Royal Sovereign Stakes nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Royal Sovereign Stakes. The Royal Sovereign Stakes will be run on Friday 8th April at Randwick racecourse.

 

Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller 1 56.5kg
2 ENGLISH F 3 Gai Waterhouse 2 54.5kg
3 EXOSPHERE C 3 John O’Shea 3 56.5kg
4 SPEAK FONDLY F 3 Gai Waterhouse 4 54.5kg
5 LE ROMAIN G 3 Kris Lees 5 56.5kg
6 HOLLER C 3 John O’Shea 6 56.5kg
7 JAPONISME G 3 Chris Waller 7 56.5kg
8 LAKE GENEVA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 54.5kg
9 OTTOMAN F 3 John O’Shea 9 54.5kg
10 PASADENA GIRL (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 10 54.5kg
11 ODYSSEY MOON C 3 Robert Smerdon 11 56.5kg
12 KEEN ARRAY G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 12 56.5kg
13 READY FOR VICTORY C 3 Mick Price 13 56.5kg
14 TAKEDOWN G 3 Gary Moore 14 56.5kg
15 FURNACES C 3 John O’Shea 15 56.5kg
16 FLIPPANT F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 16 54.5kg
17 PERIGNON F 3 Gerald Ryan 17 54.5kg
18 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller 18 56.5kg
19 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL F 3 Bjorn Baker 19 54.5kg
20 LADY SNIPER F 3 Bjorn Baker 20 54.5kg
21 KINGLIKE C 3 Gerald Ryan 21 56.5kg
22 KIMBERLEY STAR F 3 Gai Waterhouse 22 54.5kg
23 PETITS FILOUS F 3 Ciaron Maher 23 54.5kg
24 SECRET AGENDA F 3 Mick Price 24 54.5kg
25 HELLBENT C 3 Kurt Goldman 25 56.5kg
26 STOKER G 3 Tony McEvoy 26 56.5kg
27 SPILL THE BEANS C 3 Gerald Ryan 27 56.5kg
28 WOLF CRY C 3 David Vandyke 28 56.5kg
29 BIG TREE C 3 Peter Balzen 29 56.5kg
30 GHISONI F 3 John O’Shea 30 54.5kg
31 CATCH A FIRE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 31 54.5kg
32 BASSETT (NZ) G 3 Mick Price 32 56.5kg
33 MANHATTAN BLUES G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 33 56.5kg
34 REDZEL G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 34 56.5kg
35 SERENADE F 3 Michael Moroney 35 54.5kg
36 KANGARILLA JOY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 36 54.5kg
37 SERENE MAJESTY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 37 54.5kg
38 STELLAR COLLISION G 3 Darren Weir 38 56.5kg
39 SANTA ANA LANE G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 39 56.5kg
40 PURITAN G 3 Jason Warren 40 56.5kg
41 MAWAHIBB C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 41 56.5kg
42 SOOBOOG C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 42 56.5kg
43 BROCKHOFF C 3 Ciaron Maher 43 56.5kg
44 DENPURR F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 44 54.5kg
45 CANA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 45 54.5kg
46 STRINDBERG C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 46 56.5kg
47 SEMPRE LIBERA F 3 Robert Smerdon 47 54.5kg
48 KING’S TROOP C 3 Gerald Ryan 48 56.5kg
49 PAINTED FIRETAIL F 3 John O’Shea 49 54.5kg
50 REGATTA REBEL F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 50 54.5kg
51 DEPLOY C 3 Gerald Ryan 51 56.5kg
52 DARK STEEL C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 52 56.5kg
53 ROSALEISHA F 3 Bjorn Baker 53 54.5kg
54 AEGEAN SEA F 3 Clarry Conners 54 54.5kg
55 YATTARNA F 3 James Cummings 55 54.5kg
56 BRIGADOON RISE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 56 54.5kg
57 MARAAM F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 57 54.5kg
58 IN HER TIME F 3 Benjamin Smith 58 54.5kg
59 TYPECAST F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 59 54.5kg
60 TO BE SURE F 3 Bjorn Baker 60 54.5kg
61 METEORA MISS F 3 Anthony Cummings 61 54.5kg
62 SPIETH (NZ) C 3 Bryce Heys 62 56.5kg
63 NOT A CHERRY F 3 Anthony Cummings 63 54.5kg
64 AMERISTRALIA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 64 54.5kg
65 VANDERKEMP (NZ) G 3 Kris Lees 65 56.5kg
66 SANDRELLI F 3 Lee & Shannon Hope 66 54.5kg
67 LORD MARMADUKE G 3 David Vandyke 67 56.5kg
68 BACK TO JACKO C 3 Benjamin Smith 68 56.5kg
69 SCALPER’S REWARD F 3 Jason Coyle 69 54.5kg
70 RADRADRA G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 70 56.5kg

News:

Winning the Mornington Cup has secured lightly raced Berisha an important spring date.

Saturday’s victory in the 2400m Listed race has earned the Robert Smerdon-trained gelding automatic entry into October’s Caulfield Cup.

Ridden by Daniel Moor, Berisha ($26) charged home to score by a nose from Big Memory ($11) with Lucky Lucky Lucky ($41) 1-3/4 lengths away third.

Berisha ran the trip in 2min25.42secs, taking more than four seconds off the 2400m Mornington record.

Stuart Webb, representing Smerdon, said the trainer had concerns about Berisha running the trip.

But some form students involved in the ownership devised a plan for the four-year-old.

“It’s great having people in the horse like Deane Lester and Mark Hunter helping do the form,” Webb said.

“It was a brutally run race but it was also pointed out that the Cup hasn’t been that long standing at the distance.

“But to come out of a poor barrier, go all the way back and do that, it was outstanding.”

Webb pointed out that it was Berisha’s second campaign since joining the Smerdon stable from Murray Johnston.

Moor rode Berisha to instructions and turning for home he was confident of hauling in the runner-up.

“To my judgment they went quite slick and we had a really good resting run back on the fence,” Moor said.

“They were the instructions to get the trip and he was strong and effective at that trip.”

Moor, who has had a good association with Smerdon since his days as an apprentice, is hoping to continue his partnership with Berisha.

“I’ll stand outside his box with a baseball bat to keep the big boys away,” he said.

The Mornington Cup has not been a happy race for the Tony McEvoy Big Memory who filled the runner-up position for the second time in as many years.

The $1.95 favourite Tom Melbourne set a furious tempo before compounding to finish 10th.

Rider Ben Melham said the Lee and Anthony Freedman-trained import was too keen for his first try at 2400m.

“He had Mujadale breathing down his neck and just ran it too solid,” Melham said.

Stewards reported Tom Melbourne had been galloped on behind during the race.

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