Quezette Stakes nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Quezette Stakes. The Quezette Stakes will be run on Saturday 15th August at Caulfield racecourse.

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Race 2 – Quezette Stakes (1100 METRES)
Of $150,000.1st $90,000, 2nd $27,000, 3rd $13,500, 4th $6,750, 5th $3,750, 6th $3,000, 7th $3,000, 8th $3,000 GROUP 3
Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, Fillies, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AIR APPARENT F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2 DON’T DOUBT MARLEY F 3 Robbie Griffiths
3 EFFORTLESS MISS F 3 Shane Fliedner
4 GIULIETTA F 3 Gai Waterhouse
5 GRISBI’S RUN F 3 John McArdle
6 JALAN JALAN F 3 Colin Little
7 MADONNA LILY F 3 John Salanitri
8 MISS GUNPOWDER F 3 Phillip Stokes
9 MISTY WATERS F 3 Michael Moroney
10 OUR VIDIA (NZ) F 3 Byron Cozamanis
11 PEARL STAR F 3 Matt Laurie
12 PETITS FILOUS F 3 Ciaron Maher
13 PURSUITS F 3 John O’Shea
14 SAGITTARIAN F 3 Henry Dwyer
15 STREAM AHEAD F 3 Doug Harrison
16 STRYKUM F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman
17 TAKE PRIDE F 3 Murray Johnson
18 THURLOW F 3 Robert Smerdon


The Ciaron Maher-trained Petits Filous has made a big impression with two wins from as many starts and the three-year-old is set for her first attempt in stakes company in the Group Three Quezette Stakes at Caulfield.

She stepped out for her debut over 1000 metres on a heavy track at Moonee Valley last month and led all the way to win by six lengths.

Petits Filous returned to Moonee Valley for a three-year-old fillies’ sprint on the opening day of the new season and was just as impressive, racing to a two-length win after taking a sit behind the lead.

Saturday’s Quezette Stakes presents Petits Filous with her first chance at valuable black type.

“She’s in great nick,” Maher said.

“She’ll have a little gallop in the morning and she’ll be pretty right to go.

“She has been very impressive in her two starts and a Group Three is a natural progression, you would think.

“It’s nice timing, in her own backyard at Caulfield at set weights (plus penalties). There’s a lot to like about it.”

The Robert Smerdon-trained Thurlow has topweight of 57.5kg under the conditions while Petits Filous is on the 55kg limit.

The Quezette Stakes (1100m) for three-year-old fillies has attracted 18 nominations while the Vain Stakes (1100m) for colts and geldings has 19 entries including Group-winning colts Headwater and Of The Brave.

The Hawkes Racing-trained Headwater and Godolphin colt Haptic are also nominated for the San Domenico Stakes in Sydney.

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