Strong nominations for handicap
THE Warwick connections of Mosstang will be out in force at the Repco Australia Race Day at Allman Park on Saturday.
Mosstang is trained by Paul Nolan, jnr, in Toowoomba and is a past winner of the Killarney Cup at Allman Park.
Warwick Turf Club vice president Jim Costello is impressed with the quality of the field in the Repco Australia Open Handicap over 1200 metres which is race four on Saturday.
“Clubs often struggle to get a full field in an open handicap and we have 16 nominations which is almost unheard of,” Costello said.
“Only 14 start in 1200-metre races at Allman Park.
“Oakey horse Count Henry, Mosstang, Augathella trained Mr Tombola, Gold Coast horse Fasliyev Dancer and Obliviator, the Country Horse of the Year for the region, all have a strong chance.”
The most nominations are 24 in both the Harvey Norman Furniture and Bedding Warwick Maiden over 1200 metres and the Roulston Builders Class B Handicap over 1350m.
The maiden plate has several Warwick-trained horses, Mr Pin Wa from the Brian Tattam stable, No Hoops trained by Mick Hemmings and the John McMahon-trained Richmond Lad.
Nolan also has a horse, Maid Ready, in the Harvey Norman Warwick Electrical Class 3 Plate over 1100m.
Sing Donna Sing won a jump out at Allman Park last month and has her first start on her home track in the Carey Brothers Butchery Maiden Plate over 800m.
The three-year-old mare won at Donald in Victoria before being brought to Queensland by trainer Garry Osborne and his wife Bonnie two months ago.
Some of the nominated horses are from the stables of top Toowoomba trainers Tony Seers, Darryl Gollan, Rex Lipp, the Nolan brothers Paul and Michael, and Patrick Sexton.
See fields on Friday and Garry Adcock's race review on Saturday.