRONIC G 4 Matthew Dunn
22 10x54219x7 RAGEESE H 4 Darren Weir
23 x236710x99 REBEL DANE H 7 Gary Portelli
24 5x1181x221 REDZEL G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
25 6148×51319 REIBY RAMPART M 4 Jason Attard
26 11114×16 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
27 969x0x041x SAGARONNE M 4 Toby Edmonds
28 9x30380x95 SAVOUREUX M 5 Kris Lees
29 37×1412131 SIEGFRIED G 6 Toby Edmonds
30 x68x23059x SOLD FOR SONG M 4 Kevin Kemp
31 2020541×06 SOOBOOG H 4 Darren Weir
32 x6x191212x START WONDERING (NZ) G 6 Evan & J J Rayner
33 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY G 8 Matthew Dunn
34 132x147x46 SYLPHEED F 3 Toby Edmonds
35 x112516x84 TAKEDOWN G 4 Gary Moore
36 121386618x THE MONSTAR G 6 Brett Cavanough
37 1613x66x THE VIRGINIAN G 4 Toby Edmonds
38 020×012115 UPSTART PRIDE G 5 Michael Nolan
39 311210×257 VOODOO LAD G 5 Darren Weir
40 42213×1932 WAR HERO G 3 Toby Edmonds

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