Wakeful Stakes nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Mumm Wakeful Stakes. The Mumm Wakeful Stakes will be run on Saturday 31st October at Flemington racecourse.

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Race 4 – Mumm Wakeful Stakes (2000 METRES)
Of $300,000.1st $180,000, 2nd $54,000, 3rd $27,000, 4th $13,500, 5th $7,500, 6th $6,000, 7th $6,000, 8th $6,000 GROUP 2
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: 18 + 4 EM


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AMBIENCE F 3 John O’Shea
2 ASHLEE MARIE F 3 Richard Laming
3 BANNATYNE F 3 Chris Waller
4 BELUGA BLUE F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
5 BENGAL CAT F 3 John Sadler
6 C’EST BEAU LA VIE F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
7 DAWN OF HOPE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
8 DAWNIE PERFECT F 3 Clarry Conners
9 DULVERTON F 3 Robert Smerdon
10 LAZUMBA F 3 Steve Richards
11 MUZYKA F 3 Gerald Ryan
12 MY POPPETTE F 3 Robert Smerdon
13 PRINCESS ARIA F 3 Marc Conners
14 RITZY F 3 Anthony Cummings
15 SACRED EYE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
16 SEMPRE LIBERA F 3 Gai Waterhouse
17 SHE’S GOT SPEED F 3 Danny O’Brien
18 THAMES COURT F 3 David Brideoake
19 THE GREY FLASH F 3 Robbie Laing
20 ZARABEEL (NZ) F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens


Craig Williams has renewed acquaintances with Hokko Brave in a track gallop at Werribee in an endeavour to learn more about his Melbourne Cup mount.

Williams rode Hokko Brave when the Japanese stayer finished 10th to Mongolian Khan in the Caulfield Cup on October 17 at his first start since his sixth in the Tenno Sho at Kyoto in early May.

The jockey rode Hokko Brave in a gallop in the lead-up to the Caulfield Cup and Sunday’s work-out was the first time he was been back aboard since that race.

He will return to Werribee on Friday to give the horse his final piece of solid work.

“I’m getting to know Hokko Brave really well so I’ll get another assessment on him as he gets towards the peak,” Williams said.

“It is important that he keeps climbing those steps up, not down.”

Williams gave Hokko Brave a pass mark after the Caulfield Cup and said he had confidence in the horse stepping up in distance at Flemington on Tuesday week.

He believes Hokko Brave has the statistics to suggest he will perform better at the 3200 metres of the Melbourne Cup and is never one to question the Japanese training methods.

Williams said Hokko Brave was quite full of himself on Sunday’s warm-up lap.

“But when I asked him to do his work he was quite one-paced and didn’t respond to my riding straight away,” Williams said.

“After the winning post I went to ease him down and then he started to quicken up.

“As I explained that to the handlers, they explained they have been getting him to run down the side straight.”

Hokko Brave is one of two Japanese gallopers contesting the Melbourne Cup.

Fellow traveller Fame Game is the $4 favourite after his eye-catching sixth place finish at Caulfield while Hokko Brave is currently a $19 chance.

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