The great Black Caviar heads the list of 65 horses nominated for the $1 million Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on March 9.
A stunning line-up of super-sprinters including the injury-plagued Hay List, international Group 1 star Ortensia, brilliant three-year-olds Pierro, Proisir and Samaready, and rising stars Howmuchdoyouloveme and Moment Of Change are just some of the horses entered for Victoria’s richest sprint race.
Trainer Peter Moody has not ruled out Black Caviar running in the race, one she won last year with 58kgs.
He has been informed by RV’s handicapping department to expect about 61.5kgs for the unbeaten mare this year.
WA’s best two sprinters Barakey and Luckygray are both entered, as too is the amazing 11-year-old former Hong Kong superstar Good Ba Ba.
**Caulfield Guineas winner All Too Hard is the interesting nomination among 48 entries for the $1 million Darley Australian Cup (2000m) on March 9.
Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon, Victoria Derby winner Fiveandahalfstar, rising former international gallopers Mawingo, Prairie Star, My Quest For Peace and Glencadam Gold, and the unbeaten Callanish are just some of the other entries creating interest.
**The Australian Guineas entries produced no surprises with All Too Hard, Pierro and Proisir heading the 76 entries.
Former Kiwi gallopers Sacred Falls and Tougher Than Ever, now with Chris Waller in Sydney, are two interesting entries, particularly Sacred Falls who is unbeaten in six starts.
Other Guineas entries of note are Albrecht, Driefontein, Hosting, Hvasstan, Norzita and Victoria Derby runner-up Super Cool.