Queen Of The Turf Stakes nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes will be run on (11/04/2015) at Royal Randwick racecourse.

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Race 4 – CELLARBRATIONS QUEEN OF THE TURF STAKES (1600 METRES)
Of $1,000,000.1st $600,000, 2nd $200,000, 3rd $100,000, 4th $50,000, 5th $20,000, 6th $10,000, 7th $10,000, 8th $10,000 GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Fillies and Mares, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 20 + 4 EM

HorseTrainerHcp Rating
1ABDUCTIONJohn O’Shea82
2ADRIFT (NZ)Gai Waterhouse88
3AMANPOURGai Waterhouse94
4AMICUSChris Waller95
5ANY DAY WILL DODavid Vandyke84
6ARABIAN GOLDDavid Vandyke105
7BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ)Gai Waterhouse65
8BONARIAPat Hyland104
9BROOK ROADKris Lees88
10CATKINSChris Waller110
11COSMIC ENDEAVOURGai Waterhouse112
12DANESIRIJohn P Thompson99
13DEAR DEMIClarry Conners105
14DIADEME (NZ)Murray Baker103
15DIAMOND DRILLEGai Waterhouse106
16DOUBLE DEEJason Warren76
17FIRST SEALJohn P Thompson107
18FONTEIN RUBYRobert Smerdon94
19FOOTY FANWade Slinkard82
20GIRL GUIDEDavid Hayes & Tom Dabernig93
21GIRL IN FLIGHTRobbie Griffiths94
22GYPSY DIAMONDPeter & Paul Snowden97
23HERA (NZ)Kris Lees93
24INTIMATE MOMENT (NZ)Chris Waller89
25JIAYUGUAN (IRE)John P Thompson73
26JUST A BLURBarbara Joseph & Paul Jones77
27LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)Kris Lees110
28LUCKY LAGOPeter & Paul Snowden87
29MAHARAPeter & Paul Snowden96
30MARDIGai Waterhouse84
31MARIANNE (NZ)Peter & Paul Snowden92
32MY SABEEL (NZ)Kevin Moses88
33NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB)Robert Smerdon104
34PEGGY JEANGerald Ryan90
35PLUCKY BELLEPeter G Moody104
36POLITENESSRobert Smerdon98
37QUAYSIDEPeter G Moody90
38QUEENSTOWNGai Waterhouse98
39ROLE MODEL (NZ)Gai Waterhouse81
40ROYAL DESCENTChris Waller111
41SABATINILee & Shannon Hope96
42SCORPIO QUEENKris Lees91
43SLIGHTLY SWEETJason Coyle86
44SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NZ)Murray Baker98
45STAR FASHIONDavid Hayes & Tom Dabernig94
46SUAVITO (NZ)Nigel Blackiston109
47SUPARAGai Waterhouse87
48SWEET AND SPEEDYPeter G Moody86
49TAHNI DANCERClinton McDonald76
50TARLOSHAN (NZ)Graeme Boyd94
51TELEPATHIC (NZ)Chris Waller87
52THINKING OF YOU (NZ)Peter G Moody75
53THUMPKris Lees101
54TINTORex Lipp105
55TOP SIGHTCiaron Maher68
56TWIRLGai Waterhouse67
57WAWAILDavid Hayes & Tom Dabernig91
58WINE TALESChris Waller82
59WINTER SWEETGai Waterhouse65
60WINXChris Waller95
61YGRITTEGerald Ryan80

 

News:

First Seal has been given the all-clear to run in the Queen of the Turf Stakes as she attempts turn her Group One luck around.

The Flight Stakes winner in the spring, First Seal has finished second in both the Coolmore Classic and Vinery Stud Stakes this autumn.

She came back from the Vinery with blood in one nostril, prompting stewards to order a searching gallop on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s $1 million race.

Her trainer John Thompson believed she had hit her head in the barriers although that was not evident on the footage of the start.

However, Racing NSW chief veterinarian Craig Suann examined her and agreed she showed no signs of a bleed from the lungs.

“She worked over 1200 metres with a mate this morning,” Thompson said.

“I think once they saw the cuts on her head it was obvious something had happened.

“But the stewards are just doing their due diligence and all is good.”

First Seal started favourite in both the Coolmore (1500m) and Vinery (2000m), being narrowly beaten by Plucky Belle and Fenway respectively.

She is the TAB’s $3.40 equal favourite with Melbourne mare Noble Protector in the Queen Of The Turf (1600m).

“I’m not a big fan of bringing horses back in distance,” Thompson said.

“But there are advantages.

“Coming back to Randwick is a big plus. Eight is a good barrier for her so I am confident she will go well.”

Catkins ($5) is the only other one of the 15 runners under double figures as she strives to win her first Group One race.

The popular grey mare has won three Group Two races this campaign and finished second to Cosmic Endeavour in the Group One Canterbury Stakes.

Diamond Drille, the winner of the 2014 Queen Of The Turf, is at $15 to back up from an unplaced run in Monday’s Doncaster Mile.

Noble Protector is undefeated in two Melbourne starts since she returned to racing after a spring campaign that included a second to Queen Elizabeth Stakes favourite Contributer.

First Seal and Amicus will be the only fillies in the Queen of the Turf.

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