O'Neill, Bonde Lead U. S.-Based Nominations to UAE Derby

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10:38 am EST

By Dick Downey

Of the 129 nominations to the UAE Derby, United States-based trainers account for 28, led by Doug O'Neill with six.
Jerry Hollendorfer has a pair of prominent names on the list. Shared Belief, the reigning 2-year-old champion, has been set back by a foot problem for more than a month; he hasn't put in a published workout since Jan. 3. Shared Belief won the CashCall Futurity last December on the synthetic surface at Betfair Hollywood Park. Of course, the racing surface at Meydan Racecourse is also a synthetic, Tapeta. Tamarando, also a grade 1 winner for Hollendorfer, is nominated as well.
O'Neill's six trainees are Bond Holder, winner of the FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita, Bury Pacer, Harbaugh, I'll Wrap It Up, Red N Black Attack and Rum Point.
Jeff Bonde is second in numbers with five nominations. They are Benny Time, Candy Passion, Melatonin, Mr Discipline and She's a Tiger, who was placed second via disqualification in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Also notable is the nomination of Candy Boy, recent winner of the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, by John Sadler. Kobe's Back and Kristo, also trained by Sadler, are nominated.

Of further interest is the nomination by Kiaran McLaughlin of Cairo Prince, winner of the Holy Bull Stakes on Jan. 25. Whether the move is of significance remains to be seen.
Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher each have one nominee. We Miss Artie won the Dixiana Breeders Futurity on the synthetic at Keeneland for Pletcher, who has 41 Triple Crown nominees. Baffert's Day of Fury is a maiden.
Remaining U. S.-Based Trainers

Ken McPeek (2)

Chad Brown (1)
Bobby's Kitten

Simon Callaghan (1)
Craftsman (IRE)

Peter Eurton (1)
Dance with Fate

Eion Harty (1)
Royal Banker

Graham Motion (1)

Dallas Stewart (1)
Commanding Curve

Katerina Vassilieva (1)
Big Bazinga

Total Nominations: 129
Total Countries: 12
Breakdown  of Horse Training Locations According to Meydan
Bahrain (2)
Brazil (1)
Canada (1)
France (2)
Great Britain (10)
Ireland (6)
Japan (13)
Norway (2)
Qatar (8)
South Africa (9)
United Arab Emirates (48)
United States of America (27) *
*Our count shows 28.

