38 Included in 2015 The Goodwood Nominations

May 12th, 2015

38 talented sprinters have been including in 2015 The Goodwood (1200m) nominations; highlighted by the impending appearance of several previous winners at the highest level of Australian racing at Morphettville Racecourse this weekend.

Hucklebuck has been included in 2015 The Goodwood nominations. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Hucklebuck has been included in 2015 The Goodwood nominations. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Talented local Hucklebuck displayed a keen turn of foot to take out the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at the conclusion of an impressive 2014 campaign and has been included in 2015 Goodwood Handicap nominations.

Posting eight wins and two minors through his 13 career starts so far, Hucklebuck was unlucky to miss a number of his major racing targets through the 2014 autumn after sustaining a tendon injury, but responded well in taking out each of the Listed Durbridge Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Yellowglen Stakes (1400m) leading into his Emirates Stakes triumph.

Specifically set for the 2015 The Goodwood, trainer Phillip Stokes is pleased with the condition of the Elvstroem gelding ahead of Saturday’s sole Group 1 feature.

2014 champion Smokin’ Joey has returned to racing in slick form this season and has been included in nominations for a defence of his Goodwood crown.

A 49 start veteran, which has included seven wins and as many minors, Smokin’ Joey placed a credible fourth in each of the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) over a Perth summer campaign; returning this year for fourth amongst classy competition in the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) on January 24th.

Returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 3 Carlyon Cup (1200m) before running an agonizingly-close second to Suavito in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m), the son of Encosta De Lago is a proven performer over track and distance and is more than capable of success on Saturday.

Perth Raider Black Heart Bart was unlucky not to take his place in any of his major targets through summer with injury, but is reportedly a picture of health ahead of the 2015 Goodwood Handicap.

Posting seven wins and seven minors through just 18 career starts so far, Black Heart Bart is yet to take anything but success in 2015, having won each of the Listed Summer Scorcher (1000m), Listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m), Listed Pinjarra Classic (1300m) and Listed Bunburry Stakes (1400m).

Lucky Hussler has found incredible condition since transferring to the care of Darren Weir partway through 2014 and is sure to lay a great account for himself in the 2015 The Goodwood.

Ending an impressive spring with success in the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) and a close second to Hucklebuck in the Emirates Stakes, Lucky Hussler displayed a keen turn of foot to take out the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) on March 27th but was unlucky to be blocked late when sixth in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) most recently on April 18th.

2015 The Goodwood final field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday.

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2015 The Goodwood Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x666548250 AERONAUTICAL G 6 Lionel Cohen 98
2 241121111x BLACK HEART BART G 4 Vaughn Sigley 108
3 4055x086x0 BLACKIE (NZ) G 7 Jarrod McLean 92
4 513477×616 DAYTONA GREY G 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 94
5 131×334645 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 102
6 107643×230 FLAMBERGE G 5 Peter G Moody 102
7 1x10x60 GET THE NOD G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 77
8 x11650x232 GREGERS M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 106
9 5451527×97 HENWOOD (NZ) G 6 John Sadler 94
10 x37344x240 HILL SPY G 4 Ron Daniel 66
11 18x46x111x HUCKLEBUCK G 4 Phillip Stokes 110
12 22x1357x14 HUSSON EAGLE G 3 Patrick Payne 75
13 140x91x123 I LOVE IT M 4 John Salanitri 94
14 3667121749 IT IS WRITTEN G 6 Robbie Griffiths 101
15 6x35130x54 KARACATIS G 6 Richard Jolly 95
16 2128×41204 LIGHT IT UP G 4 Ryan Balfour 84
17 44×4227042 LORD OF THE SKY H 4 Robbie Laing 106
18 0x32212x16 LUCKY HUSSLER G 5 Darren Weir 110
19 11x3845x34 MISS STEELE M 4 Michael Kent 88
20 38x151x111 MUBAKKIR G 4 Bill Papazaharoudakis 82
21 238410956x OUR NKWAZI G 8 Shawn Mathrick 87
22 x905808x02 PAGO ROCK G 7 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 93
23 44571x3x16 POLITENESS M 4 Robert Smerdon 101
24 56x427x140 PRINCE HARADA G 4 Danny O’Brien 80
25 2610x131x4 REPARATIONS G 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 105
26 31275×1222 RIZIZ G 6 Ken Sweeney 105
27 72×1412527 SCARLET BILLOWS M 4 Darren Weir 87
28 x1341224x2 SHINING KNIGHT G 6 Grant Williams 98
29 1258111×36 SILENT WHISPER G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 78
30 577444124x SMOKIN’ JOEY G 7 Wez Hunter 107
31 x583536x21 THERMAL CURRENT G 4 Peter G Moody 94
32 8x45123x46 TRIED AND TIRED G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 99
33 62x12111x2 TRUST IN A GUST H 4 Darren Weir 110
34 149×252702 TUDOR C 3 Doug Harrison 80
35 1×12121145 TYCOON TARA M 4 Symon Wilde 98
36 313212×212 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 4 Robert Smerdon 104
37 114441×427 VAIN QUEEN M 5 John Sadler 104
38 31316×12 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 4 Michael Moroney 78