Canberra Races 27 December 2013

Competitive fields are expected for the Canberra race  meeting on Friday 27 December after the Club received strong nominations for all races on the program when nominations closed this morning.

The ACTTAB Open Handicap is a particularly strong field with 17 nominations comprising of horses racing in great form including Back to Zero, Glad You Called, Micalong, Moorings Capital,  Nat King Cu and Spanish Shoes to name a few. A full list of nominations is available on this web site under the RACING drop down menu, click on Race & Trail Form & Scratchings.

I Am Snipety - Nice Debut

By: Alex Steedman 

I Am Snippety could venture to Melbourne for her next start after a strong debut at Canterbury on Wednesday.

The Neil Osborne-trained filly contested the TAB Rewards Maiden Plate (1000m) at Canterbury on Wednesday where she finished second behind the Gai Waterhouse-trained Echo Gal who scorched around the track in 57.58 seconds.

“It was a great run. I said to a few people yesterday that they would have to break 58 seconds to beat her,” Osborne said.

Winning Double for Miladinovic

Canberra based trainer Mick Miladinovic had been disappointed with his start to the new season but appears back on track after collecting a winning double at Canberra on Tuesday.

Saddling up just the three runners over the seven race card program Miladinovic almost completed the rare feat of training a winning treble only to just fall short with his only non-winner Cumberland Range finishing third.

Capital Commander on track

A distinct lack of speed has left Canberra based trainer Nick Olive confident stable star Capital Commander can break a long winning drought at Randwick on Saturday.

Having proven a model of consistency this time in Olive felt if able to get her own way in front she could take some catching following her game performance when only narrowly beaten last start.

While a victor of eight of her 36 career starts to date the winner's stall has unfortunately eluded the daughter of Commands having not won since taking out the Magic Millions Quality back in January last year.

All the hype on the Goss

A fantastic training performance has seen progressive galloper Got The Goss justify his heavy support when proving ultra impressive in the first race at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Having saluted impressively over five furlongs in both starts back this time in the son of Eavesdropper was tried over 1300m for the first time in his career and it proved a masterstroke.

"We were going to come up for the 1000m race last week but we figured we'd step him up in trip," McIlrick said.

Eight is enough for Olive

Leading Canberra based trainer Nick Olive will be well represented at Canberra on Tuesday with eight gallopers engaged over the seven race card program.

Currently sitting second in this season's Canberra Racing Club Trainers Premiership Olive hopes to kick the meeting off on a winning note with three-year-old filly Our Penny Girl set to resume in the first race.

Having mixed her form in her maiden preparation Olive is confident she has come back in good order and expects her to measure up well.

"She has come back really well actually," Olive said.

Celebration in the Capital for the race that stops the nation

This years’ ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Race Day at Thoroughbred Park has additional entertainment as part of the race that stops the nation.  

Along with the Fool Factory and Myer Fashions on the field you can also have your picture taken with the Fool Factory Characters or enjoy the newest addition to the Canberra Racing Club feature days – The Seppelt Lawn Bar.  This Bar will be located on the front lawns just to the left of the Betting Ring entrance.  The Bar will be stocked with Seppelt Salinger NV and other wines.  

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