$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
$400 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $400 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
Shoals is a notable omission from the 23 nominations for the Coolmore Classic
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Dual Group One-winning filly Shoals is a notable omission from the 23 nominations for the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill.

John Messara said he and fellow owner Jonathan Munz along with trainer Anthony Freedman had changed her program when it became obvious she would get a big weight in the Group One 1500m-race for fillies and mares.

Shoals beat the older mares to win the Myer Classic in the spring and brought that form to Randwick to win the Surround Stakes against her fellow three-year-olds last Saturday week.

“Plans changed when realised that she would be carrying 55.5 to 56 kilos in the Coolmore after her Surround Stakes win,” Messara said.

“Instead we are heading for the Arrowfield Sprint on the 14th of April at set weights as a lead into the Sangster in early May at weight-for-age.

“If she wins the Sangster handsomely she’ll head for the UK.”

Shoals is scheduled to have her first inoculations this week with the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot in June a target.

There are still six Group One winners among the Coolmore entries taken on Monday including last year’s winner Heavens Above.

The others are New Zealander Aide Memoire, Alizee, Egg Tart, Foxplay, and Silent Sedition, a close second in the 2017 Coolmore.

The Ron Quinton-trained Dixie Blossoms has opened the TAB’s $6 favourite for the Coolmore with her stablemate Daysee Doom on the fourth line at $9 to improve on her fourth last year with Alizee at $7 and Egg Tart at $8.

The Clarry Conners-trained Torvill is likely to head to the Illawarra on Friday for the Group Three Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) for three-year-olds.

Torvill has produced two eye-catching seconds at her past two starts behind Alizee in the Group Two Light Fingers and Shoals in the Surround.

“We are leaning towards Kembla Grange with her,” Conners said.

“I think the Kembla track will suit her. There is a long run in. It would be nice if she could draw a barrier.”

Durable mare Zanbagh won the Kembla Grange Classic four years ago and will be lining up in the Coolmore Classic for the third time.

 
$300 in Bonus Bets
Get $300 in Racing Bonus Bets when you join and deposit $250!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Arcadia Queen stamps herself as a star

Perth filly Arcadia Queen is the toast of the west after a brilliant victory in the Kingston Town Classic, the...

Kingston Town Classic Results and Replay – 2018

View the results and replay for the 2018 Kingston Town Classic. The Kingston Town Classic was raced at Ascot racecourse...

Pakenham Cup Results and Replay – 2018

View the results and replay for the 2018 Pakenham Cup. The Pakenham Cup was raced at Pakenham racecourse on 8/12/2018....

Boom 3YO dies from colic

Boom 3YO filly Smart Melody has sadly died after battling a colic related illness. Smart Melody won her first five...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.