Whobe Leads 2011 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Nominations

September 6th, 2011

Nominations for the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes 2011 were taken on Monday with dual defending champion Whobegotyou heading the list of 18 early entries for the Moonee Valley feature this Saturday, September 10.

Mark Kavanagh’s in-form Street Cry six-year-old Whobegotyou has held a stranglehold over the weight-for-age $300,000 Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m), winning the last two editions back-to-back.

Whobegotyou is also the 2011 Cox Plate favourite so back them now at Luxbet before Saturday for the hottest price on the weight-for-age champ!

This Saturday the 2011 Cox Plate-bound ‘Whobe’ gets the chance to emulate Shorengo (1968-70) and become just the second horse in Australian racing history to become a successive three-time Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner.

Whobegotyou resumed for the season on August 13 with an excellent victory over one-time Caulfield Cup betting favourite Lights Of Heaven in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) and is sure to start near odds-on territory in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes odds at Australia’s No. 1 online bookmaker, Luxbet.

Melbourne Cup winning horseman Kavanagh has Whobegotyou heading towards a third shot at the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 22, the genuine galloper top of the Cox Plate odds at Luxbet paying $7.50.

The Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes is shaping up as a top-class showdown this year, Whobe to face a talented field of rivals.

Victorian Premiership winning trainer Peter Moody, whose mare Whobegotyou defeated last start (Lights Of Heaven) has his reigning Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva and last-start Group 2 Memsie Stakes winner King’s Rose among the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes nominations.

Memsie Stakes’ third and fourth placegetters, Red Colossus and Rekindled Interest, are also set to back up in the Dato on Saturday.

Cranbourne-based horseman Michael Kent has a quartet of his stable runners entered for the Dato Tan Chin Nam, his Group 1 AJC Oaks winning mare Absolutely headlining the contingent.

Other noteworthy 2011 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes nominations include South Australian raider and spring Cups hopeful Alcopop and Robert Hickmott’s gallant grey stayer Linton.

See below for the full list of entries for Moonee Valley’s feature event this weekend, and bookmark this site to view the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes 2011 final field and barriers once they’re released later this week.

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2011 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Nominations

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rtg.
1 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent 105
2 ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ) Michael Moroney 78
3 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 108
4 ANACHEEVA Peter G Moody 108
5 AVIENUS Mark Webb 98
6 CABEZA (NZ) Danny O’Brien 85
7 DOMESKY Michael Kent 89
8 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) Michael Kent 88
9 KING’S ROSE (NZ) Peter G Moody 108
10 LINTON Robert Hickmott 109
11 MAGICAL PEARL Dennis O’Leary 98
12 PLATINUM PASSION Michael Moroney 92
13 RED COLOSSUS Greg Eurell 103
14 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan 100
15 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings 100
16 SPACECRAFT David Hayes 102
17 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 108
18 WHOBEGOTYOU Mark Kavanagh 118