Sunday at the Sunshine Coast sees the postponed...
The Mode Plate 2016 will finally be run and won at Eagle Farm Racecourse this Saturday after the three-years-old fillies’ feature was called off on Saturday.
Heavy cloud cover forced Racing Queensland (RQ) to abandon the $100,000 Listed Peak Sports And Spine Centre Mode Plate (1200m) on George Moore Stakes Day last weekend.
The event has now been added to the Eagle Farm card on December 10 and 19 fillies make up the updated nominations for the set weights sprint, RQ to reinstate the declared field and scratchings.
It should be a nearly identical line-up to that which was engaged last Saturday including plenty of in-form young fillies.
The move has seen the second leg of the Summer Triple Crown for three-year-olds – the $100,000 Listed Gold Edition Stakes (1200m) – moved back a week before the series concludes with the $200,000 Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) on New Year’s Eve, December 31.
The Les Ross-trained River Race was one of the favourites in Mode Plate betting at Ladbrokes.com.au originally after the Hidden Dragon filly ran a brave first-up second over 1000m at the track on November 19.
She crossed a length off Tiyatrolani and gets the chance to go one better second-up.
Her last start conqueror, the Tony Gollan-trained Tiyatrolani is also engaged for the rescheduled rematch chasing back-to-back victories over a similar field of rivals to retain her unbeaten record at Eagle Farm.
Gollan could also accept for his daughter of I Am Invincible, Lipstick Lover, who saluted over 1350m at Doomben in late October.
Also high up the Mode Plate odds, the John & Chris Meagher-trained Savanna Amour is out to post her third win on the trot.
She won at the Sunshine Coast during the winter before a Doomben success over 1100m on November 5.
A subsequent winning Deagon barrier trial has her fit for her return.
Other last start winners in the mix include the Kurt Goldman-trained Eckstein who went back-to-back in Sydney during October and the Matthew Dunn-trained Sebring filly Isla Tristana last seen winning a Class 2 over 1100m at Rosehill on December 3.
Set to return in the Mode Plate are a number of other nice types including Chris Munce’s last start Doomben winner in July Snow Fields and the Steven O’Dea-trained Candika.
Candika is a nicely-bred daughter of Sebring who hasn’t raced since her eighth in the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) as a two-year-old in June.
She has plenty of form around good horses however including her third to Capitalist in the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic in January.
Other livewire chances include Munce’s super-consistent Nicconi Leggera, the Stuart Kendrick-trained Star Witness filly Rare Occurrence and Sydney raider Gibraltar Girl for Peter & Paul Snowden.
Check out the Mode Plate 2016 nominations below, the field and barriers out on Wednesday followed by updated markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.
2016 Mode Plate Nominations
Eagle Farm Racecourse – 10/12/2016
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|2||4x742201x5||RARE OCCURRENCE||F||3||Stuart Kendrick||70|
|3||128×1123||NICCONI LEGGERA||F||3||Chris Munce||74.5|
|4||3372x221x2||RIVER RACER||F||3||Les Ross||69|
|8||1x169420x8||TWO SHOES||F||3||Tony Sears||67|
|9||85×112||GIBRALTAR GIRL||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||72|
|10||341×1||SAVANNA AMOUR||F||3||John & Chris Meagher||67|
|11||045x961x||SNOW FIELDS||F||3||Chris Munce||65|
|13||270×102||DON’T DOUBT HER||F||3||Rodney Northam||61|
|14||4231||LIPSTICK LOVER||F||3||Tony Gollan||63|
|15||7151||CHASE THE WIND||F||3||John Dann||65|
|16||116||ICE FROST||F||3||Darlene Duryea||65|
|17||35213||SHE’S SO MEAN||F||3||Darryl Hansen||60|
|18||20×11||ISLA TRISTANA||F||3||Matthew Dunn||65|
|19||6362x||CALIENTE D’ORO||F||3||Barry Lockwood||–|
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