2011 Craven Plate Nominations

September 27th, 2011

The 2011 Craven Plate Nominations have well and truly surpassed the maximum field available with 22 horses set to battle it out for the 16 spots on offer.

With that being said there are a fair chunk that will come out on favour of other events with the Epsom Handicap and the Metropolitan on the same card.

It means there’s a fantastic day of racing on the radar this Saturday at Royal Randwick and the Craven plate is just one of a host a highly anticipated events.

The race itself stretches for 2000m around the Sydney track and is rated at a Group 3 level for open class company.

It’s an event that’s set to be dominated by the boys with only two mare entered to take them on.

Older Than Time for Gai Waterhouse comes in eighth on the order of entry with 57kg while Crafty Irna For Ron Quinton gets the light weight of 56kg.

Both are rated as genuine chances in the Craven Plate and the 2000m looks likely to suit both perfectly.

They’ll need to be on their game though with a mountain of talent among their potential rivals.

Extra Zero, Green Moon, Hawk island, Home On A Wing and Midas Touch are all racing in great form and would prove very hard to beat in an event like this.

As we said though the final field announcement will be crucial with a huge proportion of these horses dual or even triple nominated.

Obviously this will have a big impact on the betting market as well so stay tuned to Luxbet so you can keep up to date with all the fluctuations as they happen.

2011 Craven Plate Nominations

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Robert Hickmott 7 59kg 105
2 BID SPOTTER Graeme Rogerson 12= 59kg 99
3 DEALER PRINCIPAL Anthony Cummings 14 59kg 97
4 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes 12= 59kg 99
5 GAZZA GURU Stephen Farley 21= 59kg 84
6 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 15 59kg 95
7 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller 3= 59kg 109
8 HOME ON A WING Anthony Cummings 21= 59kg 84
9 LINTON Robert Hickmott 3= 59kg 109
10 LORNE DANCER Gai Waterhouse 10 59kg 103
11 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 2 59kg 112
12 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 6 59kg 106
13 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller 1 59kg 114
14 SYREON Chris Waller 11 59kg 101
15 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 5 59kg 108
16 VIKING LEGEND Ross Simpson & Tracey Barnes 18= 59kg 89
17 ZARA DANCER (NZ) Bruce Wallace 20 59kg 85
18 ZOOMIN (NZ) Michael Kent 18= 59kg 89
19 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne 17 58kg 90
20 SHOOTOFF (NZ) Graeme Rogerson 8= 58kg 104
21 OLDER THAN TIME Gai Waterhouse 8= 57kg 104
22 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton 16 56kg 92