First Acceptances – 2012 Stradbroke Handicap

May 30th, 2012

The first acceptances have been released for the 2012 Stradbroke Handicap, which is set to run at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 9, 2012.

37 horses have accepted to be a part of the 2012 Stradbroke Handicap, including Buffering.

Buffering is currently second on the order of entry for the 2012 Stradbroke Handicap after his second placing in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 last start.

The Mossman gelding has won nine of his 25 race starts and has earned more than $1.43 million in prize money during his career.

Mental has edged closer to a 2012 Stradbroke Handicap start after the first round of acceptances revealed that he was 23rd on the order of entry.

A win in the 2012 Queensland Guineas would rocket him up the ballot order for the 2012 Stradbroke Handicap and assure him of a start in the $1 million race.

2012 Stradbroke Handicap First Acceptances

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight
1 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote 2 57kg
2 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan 3 56kg
3 HAPPY ZERO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 6 55kg
4 PINWHEEL Peter Snowden 4 55kg
5 NEESON Joseph Pride 8 54.5kg
6 THANKGODYOU’REHERE Patrick & Wayne Webster 9 54.5kg
7 SEA SIREN John O’Shea 1 54kg(1.5kg)
8 PHELAN READY Jason McLachlan 12 53.5kg
9 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride 10 53.5kg(0.5kg)
10 TRIPLE ELEGANCE Chris Waller 14 53.5kg
11 RED TRACER Chris Waller 5 53kg
12 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan 15 53kg
13 TORIO’S QUEST Brett Partelle 16 53kg
14 JETSET LAD (NZ) John Wheeler 20 52.5kg
15 LISTEN SON Tony Gollan 19 52.5kg
16 MID SUMMER MUSIC Peter G Moody 7 52.5kg
17 BELLTONE Kelso Wood 35 52kg
18 CARRY ME BLUEY Norm Hilton 26 52kg
19 CELTIC DANCER Noel J Doyle 34 52kg
20 MEET GEORGE Brian Smith 37 52kg
21 METALLURGICAL John P Thompson 29 52kg
22 RIVA DE LAGO Con Karakatsanis 31 52kg
23 SISTINE ANGEL Andrew Noblet 17 52kg
24 SOLZHENITSYN (NZ) Robert Heathcote 25 52kg
25 SOPHIE’S SPIRIT Max Hinton 24 52kg
26 STEEL ZIP Pat Duff 30 52kg
27 VARENNA MISS Tony Noonan 11 52kg
28 WEALTH PRINCESS (NZ) Darren Weir 13 52kg
29 ADAMANTIUM (NZ) Danny O’Brien 27 50.5kg
30 AMAH ROCK Peter Morgan 33 50.5kg
31 BOYS ON TOUR John P Thompson 36 50.5kg
32 EASY RUNNING Desleigh Forster 22 50.5kg
33 EMMALENE Liam Birchley 32 50.5kg
34 MENTAL Peter Snowden 23 50.5kg
35 MORNING CAPTAIN Kelly Doughty 28 50.5kg
36 PAMPELONNE Tim Martin 21 50.5kg
37 SHOPAHOLIC (NZ) Danny O’Brien 18 50.5kg