View the nominations for the 2015 Quezette Stakes. The Quezette Stakes will be run on Saturday 15th August at Caulfield racecourse.
|Race 2 – Quezette Stakes (1100 METRES)|
|Of $150,000.1st $90,000, 2nd $27,000, 3rd $13,500, 4th $6,750, 5th $3,750, 6th $3,000, 7th $3,000, 8th $3,000 GROUP 3
Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, Fillies, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|1||AIR APPARENT||F||3||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|2||DON’T DOUBT MARLEY||F||3||Robbie Griffiths|
|3||EFFORTLESS MISS||F||3||Shane Fliedner|
|5||GRISBI’S RUN||F||3||John McArdle|
|6||JALAN JALAN||F||3||Colin Little|
|7||MADONNA LILY||F||3||John Salanitri|
|8||MISS GUNPOWDER||F||3||Phillip Stokes|
|9||MISTY WATERS||F||3||Michael Moroney|
|10||OUR VIDIA (NZ)||F||3||Byron Cozamanis|
|11||PEARL STAR||F||3||Matt Laurie|
|12||PETITS FILOUS||F||3||Ciaron Maher|
|15||STREAM AHEAD||F||3||Doug Harrison|
|16||STRYKUM||F||3||Lee & Anthony Freedman|
|17||TAKE PRIDE||F||3||Murray Johnson|
The Ciaron Maher-trained Petits Filous has made a big impression with two wins from as many starts and the three-year-old is set for her first attempt in stakes company in the Group Three Quezette Stakes at Caulfield.
She stepped out for her debut over 1000 metres on a heavy track at Moonee Valley last month and led all the way to win by six lengths.
Petits Filous returned to Moonee Valley for a three-year-old fillies’ sprint on the opening day of the new season and was just as impressive, racing to a two-length win after taking a sit behind the lead.
Saturday’s Quezette Stakes presents Petits Filous with her first chance at valuable black type.
“She’s in great nick,” Maher said.
“She’ll have a little gallop in the morning and she’ll be pretty right to go.
“She has been very impressive in her two starts and a Group Three is a natural progression, you would think.
“It’s nice timing, in her own backyard at Caulfield at set weights (plus penalties). There’s a lot to like about it.”
The Robert Smerdon-trained Thurlow has topweight of 57.5kg under the conditions while Petits Filous is on the 55kg limit.
The Quezette Stakes (1100m) for three-year-old fillies has attracted 18 nominations while the Vain Stakes (1100m) for colts and geldings has 19 entries including Group-winning colts Headwater and Of The Brave.
The Hawkes Racing-trained Headwater and Godolphin colt Haptic are also nominated for the San Domenico Stakes in Sydney.