2015 Rough Habit Plate Nominations Released

May 5th, 2015

14 talented three-year-olds have been included in nominations for Saturday’s 2015 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Doomben, highlighted by the pending appearance of several Group 1 hopefuls through the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Winx has been included in 2015 Rough Habit Plate nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

Winx has been included in 2015 Rough Habit Plate nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

Ballet Suite laid a great account for herself in Group 1 feature races through the Autumn Carnival and has been included in 2015 Rough Habit Plate nominations.

Posting three wins and one minor through her seven career starts so far, Ballet Suite returned this year for success in the Colin Glover BM67 (1400m) on February 18th before repeating the dose in the TAB Place Multi BM70 (1600m) on March 11th.

Arguably posting her most impressive result to date when fourth in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) on March 28th, the High Chaparral filly was unable to match the late pace when eighth in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) last time out but will relish a step back to 2000m this weekend.

Trainer Peter Moody is set to launch a two-pronged attack on the 2015 Rough Habit Plate after including talented stable mates Inauguration and Upham in nominations.

Posting two wins and as many minors through his eight career starts so far, Inauguration returned this time for third in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) but failed to make an impression on the Gold Coast over 1800m last start.

Sure to enjoy a step-up to 2000m, the Authorized gelding has been set for the 2015 Queensland Derby (2400m) this time and will need to perform well on Saturday if to make a competitive claim.

Upham ran a close second in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1800m) two weeks ago and appears primed to go on better in the 2015 Rough Habit Plate.

Having finished in the minors in two Sydney races prior to his most recent effort, the son of Mastercraftsman is without doubt one of the class horses included in 2015 Rough Habit Plate nominations and will be difficult to beat should he be allocated an ideal barrier on Wednesday.

Winx charged home to finish second in the Australian Oaks last start and has been included in nominations to make her Brisbane debut in the 2015 Rough Habit Plate.

Finishing outside the first three only three times through ten career starts, Winx became only the second runner to deliver Earthquake a defeat when taking out the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) upon resuming in spring; progressing to close second place finishes in the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m).

Having taken out the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) most notably over her four starts this time leading into the Australian Oaks, Winx looks set to relish the Doomben conditions.

The 2015 Rough Habit Plate final field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday.

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2015 Rough Habit Plate Nominations

# Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BALLET SUITE F 3 Chris Waller
2 BREWERY G 3 Gerald Ryan 69
3 CHILLIN WITH DYLAN C 3 Ben Ahrens 68
4 DESERT GENERAL (NZ) G 3 Liam Birchley 66
5 FUSINA G 3 Robert Heathcote 69
6 GID UP STROP G 3 Robert Heathcote 69
7 INAUGURATION G 3 Peter G Moody 71
8 JUMBO PRINCE C 3 Michael Nolan 88
9 QUICK STRIKE G 3 Chris Waller
10 RECKLESS ABANDON G 3 Liam Birchley 63
11 ROCKLEIGH (NZ) G 3 John Morrisey
12 SADLER’S LAKE G 3 Chris Waller
13 UPHAM (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody 69
14 WINX F 3 Chris Waller