The Virginian heads up the nominations for the 2017 Eye Liner Stakes

Gold Coast sprinter The Virginian heads up the thirty nominations for the 2017 Listed $175,000 City Of Ipswich Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich on Saturday.

Too Good To Refuse, above, is among the nominations for the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Too Good To Refuse, above, is among the nominations for the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The Virginian failed to gain a start in last Saturday’s Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben after being listed as the first emergency but his form before that would make him one of the top chances in the Eye Liner Stakes.

The Virginian resumed for a resounding first up win in the Listed $100,000 IPG Marketing Solutions Chief De Beers (1050m) at Doomben on May 20 and then ran fourth to Deploy in the Group 2 $175,000 Ascot Green Moreton Cup (1200m) at Doomben on June 3.

The Toby Edmonds trained four year old showed that he had plenty of potential with an eye catching third in the 2016 Stradbroke Handicap and the Gold Coast trainer has also nominated Better Land for the Eye Liner Stakes.

The Desleigh Forster trained Too Good To Refuse ran a mighty race last Saturday when he flashed home to go down narrowly to Miss Gunpowder in the Listed $100,000 Makers Mark Hinkler Handicap (1200m) at Doomben and will be hard to beat if he goes around in the Eye Liner Stakes.

Randwick’s Team Snowden has nominated two sprinters for the Eye Liner Stakes, three year old Acatour and the well performed Snippets Land.

Acatour hasn’t raced since finishing eighth to Mongolian Wolf in the Group 3 $150,000 Mostyn Copper Group Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick on April 15 but was a winner at his previous start in the Group 3 $200,000 Chine Horse Club Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 1.

Snippets Land has had two runs this preparation and wasn’t disgraced last start when fifth to Deploy in the Moreton Cup.

The all-powerful Godolphin stable who won last Saturday’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap with Impending, have entered two sprinters for the Eye Liner Stakes, Federal and Handfast.

Federal and Handfast are both coming off a last start runs in the Moreton Cup, finishing seventh and ninth respectively.

The Matthew Dunn trained four year old Perfect Dare is a promising sprinter who will be one of the main chances in the Eye Liner Stakes coming off a last start third in the Moreton Cup while stablemate Strawberry Boy is also among the nominations.

Get all the best odds and form for the Ipswich Cup Race Day at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Nominations for the 2017 Eye Liner Stakes (1350m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 604020×199 ABU BEN ADAM G 6 Pat Duff 78
2 1135x7818x ACATOUR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
3 x211150x84 BANDA SPICE M 4 Stuart Kendrick 85
4 8x12302x69 BETTER LAND H 5 Toby Edmonds 77.5
5 702×138131 CANTBUYBETTER G 5 Ben Currie 97
6 11x590x854 CASUAL CHOICE G 7 Tony Gollan 94
7 03158333×4 DONTPOKETHETIGER F 3 Peter Rudkin
8 47x165x370 ELEGANT COMPOSURE M 5 Chris Anderson 88
9 23343×6377 FEDERAL G 5 Darren Beadman 99
10 90526133×0 FLAMBOYER G 6 Kelly Doughty 97
11 x8138576x9 GLENDARA G 6 Barry Baldwin 80
12 345×623449 HANDFAST G 4 Darren Beadman 89.5
13 63x164x340 HERMOSA BEACH M 6 Matthew Dale 79
14 9x0270x276 I AM ZELADY M 5 Joseph Pride 92
15 0182352650 IN HIS STRIDE G 4 Rex Lipp 85
16 1115x230x4 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE G 4 Darryl Hansen 78
17 x6120210x3 PERFECT DARE G 4 Matthew Dunn
18 51814×7534 SHARPE HUSSLER G 5 Chris Munce 78
19 70x05929x5 SHIRAZ G 7 Kim Waugh
20 5x24335x65 SNIPPETS LAND G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 101
21 0x2694686x STEEL ZIP G 9 Pat Duff 95
22 348x8635x0 STRAWBERRY BOY G 8 Matthew Dunn 100
23 66×8275241 SUNNY VICTORY G 4 Darleen Duryea 75
24 21257×1852 TAILLEVENT G 4 Bruce W Hill 80
25 1613x66x14 THE VIRGINIAN G 4 Toby Edmonds 97
26 1524274282 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster
27 347140×556 TOP TONE G 5 Lorraine Erhart 87
28 873x30x988 TRUBIA H 5 Michael Lakey 88
29 4210040323 UNO BEST G 4 Paul Facoory 74
30 8x587x8425 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 6 Michael Moroney 96

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