Kuro Tops 2016 Bribie Handicap Nominations & Weights

December 13, 2016

Kuro Tops 2016 Bribie Handicap Nominations & Weights

Joe Pride’s Sydney sprinter Kuro is the highest-rated and weighted nominee for the Bribie Handicap 2016 in Brisbane this weekend.

Kuro

Sydney raider Kuro is allocated top weight for Saturday’s 2016 Bribie Handicap at Doomben in Brisbane. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The $100,000 Listed South Pacific Laundry Bribie Handicap (1050m) is one of six Listed features running at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday and attracted a bumper 27 nominations on Monday.

Heading the line-up and weights with 59.5kg is Pride’s Denman five-year-old Kuro who comes off a Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) win at Rosehill from December 3.

The gelding carried 55.5kg to victory in that sprint showdown and rises notably in weights ahead of his third run at the Doomben track on Saturday.

He has enjoyed a win and a third from his two previous runs at the course and returns there for the first time since May of 2015.

Kuro boasts stellar form over the short distance (17-5-2-3) and only needs to handle the weight to add a second Doomben win to his record if accepted for.

Following in the Bribie Handicap weights with 58kg is the Kelso Wood-trained Into The Red who defends his title in the race after winning April’s edition.

A three-time winner at the track, the six-year-old son of Not A Single Doubt comes off a first-up sixth behind Most Important in the Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on December 3.

He has won two-from-three over the shorter distance of Saturday’s showdown and took out the race when it ran over the same track / distance in late April carrying 58.5kg.

Into The Red also won the Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm in June and so has plenty of class.

Wood has also nominated for the returning Yoho, the Sequalo six-year-old last seen winning the Ballina Cup over a mile back in early September.

Also nominated for a first-up run in Saturday’s Bribie Handicap is the Tony Gollan-trained Casual Choice who won three on the trot last time in.

He hasn’t raced since a 1100m victory at Doomben in early April carrying 59kg, which followed a late February win over 1050m at the track and his Group 3 Gold Coast Stakes (1200m) success in March.

The Choisir seven-year-old has enjoyed three wins and two thirds from eight Doomben starts and has finished worse than second just once in six starts over the Bribie Handicap distance.

Gollan has a total of four Bribie Handicap entries with Casual Choice joined by veteran eight-year-old Rocket To Glory, well-performed Sequalo seven-year-old The Storeman and Jet Spur mare Vienna Queen.

Other notable nominees include the Pat Duff-trained Steel Zip lining-up for his 75th career start and Barry Lockwood’s smart mare Hidden Pearl who is a Doomben specialist (4-3-0-1).

Check out the full Bribie Handicap 2016 nominations below, the field and barriers out on Wednesday followed by markets at our preferred online sportsbook Ladbrokes.com.au.

2016 Bribie Handicap Nominations

Doomben Racecourse – 17/12/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 50x360x221 KURO (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 1 59.5kg 103
2 6x151722x6 INTO THE RED G 6 Kelso Wood 2 58kg 100
3 13706x111x CASUAL CHOICE G 7 Tony Gollan 3 57.5kg 99
4 6117533×50 ROCKET TO GLORY G 8 Tony Gollan 4= 57kg 98
5 1036x3430x STEEL ZIP G 9 Pat Duff 4= 57kg 98
6 1521238x7x ARCHITECT G 6 Sherrie Lawlor 6= 55kg 94
7 1x10x1154x HIDDEN PEARL M 6 Barry Lockwood 6= 54kg 94
8 0896×12340 HARD STRIDE G 6 Tony Sears 8= 54.5kg 93
9 062113046x PILLAR OF CREATION G 7 Tony Sears 8= 54.5kg 93
10 75542154×0 STRATURBO G 7 Gary Portelli 10 54kg 92
11 220313x68x SOLD FOR SONG M 4 Kevin Kemp 11 54kg 90
12 x36106357x CHOICE BRO G 7 Tony Sears 12= 54kg 89
13 328×209653 TREVINDER G 6 Robert Heathcote 12= 54kg 89
14 x18441020x UPSTART PRIDE G 5 Michael Nolan 14 54kg 88
15 717x07989x FALINO G 9 Darren Bell 15 54kg 87
16 0519121819 SPORTING PAGE G 8 Olivia Cairns 16= 54kg 86
17 1502298×23 WICKED INTENT H 4 Chris Munce 16= 54kg 86
18 25159×9612 LADY JETSETTER M 5 Liam Birchley 18= 54kg 85
19 57738×5644 THE STOREMAN G 7 Tony Gollan 18= 54kg 85
20 2x1622811x YOHO G 6 Kelso Wood 20 54kg 83
21 x32113x465 ANOTHER WHISKEY G 5 Steele Ryan 21= 54kg 79.5
22 x5384x17x6 VIENNA QUEEN M 6 Tony Gollan 21= 54kg 79.5
23 8176337180 FREQUENDLY M 4 Les Ross 23 54kg 76.5
24 1211×1 TUMBLER M 5 Barry Lockwood 24 54kg 75
25 115222x67x LA DOLCE VITA M 4 Bradley Smith 25= 54kg 72.5
26 215x08x13 SUNDANCE G 3 Toby Edmonds 25= 54kg 72.5
27 054×521171 SWEET REPEAT M 4 Ross Coveney 27 54kg 68

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