Munce has strong hand in 2017 J J Atkins nominations

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Eagle Farm trainer Chris Munce has a strong hand in the nominations for the 2017 Group 1 $600,000 BMW Australia J.J. Atkins (1600m) which will be run on his home track on June 10.

Trainer Chris Munce, above, has nominated four two-year-olds for the J. J. Atkins at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Trainer Chris Munce, above, has nominated four two-year-olds for the J. J. Atkins at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Munce has four of the one hundred and fifteen two-year-olds nominated for the J.J. Atkins and three of them have already been to the winner’s stall.

Saint Patricks Day made it two wins from three starts with his impressive victory in the Listed $100,000 Dalrello Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm last Saturday.

Stablemate Ours To Keep finished fourth in the Dalrello Stakes but the Seidnazar colt had visited the winner’s stall three times previously with his latest win being in the Group 3 $200,000 Lilivale Stud B.J. McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on December 31.

Munce’s Choisir filly Champ Elect also showed good early season form with two wins from three starts and gained some black type with her win in the Listed $100,000 Calaway Gal Stakes (1110m) at Doomben on December 17.

Helfuchi is the only one of the Munce quartet nominated for the J.J. Atkins that hasn’t been to the winner’s stall but showed plenty of promise with a debut third in a 1050m two year old Plate at Doomben on April 22.

Team Snowden has entered nine youngsters for the 1600m race for the two year olds with several of them unraced at nomination time.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has nominated eight juveniles with early season winner Madam Moustache and Tangled the only two who has tasted victory.

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott also have plenty of numbers with the Tulloch Lodge trainers nominating eight youngsters for the J.J. Atkins.

Snitzel filly Debonairly, Blonde Intuition and Serena Bay are three of their two-year-old team that have been to the winner’s stall.

Matamata co-trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards have nominated their well performed fillies Melody Belle and Gold Fever for the J.J. Atkins.

Melody Belle is a winner of three of her five race starts which includes a last start win in the Group 1 NZ$225,000 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Awapuni in New Zealand on April 1.

While one of Gold Fever’s three wins was in the Group 2 NZ$100,000 Matamata Breeder’s Stakes (1200m) at Matamata on February 25 before her last start third in the Group 1 NZ$200,000 Sistema Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie on March 16.

First acceptances for the J.J. Atkins are due on Wednesday May 31 with the final field being released on Wednesday June 7, 2017.

