2011 Champagne Classic Nominations – Doomben

May 16th, 2011

The 2011 Champagne Classic at Doomben Racecourse is on track for a near capacity field with a good selection of nominations for the race.

The maximum capacity for the event is 16 and currently there are 18 horses listed as possible for the 1200m sprint.

The Champagne Classic is a chance for the two-year-olds to strut their stuff and compete on a top quality card on the same day as the Doomben Cup.

It’s also a great chance for the local two-year-olds to impress in front of a national audience with  the Sydney series earlier in the year drawing so much attention.

Some of those horses are still in action headlined by Hot Snitzel which has settled in well to Brisbane.

The horse competed in the 2011 Golden Slipper and while he didn’t feature in the race you can expect Hot Snitzel to prove more than a handful at Group 2 level in Brisbane.

Peter Snowden was the king of the two-year-old season in Sydney and he’s once again represented however not by one of his big name runners.

The little known Free Wheeling will lead his charge and will need a massive performance to replicate the work of Sepoy and Helmet earlier this year.

It’s a very interesting race with obviously not a lot known about most of the runners with very limited race experience.

This means a winner could come from just about anywhere so the final acceptances are vitally important.

Queensland is very well represented and will have a good shot at this race but just how many turn up remains to be seen until later in the week.

Come back then to find out the Champagne Classic final field as well as all the odds thanks to Luxbet.

2011 Champagne Classic Nominations

–              Horse                                    Trainer

1              BELLE D’AMOUR               Barry Baldwin

2              DOUBLE IMPACT              Jackie Crompton

3              DR ICHI                 Bevan Laming

4              FLYING JET          Steven O’dea

5              FLYING ZERO      Chris Waller

6              FREE WHEELING               Peter Snowden

7              FREEROCKER      John Wallace

8              HOT SNITZEL      Gerald Ryan

9              INTERNAL REVENUE       Gillian Heinrich

10           MCNEICE             Kelly Purdy

11           MERRYANNA     Maryann Thexton

12           MILITARY GRACE              Gillian Heinrich

13           MR FAVULOUS                 Donald Baker

14           SHOW A PRINCE               Liam Birchley

15           SHUFFLEUP AND DEAL   Steele Ryan

16           ST DARCI (NZ)    Brian Smith

17           STAGE EXIT         John P Thompson

18           VORTEX                Howard Wilson