Najoom Included In Dark Jewel Classic Nominations

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Hawkesbury Guineas winner Najoom has been included in the 2015 Dark Jewel Classic nominations and is a chance of backing-up in the Group 3 event at Scone on Saturday.

Najoom was far too good for her rivals in the 2015 Hawkesbury Guineas at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Photo by: Steve Hart

Najoom was far too good for her rivals in the 2015 Hawkesbury Guineas at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Photo by: Steve Hart

Najoom broke through for her maiden race win when she returned to racing in the XXXX Gold Rush Maiden Plate (1100m) at Hawkesbury on March 10 and she made it three wins on the trot when she took out the Joshua Caurso Memorial Handicap (1200m) at Newcastle on March 28 and the Cellarbrations Handicap (1300m) at Warwick Farm on April 15.

The Northern Meteor filly was beaten by Bonete in the Cal Rei Handicap (1200m) at Canterbury on April 23, but she produced a dominant front-running victory to take out the rescheduled Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Trainer Gai Waterhouse’s Racing Manager Adrian Bott revealed on Saturday that there was every chance Najoom would back-up in the Dark Jewel Classic this weekend and the filly was one of only three three-year-olds included in the nominations.

“Gai will assess how she is during the week but there is the option to back up at Scone,” Bott said.

“She is a much-improved filly and the decision to run in the Guineas has paid off.”

Another talented filly that has been included in the Dark Jewel Classic nominations is Anthony Cummings-trained Like Xena.

Like Xena failed to fire when she returned to racing in the Schweppes Maiden Plate (1200m) at Canterbury on February 20, but she returned to a semblance of her best form with a second place finish at Rosehill Gardens on April 1 before she recorded back-to-back wins at Hawkesbury on April 16 and Canterbury on April 29.

The top weight in the Dark Jewel Classic is likely to be carried by Kiwi mare Diademe, who has joined the stable of Bjorn Baker after previously being prepared by his father Murray Baker.

Diademe took out the Group 1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha on April 4 before she returned to Australian racing with a credible eighth place finish behind Amanpour in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick on April 11.

Chris Waller could have a strong hand in the Dark Jewel Classic after he included All Cerise, Calming Influence, Champagne Cath and Mamwaazel in the nominations for the $200,000 event, while the likes of I’m In The Money, Peace Force, Peron, Refer, Scorpio Queen and Tahni Dancer could also contest the Group 3 race.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


  1. business security

    I have read so many articles or reviews on the topic of the blogger
    lovers however this article is actually a fastidious article,
    keep it up.

  2. range cars

    This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am truly happy to read everthing at alone place.

  3. James Frazer-Mann

    Greetings from Los angeles! I’m bored at work
    so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break.
    I love the knowledge you present here and can’t
    wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how quick
    your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just
    3G .. Anyways, great site!

  4. car remotes

    Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice
    even as you amend your web site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site?
    The account helped me a appropriate deal. I have been a little bit
    familiar of this your broadcast offered vivid transparent concept

  5. medium range cars

    This is the right webpage for everyone who wishes to understand this topic.
    You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa).
    You definitely put a brand new spin on a subject that’s been written about for decades.
    Excellent stuff, just great!

  6. cars value

    Since the admin of this web site is working, no uncertainty
    very quickly it will be well-known, due to its quality contents.

  7. exhaust pipes

    Thanks a lot for sharing this with all of us you actually understand what you’re
    talking about! Bookmarked. Please also talk over with my website =).

    We will have a hyperlink alternate contract between us

  8. Chong

    We stumbled over here coming from a different web address and thought I might check
    things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you.
    Look forward to exploring your web page again.

  9. compatible code

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of
    any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was
    hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your
    blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  10. car exhaust

    Hi there I am so delighted I found your blog page, I really found you by
    mistake, while I was researching on Yahoo for something else, Nonetheless I am here now
    and would just like to say many thanks for a fantastic post and
    a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the minute but I
    have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will
    be back to read much more, Please do keep up the excellent work.

  11. computer protection professionals

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but
    your sites really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website
    to come back later. All the best

  12. card prints

    Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you
    are just extremely wonderful. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are stating
    and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you
    still take care of to keep it smart. I can not wait
    to read far more from you. This is actually a great website.

  13. James Frazer Mann

    I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  14. Debbra

    Hi to every single one, it’s truly a good for me to go to see
    this site, it contains helpful Information.

