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Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller’s five entries dominates the nominations for the 2018 Group 2 $358,000 Attwood Marshall A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Comin' Through, above in yellow colours, and Tom Melbourne, above in blue and gold and white colours, are 2 of Chris Waller's 5 nominations for the 2018 A.D. Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

Comin’ Through, above in yellow colours, and Tom Melbourne, above in blue and gold and white colours, are 2 of Chris Waller’s 5 nominations for the 2018 A.D. Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

Doncaster Mile runner-up Comin’ Through, the emphatic Tom Melbourne, dual Oaks winner Egg Tart, and overseas imports One Foot In Heaven and Satono Rasen make up five of the nineteen nominations for the weight for age A.D. Hollindale Stakes.

Comin’ Through was fairly consistent during the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival and after winning the Group 2 $200,000 Hyland Race Colours Ajax Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on March 17, went on to run second to Happy Clapper in the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) on day one of The Championships at Randwick on April 7 followed by a fifth, seven days later, to Winx in the Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.

Tom Melbourne is also coming through the Sydney Autumn Carnival and heads to Queensland on the back of an eighth to Trapeze Artist in the Group 1 $600,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on April 21.

The James Cummings trained It’s Somewhat is among the nominations and the 2017 Doncaster Mile winner will be trying to win back to back A.D. Hollindale Stakes trophies after leading all the way to claim victory last year.

I’s Somewhat hasn’t visited the winner’s stall since with his best effort being a third behind Tosen Stardom and Happy Clapper in the Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival and the seven year old has had one run back from a spell for a sixth to Trapeze Artist in the All Aged Stakes.

The well performed mare Oregon’s Day from the Mick Price stable is also nominated for the A.D. Hollindale Stakes and was Group 1 placed during the Sydney Autumn Carnival with a second to Daysee Doom in the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on March 17.

Oregon’s Day was runner up again in the Group 2 $200,000 Jim Beam Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on March 31 followed by a fourth to Alizee in the Group 1 $1m Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 14.

Nominations for the 2018 A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 x72586x655 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent
2 82×3131144 BEDFORD (NZ) G 4 Anthony Freedman
3 01x37378x0 CHOCANTE (NZ) G 5 Stephen Marsh
4 x1160x3125 COMIN’ THROUGH G 4 Chris Waller
5 x284244246 CONSENSUS (NZ) M 6 Stephen McKee
6 11x270x400 EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller
7 119x0335x6 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 7 James Cummings
8 x14303x639 JUMBO PRINCE H 6 Michael Nolan
9 5x2266x455 MAN OF HIS WORD G 5 Bruce Hill
10 x76430x020 MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson
11 080×939759 MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
12 631×743392 NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche
13 3x72x203x6 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 6 Chris Waller
14 10583×2224 OREGON’S DAY M 4 Mick Price
15 2x73211x20 PAYROLL M 5 Richard Laming
16 x20x2x38x9 SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 6 Chris Waller
17 3207656×83 SOFIN M 7 Shannon Fry
18 226230×258 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
19 832134×280 VIOLATE H 4 Brent Stanley

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.