Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes will be run on (11/04/2015) at Royal Randwick racecourse.

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Of $1,000,000.1st $600,000, 2nd $200,000, 3rd $100,000, 4th $50,000, 5th $20,000, 6th $10,000, 7th $10,000, 8th $10,000 GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Fillies and Mares, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 20 + 4 EM

Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ABDUCTION John O’Shea 82
2 ADRIFT (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 88
3 AMANPOUR Gai Waterhouse 94
4 AMICUS Chris Waller 95
5 ANY DAY WILL DO David Vandyke 84
6 ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke 105
7 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 65
8 BONARIA Pat Hyland 104
9 BROOK ROAD Kris Lees 88
10 CATKINS Chris Waller 110
11 COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Gai Waterhouse 112
12 DANESIRI John P Thompson 99
13 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners 105
14 DIADEME (NZ) Murray Baker 103
15 DIAMOND DRILLE Gai Waterhouse 106
16 DOUBLE DEE Jason Warren 76
17 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson 107
18 FONTEIN RUBY Robert Smerdon 94
19 FOOTY FAN Wade Slinkard 82
20 GIRL GUIDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 93
21 GIRL IN FLIGHT Robbie Griffiths 94
22 GYPSY DIAMOND Peter & Paul Snowden 97
23 HERA (NZ) Kris Lees 93
24 INTIMATE MOMENT (NZ) Chris Waller 89
25 JIAYUGUAN (IRE) John P Thompson 73
26 JUST A BLUR Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones 77
27 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 110
28 LUCKY LAGO Peter & Paul Snowden 87
29 MAHARA Peter & Paul Snowden 96
30 MARDI Gai Waterhouse 84
31 MARIANNE (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden 92
32 MY SABEEL (NZ) Kevin Moses 88
33 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) Robert Smerdon 104
34 PEGGY JEAN Gerald Ryan 90
35 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody 104
36 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon 98
37 QUAYSIDE Peter G Moody 90
38 QUEENSTOWN Gai Waterhouse 98
39 ROLE MODEL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 81
40 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 111
41 SABATINI Lee & Shannon Hope 96
42 SCORPIO QUEEN Kris Lees 91
43 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle 86
44 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NZ) Murray Baker 98
45 STAR FASHION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 94
46 SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston 109
47 SUPARA Gai Waterhouse 87
48 SWEET AND SPEEDY Peter G Moody 86
49 TAHNI DANCER Clinton McDonald 76
50 TARLOSHAN (NZ) Graeme Boyd 94
51 TELEPATHIC (NZ) Chris Waller 87
52 THINKING OF YOU (NZ) Peter G Moody 75
53 THUMP Kris Lees 101
54 TINTO Rex Lipp 105
55 TOP SIGHT Ciaron Maher 68
56 TWIRL Gai Waterhouse 67
57 WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 91
58 WINE TALES Chris Waller 82
59 WINTER SWEET Gai Waterhouse 65
60 WINX Chris Waller 95
61 YGRITTE Gerald Ryan 80



First Seal has been given the all-clear to run in the Queen of the Turf Stakes as she attempts turn her Group One luck around.

The Flight Stakes winner in the spring, First Seal has finished second in both the Coolmore Classic and Vinery Stud Stakes this autumn.

She came back from the Vinery with blood in one nostril, prompting stewards to order a searching gallop on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s $1 million race.

Her trainer John Thompson believed she had hit her head in the barriers although that was not evident on the footage of the start.

However, Racing NSW chief veterinarian Craig Suann examined her and agreed she showed no signs of a bleed from the lungs.

“She worked over 1200 metres with a mate this morning,” Thompson said.

“I think once they saw the cuts on her head it was obvious something had happened.

“But the stewards are just doing their due diligence and all is good.”

First Seal started favourite in both the Coolmore (1500m) and Vinery (2000m), being narrowly beaten by Plucky Belle and Fenway respectively.

She is the TAB’s $3.40 equal favourite with Melbourne mare Noble Protector in the Queen Of The Turf (1600m).

“I’m not a big fan of bringing horses back in distance,” Thompson said.

“But there are advantages.

“Coming back to Randwick is a big plus. Eight is a good barrier for her so I am confident she will go well.”

Catkins ($5) is the only other one of the 15 runners under double figures as she strives to win her first Group One race.

The popular grey mare has won three Group Two races this campaign and finished second to Cosmic Endeavour in the Group One Canterbury Stakes.

Diamond Drille, the winner of the 2014 Queen Of The Turf, is at $15 to back up from an unplaced run in Monday’s Doncaster Mile.

Noble Protector is undefeated in two Melbourne starts since she returned to racing after a spring campaign that included a second to Queen Elizabeth Stakes favourite Contributer.

First Seal and Amicus will be the only fillies in the Queen of the Turf.

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