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Defending title holder Redzel is among the nominations for the 2018 Group 1 $700,000 Kirin Doomben 10,000 (1200m) at Doomben on May 12.

2017 winner Redzel, above, is among the nominationss for the 2018 Doomben 10,000 at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

2017 winner Redzel, above, is among the nominationss for the 2018 Doomben 10,000 at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Last year’s Doomben 10,000 was the second win in Redzel six run winning streak and the first of his two Group 1 wins during 2017, the other being the Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Redzel had a light 2018 Autumn Carnival campaign and has finished second in a 1050m Randwick barrier trial on Tuesday since running second to Trapeze Artist in the Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on day one of The Championships on April 7.

The classy sprinter was also the winner of the inaugural running of the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 14.

Trainer Paul Snowden, who trains in partnership with his father Peter, said that Redzel did what the stable had wanted him to do and wasn’t pushed out in the trial by Kerrin McEvoy to run one and a half lengths second to the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained English who was pushed to the line by James McDonald.

“It was only a blow-out, a half a mile fitness gallop. Kerrin kept a hold of him,” Paul Snowden told AAP.

“There’s no need to empty a horse like him out in a trial. When he has to do it, he does it.”

English is also among the thirty-four nominations for the Doomben 10,000 and is also coming off a last start in the T J Smith Stakes that resulted in a sixth placing.

The James Cummings trained Impending has been nominated for the Doomben 10,000 and will have a great chance to carry the Godolphin royal blue colours to a Group 1 victory again after gaining the spoils in last year’s Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben during the Winter Carnival.

In Her Time is also heading to the Doomben 10,000 as a Group 1 winner after scoring a decisive victory two starts back in the $700,000 The PFD Food Services Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill on March 24 before finishing third in the T J Smith Stakes.

Other Group 1 winners to appear among the Doomben 10,000 nominations are Le Romain, Terravista, Lucky Hustler and The Mission.

Victoria’s premier trainer Darren Weir has stacked the nomination’s list with eight sprinters and as well as Lucky Hustler, has entered Danon Liberty, First Among Equals, Stella Collision, Ulmann, Holy Blade, Voodoo Lad and Whispering Brook.

The Tony Gollan trained Most Important and Toby Edmonds’ Magic Millions winner Houtzen have the job of flying the flag for the Queenslanders in the Doomben 10,000.

The final field for the 2018 Doomben 10,000 will be released on Wednesday, May 9.

Nominations for the 2018 Doomben 10,000 (1200m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 115330×371 BURNING PASSION G 6 Mark Newnham
2 10x280150x CANTBUYBETTER G 6 Ben Currie
3 2211x1112x CARE TO THINK G 4 Matthew Dunn
4 117x90x CHAMP ELECT F 3 Chris Munce
5 1x1x32222x CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES F 3 Bjorn Baker
6 x2x533x98x DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir
7 368x008x90 DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
8 6x4269x526 ENGLISH M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
9 1024x70x05 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 6 Darren Weir
10 47x12x0201 GLENALL H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
11 1111x336x7 HAVASAY G 5 Liam Birchley
12 144×312116 HOLY BLADE C 3 Darren Weir
13 5x3179x316 HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds
14 43341x23x1 IMPENDING H 4 James Cummings
15 523x112x13 IN HER TIME M 5 Benjamin Smith
16 112x13x350 INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees
17 02x250x742 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees
18 5x6001056x LUCKY HUSSLER G 8 Darren Weir
19 411x1170x4 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE G 5 Darryl Hansen
20 0x641241x2 MOST IMPORTANT G 5 Tony Gollan
21 x1220x2869 MR SNEAKY G 4 Anthony Freedman
22 119x4407x0 OURS TO KEEP G 3 Chris Munce
23 673715×579 PERAST C 3 Paul Perry
24 1x1111x212 REDZEL G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
25 20x20x380x SNOOPY G 5 Chris Munce
26 x290x2860x SPIETH (NZ) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 08×6132121 STELLAR COLLISION G 5 Darren Weir
28 30x15x4546 SUPIDO H 6 Michael Kent
29 100x02x86x TERRAVISTA G 8 Joseph Pride
30 70600×8555 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry
31 06x13x1402 THRONUM H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
32 130x61486x ULMANN G 6 Darren Weir
33 0x257x145x VOODOO LAD G 6 Darren Weir
34 537360×141 WHISPERING BROOK M 4 Darren Weir

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.