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.

1BANGSF2Richard Jolly
3EXILIA MISS (NZ)F2Leon & Troy Corstens
4I AM A STAR (NZ)F2Shane Nichols
5JAWS OF STEELC2Robbie Laing
6JET EXPRESSG2Ryan Balfour
7MONTOYA’S SECRETF2Leon & Troy Corstens
8ONE BLINKC2Chris Parry
9PHOENIX RISINGF2David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
10POSH JOURNEYF2Gordon Richards
11RATA TAT TATG2Symon Wilde
12RIDGWAYC2Robbie Laing
14TIME OUTG2Richard 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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