The Nivison Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 The Nivison which is to be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday 17th, October 2015 at 11:00AM. View the Nivison Field.

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Field Limit: 13 + 4 EM


1PEACE FORCEGerald RyanTye Angland656kg
2MISS COVER GIRLKelly SchweidaGlen Colless1256kg
3NAYELIPeter & Paul Snowden356kg
4FINE MISTBede MurrayJason Collett1654kg
5KRISTY LEEChris WallerTim Clark954kg
6SULTRY FEELINGJames Cummings1554kg
7FIFTYSHADESOFGREYMarc ConnersMs Winona Costin (a)254kg
8SLOTSGrant Marshall554kg
9TREE OF JESSEJames Cummings1054kg
10FRILL SEEKINGMatthew SmithMitchell Bell1154kg
11THINKING OF YOU (NZ)Peter G MoodyRegan Bayliss (a)854kg
12SARISARARex Lipp1754kg
13UNEQUIVOCALNoel Mayfield-SmithJay Ford454kg
14eKIND HEARTJohn P ThompsonSam Clipperton1354kg
15eALL SALSARon Quinton154kg
16eTALES OF FASHIONTrevor BaileyJim Byrne1455kg
17eLATIN SALSAAnthony CummingsJeff Penza754kg


Surprised an examination of his horse’s spring bona fides has arrived earlier than planned, Todd Willan will learn more about the long-term prospects of Artlee on Saturday.

While Artlee has earned almost $400,000, he has yet to be given a proper class test.

And until that comes, Willan says he will reserve judgment on his stable star’s future.

“We are at a crossroads now to see whether he will step up and stick his nose out and step up to those higher-grade horses,” Willan said.

Artlee made an impressive run through the classes during an autumn campaign that netted a win in the $300,000 Country Championship Final at Randwick and a Listed success during the Scone Cup carnival.

Willan said he was caught off guard at the depth of the entries for the City Tattersall’s Club Lightning, an 1100m Listed race at Randwick.

“It’s a giant leap. In all honesty I didn’t think the field was going to be as strong as it was,” Willan said.

“I thought a few of them might have already been in Melbourne.”

Lightning entries include Group One winner Tiger Tees and Fell Swoop, the Canberra-trained sprinter chasing his ninth win from 11 starts.

Their presence has forced Willan to lower first-up expectations.

“It’s going to be a fair bit too short for him on Saturday,” he said.

“And they’ll probably run him off his legs early but if he is finding the line I’ll be very happy with him.”

Willan, whose Hunter Valley stable has grown on the back of Artlee’s success, has made tentative Melbourne Cup carnival plans should the gelding acquit himself well enough at Randwick.

“There’s a few options,” he said. We’ve got Derby day and Melbourne Cup day at Flemington and a race at Hawkesbury all in mind.”

The Lightning is one of four stakes race at Randwick.

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