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2009 Coolmore Classic Hot Danish to Run

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.

2009 Coolmore Stakes Hot Danish

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

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