Deploy and Dothraki headline 2017 W.J. Healy Stakes nominations

By: Mark Mazzaglia
June 19th, 2017

The Gerald Ryan trained Deploy and Team Snowden’s Dothraki are set to clash again after being nominated for the Group 3 $175,000 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Deploy, above, is among the nominations for the W.J. Healy Stakes at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Deploy, above, is among the nominations for the W.J. Healy Stakes at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Deploy fought back to beat Dothraki in the Group 2 $175,000 Ascot Green Moreton Cup (1200m) at Doomben on June 3 and both sprinters are among the twenty-two nominations for the W.J. Healy Stakes.

Deploy has been a model of consistency throughout his career and has only missed a place once from thirteen starts which includes six wins and six minor placings.

The Fastnet Rock four year old was clearly headed by Dothraki at the 100m but fought back to record a very gutsy win in the Moreton Cup.

Peter and Paul Snowden have also nominated Flippant who will be going into the W.J. Healy Stakes first up after not having raced since finishing third to Dixie Blossoms in the Group 2 $200,000 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on February 25.

Local sprinter Too Good To Refuse was narrowly beaten last start when second to Miss Gunpowder in the Listed $100,000 Makers Mark Hinkler Handicap (1200m) at Doomben on June 10 and the Desleigh Forster trained four year old will get his chance for a Winter Carnival feature win in the W.J. Healy Stakes.

James Cummings has nominated Burning Passion who will be stepping up in class in the Group 3 sprint after winning a 1200m BenchMark 95 Handicap at Eagle Farm on May 27.

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir has nominated Ulmann who will be well placed here after only being beaten four and a half lengths when eleventh to Impending in the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben on June 10.

There starts back Ulmann was successful in winning the Listed $150,000 Wangoon Handicap (1200m) at Warrnambool on May 3 and then ran third behind Jungle Edge and High Midnight in the Group 3 $125,000 Taxibox BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben on May 20.

Nominations for the 2017 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 053552863x ACCORD G 6 Cathleen Rode
2 1x111x5021 ALL OVER BOSANOVA F 3 Mel Eggleston 86
3 9212141×51 BURNING PASSION G 5 James Cummings
4 12x1111x21 DEPLOY G 4 Gerald Ryan 99
5 456x442x32 DOTHRAKI G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 107
6 7x01x0533x FLIPPANT M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
7 154x10x260 HIDDEN PEARL M 6 Barry Lockwood 97
8 x21111x120 INVINCIBLE EXPRESS M 4 David Vandyke 83
9 12113×2960 IRISH CONSTABULARY G 8 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 88
10 11515×4435 LONDEHERO G 6 Matthew Dunn 90
11 x754234x88 MOGADOR G 4 Darren Beadman 84
12 60x19x7263 PALAZZO PUBBLICO M 5 Matthew Smith 99
13 1x6x170x26 PRIMAL FLIGHT G 6 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers
14 611386×103 PROMPT RETURN G 4 Toby Edmonds 93
15 30380×9504 SAVOUREUX M 5 Kris Lees 95
16 3379460×47 SIR STATHAM (NZ) G 7 Kelly Doughty 90
17 340027×710 SOLDI DOMANI G 5 Bryan Dais 71
18 3429×65185 SONY LEGEND G 6 Brian Smith 90
19 0x2694686x STEEL ZIP G 9 Pat Duff 95
20 1524274282 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster 96
21 152136×130 ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir 102
22 0x01211502 UPSTART PRIDE G 5 Michael Nolan 100

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