The 2009 Coolmore Classic Video Replay:
Revised 2009 Coolmore Stakes news
1 HOT DANISH Les Bridge Tim Clark 10 59
2 CULMINATE (NZ) Stephen Mckee Damien Oliver 14 56
3 ESKIMO QUEEN (NZ) Michael Moroney Blake Shinn 15 55
4 GALLANT TESS David Payne Hugh Bowman 4 54
5 JUDGED Joseph Pride Jim Cassidy 5 54
6 NEROLI Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 13 52
7 ABSOLUTELYFABULOUS Kris Lees Corey Brown 6 51
8 CHINCHILLA ROSE Chris Waller Stephen Baster 18 51
9 PORTILLO Peter Snowden Jay Ford 16 51
10 ILLUMINATES Graeme Rogerson Peter Wells (a) 1 51
11 IMANANABAA David Payne Jeff Penza 9 51
12 ROCK ME BABY David Payne Aaron Spiteri 3 51
13 TYPHOON TRACY Peter G Moody Glen Boss 17 51
14 GOLD WATER Gai Waterhouse Daniel Ganderton (a) 12 51
15 PRAVANA John O’Shea Chris Munce 7 51
16 BERNICIA Guy Walter Rod Quinn 19 51
17e MARY’S GRACE Kylie Gavenlock Jeff Penza 8 51
18e GLOWLAMP Clarry Conners Peter Wells (a) 2 51
19e DANEHILL SMILE Jason Coyle 11 51
Les Bridge says Hot Danish will run in Saturday’s Group One Coolmore Classic at Rosehill after receiving the all clear from the mare’s owners.
The five-year-old’s place in the $600,000 1500-metre feature was in doubt after the she was given topweight of 59 kilograms on Tuesday for the Coolmore, a weight Bridge believed to be unfair.
Bridge expected the handicapper to give the brilliant mare 57.5 or 58 kilograms with the 51 kilogram weight limit.
“I’ve spoken to the owners and everything’s right, she’ll be running,” Bridge said.
Hot Danish carried 57 kilograms in the 2008 Coolmore in which she finished second to Eskimo Queen on a heavy track.
The Nothin’ Leica Dane mare has won both of her starts this campaign with her latest a stunning performance to lump 61 kilograms to defeat Absolutelyfabulous by a half-length in the 1400-metre Listed Wiggle Quality at Randwick on March 7.
Prior to that she rocketed home to score in the Group Two Breeders’ Classic (1200m) at Randwick on February 14.
Hot Danish has drawn barrier 10 in a capacity field of 19 and will be partnered by her regular jockey Tim Clark who has no dramas with the gate.
“Most of the speed seems to be drawn on my inside and I should be able to get a cart across and sit off the pace,” Clark said.
Clark knows the mare better than most having ridden her 11 times for eight wins.
The Group Two Salinger Stakes win by Hot Danish in November last year was only the third time Clark has not been in the saddle.
Clark damaged a shoulder in a race fall at Warwick Farm in August which kept him out for four months, forcing him to also miss the ride in the Group Two The Shorts (1100m) in October when she finished second to Fritz’s Princess.
Dan Nikolic rode the mare to her victory in the Salinger.
TAB Sportsbet has installed Hot Danish $3.80 favourite ahead of emerging Victorian Typhoon Tracy at $5.
Typhoon Tracy, from the Peter Moody yard, maintained her unbeaten record when she led all the way in the Group Three Schweppervesence Trophy (1400m) at Flemington on March 7.
The Red Ransom filly won the Listed Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield at just her second start and will be racing for the fifth time in her Sydney debut.
Gallant Tess, who will carry 54 kilograms, is at $7.50 and comes into the race after running third to Tuesday Joy in the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on March 7.
Last-start Group Three Liverpool City Cup winner Judged also carries 54 kilograms and is rated a $8 chance.
Article by aapracing
By Russell Jackson