Bumper nominations for 2018 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes

The Canberra Racing Club has received bumper nominations Sunday’s Black Opal Day program.

The Black Opal Stakes has attracted 27 nominations with a raft of quality youngsters representing top interstate yards.

Among the nominations are gallopers the calibre of EF Troop (Gollan), Enbihaar (Hayes-Dabernig), Prairie Fire (Price), Exceltic (Portelli), Plague Stone (Godolphin) and Legend Of Condor (Ryan).

The powerful Hayes-Dabernig yard has nominated three horses, as have Peter and Paul Snowden. Godolphin has two nominated gallopers, as has Brisbane-based Tony Gollan.

The Canberra Cup has attracted 22 nominations and it’s likely the majority of runners will be in the market.

23 horses have been nominated for the National Sprint, and 18 each for the Canberra Guineas and Camarena.