The Shorts Nominations & Weight 2011

September 13th, 2011

The Shorts 2011 carries a maximum field of 14 horses however we won’t be getting that many with just 13 in the nominations ahead of the final field announcement tomorrow.

That being said there are still a number of horses which have proven quality so it’ll be anything but a non event with a competitive race still assured.

As is the case with Group rated events in Sydney Chris Waller seems to have his finger in every pie and on this occasion he’ll have two.

The number one entry Danleigh is set to make his return to the track after a long spell while Albert The Fat will be doing the same after transferring from Queensland.

Waller is using the race to get a sighting on both horses at the start of the spring and their performances will dictate just which way they’re headed later on in the carnival.

If they are to win first up over the 1200m though they’ll have plenty of work to do with other trainers far from scared off by Waller.

Decision Time will have his second start to the prep after a first up win two weeks back for Clarry Conners.

Peter Snowden is well represented as well, he saddles up Soul in addition to the talented yet unlucky gelding Skytrain.

Others of note in the race include Winter King for David Payne, Zaratone for Nick olive and Top Drop, a nice looking type from Gerald Ryan.

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The Shorts Nominations & Weight 2011

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 DANLEIGH Chris Waller 1 58kg 116
2 ALBERT THE FAT Chris Waller 4 57.5kg 105
3 DECISION TIME Clarry Conners 3 56.5kg 109
4 MONTON Ron Quinton 7= 56.5kg 97
5 SOUL Peter Snowden 9= 56.5kg 96
6 LOVE CONQUERS ALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 56kg 112
7 EGO’S DARE Gerald Ryan 9= 55.5kg 96
8 SKYTRAIN Peter Snowden 6 55.5kg 99
9 WINTER KING (NZ) David Payne 5 55.5kg 102
10 ZARATONE Nick Olive 7= 55.5kg 97
11 LEAPFROG Bruce W Hill 13 55kg 86
12 TOP DROP Gerald Ryan 11 55kg 85
13 PERSIAN STORM Patrick & Wayne Webster 12 54kg 62