Champagne Classic 2012 – Nominations Released

May 14th, 2012

Nominations have been released for the Group 2 Champagne Classic, which is due to run at Doomben racecourse this Saturday May 19, 2012.

Just nine horses have nominated for a run in the 1,200 metre race, causing the Brisbane Racing Club to extend nominations until tomorrow May 15, 2012.

Included in the 2012 Champagne Classic nominations is Kelso Wood’s Sizzling.

Sizzling has won two of his five race starts and has earned more than $195,000 in prize money.

The Snitzel colt won his most recent start in the Listed Ken Russell Memorial Classic on May 5, 2012, by an extraordinary four and a half lengths.

Sizzling was amongst the favourites for the $2 million Magic Million 2YO Classic earlier this year, where he finished a commendable fourth.

Sookie is also included in the 2012 Champagne Classic nominations.

The Casino Prince filly is yet to win any of her race starts, however, placed fourth in her most recent run in the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes at Doomben on December 31, 2011.

Sookie will be first-up in the 2012 Champagne Classic where she will attempt to break her maiden.

Another high profile 2012 Champagne Classic is Noogoora Burr, who has won three of his seven race starts so far.

The Royal Academy gelding won his most recent start in the Listed Hampten Stakes at Doomben on May 12, 2012.

Discreet and Dances On Stars are also included in the 2012 Champagne Classic nominations.

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2012 Champagne Classic Nominations

No. Horse Trainer
1 ACADEMUS Peter Snowden
2 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan
3 DISCREET Kelly Schweida
4 NEVER DESPAIR Michael Nolan
5 NOOGOORA BURR David Lawlor
6 SALUTER Jason McLachlan
7 SIZZLING Kelso Wood
8 SOOKIE John P Thompson
9 SUNSET AFFAIR Gillian Heinrich