June Stakes nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 June Stakes. The June Stakes will be run on Saturday 6th June at Royal Randwick racecourse.

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Race 1 – JUNE STAKES (1100 METRES)
Of $100,000.1st $60,000, 2nd $20,000, 3rd $10,000, 4th $5,000, 5th $2,000, 6th $1,000, 7th $1,000, 8th $1,000, Starter Subsidy $200 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 14 + 4 EM

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AGENT (NZ) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2 ANGELS BEACH M 5 Peter G Moody
4 BARBED G 4 John O’Shea
5 BREAKFAST IN BED M 5 David Vandyke
6 BROOK ROAD M 4 Kris Lees
7 CRADLE ME M 6 David Pfieffer
8 DECISION TIME G 7 Clarry Conners
9 DIAMOND OASIS G 4 Joseph Pride
10 FAUSTUS G 5 Bryce Heys
11 HARD ROMP G 5 Ciaron Maher
12 HOLDER SUNSET M 5 Anthony Cummings
13 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME G 6 Con Karakatsanis
14 HURRARA G 7 Garry Frazer
15 JEST CREWSIN’ G 9 Jan Bowen
16 LYRIC G 5 Gregory Hickman
17 NOT DOUBTFUL G 6 Terry Evans
18 NUCLEAR CLASS M 4 Tas Morton
20 SEE THE WORLD G 8 Joseph Pride
21 STRAIGHT GOLD G 6 Gary Moore
22 STRATURBO G 5 Gary Portelli
23 TARGET IN SIGHT G 5 Joseph Pride
24 TIMELESS PRINCE G 5 Tony Newing
25 WOULDNT IT BE NICE G 4 Paul Perry
26 ZARATONE G 9 Bjorn Baker


Improving three-year-old Act Of Valour is in line to chase back-to-back Moonee Valley wins on Saturday.

The gelding is nominated for the 3YO Handicap (1600m) and trainer John Moloney says there is a good chance he will take his place on a seven-day back-up having come through his win in fine fettle.

“So we’ll just see if that continues,” he said.

“It’s up to the horse to continue to go forward and if he does, that’s fine.”

Act Of Valour has won three of his six starts with Saturday’s win at Moonee Valley his first metropolitan success.

The son of Excellent Art formed part of a winning treble for Moloney’s nephew, apprentice Patrick Moloney.

Act of Valour stepped up from 1200 to 1500 metres for the first time and after settling better than midfield, strode clear in the straight to beat Manhattan Avenue by 1-3/4 lengths.

Moloney said he also decided to enter Act of Valour for this Saturday’s race because there was not another suitable race for a month.

“He wouldn’t have had a race until Flemington in a month’s time, so he may have this run and go out for a break,” Moloney said.

“He’s not a horse that needs over-racing at this point of his career, so there is a chance he’ll go to this race and then go for a spell and come back for the late spring.”

Act Of Valour is a grandson of 1998 Caulfield Cup runner-up Lisa’s Game and Moloney believes he is now getting to distances that suit.

Patrick Moloney has ridden Act of Valour in all his starts and is expected to continue that association on Saturday.

He moved to fourth on the Melbourne jockeys’ premiership with his first Saturday city treble and is five wins clear of Regan Bayliss in the race for the apprentices’ title.


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