The Group 2 Hollindale Stakes will bring quality black type racing back to Gold Coast Racecourse and ensures a huge day awaits in the beautiful Surfers Paradise.
Aside from the Magic Millions this Saturday May 7th is undoubtedly the biggest and most important day of racing held on the coast and a talented list of horses have been assembled.
The Hollindale Stakes nominations see’s 13 horses paid up so far with final acceptances to be made in the next 24 hours.
There is plenty of talent in the field with names recognisable throughout Australia.
My Kingdom Of Fife has rapidly become one of the most famous names in 2011.
The English import has raced just twice for Chris Waller but the results have been incredible.
Debuting in a black type race as an 150 to 1 chance My Kingdom Of Fife surged home late to claim the most unlikely victory of the Sydney Autumn Carnival.
His next assignment was in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes where he had firmed into a $13 chance but yet again he disposed of his more fancied rivals with a now trademark final furlong burst.
Dropping back to Group 2 level you can guarantee there will be no double figure odds this week but he’s far from a certainty.
On the back of a first-up win back in Brisbane Scenic Shot looks to continue his reign as one of the country’s champions.
The West-Australian has plenty of local support and connections are confident of a huge 2011 season.
Melbourne Cup runner Shoot Out is also in the mix and is threatening to fire at any moment.
He’s been disappointing so far this year but his talent is unquestioned and he might be starting to get up to his preferred distance.
Also in the field is big name runner Heart Of Dreams for Mick Price as well as Dao Dao and Niblick.
Vision And Power also strikes an imposing figure on the list but he’s no certainty to run.
Connections are tipped to stay at home with a race in Canterbury but if he’s handicapped lightly he could be a shock inclusion.
The Hollindale Stakes betting markets are yet to open with final acceptances making a huge difference to the makeup of the race.
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2011 Hollindale Stakes Nominations
|2||CAPTAIN SONADOR||Roger Milne|
|3||DAO DAO||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|4||FEMINA FASHION||Trevor Whittington|
|5||GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE)||Michael Moroney|
|6||HEART OF DREAMS||Mick Price|
|7||MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB)||Chris Waller|
|9||OUR LUKAS (NZ)||Robert Heathcote|
|10||SCENIC SHOT||Daniel Morton|
|11||SHOOT OUT||John Wallace|
|12||TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|13||VISION AND POWER (NZ)||Joseph Pride|
By Ryan Clark