Black Heart Bart Leads 2017 The Goodwood Nominations

May 9, 2017

Black Heart Bart Leads 2017 The Goodwood Nominations

Darren Weir’s defending champion Black Heart Bart is the headline The Goodwood 2017 nomination taken for the Group 1 sprint to run at Morphettville Racecourse Saturday week.

Black Heart Bart

Reigning The Goodwood winner Black Heart Bart is one of five nominees for trainer Darren Weir in the 2017 edition of the Adelaide Group 1 sprint. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Early entries for the $1 million Darley Goodwood (1200m), taking place on May 20, closed this week and attracted 38 sprinters vying for a spot in the field for the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival feature.

Leading the likely line-up is the returning The Goodwood winner Black Heart Bart from the flying stables of Victorian horseman Weir.

Weir has prepared two previous winners with Black Heart Bart (2016) joining Platelet (2013) when he backed up from a second in the All Aged Stakes in Sydney to take out the sprint last season.

The now six-year-old son of Blackfriars has enjoyed a subsequent three other Group 1 victories in the past year including completing the CF Orr – Futurity Stakes double over the 1400m at Caulfield in February.

He races first-up in The Goodwood and is out to become the first back-to-back winner of the race since Musket Belle way back in 1911-12.

Weir has a total of five horses in The Goodwood nominations for 2017 with Black Heart Bart joined by stablemates El Divino, Heart Starter, Rageese and Sooboog.

The fillies and mares have a strong recent record in The Goodwood results enjoying four wins since 2010 and the best of the female gallopers this year in the mix includes Secret Agenda.

Caulfield’s Mick Price celebrated his fourth Robert Sangster Stakes victory last weekend with an upset win by his four-year-old daughter of Not A Single Doubt who is now nominated for a back-up into The Goodwood.

She posted a nearly two length victory in the Group 1 over the same track and distance as a $15 chance in betting and is out to do the double most recently achieved by the aforementioned Platelet (2013).

Price has also nominated for his four-year-old Savabeel gelding Bassett who was only a length away sixth in a blanket finish behind Karacatis in the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) on Robert Sangster Day.

The other best out of the Robert Sangster Stakes also nominated for The Goodwood 2017 include the locally-trained runner-up Viddora and fourth placegetter Missrock.

Lloyd Kennewell’s ultra-consistent I Am Invincible four-year-old Viddora has run top two in her five most recent runs going back to New Year’s Eve and has outstanding form at the Morphettville track (10-4-2-0).

Missrock meanwhile is a three-year-old Fastnet Rock filly trained out of Cranbourne by Robbie Laing who is out to join Lone Rock (2011) as the only filly since Boardwalk Angel (1989) to salute in The Goodwood.

Another winner from last weekend at the Morphettville track in The Goodwood mix is the Brent Stanley-trained filly Sweet Sherry who took out the Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m).

Other key The Goodwood nominations this season include the Richard Jolly-trained DC McKay Stakes winning eight-year-old Karacatis, Lindsay Park’s Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Stakes winning Hinchinbrook colt Derryn, Euclase Stakes runner-up Fuhryk, Darley Classic champ Malaguerra and the Australian Guineas winner from March Hey Doc.

See below for the official The Goodwood 2017 nominations, the final field and barriers set for release on Tuesday May 16 with updated markets also to be updated shortly at

2017 The Goodwood Nominations

Morphettville Racecourse – 20/05/2017  

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 3x242x1116 BASSETT (NZ) G 4 Mick Price 99
2 025x75420x BIG MONEY G 7 Rodney Northam 103
3 12129x211x BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 115
4 32341×1749 CASINO WIZARD G 6 Lee Creek 97
5 754×211135 COUNTER PULSE G 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 83
6 2037×43181 DERRYN C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
7 1x477x2504 EL DIVINO C 3 Darren Weir 89
8 6225×72004 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
9 x1120743x1 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 5 Simon A Miller 105
10 5x111410x2 FUHRYK F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 85
11 46x11470x6 HEART STARTER G 4 Darren Weir 92
12 11134×3119 HEY DOC G 3 Tony McEvoy 106
13 x1212x5002 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 5 Peter Gelagotis 104
14 4028×53135 JUNGLE EDGE G 6 Mick Bell 105
15 x3021x8753 KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
16 2446×14131 KARACATIS G 8 Richard Jolly 98
17 192414×217 KARLOVASI G 4 Richard Jolly 92
18 0117x122x7 LOPE DE CAPIO G 4 Wayne Francis & Glen Kent 88
19 0x411351x3 LUCKY LIBERTY G 5 Henry Dwyer 89
20 19x215x167 MALAGUERRA G 5 Peter Gelagotis 112
21 8x9310x212 MALIBU STYLE G 5 Neville Parnham 97
22 66735×1924 MISSROCK F 3 Robbie Laing 100
23 10x54219x7 RAGEESE H 4 Darren Weir 102
24 x236710x99 REBEL DANE H 7 Gary Portelli 109
25 5x1181x221 REDZEL G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 107
26 599×423311 RIZIZ G 8 Ken Sweeney 100
27 324314x64x RUETTIGER (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 91
28 393047×491 SANTA ANA LANE G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 96
29 24x167x511 SECRET AGENDA M 4 Mick Price 110
30 x6110x3233 SO YOU TOO G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 70
31 2020541×06 SOOBOOG H 4 Darren Weir 96
32 142x1111x3 STRATEGIC DEMAND G 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 84
33 36x143x180 SUPER CASH M 4 Andrew Noblet 102
34 7x1310x481 SWEET SHERRY F 3 Brent Stanley 90
35 4x194223x2 TARCO G 5 David Jolly 91
36 1111x9171x VEGA MAGIC G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
37 276x22x212 VIDDORA M 4 Lloyd Kennewell 101
38 x390x2x1x5 ZEBULON (NZ) G 5 Peter Morgan 93

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