2018 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations Feature Impending

May 1, 2018

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations Feature Impending

Last Saturday’s Victory Stakes winner and the defending champion Impending is one of the standout Stradbroke Handicap 2018 nominations taken for this winter’s edition of the Brisbane sprint classic.


Reigning champion Impending headlines the 2018 Stradbroke Handicap nominations for this June. Photo: Steve Hart.

The richest race of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, this season’s Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) runs at Doomben Racecourse over the shorter distance on Saturday June 9.

The official Stradbroke Handicap nominations, along with those for all the major Group 1 races of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, were announced on Tuesday by Racing Queensland and attracted 119 hopefuls.

Godolphin’s Lonhro entire Impending won the race last season as a three-year-old on the back of a lead-up fourth in the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) and is back to defend his title in 2018.

The now four-year-old put the writing on the wall for a big preparation taking out last Saturday’s Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) at Doomben with Damian Brown aboard.

That was his first run since a third to Redzel in Flemington’s Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) last November, and Impending will chase back-to-back Stradbroke Handicap wins for the first time since Black Piranha (2009-10).

Along with Impending, trainer James Cummings has also nominated for well-fancied Street Cry four-year-old Osborne Bulls who has won six of his nine career starts in easier company.

Victory Stakes runner-up Most Important is also Stradbroke Handicap-nominated, the local Tony Gollan-trained I Am Invincible gelding as yet untested in Group 1 company.

One of the best fancied in early Stradbroke Handicap betting this year is the Jenny Graham-trained three-year-old Victorem.

The bay gelding ran a close second to Sambro in last weekend’s Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) and if accepted for the Group 1 in Brisbane will be join Impending (2017) and Sincero (2011) as the most recent three-year-old Stradbroke Handicap winners.

Another standout three-year-old Stradbroke Handicap nominee is the Lindsay Park-trained former Blue Diamond stakes winning filly Catchy.

The daughter of Fastnet Rock returned to winning form last time out in Sydney’s Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) and takes on the older mares this Saturday in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide.

Other top three-year-olds nominated for the Stradbroke Handicap in 2018 include the Toby Edmonds-trained Houtzen, Ciaron Maher’s Gunsynd Classic winner over the mile last weekend Villermont, Darren Weir’s Australian Guineas second placed colt Peaceful State and Bjorn Baker’s Golden Rose / Flight Stakes second placed filly Champagne Cuddles.

The Stradbroke Handicap 2018 nominations also feature the likes of Magic Millions Cup winner Care To Think who is undefeated at Doomben (3:3-0-0), Benjamin Smith’s outstanding mare In Her Time who has secured a spot in the 2018 The Everest field in the spring and the Joe Pride-trained Hawkesbury Cup winning mare Pecans.

Check out the full Stradbroke Handicap 2018 nominations below, the first acceptances open until May 30 with updated odds to open shortly at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

