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Wet track specialist Jamaican Rain is among the thirty-two nominations for the 2018 Listed $175,000 Oaks Hotels & Resorts Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

I'm A Rippa, above, is a among the nominations for the 2018 Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

I’m A Rippa, above, is a among the nominations for the 2018 Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

Jamaican Rain is the winner of four of her five victories on rain affected tracks and Cranbourne trainer Richard Laming is hoping the forecast of rain during the week comes to fruition.

“Jamaican Rain is a superior wet-tracker and there is rain forecast so we will save her for the Glasshouse,” Laming told AAP.

The in-form Jamaican Rain is the winner of her last two race starts in Victoria at Cranbourne and The Valley and Laming scratched the mare from last Saturday’s Listed $100,000 G.H. Mumm (1615m) at Doomben when the track was rated a Good 4 on race morning.

Eagle Farm trainer Desleigh Forster also scratched Someday from the G.H. Mumm because of the drying track conditions and is also hoping that the rain arrives at the Sunshine Coast during the week for the Glasshouse Handicap.

“The track ended up a good three and it would have been too hard for him,” Forster said.

Someday has won seven times on a good racing surface and only once on a rain affected track but Forster believes that the nine year old would be better suited with the sting out of the ground at this stage of his career.

Someday has had one run back from a spell for a sixteenth, beaten six lengths, in the Listed $100,000 Spear Chief Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast on June 2.

Forster has also nominate Too Good To Refuse for the Glasshouse Handicap and the five year old will be fitter for his first up fourth to Savanna Amour in the Listed $100,000 Makers Mark Hinkler Handicap (1200m) at Doomben on June 9.

The Tony Gollan trained I’m A Rippa is racing in career best form and has been nominated for the Glasshouse Handicap after winning the Listed $175,000 City Of Ipswich Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich on June 16.

Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir could have two runners in the Glasshouse Handicap with Lucky Hussler and Ulmann among the nominations.

Lucky Hussler is coming off a first up eighth to I’m A Rippa in the Eye Liner Stakes while Ulmann will have to back up this week after finishing sixth to Grande Rosso in the G.H. Mumm last Saturday.

The Tony Pike trained Kiwi three year old The Bostonian has acclimatize perfectly to the Queensland weather and is undefeated from two starts during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

The Bostonian proved too strong in winning the Listed $125,000 Kirin Daybreak Lover (1200m) at the Sunshine Coast on June 10 and followed that up with an all the way win in the $75,000 QTIS Three Year Old Plate (1350m) at Doomben last Saturday.

Trainer Chirs Waller has nominated Invinzabeel and Religify for the Glasshouse Handicap.

Nominations for the 2018 Glasshouse Handicap (1400m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 8x010x1350 A MIST OPPORTUNITY M 4 Andrew Noblet 72.5
2 108×267511 ALLKNIGHT SAINT G 8 Lauren Herne
3 131×316220 AQUA VITE G 5 Scott Morrisey 91
4 10x11812x3 BERGERAC G 4 Steve Tregea 82
5 6461006953 BODEGA NEGRA G 7 Bruce Hill 80
6 0x259189x8 CONTRALTO M 5 Matthew Dunn 69
7 9446542109 COOLRING G 7 Joe Cleary 92
8 490×390058 DANISH TWIST M 6 Kris Lees 98
9 95626×6404 DENMAGIC M 5 David Pfieffer 91
10 1164×73361 FIT FOR PURPOSE G 4 Liam Birchley 79.5
11 7x6498212x GLENDARA G 7 Barry Baldwin 87.5
12 21812×3121 I’M A RIPPA G 4 Tony Gollan
13 9811000×32 INVINZABEEL G 6 Chris Waller
14 32x3x211x7 ITALIA BELLA F 3 Stuart Kendrick 73
15 3x11425x11 JAMAICAN RAIN M 5 Richard Laming
16 5028x26x06 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) M 4 Henry Dwyer 98
17 x6001056x8 LUCKY HUSSLER G 8 Darren Weir 111
18 266×455308 MAN OF HIS WORD G 5 Bruce Hill 96
19 x243516x31 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) G 4 Tony Noonan
20 131x113x1x NICCANOVA G 4 Steve Tregea 94
21 3727×61251 PEACOCK G 4 Diane G Murphy
22 3821211113 PLUCKY GIRL M 4 Toby Edmonds 92
23 1136×65293 PRIVLAKA G 5 Robert Heathcote 94
24 x1611x22x0 RELIGIFY G 7 Chris Waller 107
25 746×316565 RIVER RACER M 4 Les Ross 83
26 70x0998x08 SADLER’S LAKE G 6 Wendy Bannerot 88
27 3120x750x0 SIEGFRIED G 7 Toby Edmonds
28 48497105×0 SOMEDAY G 9 Desleigh Forster 96
29 x3317x3076 SYLPHEED M 4 Toby Edmonds 93
30 11x1256x11 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike
31 230x6946x4 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE G 5 Desleigh Forster 93
32 1486×64026 ULMANN G 6 Darren Weir 102

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.