Dawn Passage Leads 100 Stradbroke Handicap 2020 Nominations

May 6, 2020

Dawn Passage Leads 100 Stradbroke Handicap 2020 Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm closed this week with in-form colt Dawn Passage the early favourite of the 100 early entries for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival classic.

Dawn Passage. Photo: Steve Hart.

Dawn Passage is early favourite in 2020 Stradbroke Handicap betting for this winter. Photo: Steve Hart.

With Coronavirus reaping havoc on the Australian racing calendar, there’s been plenty of major changes to the winter line-up in the Sunshine State.

Racing Queensland however are pressing on with the 2020 edition of the time-honoured Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), the event taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 6.

Prize money across the carnival has been drastically reduced including this year’s Stradbroke Handicap offering $350,000 in stakes.

That hasn’t stopped the quality of the Stradbroke Handicap nominations however with plenty of top-class sprinters in the mix.

All-in Stradbroke Handicap 2020 odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au list the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Dawn Approach colt Dawn Passage as the narrow $8 favourite.

The three-year-old was last seen winning the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) at Rosehill by nearly three lengths on ANZAC Day, form the bookies predict could stack up in the tougher test against the older horses next month.

Dawn Passage, if accepted into the Stradbroke Handicap field, will look to be the second three-year-old in four years to salute following the recent success of Impending (2017).

Following closely on the second line of futures Stradbroke Handicap betting at $9 is Greyworm for Hawkes Racing.

Head trainer John Hawkes chases his first Stradbroke success since that of Crawl back in 2001 and his maiden in partnership with sons Wayne and Michael.

Master Of Design five-year-old Greyworm is a 1400m specialist having won three of his five starts over the distance and placed in the other two ahead of the Stradbroke Handicap in Queensland.

He was last seen winning at Randwick on April 18 in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) and should relish the extra metres in the winter Group 1.

Team Hawkes have also nominated for four-year-old mare Amangiri and the progressive Outrageous as their potential Stradbroke Handicap horses in 2020.

A key Stradbroke Handicap lead-up runs in Brisbane this Saturday with the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1200m) featuring the likes of Godolphin’s Group 1 winner Kementari for last year’s Stradbroke winning trainer James Cummings, The Kosciuszko runner-up Victorem, Gold Coast galloper Tyzone, consistent Commands gelding Bandipur and the Tony Gollan-trained Magic Millions Cup winner Vega One.

Along with Kementari, Cummings has nominated for nine other runners in the hunt for back-to-back Stradbroke Handicap wins including the defending champion Trekking.

Street Cry gelding Trekking has been in strong form since his Stradbroke win including a Group 2 Caulfield victory in the Schillachi Stakes, a third in the $14 million The Everest and second in Rosehill’s Redzel Stakes over 1300m.

After a trip to Perth when fourth in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) last December, Trekking has had two autumn runs this campaign with his latest producing the second to Greyworm in the Hall Mark Stakes.

He carried a hefty 60kg that day and will again be heavily weighted as such a highly-credentialed runner when he returns in the Stradbroke looking to be the race’s first dual champions since Black Piranha (2009-10).

The Stradbroke Handicap first acceptances close on May 27 followed by the final field on June 2.

