-->

Almandin highlights Zipping Classic nominations

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Melbourne Cup winner Almandin could be a surprise runner in the Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday after heading up the fifteen nominations for the weight for age feature.

Melbourne Cup winner Almandin, above, is among the nominations for the Zipping Classic at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Melbourne Cup winner Almandin, above, is among the nominations for the Zipping Classic at Sandown. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Prominent co-owner Lloyd Williams hasn’t ruled out giving Almandin one more Spring Carnival and will decide later in the week if the German import goes around on Saturday.

“We will decide next Tuesday if Almandin runs at Sandown,’’ Williams told the Herald Sun.

Almandin became William’s fifth winner of the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington last Tuesday, adding to the wins of Just A Dash (1981), What A Nuisance (1985), Efficient (2007) and Green Moon in 2012.

Williams has also nominated his three other Melbourne Cup runners, Assign, Bondi Beach and Gallante, for the Zipping Classic but will also wait and see how they progress during the week before confirming a run.

Almandin’s stablemates Assign and Gallante finished nineteenth and twentieth, while the Aidan O’Brien trained Bondi Beach that has now been transferred to Williams’ Macedon Lodge trainer Robert Hickmott, finished thirteenth in the Melbourne Cup.

“I’ll see after Tuesday after we give them a little bit of exercise and see then whether we want to stop them or give them another go,” Williams said.

“They all seem to have come though the race fine, but I haven’t done anything with them except walking them since the Melbourne Cup.

“I will run them up a little bit, not very hard on Tuesday morning to see how they are.

“I would say it is about a 50 per cent chance.”

Williams has a great Affinity with the Zipping Classic which was name after his grand old stayer Zipping who won the race on four occasions from 2007 to 2010 when it was called the Sandown Classic.

The Williams owned Tandy also won the Zipping Classic in 2012.

Last year’s Zipping Classic winner Who Shot Thebarman is also among the nominations and is also coming off a last start in the Melbourne Cup when finishing fifth.

Other Melbourne Cup runners nominated for the Zipping Classic are the Godolphin English stayers Beautiful Romance (seventh in the Melbourne Cup) and Secret Number (twenty-first), international visitor Big Orange (tenth) and the Lindsay Park trained Almoonqith (sixth).

Charlevoix, Nozomi, Puccini, So Si Bon, Transfer Allowance and Tristram’s Sun make up the remainder of the Zipping Classic nominations.

The final acceptances for the Zipping Classic will be released on Wednesday morning, November 9.

Early market order for Zipping Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3 Almandin, $6 So Si Bon, $7 Almoonqith, Who Shot Thebarman, $8 Big Orange, Bondi Beach, $10 Beautiful Romance, $21 Nozomi, $26 Gallante, Assign, Secret Number, $31 Charlevoix, $51 Tristram’s Sun, $71 Puccini, $101 Transfer Allowance.

About The Author

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.

28 Comments

  1. Alma

    Hi, this weekend is nice in favor of me, as this
    occasion i am reading this great educational paragraph here at my
    house.

  2. car accessories online

    Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most
    blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

  3. Scot

    you’re really a good webmaster. The web site loading speed is amazing.
    It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Also, The contents are masterpiece.

    you’ve done a excellent job in this matter!

  4. business cards printing

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog.

    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable
    for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Superb work!

  5. kia cars

    Ahaa, its fastidious conversation concerning this piece of writing at this place
    at this weblog, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting at this place.

  6. computer keyboard holder

    Magnificent items from you, man. I have keep in mind your stuff prior to
    and you are just too fantastic. I actually like what you’ve acquired here,
    really like what you are stating and the way in which you say it.
    You are making it entertaining and you continue to take care of to stay it smart.
    I cant wait to read much more from you. This is really a great site.

  7. gshow.globo.com

    If some one wants expert view concerning blogging and site-building then i propose him/her to pay a visit this weblog, Keep
    up the good job.

  8. James Frazer-Mann

    Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am a blogger,
    and I was curious about your situation; many of us have created some nice procedures and we are looking to swap techniques with others, why not shoot me an email if interested.

  9. computer memory holder

    This is a topic that is near to my heart… Many thanks! Exactly where are your contact details though?

  10. offering diagnostics

    The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole my iphone and tested
    to see if it can survive a 30 foot drop, just
    so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views.

    I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  11. keep business cards

    I am really grateful to the holder of this web
    page who has shared this wonderful article at at this place.

  12. car remotes

    Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is fantastic,
    as well as the content!

  13. http://themainstream.co.uk/

    Hurrah! At last I got a website from where I know how to in fact
    get helpful data regarding my study and knowledge.

  14. http://articlepost.net

    We are a group of volunteers and opening a brand new
    scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with
    helpful info to work on. You have performed a formidable job and our whole group shall be thankful to
    you.

  15. business fully

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!

  16. Marissa

    I think this is among the most vital information for me.
    And i am glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The site style
    is perfect, the articles is really great : D. Good job,
    cheers

  17. liberal.xmu.edu.cn

    Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely think this amazing site needs
    a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read
    through more, thanks for the information!

  18. former chief operating

    Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues
    with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and
    I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no backup.
    Do you have any solutions to prevent hackers?

  19. wonderful business idea

    Useful info. Fortunate me I found your website by accident, and I am surprised why this twist of fate did not happened earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  20. wonderful business

    You made some really good points there. I checked on the internet to learn more about the
    issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this web site.

  21. car remotes

    Keep this going please, great job!

  22. business cards printing

    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement
    account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you!
    By the way, how could we communicate?

  23. code scanner

    Keep on working, great job!

  24. avon business

    I love looking through an article that can make men and women think.
    Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment!

  25. exhaust pipes

    It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information. I
    am happy that you shared this useful info with us.
    Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Very soon this web site will be famous among all
    blogging viewers, due to it’s pleasant posts

  27. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Heya i am for the primary time here. I found this board and I
    to find It really helpful & it helped me out a lot. I’m hoping to provide something again and aid others like you helped me.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.