Impending Tops 2017 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations & Odds

November 14, 2017

Impending Tops 2017 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations & Odds

All-in Winterbottom Stakes 2017 betting on Perth’s premier sprint race is now out with Impending the early favourite to take out the December 2 classic at Ascot Racecourse.


Stradbroke Handicap winner Impending leads early 2017 Winterbottom Stakes odds on the Group 1 Perth sprint this December at Ascot Racecourse. Photo: Steve Hart.

The second elite level of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival 2017-18, this season’s Group 1 $1 million Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) attracted a bumper 53 nominations.

Heading the pre-field Winterbottom Stakes odds at and one of two nominees for Godolphin’s James Cummings is four-year-old Lonhro entire Impending ($4).

Chasing his maiden win since Brisbane’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) back in June, Impending has had two solid runs for two placings this spring.

The latest was just last Saturday down the famous Flemington straight in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) when a brave third behind The Everest champion Redzel.

The run was enough to see bookmakers elevate Impending to the top of the early Winterbottom Stakes markets for his possible trip over to WA, the Darley Classic producing Buffering (4th in 2015) for his second Winterbottom Stakes success two years ago.

Chetwood ($26) is the other Godolphin-raced Winterbottom Stakes nomination for 2017, the Exceed And Excel five-year-old not having raced since a second last at Newcastle in March.

He has trialled twice since including a runaway 12.5 length winning hitout over 900m at Canterbury on November 3 and is two-from-three first-up over his career.

Following Impending closely in the open futures Winterbottom Stakes betting odds are State Solicitor ($5), Viddora ($6) and Rock Magic ($7).

State Solicitor is the best fancied of the locals, the Nicconi five-year-old prepared by Grant Williams and former jockey turned trainer Alana Williams who rode the 2001 Winterbottom Stakes winner Fair Alert to victory.

A winner of three of his five Ascot starts and six of his nine 1200m assignments to date, State Solicitor was sixth to Takedown when only a length beaten in the Winterbottom Stakes results last summer.

He has won twice since including a lead-up 1100m victory on October 21 at the track with Perth’s prolific hoop and dual Winterbottom Stakes winning jockey William Pike in the saddle.

Four of the past six Winterbottom Stakes winners came off a lead-up victory, but none were in non-Black Type company.

Viddora is an Adelaide-trained mare from the Morphettville stables of Lloyd Kennewell, the in-form daughter of I Am Invincible well-supported for her trip to Perth.

She has had two Moonee Valley Group 1 runs this spring when runner-up to She Will Reign only a nostril flare beaten first-up in the Moir Stakes (1000m) and then just two lengths away fourth to Hey Doc in the Manikato Stakes.

Rock Magic meanwhile is Perth-trained veteran sprinter prepared by Chris Gangemi, the Redoute’s Choice eight-year-old looking to join Buffering (2015) as the only eight-year-old winners of the race in over 30 years.

Rock Magic was third in last year’s Winterbottom Stakes trifecta and returns to the Ascot track for the first time since a Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) win in May.

His final lead-up was in last Saturday’s Darley Classic when sixth as a $41 roughie, improvement expected back home in Perth.

Other notable Winterbottom Stakes nominations include last start Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Santa Ana Lane, Tony McEvoy’s Manikato Stakes winner Hey Doc and the Lindsay Park-trained mare Fuhryk.

See below for the full Winterbottom Stakes 2017 Nominations before locking in your early Perth summer racing tips online through

2017 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations

Ascot Racecourse – 02/12/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x63394x253 BALL OF MUSCLE G 7 Joseph Pride 58.5kg
2 71152x753x BOURNE SUPREMACY G 6 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg 84
3 68x316164x CALABRIA JOE G 6 Cliff Green 58.5kg 75
4 1x1069611x CALANDA G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 58.5kg
5 x1111x659x CHETWOOD G 5 James Cummings 58.5kg
6 00x5358x1x DISPOSITION G 6 Adam Durrant 58.5kg 102
7 23x4223x0x DREAM LIFTER G 8 Paul Hunter 58.5kg 97
8 42226x438x DURENDAL G 6 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg 98
9 x2504x527x EL DIVINO H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
10 6x79770x31 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 58.5kg
11 743x1024x7 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 6 Darren Weir 58.5kg
12 1x218x211x FLOYD G 4 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg 76
13 x34423x654 HELLBENT H 5 Darren Weir 58.5kg
14 31196x140x HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy 58.5kg
15 12x50020x2 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 6 Peter Gelagotis 58.5kg
16 4x643341x2 IMPENDING H 4 James Cummings 58.5kg
17 x21213416x IT’S IT G 6 Sharon Miller 58.5kg 96
18 1478×04551 KEEN ARRAY G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 58.5kg
19 3318341322 LOCKROY G 6 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg 80
20 x14164x23x MADASSA G 6 Lindsey Smith 58.5kg 96
21 15x1670x7x MALAGUERRA G 6 Peter Gelagotis 58.5kg
22 0x2125x643 MALIBU STYLE G 6 Neville Parnham 58.5kg
23 x15233112x PROFIT STREET G 6 Peter & Matthew Giadresco 58.5kg 95
24 10x19110x0 QUATRONIC G 5 Matthew Dunn 58.5kg
25 x371048x13 REBEL KING G 6 Darren Mcauliffe 58.5kg 92
26 31215221×6 RED PADDY (NZ) G 6 Simon A Miller 58.5kg
27 x21x105x10 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 58.5kg
28 23x4011x43 ROCK MAGIC G 8 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg
29 11x151x1 SALORSCI G 4 Jeff Noske 58.5kg 79
30 49155x341x SANTA ANA LANE H 5 Anthony Freedman 58.5kg
31 11x116x61x STATE SOLICITOR G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg 88
32 x11113812x TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 4 Joseph Pride 58.5kg
33 16x847x540 TAKEDOWN G 5 Gary Moore 58.5kg
34 8×03122344 THE MONSTAR G 7 Brett Cavanough 58.5kg
35 9x146x00x9 THE QUARTERBACK G 7 Robbie Griffiths 58.5kg
36 x58042x33x THE RIVER G 4 Trevor Andrews 58.5kg 74
37 15x125x121 TO EXCESS G 4 Tracey Bartley 58.5kg
38 1x211511x3 VARIATION G 4 Stephen Miller 58.5kg
39 9171x1x112 VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 58.5kg
40 0x257x145x VOODOO LAD G 6 Darren Weir 58.5kg
41 2512x116x4 CAIPIRINHA M 4 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 82
42 7218x6x031 COOL PASSION M 6 Tony McEvoy 56.5kg
43 1x34212x1x DAINTY TESS M 4 Daniel Morton 56.5kg 90
44 22x2220x70 ELLICAZOOM M 4 Neville Parnham 56.5kg
45 410x21x78x FUHRYK M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
46 24×1521611 METEOROID M 6 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 96
47 30x10210x4 MISS GUNPOWDER M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
48 2x1460x435 SHEIDEL M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
49 x143x180x1 SUPER CASH M 5 Andrew Noblet 56.5kg
50 10x4810x9x SWEET SHERRY M 4 Brent Stanley 56.5kg
51 x22x212x2x VIDDORA M 5 Lloyd Kennewell 56.5kg
52 1x27306x53 WHISPERING BROOK M 4 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 87
53 12×11 OCEAN JEWEL F 3 Simon A Miller 52.5kg

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