Daybreak Lover Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Daybreak Lover Stakes. The Daybreak Lover Stakes will be run on Saturday 25th June at Eagle Farm racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 BANDA SPICE F 3 Stuart Kendrick
2 BEAT STREET C 3 Stuart Kendrick
3 BLUEBERRY HILL F 3 Liam Birchley
4 DEVIL’S FIRE G 3 David Kelly
6 IN HIS STRIDE G 3 Rex Lipp
7 INDARRA (NZ) F 3 Robert Smerdon
8 MR EPIC G 3 Toby Edmonds
9 ODYSSEY MOON C 3 Robert Smerdon
10 PERFECT DARE G 3 Matthew Dunn
11 SAGARONNE F 3 Toby Edmonds
12 SALMANAZAR G 3 Tony Gollan
13 SHOTACROSS THE BOW G 3 David Murphy
14 SOLD FOR SONG F 3 Kevin Kemp
15 TSARITSA F 3 Chris Waller


Champion filly Songbird has maintained her unbeaten record with a 6-1/2 length victory in the Grade Two Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita.

Songbird has won her eight career starts by a combined 42-1/2 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who celebrated his 70th birthday on race day.

The filly missed the Kentucky Oaks with an elevated temperature but showed no ill effects in her comeback on Saturday (Sunday AEST).

“I was very happy the way she looked going down the back,” Hollendorfer said.

“She was very comfortable, with her ears up, looking for something. The opportunity presented itself to be just a little off the pace and now we’ve shown everyone we can do that.”

Songbird cruised to the lead leaving the three-furlong (600m) mark.

“She stayed in the spot that she wanted to be. It’s just amazing, her cruising speed,” Smith said.

“I knew she was going to fire. I just tried to stay out of her way. She has wings on her hooves. It scares me to think of how good she is.”

The victory increased Songbird’s career earnings to $US2,102,000 ($A2.84 million).

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