2011 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations – Royal Randwick

April 5th, 2011

The 2600m trek of the Group 2 Chairman’s Handicap is a vital feature on the 2011 Derby Day card at Randwick Racecourse.

The event has attracted 18 nominations all looking for their piece of the $175,000 in prize money on offer.

Gai Waterhouse and John P Thompson lead the way in terms of trainers with each boasting three genuine chances each.

Waterhouse probably has the slightly better attack though with Once Were Wild, King Lionheart and Older Than Time all proven winning racehorses.

For Thompson there is Saint Encosta, Count Encosta and Galizani.

Lee Freedman has arguably the best rated runner in the field with Speed Gifted slugged with the 58kg top weight for the event.

Acceptors have yet to be finalised so be sure to check back when the final field is published complete with the all important barrier draw.

Later in the week you can also expect to find full form guides and tipping advice.

2011 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 SPEED GIFTED (GB) Lee Freedman 1= 58kg 106
2 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 3 57.5kg 105
3 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse 1= 56kg 106
4 SHOWCAUSE Frank Ritchie 4 56kg 102
5 TINSELTOWN (NZ) Michael Moroney 5 55.5kg 101
6 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 7= 52.5kg 95
7 STRIKE ONE (GB) Chris Waller 7= 52.5kg 95
8 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 15 52kg 78
9 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 10 52kg 90
10 CYBER CRIME Guy Walter 18 52kg 64
11 GALIZANI John P Thompson 11 52kg 89
12 KING LIONHEART Gai Waterhouse 14 52kg 80
13 MISS DARCEY Anthony Cummings 12= 52kg 88
14 MISS KEEPSAKE (NZ) Joseph Pride 9 52kg 94
15 OLDER THAN TIME Gai Waterhouse 6 52kg 97
16 SANDBERG Guy Walter 16 52kg 76
17 STAND TO GAIN (IRE) Chris Waller 12= 52kg 88
18 THE PATRIOT Luke Price 17 52kg 68