Hill Stakes nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Hill Stakes. The Hill Stakes will be run on Saturday 19th September at Royal Randwick racecourse.

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Race 3 – HILL STAKES (2000 METRES)
Of $200,000.1st $120,000, 2nd $40,000, 3rd $20,000, 4th $10,000, 5th $4,000, 6th $2,000, 7th $2,000, 8th $2,000 GROUP 2
Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ASTRONOMOS (GB) H 5 David Vandyke
2 BEATEN UP (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
3 BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
4 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse
5 BONFIRE (GB) G 7 Gai Waterhouse
6 CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
7 COMPLACENT H 5 John O’Shea
8 FORETELLER (GB) G 9 Chris Waller
9 GALLANTE (IRE) H 5 Robert Hickmott
10 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
11 HAWKSPUR G 6 Chris Waller
12 I’M IMPOSING (GB) G 10 Chris Waller
13 JUNOOB (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
14 JUST AS COSMIC M 6 Jason Coyle
15 KAPOUR (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher
17 MORIARTY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller
18 NISSILE G 7 Paul Grant
19 OPINION (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
20 PRECEDENCE (NZ) G 10 James Cummings
21 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
23 TREMEC (NZ) G 7 John P Thompson
24 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller


The spring carnival hopes of Big Memory are on hold with trainer Tony McEvoy hopeful he can get his preparation back on track.

Big Memory was withdrawn from the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes on race morning because of lameness.

McEvoy immediately sent the gelding to the Ballarat Equine Centre for tests.

“He’s sore in his hocks and hind joints but we think we can manage those now that we know what it is,” McEvoy said.

“We think we can get him back, so the next ten days to two weeks will tell us a lot more.”

Big Memory was being prepared for the Caulfield Cup, a race he finished 10th in last year, but McEvoy said he would wait to see how he responded to treatment.

“He’s still in work but his program will change,” McEvoy said.

“The first thing I want to do is treat him and then we’ve got to see how he responds to the treatment.

“If he doesn’t respond I’ll turn him out, but if he does, then I’ll make a plan.”

Big Memory looked to be in for a good spring after finishing fourth in the P B Lawrence Stakes (1400m) won by Mourinho at Caulfield on August 15.

Last spring Big Memory won the Herbert Power Stakes to earn a Caulfield Cup start.

He just failed to make the Melbourne Cup field when second in the Lexus Stakes then ran third in teh Queen Elizabeth Stakes won by stablemate Le Roi.


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