Doomben Racecourse – 09/06/2018

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 22027×0780 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees
2 515177×313 ASHLOR G 4 Dan McCarthy
3 x84588x844 BASSETT (NZ) G 5 Mick Price
4 111140×562 BONS AWAY G 4 Ciaron Maher
5 115330×371 BURNING PASSION G 6 Mark Newnham
6 10x280150x CANTBUYBETTER G 6 Ben Currie
7 2211x1112x CARE TO THINK G 4 Matthew Dunn
8 1330×60371 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
9 x1233x600x CELLARGIRL F 3 Kelly Schweida
10 331511141x CELLARMAN G 4 Chris Waller
11 117x90x CHAMP ELECT F 3 Chris Munce
12 1x1x32222x CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES F 3 Bjorn Baker
13 50x24271x8 CHARLIE BOY G 7 Tony Gollan
14 3x385x666x CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees
15 x21419140x CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 4 Bjorn Baker
16 x7490x3900 DANISH TWIST M 6 Kris Lees
17 x2x533x98x DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir
18 68x008x90x DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
19 543x21811x DREAMFORCE G 5 John P Thompson
20 x0636x500x ECHO EFFECT G 4 Kristen Buchanan
21 x360x3149x ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller
22 x4269x526x ENGLISH M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
23 4126135x EQUAL BALANCE G 3 Kurt Goldman
24 900821×091 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
25 51116×54 FEMME FIREBALL F 3 Robert Heathcote
26 1024x70x05 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 6 Darren Weir
27 451x3126x4 FIRSTHAND G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
28 214x1164x7 FIT FOR PURPOSE G 4 Liam Birchley
29 2x11013x0x FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
30 23475×3848 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller
31 51111x FREDDIE FOX TROT G 3 Les Kelly
32 05x877x241 FRENCH EMOTION M 6 Chris Waller
33 47x12x0201 GLENALL H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
34 5258×62132 GO NICHOLAS (NZ) G 6 Shelley Hale
35 75x319450x GRANDE ROSSO G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
36 731×327216 HANDSOME THIEF (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir
37 1111x336x7 HAVASAY G 5 Liam Birchley
38 144×312116 HOLY BLADE C 3 Darren Weir
39 7561x7060x HONOUR’N’STRENGTH G 4 Melissa Leitch
40 5x3179x316 HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds
41 12x I AM VENUS F 3 Billy & Dale Healey
42 020x21812x I’M A RIPPA G 4 Tony Gollan
43 43341x23x1 IMPENDING H 4 James Cummings
44 23x112x13x IN HER TIME M 5 Benjamin Smith
45 1132741×43 INVINCIBELLA M 4 Chris Waller
46 12x13x350x INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees
47 532x3x211x ITALIA BELLA F 3 Stuart Kendrick
48 x0212x5176 JUST DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees
49 x14126313x KAWAIKINI M 4 Jason Coyle
50 37×5141934 KEN’S DREAM G 4 Darren Weir
51 538724×513 LAND OF PLENTY H 4 Darren Weir
52 02x250x742 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees
53 1184216×50 LUBITON M 4 Bjorn Baker
54 5x6001056x LUCKY HUSSLER G 8 Darren Weir
55 5x20821x59 LYUBA M 5 Darren Weir
56 3320821×15 MISHANI BULLITT C 3 Chris Anderson
57 0x430x701x MISS GUNPOWDER M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
58 411x1170x4 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE G 5 Darryl Hansen
59 228211313x MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ) G 5 Peter Gelagotis
60 0x641241x2 MOST IMPORTANT G 5 Tony Gollan
61 113×11112 MR MARBELLOUZ G 4 Kevin Kemp
62 x1220x2869 MR SNEAKY G 4 Anthony Freedman
63 1344238350 NEW UNIVERSE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
64 1418x1112x NOIRE M 4 Chris Waller
65 1x01x7026x NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees
66 4213x5121x ORDER AGAIN (NZ) G 4 Brian Smith
67 11121×1312 OSBORNE BULLS G 4 James Cummings
68 119x4407x0 OURS TO KEEP G 3 Chris Munce
69 442521118x OZI CHOICE G 5 Darren Weir
70 341x1412x8 PASSAGE OF TIME H 4 Joseph Pride
71 312×17201 PEACEFUL STATE C 3 Darren Weir
72 22x21121x1 PECANS M 4 Joseph Pride
73 673715×579 PERAST C 3 Paul Perry
74 0x30x8916x PERFECT DARE G 5 Matthew Dunn
75 3382121111 PLUCKY GIRL M 4 Toby Edmonds
76 x721136x65 PRIVLAKA G 5 Robert Heathcote
77 0344×14512 PROMPT RESPONSE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
78 3347×28111 QUILISTA M 4 Darren Weir
79 26x2746x31 RIVER RACER M 4 Les Ross
80 723326×281 SAMBRO G 3 Chris Waller
81 55x341x6x0 SANTA ANA LANE G 5 Anthony Freedman
82 221x1166x SASSO CORBARO F 3 Kris Lees
83 x4114214x3 SAVAPINSKI (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
84 7x5114x193 SECRET AGENDA M 5 Mick Price
85 50x11122x9 SEDANZER M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
86 1x117x111 SERENE MISS M 4 Kris Lees
87 0x731x076x SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
88 21250x377x SHOGUN SUN G 3 Kelly Schweida
89 x8485313x1 SIREN’S FURY M 4 Jason Coyle
90 x4211x1153 SNITZ G 3 Matthew Dunn
91 14270x017x SOVEREIGN NATION G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
92 x290x2860x SPIETH (NZ) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
93 483x90x108 SPRIGHT M 4 Garry Frazer
94 8x6132121x STELLAR COLLISION G 5 Darren Weir
95 180x188x1x SUPER CASH M 5 Andrew Noblet
96 30x15x4546 SUPIDO H 6 Michael Kent
97 6225x3317x SYLPHEED M 4 Toby Edmonds
98 x5400x7805 TAKEDOWN G 5 Gary Moore
99 100x02x86x TERRAVISTA G 8 Joseph Pride
100 1112x314x2 TEST THE WORLD (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker
101 70600×8555 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry
102 6x13x1402x THRONUM H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
103 226230×258 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
104 3x1332311x TOUGHERTHANTHEREST G 4 Chris Waller
105 2450x4150x TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
106 1115x1778x TYZONE G 4 Toby Edmonds
107 130x61486x ULMANN G 6 Darren Weir
108 1x1x11257x VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
109 411x1x112 VICTOREM G 3 Jenny Graham
110 212x2411x2 VIDDORA M 5 Lloyd Kennewell
111 3141×74941 VILLERMONT C 3 Ciaron Maher
112 x160x117x2 VOLPE VELOCE M 4 Graham Richardson
113 0x257x145x VOODOO LAD G 6 Darren Weir
114 32x699778x WELL SPRUNG G 5 Kris Lees
115 1 WEONA NICCONI (NZ) G 3 David Vandyke
116 537360×141 WHISPERING BROOK M 4 Darren Weir
117 112x110x35 WHITE MOSS M 4 Jason Coyle
118 411x3184x1 WHYPEEO G 3 Toby Edmonds
119 16×1111312 WIDGEE TURF G 4 Patrick Payne

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