Alister Clark Stakes 2012 – Nominations & Weights

March 13th, 2012

Nominations and weights have been released for the 2012 Alister Clark Stakes, which is due to run at Moonee Valley racecourse this Friday night March 16, 2012.

16 horses have accepted to run in the $200,000 race, including Mick Price’s Proliferate.

Proliferate was also nominated for the Group 1 Randwick Guineas in Sydney the following day, however, trainer Mick Price felt the competition was too fierce.

“We entered him for the Randwick Guineas on Saturday but against Manawanui and those horses he would get flogged,” Price said.

“He’s a stayer and last start he should have run over 1800 (metres) then in the Alister Clark instead of trying to win a Group One mile which came unstuck.

“Going from a mile to 2040 metres on Friday night may catch me short with him but with a view to where we should be going it is the right race.

“It is 13 days between runs coming from a mile but I’m happy with him and he’s a clean winded horse.”

Proliferate has won three of his five race starts and has earned more than $155,000 in prize money.

The More Than Ready colt finished seventh in his last start in the Group 1 Australian Guineas behind Mosheen on March 3, 2012.

Prior to that, Proliferate finished second to Pied A Terre un the Group 2 Autumn Stakes.

Highly Recommended, I Feel Good and Sangster are also included in the 2012 Alister Clarke Stakes 2012 nominations.

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2012 Alister Clark Stakes Nominations & Weights

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 DANY THE FOX (NZ) Michael Kent 13 57kg 66
2 DUEL LOVER (NZ) Nigel Blackiston 16 57kg 61
3 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey 14 57kg 66
4 FLASHY FELLA (NZ) Michael Moroney 8 57kg 68
5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Peter G Moody 7 57kg 82
6 I FEEL GOOD Frankie Stockdale 9 57kg 62
7 KUKRI Peter Snowden 10 57kg 67
8 MISTER MILTON Norman Waymouth 5 57kg 82
9 NOW YOU KNOW (NZ) Danny O’Brien 11 57kg 67
10 OUTLAW PRINCE Anthony Cummings 15 57kg 62
11 PROLIFERATE Mick Price 3 57kg 89
12 SABRAGE Michael Moroney 2 57kg 93
13 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin 1 57kg 108
14 SPECTER Anthony Freedman 4 57kg 84
15 TONED Robert Hickmott 12 57kg 68
16 ROCK ROBSTER David Hayes 6 55kg 72