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Small numbers for feature races

By Neale Donnelley TVN Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Only nine horses have nominated for Friday night’s Group 2 $220,000 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.

When extended nominations closed at 10am this morning there were still just nine horses in the race, headed by Peter Snowden’s Pinwheel and Anthony Freedman’s First Command.

Even more disappointing is the five nominations only for the Listed $120,000 Zeditave Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Restricted to three-year-old colts and geldings, the five nominated horses are Flamberge, Grand Emperor, Happy Galaxy, Royal Haunt and Rusambo.

Even with nominations extended for the fillies division of the $120,000 Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) on Saturday at Caulfield, just 12 fillies have nominated.

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