La Bella Diosa Heads 2017 Coolmore Classic Nominations

March 6, 2017

La Bella Diosa Heads 2017 Coolmore Classic Nominations

Early Australian Oaks favourite La Bella Diosa has her next lead-up into ‘The Championships’ leading the Coolmore Classic 2017 nominations for this Saturday at Rosehill Gardens.

La Bella Diosa

Australian Oaks favourite La Bella Diosa is nominated for a 2017 Coolmore Classic run against the mares this Saturday at Rosehill. Photo: Steve Hart.

Continuing the elite level action of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival this weekend is the $600,000 Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for fillies and mares.

The Coolmore Classic nominations on Monday attracted twenty-five hopefuls including six three-year-old fillies out to take on the older mares in the quality handicap.

Fillies enjoyed a strong record in the Coolmore Classic Results from 1985 – 2009 with eleven victories, but none have won since the great Typhoon Tracy (2009).

Of those out to break the drought this weekend the headliner is the Mandy & Matt Brown-trained Kiwi visitor La Bella Diosa.

Typhoon Tracy (2009) was the last three-year-old Coolmore Classic winner

The talented daughter of So You Think won the Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas (1600m) at home last November before a first-up run down under on February 25 at Randwick.

There on a Heavy (9) track she beat the gun Chris Waller-trained Doncaster Mile-bound Omei Sword in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) and she’ll be right in the mix again if there’s rain around in Sydney on Saturday.

La Bella Diosa will only improve the further she gets and she is already the $6 pre-field favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au for the $1 million Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) on April 8 during ‘The Championships’ at Randwick.

The filly La Bella Diosa beat home first-up, Omei Sword is another key Coolmore Classic nomination for the weekend.

Sydney’s best, Waller chases his first win in the race with his progressive daughter of High Chaparral who caught the eye with her fast-finishing second in the Surround Stakes after her return was delayed.

She looked to have lost none of her shine despite the setback and will be fitter second-up tracking towards an April 1 run in the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m).

Waller has also nominated for Foxwedge filly Foxplay who ran a luckless fourth in the Surround Stakes, five-year-old French Emotion who was runner-up in the spring’s Myer Classic and Shillelagh.

Last year’s Coolmore Classic winner was the ill-fated Ron Quinton-trained Peeping (2016) and Quinton is back chasing successive wins this season with his four-year-olds Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms.

Daysee Doom has a stellar record of five wins and a third from eight starts to date and comes off a first-up third in the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill on February 18.

Stablemate Dixie Blossoms will be third-up off a blistering six and a half-length win on a bog Randwick track in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m).

Newcastle’s Benjamin Smith has nominated for his flying four-year-old In Her Time, the daughter of Time Thief chasing her fifth win on the trot.

In Her Time has won the Group 2 Breeders Classic – Millie Fox double this campaign, the second leg won by over two lengths, and could be the one to beat again on the weekend.

Other key entries include Andrew Noblet’s Victorian raider Silent Sedition coming off the Mannerism Stakes win on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day, Wenona Girl Handicap winner in the mud last Saturday Rocket Commander and runner-up in the same race Hieroglyphics would could be on the quick back-up.

Check out the full Coolmore Classic 2017 nominations below, the field out on Wednesday followed by updated markets at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of Odds Boost (T&Cs apply).

2017 Coolmore Classic Nominations

Rosehill Gardens Racecourse – 11/04/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 111×84 ABBEY MARIE M 4 Michael Kent
2 118x359x47 DANISH TWIST M 5 Kris Lees
3 111x5411x3 DAYSEE DOOM M 4 Ron Quinton
4 2x44434x24 DENMAGIC M 4 David Pfieffer 97
5 2x20214x31 DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 4 Ron Quinton
6 3x12x210x2 EURO ANGEL (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 99
7 x1240x518x FIRST SEAL M 5 John P Thompson 110
8 212x114x24 FOXPLAY F 3 Chris Waller
9 x672162x88 FRENCH EMOTION M 5 Chris Waller 100
10 x3611x9213 GLOBAL GLAMOUR F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
11 22x41670x9 HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin 103
12 254x24x112 HIEROGLYPHICS M 5 Anthony Cummings 91
13 124×619155 I TOLD GEORGIE M 4 Danny Williams 70
14 x9205x1111 IN HER TIME M 4 Benjamin Smith
15 14x3111x1 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) F 3 Mandy & Matt Brown
16 1x01x7 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake 82
17 129x12x2 OMEI SWORD F 3 Chris Waller
18 316220×651 ROCKET COMMANDER M 5 Matthew Dale 96
19 1x556520x1 SEBRING DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 1x51024x94 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 88
21 212x231x21 SILENT SEDITION M 4 Andrew Noblet
22 x402211Fx7 SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive 103
23 13x68x2305 SOLD FOR SONG M 4 Kevin Kemp 90
24 10x2248x42 THAMES COURT M 4 David Brideoake
25 515x0560x2 ZANBAGH M 6 John P Thompson

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