Azkadellia Heads 2016 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

May 4, 2016

Azkadellia Heads 2016 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

Ciaron Maher’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes winning mare Azkadellia is early favourite of the Stradbroke Handicap 2016 nominations taken by Queensland Racing this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.


Early 2016 Stradbroke Handicap favourite Azkadellia is prepared by last year’s winning trainer Ciaron Maher. Photo: Steve Hart.

Nominations for the six Group 1 majors of the carnival closed this week including those for the state’s richest race, the $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) that runs at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 11.

The Stradbroke Handicap attracted a bumper 100 nominations this season, early all-in betting at led by four-year-old Shinko King mare Azkadellia.

She ran third in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) behind superstar Winx two back before taking out Randwick’s Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) last start on April 9.

Caulfield-based trainer Maher won the Stradbroke Handicap last year with another then four-year-old mare Srikandi and currently Azkadellia pays $4.40 to hand him with back-to-back wins in the classic.

He has also nominated for Girl Guide who runs in the Listed Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool this week.

Along with Srikandi (2015) the other most recent mare to win the Stradbroke Handicap was Mid Summer Music (2012).

Other notable mares in the mix this year include Chris Waller’s Breeders Classic winner Amicus and The Galaxy champion Griante.

Of the fillies the best fancied in early Stradbroke Handicap betting is the John O’Shea-trained daughter of Lonhro Ghisoni ($15), last seen running fifth to Japonisme in the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) in Sydney.

Following Azkadellia in the Stradbroke Handicap markets currently are Malaguerra ($5) and Black Heart Bart ($7), both also nominated on Wednesday morning.

Lee & Anthony Freedman train four-year-old Malaguerra, co-trainer Lee Freedman having won the classic 20 years ago with Danasinga (1996).

The horse’s last start produced a sixth to English in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m), a race the Darren Weir-trained fellow Straddie hopeful Black Heart Bart ran a nice second in.

That follows the former Perth-trained gelding’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) second at Flemington and Group 3 Caulfield win in late March.

Another in-form interstate raider high up the Stradbroke markets is the Bjorn Baker-trained Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) winner Music Magnate ($11).

He sits just above the Todd Willian-trained Victory Stakes third placegetter Artlee ($12), Waller’s Arrowfield Stakes runner-up Counterattack ($12) and Fell Swoop ($12) in betting.

Not A Single Doubt four-year-old Fell Swoop is prepared in Canberra by Matthew Dale and put the writing on the wall for a big winter in Brisbane last Saturday at Doomben.

Following a second to subsequent HK Chairman’s Sprint Prize winner Chautauqua in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) in Sydney, Fell Swoop enjoyed a good win as the odds-on favourite in last weekend’s Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m).

Also featured in the Stradbroke Handicap early entries are the likes of Barry Campbell’s star Tasmanian galloper Admiral, local Rothesay three-year-old Havasay who ran third in last weekend’s Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1630m), the Joe Pride-trained I Am Zelady, Waller’s Darley Classic winner Delectation and his star Group 1 winning stablemate Japonisme.

The 2016 Stradbroke Handicap first acceptances close on June 1 so now is the time to head to and back your early selections at the hottest odds!