Click here for the latest all-in 2020 Stradbroke Handicap betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 180x1334x0 ALL TOO ROYAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2 0x4316x391 AMANGIRI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
3 28×5122107 ASHARANI M 4 Kris Lees
4 201x165x22 BACCARAT BABY M 4 David Vandyke
5 3321722213 BAM’S ON FIRE M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 164466×612 BANDIPUR G 5 Kelly Purdy
7 11267×5338 BANGKOK M 5 Allan Denham
8 6x3111x31 BARODA F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
9 1217x8x BELLEVUE HILL C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
10 803523×604 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 6 James Cummings
11 790x017x55 BOLD ARIAL M 4 Billy Healey
12 1x88880x99 BRAVE SONG G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
13 3255x0300x CADOGAN G 6 Kevin Corstens
14 33x413494x CHAPTER AND VERSE G 5 Desleigh Forster
15 6306x010x0 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 5 Kris Lees
16 1214190×54 COLPO DI TAMBURO G 5 Leo Roche
17 4x578x568x CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 6 Bjorn Baker
18 1 DAULAT TAI PANAZIZ G 3 John Holcombe
19 13x156x281 DAWN PASSAGE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
20 x1213115x8 DEEP IMAGE G 6 Robert Heathcote
21 0527×52064 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees
22 x12714x546 DEPRIVE G 5 James Cummings
23 521x11111x EMERALD KINGDOM G 5 Robert Heathcote
24 31131D27x4 ENTERPRISE PRINCE H 4 Michael Lakey
25 0x1127x53x EXHILARATES F 3 James Cummings
26 x8x337144x FEMME FIREBALL M 5 Robert Heathcote
27 7x504x080x FIESTA M 4 Chris Waller
28 03x113x124 FISTICUFFS G 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
29 16117×1 FITUESE F 3 John Thompson
30 12×0414621 FREDDIE FOX TROT G 5 Les Kelly
31 6430x50x22 GARIBALDI C 3 Tony Gollan
32 11x1x GIN ’N’ BITTERS M 4 Billy Healey
33 440x3440x4 GRAFF H 4 Kris Lees
34 x4132x1141 GRAND PIANO G 3 John Thompson
35 230x01223x GREY MISSILE G 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds
36 x91311x141 GREYWORM G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
37 832316×359 HAUNTED G 5 James Cummings
38 2x28x214x1 HIGHTAIL G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
39 x524720x37 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 8 James Cummings
40 x5x17118x3 I AM ELOQUENT F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
41 865375×371 IN HIS STRIDE G 7 Rex Lipp
42 5049337311 IRISH SONGS G 4 Kurt Goldman
43 90×6274284 IRITHEA M 6 Bjorn Baker
44 23x560800x JONKER H 4 David Atkins
45 2439x27x33 KEMENTARI G 5 James Cummings
46 84x4183x9x KRONE M 4 Tony Gollan
47 96x30x30x4 LE ROMAIN G 7 Kris Lees
48 x4274x2442 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman
49 x41011x970 MADAM ROUGE M 4 Chris Waller
50 92457×6640 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) G 6 Tony Noonan
51 121x7574x5 MILITARY ZONE G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
52 4111330×16 MISHANI HUSTLER G 4 Les Ross
53 x77182624x MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees
54 7x11x520x0 NEVER NO MORE (IRE) H 4 Lindsey Smith
55 022x81412x NICCANOVA G 6 Steve Tregea
56 3x26024x11 NIEDORP F 3 Tony Gollan
57 x420142x8x OLMEDO (FR) H 5 Kacy Fogden
58 x324698824 ORIENTAL RUNNER G 6 John Smerdon
59 5700x1281x OUTBACK BARBIE M 4 Tony Gollan
60 46x3157x33 OUTRAGEOUS G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
61 02x545310x PENNINO M 4 Darryl Hansen
62 2x21x26x2 PETRONIUS C 3 Gary Moore
63 13x4231x21 PHAISTOS G 4 James Cummings
64 03104210×1 RANIER G 4 James Cummings
65 531222952x RECKLESS CHOICE G 5 Steven O’Dea
66 7x4600327x REDOUBLE G 6 Bjorn Baker
67 1113x4220x RIGHT OR WRONG G 8 Lindsay Gough
68 9x06724x58 RIVER RACER M 6 Les Ross
69 1121×81 ROCHA CLOCK F 3 John O’Shea
70 9x1210431x ROMANI GIRL (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
71 1x310x42 RUUCA C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
72 42x03736x8 SAMBRO G 5 Chris Waller
73 14x225x626 SANTA ANA LANE G 7 Anthony Freedman
74 4101×12766 SAVATIANO M 5 James Cummings
75 12223×11 SCATHING G 3 Chris Munce
76 x111626x45 SCOUT G 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
77 x17x16300x SESAR H 4 Kacy Fogden
78 471x1515x0 SIGNORE FOX H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
79 112×485311 SILVERA G 6 Tony Gollan
80 22x3554x14 SNOGGING M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
81 8x211232x1 SOXAGON G 4 Mark Currie
82 215x58x98x SPECIAL MISSILE G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman
83 12×0132314 STAMPE G 3 Chris Munce
84 7114×2410 STAR OF MICHELIN G 3 Stuart Kendrick
85 2x4112179x STARKERS G 4 Chris Munce
86 2160×12592 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
87 3x53102x20 SUNLIGHT M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
88 1332×64501 SWEET SCANDAL M 5 Chris Waller
89 x05120x841 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 6 Kris Lees
90 x211213x42 TAMBO’S MATE G 4 Stuart Kendrick
91 80x6011x30 TELEPLAY M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
92 18x1110x82 THE INEVITABLE G 4 Patrick Payne
93 x41251111x THE KINGDOM G 4 Les Kelly
94 4631348111 THE ODYSSEY C 3 Kelly Schweida
95 1x81324x72 TREKKING G 5 James Cummings
96 32231×1092 TRUMBULL (NZ) G 4 Kim Waugh
97 12x86436x7 TYZONE G 6 Toby & Trent Edmonds
98 191x8211x4 VEGA ONE G 4 Tony Gollan
99 13x2814x2x VICTOREM G 5 Jenny Graham
100 30x07x25x4 WINTER BRIDE M 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds

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