45 Nominations Left In Stradbroke Handicap 2011

June 1st, 2011

The 2011 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations have been dropped down to 45 horses still in the running to win the Brisbane Winter Carnival feature event.

As expected both Black Caviar and Hay List were withdrawn leaving a very open contest on paper a couple of weeks out from the event.

Black Piranha is the top weight with 56kg as he looks to claim an amazing third Stradbroke Handicap title.

Just below him on 55kg are the two veterans All Silent and Sniper’s Bullet.

On 53.5kg is Love Conquers All who came so close last start in the Doomben 10,000.

Beating him to the line was Beaded and as a result she’s received a 1kg penalty for the Stradbroke and will carry 53kgs.

There’s plenty of obvious quality as you move down the list and just which horses do line up at Eagle Farm will be very interesting.

After running third in the Doncaster Bold Glance would seem a chance at 52kg but you have to question how much he has left in the tank.

At the other end of the scale is Woorim which is bringing in tremendous form and a closing kick probably better than any other on the list.

Peter Moody’s Curtana is well and truly in the mix with the handicapping rating working right into her favour.

She has the minimum weight of 49.5kg in the Stradbroke and will have one final run this weekend in the QTC Cup to get herself ready.

It’s a similar story for current Stradbroke favourite Sincero.

He’s got the minimum weight but is relying on a good performance at Eagle Farm in the QTC Cup to make sure he’s a winning chance at Group 1 level.

Both Curtana and Sincero are attempting history in 2011 with no horse ever managing to win the QTC Cup and backup to win the Stradbroke the next weekend.

The only thing that’s guaranteed is that the 2011 Stradbroke Handicap Field is bound to attract plenty of punters through the gates and the race itself will have no lack of drama.

It’s already been an incredibly intriguing betting contest and that’s only going to increase as we near the start of the race.

Luxbet has had early fixed price markets available for weeks now and you can get incredibly good value with 45 horses still in the running.

In reality the majority of the field is pretty set so you can bet with plenty of confidence and still get the pre-post price.

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2011 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations & Weight

Horse Trainer Weight
1 BLACK PIRANHA Con Karakatsanis 56kg
2 ALL SILENT Grahame Begg 55kg
3 SNIPER’S BULLET Tracey Bartley 55kg
4 LOVE CONQUERS ALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 53.5kg
5 BEADED Peter Snowden 53kg
6 BORDER REBEL Sue Grills 52.5kg
7 ALVERTA Paul Messara 52kg
8 BOLD GLANCE Norm Hilton 52kg
9 RIGHTFULLY YOURS Mick Price 52kg
10 WOORIM Robert Heathcote 52kg
11 RAFFAELLO Patrick F Ryan 51.5kg
12 THANKGODYOU’REHERE Patrick & Wayne Webster 51.5kg
13 BEETHOG Les Kelly 51kg
14 BLAZING HEARTS Danny J Bougoure 51kg
15 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote 51kg
16 CARIAD Steele Ryan 51kg
17 CULMINATE (NZ) Darren Weir 51kg
18 DALZAR Doug Duryea 51kg
19 DANE JULIA (SAF) Lee Freedman 51kg
20 DRENALIN James Lyons 51kg
21 FIFTEEN CARAT Howard Wilson 51kg
22 GOOD MEDICINE David Kelly 51kg
23 HURTLE MYRTLE Matthew Smith 51kg
24 KING PULSE Michael Moroney 51kg
25 LADYS ANGEL Joseph Pride 51kg
26 LISTEN SON Tony Gollan 51kg
27 MARQUARDT (NZ) John P Thompson 51kg
28 MEET GEORGE Brian Smith 51kg
29 MOTSPUR Kris Lees 51kg
30 MR UNFORGETTABLE Kevin Moses 51kg
31 STAR OF OCTAGONAL Todd Howlett 51kg
32 STEEL LIPS Steele Ryan 51kg
33 TIERQUALO Kelly Doughty 51kg
34 VARENNA MISS Tony Noonan 51kg
35 ZERO ROCK Kelso Wood 51kg
36 ZINGALING Kris Lees 51kg
37 SKILLED Peter Snowden 50.5kg
38 CELTIC DANCER Noel J Doyle 49.5kg
39 CURTANA Peter G Moody 49.5kg
40 FALINO Jeffrey Caught 49.5kg
41 HAVATRYST Barry Baldwin 49.5kg
42 SINCERO Stephen Farley 49.5kg
43 SKATING ON ICE Les Kelly 49.5kg
44 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan 49.5kg
45 TORIO’S QUEST Brett Partelle 49.5kg