Saturday, 12 May 2012
: Rising stars Pampelonne and Colorado Claire are expected to headline the entries for next weekend's $500,000 Inglis Guineas at Scone.
Photo by Racing and Sports
The final race in the Inglis Race Series for nominated graduates of 2010 Inglis Yearling Sales, the $500,000 Inglis Guineas (1400m) will be run on the second day of the Scone carnival on May 19 alongside the Listed Coolmore
Dark Jewel Classic on Scone Race Club's stand-alone Saturday meeting.
The Inglis Guineas is restricted to 3YOs nominated to the Inglis Race Series.
Expected to headline the nominations is the last start Gosford Guineas winner Pampelonne
The Rock Of Gibraltar gelding, raced by the former chairman of Racing NSW Alan Bell, will be attempting to emulate the feat of last year's winner Sincero by completing the Gosford Guineas-Inglis Guineas double.
Another last start stakes winner expected to take her place in the Guineas field is Group 2 winning filly Colorado Claire
A win in the Inglis Guineas by the daughter of Hussonet will also ensure her trainer John O'Shea is awarded the $50,000 Inglis Trainer Bonus for the trainer with the most wins in each series.
The 2012 Scone Carnival kicks-off on Friday May 18 with the Emirates Park Scone Cup Day.
A feature on the Friday will be the $100,000 Inglis Challenge (1100m) restricted to 2YOs nominated to the Inglis Race Series which were offered for sale at last year's Inglis HTBA Scone Yearling Sale or the Inglis Australian Bloodstock Sale.
The Challenge, which is always a highly competitive affair, is a great opportunity to achieve returns to owners as evidenced last year by the Jenny Graham trained Alcancia
The Port Macquarie based filly's win 12 months ago took her prizemoney earnings past $100,000, a great return on the $6500 the Danbird filly cost at the Scone Yearling Sale in 2010.
Currently sitting at the top of the order of entry for the 2012 Inglis Challenge is the unbeaten Snitzel filly Tinszelda
from the stable of leading Scone trainer Rodney Northam. Northam enjoyed success in this race two years ago with Okane.
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