Nominations Announced – 2013 Craven Plate

September 30th, 2013

Nominations have released for the Group 3 Craven Plate, which is scheduled to take place at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday October 5, 2013.

A total of 17 horses have been nominated for the 2013 Craven Plate, including Mourayan.


Mourayan is nominated for the 2013 Craven Plate. Picture by Steve Hart.

Mourayan has won five of his 39 race starts and has earned more than $1.58 million in prize money during his horse racing career.

The seven-year-old won the Group 1 Sydney Cup during the autumn racing carnival and has had just one start since returning for the 2013 spring racing carnival.

Mourayan placed seventh in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes first-up this preparation and will be second-up in the 2013 Craven Plate.

The Robert Hickmott-trained entire is nominated for the 2013 Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup this carnival.

Also included in the 2013 Craven Plate nominations is Fawkner.

Fawkner has won eight of his 18 race starts and has earned more than $710,000 in prize money during his career.

The Reset gelding has had two starts back this spring, with his most recent being in the Group 1 George Main Stakes where he finished fifth.

Fawkner is also trained by Robert Hickmott and is heading towards the major staying features of the spring carnival.

Honorius and Kelinni are also included in the 2013 Craven Plate nominations.

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2013 Craven Plate Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 CANTONESE Bjorn Baker 93
2 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 107
3 HIPPOPUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 85
4 HONORIUS David Payne 97
5 JET AWAY (GB) David Hayes 108
6 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller 108
7 KINGDOMS (NZ) John O’Shea 85
8 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott 109
9 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 111
10 SCREAM MACHINE Jason Coyle 95
11 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott 105
12 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody 104
13 THUBIAAN (USA) Chris Waller 89
14 TRANSPORTER John P Thompson 96
15 VAQUERA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 86
16 WHISPER DOWNS David Hayes 99
17 WINNING GLORY (NZ) David Payne 98