|All of the
leading jumping trainers have nominated horses for the famous two day Oakbank Easter
Nominations for the two day jumps and
flat spectacular closed to noon today with 371 entries being received altogether for both
Easter Saturday and Monday.
Seventeen entries were received for the feature event of the
carnival, the $150,000 Carlton Draught Great Eastern Steeplechase (4950m) on Easter
Leading the Great Eastern charge was Eric Musgrove. The
Victorian has five jumpers entered. They are Big Bonus, Dobroyd, Hibernian Prince, Real
Zeal and Worthy Knight.
Last year's Von Doussa Steeple winner Jarl is a Great Eastern
nomination as are the John Wheeler pairing of Crafty Dancer and Maybe Rough.
Turkey Lane, the grey gelding who scored a boilover when he
won the rich jumping event in 1998, is back again for Cheltenham Park based trained Brian
Searle. Other locals nominated were Ballata (Gordon Richards) and Hostler (John O'Connor).
Lee Freedman has entered his dashing jumper Nautilism for the
Great Easter, while other Victorians to show interest were Shayne Fisher (Port Campbell),
John Leek (Midnight Smoker) and David Brideoake (Noble Jon).
The listed Onkaparinga Cup on Easter Monday has 27 entries
headed by top performers Dark Banner, Joe Bananas, Mr. Selby, Newsflash, Oxford Dollar,
Simply Magical, Tanzman and The Hind.
The feature flat race on the first day of the carnival, the
listed $60,200 Clipsal Stakes, has 18 entries. Among them are Aptego, Comedy Court,
Flurry's Gem, Manetti, Noble Win, Stand by Me, Suit and Vargna.
Entries for two races over the carnival have been extended
until 10am on Monday at the standard fee. The Adelaide Bank Handicap for two-year-olds
(1050m) only attracted 14 nominations, while on Monday the AAMI Greys Class 6 Handicap
(1100m) has just nine entries.
FULL CARNIVAL NOMINATIONS
SATURDAY 30 MARCH
1 - $90,500 VON DOUSSA STEEPLECHASE - 3250m
Ballata, Big Bonus, Conveyance, Crafty Dancer, Delegate,
Dobroyd, Fiddler's Green, Hibernian Prince, Jarl, Maybe Rough, Midnight Smoker, Nautilism,
Noble Jon, Port Campbell, Profiler, Ricochet Riesling, Seek the Gold, Shamrock Dancer, Too
Easy, Turkey Lane, Worthy Knight. (21).
2 - $60,200 CLIPSAL STAKES - 1100m
Aptego, Bush Outlaw, Comedy Court, Empress Waltz, Flurry's
Gem, Goldgift, Inkamulla, Magic Clause, Manetti, Noble Win, Noisy Prospect, Price of Love,
Shimouse, Stand by Me, Suit, Tramstop, Vargna, Wisp. (18).
3 - $30,200 DICKSONS LIMITED SHAREBROKERS RESTRICTED
HURDLE - 2900m
Ballata, Benyang, Boxter Blue, Bright 'n' Early, City of
Gold, Crown Duo, Euclid, Fairway Game, Family Favourite, Famous Pirate, Jester's Edge, Joe
Bananas, Killruddery, Lance Corporal, Millenium Dancer, Non Negotiable, Pitt Boss Kiss,
Raquets, Shutayr, Sovereign Squall, Sylvan Heights, Tassie's Shout, Texan Trader, The
Hind, Well Stamped, What a Mess, Wilson Road, Winsome Willy, Yallah Limit. (29).
4 - $25,200 THE ADVERTISER HANDICAP - 1100m
Amberlight, Bellotto Princess, Beltello, Capallin, Classic
Status, Cullen Bay, Delta Cloud, Discounter, Fava, Full Glow, Gazing, Identifiable, Il
Trovatore, Keely's Gift, Kimash, Kymatt, Lady Glenleigh, Lucky Blighter, Pick of the Crop,
Rainbow Glyder, Seek the Silk, Souls, Swing a Deal, Torfila. (24).
5 - $25,200 ADELAIDE BANK HANDICAP - 1050m
Awakening, Charlize, Crest of Gold, Diad, Eternal Desire,
Miss Schacci, Rory's Typhoon, Rustic Halo, Shalini, Slick Magic, Taipan Annie, Treeline,
Troll, Volnay. (14).
6 - $25,200 MALAYSIA AIRLINES JOHNSTON HANDICAP -
Alayata, Buffalo Power, Dholima's Daughter, Donegal Boy,
Exceptional Chance, Fighting Harada, Global Affair, Hibernian Prince, Imperial Cross,
Jeune's Mark, Jungle Junction, Marcin On, Nassi Doll, Oxford Dollar, Paisano, Simulate,
Smooth as Silk, Will Soar, William of Oz. (19).
