Trainer Ron Quinton’s two high quality mares Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms head up the nominations for the 2018 Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Daysee Doom, above in green and red colours, is among the nominations for the 2018 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Daysee Doom, above in green and red colours, is among the nominations for the 2018 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Twenty-three fillies and mares have been entered for the Coolmore Classic which also includes Group 1 winners Egg Tart and Foxplay from the Chris Waller stable.

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are set to clash on the weekend and both mares are coming off first up wins.

Daysee Doom resumes for the Autumn with a tough win in the Group 2 $200,000 Vinery Stud Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill on February 24 while Dixie Blossoms ran over the top of her opposition to take out the Group 2 $200,000 Guy Walter Proven Thoroughbreds Stakes (1400m) at Randwick the following week.

Egg Tart and Foxplay have been struggling to find their winning form but will be better suited back against the fillies and the mares.

Dual Oaks winner Egg Tart has had one run from a spell for a fourth to Crack Me Up in the Group 3 $150,000 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Randwick on March 3 while Foxplay was well beaten second up when eighth to Happy Clapper in the Group 1 $500,000 Bisley Workwear Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick last Saturday.

James Cummings has two nominations for the Coolmore Classic, Alizee and Raiment and Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott also have two with Prompt Response and Shumookh.

The Tony McEvoy trained Bring Me Roses has been placed at both her runs this campaign but will have to take on the older mares following her last start third against the three year olds in the Group 1 $1m Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 3.

The in-form Lindsay Park also has only one filly among the nominations for the Coolmore Classic, Rimraam, who ran a brave race last start when third in the Group 1 $500,000 James Boag’s Premium Surround Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on March 3.

Top Kiwi co-trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman are looking for another Sydney Autumn Carnival feature race win with last start Guy Walter Stakes third placegetter Francaletta among the nominations for the Coolmore Classic.

Nominations for the 2018 Coolmore Classic (1500m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x22027x07 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees
2 x124113x16 ALIZEE F 3 James Cummings
3 432102×23 BRING ME ROSES F 3 Tony McEvoy
4 70x7490x39 DANISH TWIST M 6 Kris Lees
5 21x31250x1 DAYSEE DOOM M 5 Ron Quinton 108
6 33x42143x1 DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 5 Ron Quinton
7 0x97620265 ECKSTEIN M 4 Kurt Goldman
8 1111x270x4 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller 105
9 x536x26251 FLIPPANT M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
10 1x23475x38 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller
11 110x1512x3 FRANCALETTA M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
12 10x56685x6 HEAVENS ABOVE M 6 Tim Martin 107
13 5x12343x HIYAAM (NZ) F 3 Mick Price 85
14 12x0212x51 JUST DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 90
15 5x810583x2 OREGON’S DAY M 4 Mick Price
16 2x50344x14 PROMPT RESPONSE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
17 1x17159x32 RAIMENT M 4 James Cummings
18 x221237x13 RIMRAAM (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 90
19 1223 SHUMOOKH F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
20 214x550x51 SILENT SEDITION M 5 Andrew Noblet 109
21 x074313x56 SLIGHTLY SWEET M 6 Jason Coyle
22 0212310×32 TORVILL F 3 Clarry Conners 91
23 12x70100x8 ZANBAGH M 7 John P Thompson

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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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