Reigning Horse of the 12 months Nipster makes his seasonal debut tomorrow when he takes on rivals within the Chairman’s Trophy at 7½ furlongs (1,500m).
Under is the evaluation of the entrants and their probabilities of successful this three-year-old and upwards Graded Stakes/Open Allowance contest.
1. SUPERLUMINAL: (9 b h by Pure Choice – A Thousand Hills) – Shifting up Superluminal merely can’t handle these and is seen as a filler.
2. TOONA CILIATA: (5 ch c by Soul Warrior – Crimson Gold) – Proved too robust for rivals within the current Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy over 6 ½ furlongs (1,300m). Toona Ciliata ought to get pleasure from this prolonged journey much more and is given each probability of creating it two wins in a row. Toona Ciliata faces now stablemate Nipster, whom he misplaced to 2 begins again within the Ian Levy Cup on December 26 however on higher phrases. Toona Ciliata carried 57.0 kgs (126 lb) that day whereas Nipster had 53.0 kgs (117 lb). Tomorrow Toona Ciliata has 55.0 kgs (121 lb) and Nipster 57.0 kgs, thereby giving Toona Ciliata the handicap benefit. Toona Ciliata can both go in entrance or come from behind and dash away from rivals. It would not matter which he chooses, Toona Ciliata goes to be arduous to beat.
3. ROY ROGERS: (5 gr g by Distorted – Soca Get together) – Roy Rogers was a winner on March 7 going a mile. That win by Roger Rogers was on the In a single day Allowance degree and now stepping as much as the highest degree, his probabilities of successful are dim.
4. FATHER PATRICK: (5 b g by Nuclear Wayne – Late Enchantment) – Though Father Patrick continues to indicate his rising expertise over this distance and towards this robust bunch, he’s going to be left behind. Plus, the selection of Natalie Berger within the saddle doesn’t encourage confidence.
5. NIPSTER: (4 b g by Informal Trick – Nippit) – Races for the primary time beneath the care of champion coach Anthony Nunes. Nipster final raced on December 26 of final yr when defeating then stablemate Sentient within the inaugural operating of the Ian Levy Cup over 8 ½ furlongs (1,700m) at this degree. Nipster additionally had the top-rated Toona Ciliata behind him in third place. Nipster faces each Toona Ciliata and Sentient right here however on totally different phrases; the gap is shorter by a furlong and the weights are utterly totally different. That day, Nipster carried 53.0 kgs however now strikes up 4 kgs (9 lb) to 57.0 kgs, giving weight to Toona Ciliata down from 57.0 kgs to 55.0 kgs and Sentient down from 54.0 kgs to 53.5 kgs (118 lb). A successful run isn’t past Nipster, however getting by Toona Ciliata on the event may show troublesome.
6. CRIMSON: (5 b g by Nuclear Wayne – Sarah Barracuda) – Got here operating to nip Superluminal within the Alexander Hamilton Trophy. Now Crimson competes towards the most effective round and may have time to get snug with this larger grouping.
7. DUKE: (5 gr h by Informal Trick – Girl McBeth) – A winner on March 6 who isn’t anticipated to search out it straightforward towards these even with the journey to his liking.
8. SENTIENT: (5 ch h by Strikewhileitshot – Girl Geetadeo) – Completed fourth behind Toona Ciliata just lately at 6 ½ furlongs. Tomorrow Sentient is pitted towards Toona Ciliata and Nipster, and it’ll take a run past the strange to hold house this trophy.