  15. diagnostics automobile diagnostics

    Great items from you, man. I have remember your stuff prior
    to and you are simply too magnificent. I actually like what you’ve acquired
    right here, really like what you are saying and the best way through which you assert it.
    You’re making it entertaining and you continue to take care of to keep it smart.
    I can not wait to read far more from you. This is actually a tremendous website.

  16. computer memory holder

    Quality articles is the important to be a focus for
    the users to go to see the web page, that’s what this web site is providing.

  17. Lisette

    This piece of writing is truly a pleasant one it helps new the web visitors, who are
    wishing in favor of blogging.

  18. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Hello to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit of this website;
    this webpage contains amazing and genuinely excellent stuff in favor
    of visitors.

  19. overrated interest rates

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me
    to come here and visit more often. Did you hire
    out a designer to create your theme? Exceptional

  20. home security

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I
    find It really useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to give something back and aid others like you
    aided me.

  21. chief operating officer duties

    I am actually happy to glance at this webpage posts which
    consists of plenty of useful information, thanks for
    providing these statistics.

  22. attractive apple

    Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.

    The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Opera.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to
    do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post
    to let you know. The design look great though!

    Hope you get the issue resolved soon. Kudos

  23. chief executive officer role

    Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this web site before but after
    browsing through some of the posts I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m certainly pleased I found it and
    I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  24. 91song.com

    This design is spectacular! You obviously know how to keep a
    reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job.

    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.

    Too cool!

  25. apple iphone four

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My blog has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my
    permission. Do you know any techniques to help prevent content from
    being stolen? I’d really appreciate it.

  26. global business operations

    Aw, this was a really good post. Spending some time and actual effort to create a top notch
    article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

  27. leyland chief operating

    Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all folks you really recognize what
    you are talking approximately! Bookmarked. Please additionally visit my site =).
    We will have a hyperlink alternate agreement among us

  28. code scanners available

    Why people still make use of to read news papers
    when in this technological globe all is presented on web?

  29. Monte

    When I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me
    when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time
    a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment.
    Perhaps there is an easy method you are able to
    remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!

  30. innovative security

    You have made some really good points there.
    I looked on the net to find out more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this site.

  31. Mauro Luiz Soares Zamprogno

    We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your site provided us with valuable info to work on. You have done an impressive job and our whole community will be grateful to you.

  32. innovative security service

    Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the challenges.
    It was truly informative. Your site is useful. Thank you for sharing!

  33. https://ello.co

    First of all I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question which I’d
    like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to know how you
    center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.
    I’ve had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like
    the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted simply just trying to
    figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Thank you!

  34. Silvia Odete Morani Massad

    Hi to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this web site, and your
    views are nice designed for new users.

  35. podcast directories

    Very good article. I will be facing a few of these issues as well..

  36. smart keys

    Hi there to all, it’s actually a pleasant for me to go to
    see this website, it consists of useful Information.

  37. Silvia Odete Morani Massad

    Terrific article! That is the kind of info that should
    be shared around the internet. Disgrace on the search engines for no longer positioning
    this put up higher! Come on over and visit my website .
    Thank you =)

  38. key systems

    Hi there, all is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s in fact excellent, keep up writing.

  39. card serves

    My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find almost all of your post’s
    to be precisely what I’m looking for. Do you offer guest writers to write content
    for yourself? I wouldn’t mind publishing a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write concerning here.
    Again, awesome weblog!

  40. Winona

    We’re a group of volunteers and starting a brand new
    scheme in our community. Your site offered us with useful information to work on.
    You have done a formidable process and our whole neighborhood will be thankful to you.

  41. security products

    I think this is one of the most vital information for me.
    And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The web site
    style is perfect, the articles is really nice :
    D. Good job, cheers

  42. en.gravatar.com

    Its like you learn my thoughts! You appear to know a lot about this, such as you wrote
    the guide in it or something. I feel that you just can do with a few % to drive
    the message house a little bit, but other than that,
    that is wonderful blog. An excellent read. I will definitely be back.

  43. Francisca

    Hi to every body, it’s my first go to see of this weblog; this blog consists of awesome and truly good information in favor of readers.

  44. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Hi, I log on to your new stuff regularly. Your humoristic style is witty, keep it up!

  45. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog.
    Is it difficult to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast.

    I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not
    sure where to begin. Do you have any points
    or suggestions? Thank you

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.