National Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 National Stakes. The National Stakes will be run on Saturday 21st May at Morphettville racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 BANGS F 2 Richard Jolly
2 DISSOLUTE C 2 John O’Shea
3 EXILIA MISS (NZ) F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
4 I AM A STAR (NZ) F 2 Shane Nichols
5 JAWS OF STEEL C 2 Robbie Laing
6 JET EXPRESS G 2 Ryan Balfour
7 MONTOYA’S SECRET F 2 Leon & Troy Corstens
8 ONE BLINK C 2 Chris Parry
9 PHOENIX RISING F 2 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
10 POSH JOURNEY F 2 Gordon Richards
11 RATA TAT TAT G 2 Symon Wilde
12 RIDGWAY C 2 Robbie Laing
13 SOMETHING MORE F 2 Jon O’Connor
14 TIME OUT G 2 Richard Jolly


The Gurkha has been slashed in markets for the Epsom Derby following his impressive win in the French 2000 Guineas, the Poule d’Essai des Poulains at Deauville.

The winner of a Navan maiden just four weeks earlier, the Galileo colt continued his dramatic progression by dominating his opposition on Sunday.

Ryan Moore made his move with two furlongs (400m) to run and The Gurkha raced to a 5-1/2 length win over First Selection.

Ladbrokes reacted by making him the 3-1 favourite for the Derby but trainer Aidan O’Brien has not committed him to a Derby start.

“We’re delighted with him, obviously,” O’Brien said.

“He has three options now – the St James’s Palace, the French Derby and the Epsom Derby.

“We’ll let the dust settle for a week or 10 days and then we’ll see.”

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