Runaway Ranvet Stakes winner Our Ivanhowe has featured among 14 nominations for Saturday’s Group 1 The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens.
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The German-import brought up his second Group 1 win in Australia when relishing the Heavy 10 last Saturday as he scored by 3.3 lengths from Hartnell.
Co trainer Lee Freedman confirmed the son of Soldier Hollow has come through his last start win in great order and is expected to back-up on Saturday.
The stable have also nominated Exospheric for the $1.5 million feature following his 3rd placing behind Humidor and Jameka in the Australian Cup (2000m).
Darren Weir’s Humidor and the Ciaron Maher-trained Jameka are also among nominations.
Australian Derby (2400m) winner Tavago has been nominated by trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young following his last start victory in the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.
Sydney’s leading trainer, Chris Waller, won The BMW with Preferment in 2016 and will be aiming for back-to-back victories in the race with Grand Marshal, Libran and Who Shot Thebarman being nominated.
2017 The BMW nominations:
1. ALMOONQITH (USA) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
2. BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
3. EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman
4. GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller
5. HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir
6. JAMEKA Ciaron Maher
7. LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis
8. LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller
9. MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) John O'Shea
10. OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman
11. PRIZED ICON James Cummings
12. PUCCINI (NZ) Wayne Walters
13. TAVAGO (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
14. WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller
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