Thirty Included in 2016 The Goodwood Nominations

May 16th, 2016

Thirty sprinters remain in contention for one of South Australian’s major racing prizes in 2016 following the release of Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) nominations.

Black Heart Bart has been included in 2016 The Goodwood nominations. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Black Heart Bart has been included in 2016 The Goodwood nominations. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Former Perth galloper Black Heart Bart has undoubtedly kicked up a gear since transferring to the care of Darren Weir, and has been included in 2016 The Goodwood nominations.

Claiming eleven wins and ten minors through twenty-nine career starts, Black Heart Bart capped his west coast tenure a close second behind Delicacy in the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) on December 19th.

Given little chance of success in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) first-up on March 12th, the Blackfriars gelding mustered a scintillating turn of foot to finish a close second to fellow The Goodwood nominee The Quarterback.

Returning to winning form in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) on March 26th, Black Heart Bart finished a close second in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) on April 16th.

Tasmanian sprinter Admiral has stamped himself as a serious prospect through recent seasons and has been included in 2016 The Goodwood nominations.

Running fifth in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at the conclusion of a standout 2015 Autumn Carnival campaign, Admiral returned to racing in November for fifth in the Listed Tasmanian Newmarket Handicap (1200m).

Returning to winning form in the Listed Conquering WFA (1400m) on December 9th, the Mossman gelding continued an undefeated run of form through the Listed Tasmanian Stakes (1600m), Ubet Stakes (1200m), Listed Thomas Lyons Stakes (1400m) and Listed George Adams Plate (1600m).

Having received a brief freshen-up, Admiral returned to racing for second behind Supido in the Women Trainers Handicap (1000m) at Flemington on May 7th and appears primed for a return to winning form in The Goodwood 2016.

Flamberge charged home to post a maiden win at the highest level in last year’s edition of The Goodwood, and has been included in nominations for a defence of his title this weekend.

Resuming in spring for second in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m), Flamberge placed a credible sixth in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) before taking out the Listed Durbridge Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville most notably in October.

Given little chance of success at top weight in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) first-up this time, the Exceed And Excel gelding produced a big late turn of foot to claim his second; repeating the dose in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) on March 24th.

While failing to fire in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) on Day 1 of The Championships, Flamberge is a proven performer at the course, distance and under the conditions of The Goodwood.

The 2016 Goodwood Handicap field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday.

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2016 The Goodwood Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5x511111x2 ADMIRAL G 4 Barry Campbell 100
2 9607x3310x BIG MONEY G 6 Rodney Northam 107
3 111492×212 BLACK HEART BART G 5 Darren Weir 110
4 3247×96046 CASHED G 4 Ryan Balfour 85
5 1157543246 CHURCHILL DANCER G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 103
6 415380×162 DAYTONA GREY G 6 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 95
7 12346×11 FAATINAH G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 90
8 57143×0483 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 105
9 1x2617x110 FLAMBERGE G 6 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 114
10 32587×0164 GRIANTE M 5 David Brideoake 107
11 3135x11x56 HELLOVA STREET G 5 Scott Brunton 96
12 240x30x024 KNOYDART G 6 John O’Shea 104
13 13920x411L MISS PROMISCUITY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 103
14 20x3131x80 NORTHERN ZHAR G 5 David Jolly 80
15 19x200x614 NOSTRADAMUS H 4 Phillip Stokes 97
16 x112526515 RELDAS G 5 Robert Smerdon 99
17 14×1 ROCK STATUS G 4 David Jolly 66
18 24111×3412 SHEIDEL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 104
19 4x13101x15 SIRBIBLE G 4 Russell Bell 89
20 8119x0x070 SMOKIN’ JOEY G 8 Wez Hunter 102
21 7114×38202 SOOBOOG C 3 Darren Weir 80
22 31310×7236 STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir 109
23 75×171 STREETCAR ILLUSION G 3 David Jolly 67
24 111x1x20x1 SUPER ONE C 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 100
25 x1x1x11x11 SUPIDO H 4 Michael Kent 94
26 x126242x25 TARGET IN SIGHT G 6 Joseph Pride 103
27 7621×36153 THE QUARTERBACK G 5 Robbie Griffiths 107
28 3x523264x3 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 5 Robert Smerdon 105
29 389×842581 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 5 Michael Moroney 97
30 13x390x2x1 ZEBULON (NZ) G 4 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 93