Weir’s pair puts plenty of quality into 2018 Eye Liner Stakes nominations

June 11, 2018

Weir’s pair puts plenty of quality into 2018 Eye Liner Stakes nominations

The Darren Weir trained Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler and Japanese import Danon Liberty have put plenty of quality into the nominations for the 2018 Listed $175,000 City Of Ipswich Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich on Saturday.

Lucky Hussler, above, is among the nominations for the 2018 Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Lucky Hussler, above, is among the nominations for the 2018 Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Lucky Hussler and Danon Liberty are among the twenty nominations for the Eye Liner Stakes.

Lucky Hussler is the winner of the 2015 Group 1 $400,000 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at The Valley and the 2015 $400,000 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield while Danon Liberty is yet to have a start on Australian soil since arriving in Weir’s stable.

The Japanese import had big wraps on him before the running of the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben but was made the first emergency and failed to gain a start in the premier sprint of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

Lucky Hussler has been battling a foot problem and will be having his first Winter Carnival run in the Eye Liner Stakes after missing runs in the Group 1 $700,000 Kirin Doomben 10,000 (1200m) on May 12, in the Group 1 $700,000 Altus Traffic Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m) two weeks later and in the Stradbroke Handicap.

Brisbane’s leading trainer Tony Gollan has three sprinters nominated for the Eye Liner Stakes, Charlie Boy, I’m A Rippa and Most Important.

Most Important will have to back up after finishing eleventh to Santa Ana Lane in the Stradbroke Handicap while I’m A Rippa, second, and Charlie Boy, fourteenth, are coming off a last start in the Listed $100,000 Spear Chief Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast on June 2.

Nominations for the 2018 Eye Line Stakes (1350m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 588×844355 BASSETT (NZ) G 5 Mick Price
2 1970×38118 BUSHY G 8 Gary Duncan 86
3 24271×8300 CHARLIE BOY G 7 Tony Gollan 99
4 7944654210 COOLRING G 7 Joe Cleary
5 1x356x1020 CRYSTAL FOUNTAIN (NZ) M 4 Anthony Freedman
6 x2x533x98x DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir
7 7x6498212x GLENDARA G 7 Barry Baldwin 87.5
8 x21812x312 I’M A RIPPA G 4 Tony Gollan
9 5x6001056x LUCKY HUSSLER G 8 Darren Weir 112
10 472534×402 MAGIC ALIBI M 5 Gerald Ryan
11 70x300588x MARENOSTRO (NZ) G 7 Bradley Hudson
12 8211313×71 MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ) G 5 Peter Gelagotis 102
13 41241×2890 MOST IMPORTANT G 5 Tony Gollan
14 1x6223x322 OINK G 4 Kelly Schweida 85
15 0x26028x72 PRIMAL FLIGHT G 7 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers 83
16 21136×6529 PRIVLAKA G 5 Robert Heathcote 93
17 6x1611x22x RELIGIFY G 7 Chris Waller
18 5x4212x941 SABKHAT G 7 Steven O’dea 87.5
19 1332311100 TOUGHERTHANTHEREST G 4 Chris Waller
20 115×177811 TYZONE G 4 Toby Edmonds

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