2017 Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 226 ABERRO C 2 Matt Laurie
2 ADSUM C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
3 43x AFRICAN RAINBOW F 2 Bjorn Baker
4 42x653x ALL TOO HUIYING C 2 Gary Moore
5 0 ALL TOO SWEET G 2 John Sargent
6 ALLOYE C 2 Brian McGrath
7 52x ALOISIA (NZ) F 2 Ciaron Maher
8 333×3 AMERICAN GENIUS C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
9 ANGEL’S BOY C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
10 6 ARISTOCAT C 2 Stuart Kendrick
11 1630x ARRESTAR C 2 Matthew Dunn
12 BABY BACK SHAK (NZ) C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13 BEZZINA C 2 Chris Waller
14 2×342 BIDWEE C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
15 BLACKMAILER C 2 Brian Smith
16 1 BLONDE INTUITION F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
17 BOLD MISSILE C 2 Henry Dwyer
18 54x BULL MARKET C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
19 6 BULLET SHOT C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
20 5×1 CABIN FEVER F 2 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers
21 51242 CAPITAL GAIN G 2 Paul Butterworth
22 12 CASINO FOURTEEN C 2 Greg Eurell
23 8x3x2 CHAIN OF FOOLS F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
24 117x CHAMP ELECT F 2 Chris Munce
25 456×153 CHARLIE CHAP G 2 Mike Van Gestel
26 2x12x CONDOR HEROES C 2 Gerald Ryan
27 CONSERVATION C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
28 535×0 COOL MOVER F 2 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers
29 12 COOROI CHASE F 2 Peter & Will Hulbert
30 2 CRUZE G 2 Barry Lockwood
31 1 CUBAN SAGA F 2 David Vandyke
32 17×12 DEBONAIRLY F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
33 6x DISSOLUTION C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
34 DON’T YOU KNOW HIM C 2 Tony Gollan
35 2153x DREAM KISSES F 2 Steven O’dea
36 3 EASY BEAST (NZ) C 2 Richard Laming
37 3 EASY GO EASY WIN (NZ) G 2 John Sargent
38 EISEMANN G 2 Toby Edmonds
39 4x112x EMINENT C 2 David Vandyke
40 724x EXCELEBRAZIONE C 2 Peter & Will Hulbert
41 76 FARSIGHT F 2 Gerald Ryan
42 12 FRIENDS F 2 Marcus Wilson
43 GALLOPINAKIS G 2 Brett Lunney
44 731 GO DADDY GO C 2 Anthony & Edward Cummings
45 3x13x GOLD FEVER (NZ) F 2 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
46 3 HELFUCHI F 2 Chris Munce
47 HELIOSPHERE C 2 Gerald Ryan
48 HIBERNATOR (NZ) C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
49 22 HIGH DIVE C 2 Chris Waller
50 45 HOLBROOK (NZ) G 2 Scott Morrisey
51 2 HONG QIGONG C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
52 55x HUALALAI C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
53 64 ICON OF DUBAI C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
54 2 INDIAN THUNDER C 2 Darren Weir
55 3 IRISH SUCCESS G 2 Matthew Smith
56 5 ITALIA BELLA F 2 Stuart Kendrick
57 271 JE SUIS TYCOON F 2 Henry Dwyer
58 KEMENTARI C 2 John O’Shea
59 324 KOOKABAA C 2 Chris Waller
60 236×571 LEGAL GIRL F 2 Clarry Conners
61 1 LORD CECIL G 2 Paul Messara
62 41x50x MADAME MOUSTACHE F 2 Chris Waller
63 MANIPULATE C 2 Gerald Ryan
64 3311 MARSEILLE EN FLEUR F 2 Stuart Kendrick
65 1x1x MELODY BELLE (NZ) F 2 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
66 MELQUICHA F 2 David Vandyke
67 3 MINTHA F 2 Tony McEvoy
68 3256×2 MISHANI BULLITT C 2 Chris Anderson
69 229 NASHVILLE SKYLINE F 2 Bryan & Daniel Guy
70 1 NOT USUAL TRIP C 2 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
71 4 ODDFELLOW (NZ) G 2 Chris Waller
72 1x119x4 OURS TO KEEP C 2 Chris Munce
73 7×4 OUTBOARD MOTORS F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
74 415x PAH TERIE G 2 Kelly Schweida
75 263×1 PARDOE C 2 Tony Sears
76 6 PATRIOT C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
77 41 PIERATA C 2 Gregory Hickman
78 POETIC CHARMER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
79 1×31 PURE SCOT F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
80 111 QIJI PHOENIX C 2 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
81 REAL SUPREMACY G 2 Tony Sears
82 1 REGENT C 2 John O’Shea
83 6x ROTHFORD C 2 Ben Ahrens
84 138x RUBY RED HEART F 2 John Zielke
85 RULER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
86 9×11 SAINT PATRICKS DAY C 2 Chris Munce
87 4×4 SAMBRO C 2 Chris Waller
88 SAVVY ROCK C 2 Toby Edmonds
89 SCHUMER F 2 Richard Laming
90 5 SEAGLASS F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
91 114×135 SERENA BAY F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
92 41x SHOWASHADOW F 2 Peter & Will Hulbert
93 84×8 SILKY BROWN F 2 Bryan & Daniel Guy
94 4 SILVERHAWK C 2 Mick Price
95 SMART AIN’T HE G 2 Anthony & Edward Cummings
96 421 SNITZEPEG C 2 Darren Weir
97 2011×3 SNITZKRAFT C 2 Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler
98 213 SPEED STREET C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
99 SPELLOLOGY C 2 Gerald Ryan
100 STAR OF AFRICA C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
101 4149 SUN DECK F 2 Desleigh Forster
102 8x SUSURRI F 2 Barry Lockwood
103 SWAFFHAM BULBECK C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
104 3220x TAKING AIM C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
105 4×51 TANGLED C 2 Chris Waller
106 6 TOUCH OF MINK F 2 Matthew Smith
107 TRENT (NZ) C 2 Henry Dwyer
108 4 TREVELLO C 2 Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler
109 UBETWEDO G 2 Stuart Kendrick
110 8 UNRULEY (NZ) G 2 Chris Waller
111 32×31 UP TRUMPZ G 2 Joe Cleary
112 VIRIDINE C 2 John O’Shea
113 7 WAS AGONA G 2 Tony Gollan
114 100×5 WILL’S BID C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
115 143x WUDANG BLADE G 2 Marcus Wilson

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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