Complete List of Nominations
Horse, Trainer
ACT OF CHARITY (IRE)    Kelleway Gay
AGNES DREAM (JPN)    Mori Hideyuki
AKARI LONDON (JPN)    Murayama Akira
ALL STAY (USA)    Yahagi Yoshito
ANWAR DUBAI (GB)    Al Muhairi Musabah
AQLAAM HUNT (IRE)    Al Muhairi Musabah
ART WAVE (IRE)    Al Muhairi Musabah
ASMAR (IRE)    Nass Fawzi
AUTUMN LILY (USA)     Appleby Charlie
BEACHY HEAD (IRE)    Al Raihe Ali Rashid
BEAT GOES ON (JPN)    Sameshima Ippo
BENNY TIME (USA)    Bonde Jeff
BIG BAZINGA (USA)    Vassilieva Katerina
BISMARK (IRE)    Al Muhairi Musabah
BOBBY'S KITTEN (USA)    Brown Chad
BOND HOLDER (USA)    O'Neill Doug
BOSTON JIVE (GB)    Bouresly Rashed
BRAVE COEUR (FR)    Al Muhairi Musabah
BURY PACER (IRE)    O'Neill Doug
CAIRO PRINCE (USA)    McLaughlin Kiaran
CANDY BOY (USA)    Sadler John
CHIEF BARKER (IRE)    Hannon Richard
CHORD CHART (IRE)     Seemar Satish
COMMANDING CURVE (USA)    Stewart Dallas
COOPTADO (ARG)    Watson Doug
CRAFTSMAN (IRE)    Callaghan Simon
DANCE WITH FATE (USA)    Eurton Peter
DAY OF FURY (USA)    Baffert Bob
DOLCE N KARAMA (IRE)    Shanahan Pat
DRAGOON GUARD (IRE)    Botti Marco
DUBAWI FUN (GB)    Mohammed Ismail
DUBAWITECH (IRE)    Harmash Ahmad bin
DUKE DERBY (IRE)    Petersen Niels
EARTH CONNECTER (USA)    Wada Masamichi
EMIRATES FLYER (GB)    Suroor Saeed bin
ESKANDER (GB)    Bouresly Rashed
EYE IN THE SKY (IRE)    Petersen Niels
FALCONNERA (FR)    Al Raihe Ali Rashid
FEEDYAH (USA)     Appleby Charlie
FIGURE OF SPEECH (IRE)     Appleby Charlie
FITZGERALD (IRE)    Botti Marco
FRANCISTOWN (IRE)    Charpy Erwan
FULL COMBAT (SAF)    de Kock Mike
GHASAQ (IRE)    Al Muhairi Musabah
GOLD TOP (IRE)    Al Ghazali Jassim
GONDYDIN (IRE)    Bouresly Rashed
GREED IS GOOD (GB)    Colombo Ricardo
Al Ghazali Jassim
GREEN FALCO (FR)    Al Raihe Ali Rashid
GWYDIR (GB)    Charpy Erwan
HAAYIL (GB)    Al Ghazali Jassim
HARBAUGH (USA)    O'Neill Doug
HARD DIVORCE (USA)    Nass Fawzi
HE'S NO SAINT (GB)    Marnane David
IF (GER)    Al Ghazali Jassim
IHTIMAL (IRE)    Suroor Saeed bin
I'LL WRAP IT UP (USA)    O'Neill Doug
INDUS RIVER (IRE)    Al Raihe Ali Rashid
JALLOTA (GB)    de Kock Mike
JOURNEYMAN (SAF)    de Kock Mike
KING RUBI (GB)    Palussiere Mattieu
KOBE'S BACK (USA)    Sadler John
KRISTO (USA)    Sadler John
LONG JOHN (AUS)    Appleby Charlie
MAGIC MOVIES (FR)    Demeaulte Xavier Thomas
MAGROOMA (AUS)    de Kock Mike
MAGROORA (AUS)    de Kock Mike
MAKE IT REEL (FR)    Watson Doug
MAN AMONGST MEN (IRE)    Meehan Brian
MAX BEAUTY (FR)    Al Raihe Ali Rashid
MELATONIN (USA)    Bonde Jeff
MENSOORA (SAF)    de Kock Mike
MICHAELMAS (USA)    O'Brien Aidan
MINDBLOWING (GB)    Al Ghazali Jassim
MOONFAARID (GB)    de Kock Mike
MORE ASPEN (USA)    Seemar Satish
MUSIC THEORY (IRE)     Appleby Charlie
MY CATCH (IRE)    Watson Doug
MY FAITH (FR)    Al Muhairi Musabah
NAJM SUHAIL (GB)    Al Raihe Ali Rashid
NEZAR (IRE)    Haggas William
OKLAHOMA CITY (GB)    O'Brien Aidan
OMEGA VENDETTA (JPN)    Yasuda Takayuki
PAXIMADIA (AUS)    Suroor Saeed bin
RED ALVIS (JPN)    Yasuda Takayuki
REGENT ROCK (JPN)    Yahagi Yoshito
RISING DAWN (IRE)    Al Ghazali Jassim
ROSALIND (USA)    McPeek Kenneth
ROSSO CORSA (GB)    Seifeddine Majed
ROYAL BANKER (GB)    Harty Eoin
ROYAL HUNTER (IRE)    Al Raihe Ali Rashid
RUM POINT (USA)    O'Neill Doug
SAFETY CHECK (IRE)    Appleby Charlie
SALVADORI (IRE)    Harmash Ahmad bin
SCOPE HOPE (FR)    Al Raihe Ali Rashid
SEALED (USA)    Kelleway Gay
SESERI (USA)    Mori Hideyuki
SETO ARROW (USA)    Mori Hideyuki
SHARED BELIEF (USA)    Hollendorfer Jerry
SHE'S A TIGER (USA)    Bonde Jeff
SQUARE FOOT (FR)    de Mieulle Alban
STALACTITE (IRE)    Al Muhairi Musabah
SULLIVAN STREET (IRE)    Mohammed Ismail
SUZAKU (JPN)    Shirai Toshiaki
TAHADEE (IRE)    de Kock Mike
TAISEI CRUISE (JPN)    Yahagi Yoshito
TAMARANDO (USA)    Hollendorfer Jerry
TEZ (GB)    Al Muhairi Musabah
TOAST OF NEW YORK (USA)    Osborne Jamie
VELGA GREEN (FR)    Al Raihe Ali Rashid
VIGOR (IRE)    Oertel Ernst
VOILETTE (JPN)    Sameshima Ippo
WASHAAR (IRE)    Hannon Richard
WE MISS ARTIE (USA)    Pletcher Todd
WEDNAAN (GB)    de Kock Mike
WELLESBOURNE (GB)    Mohammed Ismail
WISH ME LUCK (FR)    Al Raihe Ali Rashid
YEAR OF GLORY (IRE)    Seemar Satish
ZAL ZILHOM (IRE)    Seemar Satish