Tom up for All-Star run

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - SPORT -

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.

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