Tom up for All-Star run
HOLLINDALE Stakes runner-up Tom Melbourne has been set for the All-Star Mile at Flemington on March 16.
With nominations for the $5 million race closing at noon today, the popular Chris Waller-trained eight-year-old was added at the 11th hour.
Public voting for the first 10 horses to enter the race begins on Monday. Four further horses will be entered as wildcards.
“This race and the whole concept of fans voting for their favourite horse is tailor-made for Tom Melbourne,” partowner Terry Henderson said.
Tom Melbourne has developed a cult following for his record of 11 seconds, including last year’s Hollindale Stakes on the Gold Coast, in 35 starts.