2016 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

Eagle Farm Racecourse – 11/06/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 15x511111x ADMIRAL G 4 Barry Campbell
2 1005x1903x AMICUS M 4 Chris Waller
3 1x170x6351 AMOVATIO G 5 Chris Waller
4 7111x39x93 ARTLEE G 5 Todd Willan
5 123x21231x AZKADELLIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher
6 26x118x358 BACHMAN G 4 Gerald Ryan
7 3124x BAROOD C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
8 9607x3310x BIG MONEY G 6 Rodney Northam
9 111492×212 BLACK HEART BART G 5 Darren Weir
10 112126×68 BLUEBERRY HILL F 3 Liam Birchley
11 370x11x251 CASHING UP G 3 Barry Lockwood
12 20x2600x16 CHARLIE BOY G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
13 11541×9621 CHARMED HARMONY G 6 John Sadler
14 4570x750x8 CHIVALRY H 4 Darren Weir
15 5739×12326 COOLRING G 5 Bjorn Baker
16 x1513x352x COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller
17 6123×52311 DANISH TWIST M 4 Kris Lees
18 x6241x597x DELECTATION G 4 Chris Waller
19 1×2131 DIVINE CENTURI F 3 Stuart Kendrick
20 15x13x735x DOTHRAKI G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
21 71202x409x ECHO GAL M 4 Gai Waterhouse
22 111×111 ELEGANT COMPOSURE M 4 Chris Anderson
23 57143×0483 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
24 25x1212x14 FEDERAL G 4 John O’Shea
25 41111×2421 FELL SWOOP G 4 Matthew Dale
26 16231319×6 FIGTREE G 4 Gwenda Markwell
27 3x652x445x GENERALIFE G 6 John O’Shea
28 11x165x GHISONI F 3 John O’Shea
29 820x8800x2 GIRL GUIDE M 6 Ciaron Maher
30 3x11x1248x GOD’S IN HIM G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
31 32587x016x GRIANTE M 5 David Brideoake
32 38×2211223 HAVASAY G 3 Liam Birchley
33 0x4034497x HEART TESTA G 6 Chris Waller
34 111x5070x6 HI WORLD H 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
35 4700x1900x HOOKED H 5 John P Thompson
36 x0066200x1 HOPFGARTEN G 5 Robert Heathcote
37 3x23x4131x I AM ZELADY M 4 Joseph Pride
38 1431x3531x JAPONISME G 3 Chris Waller
39 x122x0130x KAEPERNICK G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 9x131170x1 KAYJAY’S JOY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
41 1x115222x6 LA DOLCE VITA F 3 Bradley Smith
42 64414110×0 LA PASSE M 5 Darren Weir
43 312x12217x LE ROMAIN G 3 Kris Lees
44 52x8625x40 LE VAL G 5 Noel Doyle
45 124062123x LIBERATION H 4 Barry Lockwood
46 042270x00x LORD OF THE SKY H 5 Robbie Laing
47 x11211x116 MALAGUERRA G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
48 49x73331x6 MISCHIEVOUS DEVIL G 4 Peter & William Hulbert
49 x33954835x MISS COVER GIRL M 4 Kelly Schweida
50 813920×411 MISS PROMISCUITY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
51 1x7161x MR INDIVIDUAL C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
52 x52x2311x1 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 4 Bjorn Baker
53 x36460460x NINTH LEGION G 6 Peter Robl
54 619x200x61 NOSTRADAMUS H 4 Phillip Stokes
55 0x2x477022 ONEMOREZETA M 4 Kris Lees
56 21x2930x94 PEACE FORCE M 6 Gerald Ryan
57 2x253x1307 PERIGNON F 3 Gerald Ryan
58 2602010×21 PRECIOUS GEM M 6 Henry Dwyer
59 42x43911x4 PRIVLAKA G 3 Robert Heathcote
60 41435×0011 RAGEESE C 3 Darren Weir
61 411413111x RANGIPO G 3 Tony Pike
62 6×10454122 RELIGIFY G 5 Chris Waller
63 00x0x6578x RIVER LAD G 8 Kris Lees
64 57523x200x ROCK STURDY H 5 Joseph Pride
65 1250x10x2x SABATINI M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope
66 1x56x4041x SACRED STAR G 6 Tony Pike
67 114×1923 SANTA ANA LANE G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
68 004510×571 SCARLET BILLOWS M 5 Darren Weir
69 5x5350x513 SERENADE F 3 Michael Moroney
70 x24111x341 SHEIDEL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
71 5x2110x1 SIR BACCHUS G 3 Chris Waller
72 x6712x2413 SIR MOMENTS G 5 Steven O’dea
73 121×2 SOLD FOR SONG F 3 Kevin Kemp
74 7114x3820x SOOBOOG C 3 Darren Weir
75 217×01 SPIETH (NZ) C 3 Bryce Heys
76 1x623x1481 SPILL THE BEANS C 3 Gerald Ryan
77 615x23543x SPUR LE JOUER G 4 Stuart Kendrick
78 1x1x1x141x START WONDERING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
79 512111036x STEEL ZIP G 8 Pat Duff
80 11x1319x STELLAR COLLISION G 3 Darren Weir
81 1310x7236x STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir
82 4480x82x34 STRAWBERRY BOY G 7 Chris Waller
83 6x1x1x11x1 SUPIDO H 4 Michael Kent
84 14178x179x SURE AND FAST G 4 Paul Murray
85 x3467x243x TAKEDOWN G 3 Gary Moore
86 1 THE VIRGINIAN G 3 Toby Edmonds
87 4x3133x22x THE WACO KID G 5 Barry Lockwood
88 2205x1108x TIVACI C 3 Michael Moroney
89 115×340512 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE C 3 Desleigh Forster
90 x361111x13 TRUBIA H 4 Michael Lakey
91 3×13731128 TUSCAN SLING M 5 Darren Weir
92 227222×612 TWO BLUE M 7 Kristen Buchanan
93 3x523264x3 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 5 Robert Smerdon
94 13641x054x VEZALAY M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
95 x022x4617x WAWAIL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
96 17145334×2 WORTHY CAUSE H 4 John Zielke
97 x389x84258 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 5 Michael Moroney
98 46531×9472 ZEBRINZ G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens
99 13x390x2x1 ZEBULON (NZ) G 4 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
100 x5228316x0 ZIN ZAN EDDIE G 6 Matthew Smith

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