Chairman’s Stakes quinella among South Australian Derby nominations

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Waging War and Grand Chancellor are among the thirty-five nominations for Group 1 $600,000 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on May 13 and look likely to clash again after running the quinella in the Chairman’s Stakes.

Toffee Nose, above, is one of several fillies nominated for the South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Toffee Nose, above, is one of several fillies nominated for the South Australian Derby at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas trained Waging War was able to hold out Phillip Stokes’ promising stayer Grand Chancellor when the pair finished first and second in the Group 3 $120,000 Chairman’s Stakes (2030m) at Morphettville last Saturday.

Waging War made it a hat trick of wins in the Chairman’s Stakes while Grand Chancellor was in the winner’s stall two starts back when he scored a solid victory in the Listed $110,000 Port Adelaide Guineas (1800m) at Morphettville on April 8.

Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher has nominated Ruthven who is coming off a last start second to Toffee Nose in the $250,000 VOBIS Gold Heath (2000m) at Caulfield on April 22.

Toffee Nose from the Danny O’Brien stables is an acceptor in Saturday’s Group 1 $400,000 Schweppes Oaks (registered as Australasian Oaks) (2000m) at Morphettville and one of several fillies nominated for the South Australian Derby.

The other fillies entered to take on the boys in the South Australian Derby are Harlow Gold, Miss Strathallan, Pretty Punk, Savvy Dreams, Sebring Dream, Sedanzer and Wheal Leisure.

Early market order for the South Australian Derby at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.20 Odeon, $7 Rockstar Rebel, $8 Ruthven, $11 Grand Chancellor, Waging War, $13 Netherfield, $17 Harlow Gold, $21 Anaheim, Lycurgus, $26 or better the rest.

Nominations for the 2017 South Australian Derby (2500m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 43451×4936 ADATTO (NZ) G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 63
2 3211×35496 ANAHEIM C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 79
3 989×69520 BARSHONTI G 3 John Hyam 53
4 76×24182 BEDFORD (NZ) G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 62
5 x5216x6877 BILLET DOUX G 3 Gordon Richards 57
6 61275×8021 CASTA G 3 Tony McEvoy 68
7 525×4221 CHARLTON C 3 Robbie Griffiths 60
8 9×42213 DODGE CITY G 3 Michael Moroney 62
9 718×085631 DORNIER G 3 John Moloney 73
10 5312×51372 FONTEIN LAD G 3 Greg Eurell 64
11 5×171212 GRAND CHANCELLOR (NZ) C 3 Phillip Stokes 80
12 98511×0702 GUN GURU G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 64
13 11562×3434 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94
14 2×3331 HE EKSCELS (NZ) G 3 Richard Laming 66
15 4×37451610 LYCURGUS G 3 Danny O’Brien 72
16 936×14625 MISS STRATHALLAN F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 67
17 2×1224 NETHERFIELD (NZ) G 3 Mick Price 63
18 71546×1121 ODEON (NZ) G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 79
19 2100×205 POSITIVE CARRY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 62
20 21135×7347 PRETTY PUNK F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 73
21 5x123x4454 ROCKSTAR REBEL C 3 Darren Weir 65
22 7x025x8316 ROSS’S POINT (NZ) G 3 Aaron Purcell 60
23 112×52242 RUTHVEN C 3 Ciaron Maher 82
24 154230 SAVVY DREAMS (NZ) F 3 Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen 77
25 5651618×83 SCRAPS G 3 Heath Conners 61
26 6520×18343 SEBRING DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 76
27 6x911x714 SEDANZER F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 73
28 52316×5776 SMART AS YOU THINK F 3 John McArdle 79
29 675x08x371 THE BIG CHEESE G 3 Claudette Rose 61
30 9444×13231 TOFFEE NOSE F 3 Danny O’Brien 75
31 65640×9431 TUMULTUOUS G 3 Chris Waller 69
32 2215×5174 VOLATILE MIX (NZ) C 3 Darren Weir 66
33 3341×97111 WAGING WAR G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 81
34 151305 WHEAL LEISURE F 3 Archie Alexander 70
35 x846242115 WU GOK G 3 Chris Waller 71

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.


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