Doomben Nominations – 2012 Chairman’s Handicap

May 8th, 2012

Nominations have been released for the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap, which is due to run at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday May 12, 2012.

Included in the 2012 Chairman’s Handicap is Michael Kent’s Absolutely.

Absolutely has won one of her 14 race starts and has earned more than $470,000 in prize money.

The Redoute’s Choice filly, who’s only race win came in the Group 1 AJC Oaks in April, 2011, finished ninth of 19 runners in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile last start.

Prior to that run, the four-year-old finished 13th in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude.

Larry’s Never Late is also amongst the 2012 Chairman’s Handicap nominations.

The six-year-old has won seven of his 33 race starts and has earned more than $575,000 in prize money during his career.

The Pentire gelding finished fourth in the Listed Trojan Tools Night Handicap first-up this preparation, before placing third in the Listed JRA Plate at Randwick Racecourse last start.

Count Encosta, Fantastic Blue, Ironstein, Shuffle The Cash and Spechenka are also included in the 2012 Chairman’s Handicap nominations.

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2012 Chairman’s Handicap Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent 104
2 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 90
3 DIAGO Liam Birchley 85
4 FANTASTIC BLUE Paul N Nolan 90
5 HEAD NORTH Alan L Jones 79
6 HUME (NZ) Brian Smith 89.5
7 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 102
8 LARRY’S NEVER LATE (NZ) Jim Conlan 100
9 MARKED Robert Heathcote 77.5
10 RUNDLE Kelly Purdy 90
11 SHUFFLE THE CASH Bryan Guy 94
12 SIX O’CLOCK NEWS (NZ) Trent Busuttin 103
13 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens 93
14 STREETS AWAY (NZ) Alan Bailey 88
15 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller 105
16 WARRIOR WITHIN Bruce W Hill 90