7 - $25,200 FOUR 'N' TWENTY HANDICAP - 1400m
Ama's Son, Astro Guardia, Away With Fairies, Bellton,
Biscalate, Bo Best, Canadian Comet, Cash Loan, Cathedral End, Damselac Warrior,
Dapperstan, Donegal Boy, Double Legend, Ebonace, Fox Helios, Froth and Bubble, Hearten's
Magic, Irish Mur, Jack of Spades, Just Pete, Katoosh, Keepalante, Kuri Bay, La
Missionaire, Manatoba, Misty Galore, New Status, North Corner, Ol' Blue Eyes, Ormiston,
Pieta, Rainbow Glyder, Rations, Romeo's Princess, Rorting, Royal Bell, Sciatica, So May It
Be, Supreme Review, Tashkent, Thunder Creek, Zip Thea. (42).
8 - $25,200 SHILLABEER PLATE - 1100m
Ambroc, Brinkley Lass, Chalannaise, Cheers Pop, Classy
Looker, Dayna's Pride, Denise, Empress Waltz, Goldgift, Kipketer, Kurt, Los Torneros, Love
of Brandy, Magic Clause, Mystic Grey, Noble Win, Oxford Regent, Skiing, Souplesse,
Squirtle, Sunbury, Vargna, Wisp. (23).
MONDAY, APRIL 1
1 - $150,000 CARLTON DRAUGHT GREAT EASTERN
STEEPLECHASE - 4950m
Ballata, Big Bonus, Crafty Dancer, Dobroyd, Hibernian Prince,
Hostler, Jarl, Maybe Rough, Midnight Smoker, Nautilism, Noble Jon, Port Campbell,
Profiler, Real Zeal, Ricochet Riesling, Turkey Lane, Worthy Night. (17).
2 - $90,400 YALUMBA CLASSIC HURDLE - 3600m
Ballata, Boxter Blue, City of Gold, Crown Duo, Family
Favourite, Joe Bananas, Kamazam, Lance Corporal, Mascagni, Millenium Dancer, Mystic
Outlaw, Noble Jon, Ryazan, Shutayr, Sir Ritchie, Sovereign Squall, Tanzman, Voodoo Sunset,
Wilson Road, Winsome Willy. (20).
3 - $60,600 ADELAIDE BANK ONKAPARINGA CUP - 2150m
Accelerating, Al Batroun, Bitski, Crown Duo, Dark Banner,
Dorados, Evans, Exceptional Chance, Fighting Harada, Firestarter, Firetaine, Front Beach,
Global Affair, Joe Bananas, Little Neeco, Marcin On, Mr. Selby, Newsflash, Oxford Dollar,
Salazar, Satisha, Simply Magical, Sly Rambler, Tanzman, The Hind, Vandeclare, William of
4 - $25,200 AUIRON ENERGY TROPHY - 1400m
Away With Fairies, Burzam, Cavalli Veloci, Celtic Melody,
Crowned Love, Easy Pick, Ebonace, Empress Waltz, Fantasies, Flame Bird, Flighting, Froth
and Bubble, Glitzy Guru, Just Pete, Kooda Tiara, Kuri Bay, Liberal Sally, Lucy's Gift,
Misty Galore, New Status, Palagia, Pieta, Romeo's Princess, Secret Haze, Squirtle, Supreme
Review, Wilds of Virginia, Zip Thea. (28).
5 - $25,400 REX-LOK RAIL CLIP COUNTRY CUP - 1900m
A Chorus Line, Alataya, Bad Boy Buck, Benyang, Carnivorous,
Donegal Boy, Du Bourg, Fine Stem, Front Beach, Global Affair, Griswald, Imperial Cross,
Jealts Express, Jeune's Mark, Killruddery, Mister Mandaree, Paringa, Rather Gaze, Region,
Rich Theme, Simulate, Shy Rambler, Sognare, Staff Party, Thunder Creek, Top Kala,
Vandeclare, You're Joking. (28).
6 - $25,200 CLIPSAL HANDICAP - 1400m
Away With Fairies, Cathedral End, Dinky Barry, Glenola,
Kedron, Keepalante, Kooda Hurry, Mr. Gweilo, Newtown Jet, Ol' Blue Eyes, Oxford Regent,
Pieta, Rations, Romeo's Princess, Royal Bellotto, Royal Realm, Skiing, So May It Be, Stora
Bollar, Tashkent, To Pay Up, Trimaha. (22).
7 - $25,200 AAMI GREY CLASS 6 HANDICAP - 1100m
Ama's Son, China Viceroy, Final Mist, Grey Heirea, Jug Full,
Kurt, Mystic Grey, Saxony Girl, Touch of Grey. (9).
8 - $25,200 ALCOHOL GO-EASY HANDICAP - 1050m
Amberlight, Antique Chair, Brave Encounter, Bright Rock,
Capallin, Cullen Bay, Dayna's Pride, Fava, Final Sprint, Grand Mansion, Hearten's Magic,
Intrepid Astronaut, Jeune Girl, Kimash, Lady Tippity, Leisel Weasel, Lola, Madison
Gardens, Magic Clause, Oil Can Annie, Onyx River, Price of Love, Prince Blev, Private
Agenda, Queen Midas, Quick Game, Stockade Boy, Tova, Wedgetail Eagle, Whistling Lass.