This Saturday Moonee Valley Racecourse is set to host a bumper day of spring racing with the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day.
Three Group races highlight the meeting’s programme including the $200,000 Group 2 W H Stocks Stakes (1600m) which has attracted 26 nominations.
A mares-only weight-for-age showdown, the 2010 W H Stocks Stakes will be contested by a final field of classy females with early favourites in the odds including Typhoon Tracy, Ghostmilk and Faint Perfume.
Recently crowned the 2009-10 Australian Horse of the Year, the Peter Moody-trained Typhoon Tracy has also been nominated for the other headline event of the day, the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) and could be missing from the W H Stocks final field.
Typhoon Tracy’s stablemate Ghostmilk is also nominated for the Stocks Stakes, the consistent seven-year-old sure to be at the top of the betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au after winning last start over 1519m at Moonee Valley before which she finished a strong second in the Winter Stakes.
Heading towards the 2010 Melbourne Cup, Bart Cummings Faint Perfume is another top fancy in the W H Stocks Stakes, the Group 1 winning mare having placed eighth first-up this spring in the Memsie Stakes.
Other mares nominated for the W H Stocks Stakes include Lets Elope Stakes fourth placegetter Lady Lynette, Cockram Stakes winner Rhythm In Paris who failed to place in the Lets Elope and Tony Vasil’s Crown Oaks runner-up Valdemoro.
The 2010 W H Stocks Stakes final field of acceptances will be released later in the week and published right here along with up-to-date odds from Ladbrokes.com.au so bookmark this page.
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2010 W H Stocks Stakes Nominations
|#||Horse||Trainer||Ballot||Weight (kg)||Hcp. Rating|
|1||TYPHOON TRACY||Peter G Moody||1||57||118|
|2||LADY LYNETTE||Robert Smerdon||3||57||102|
|3||PERSIAN STAR||Robert Smerdon||5||57||101|
|4||EMBLEM OF LIBERTY (SAF)||Darren Weir||8||57||95|
|5||WITH DECORUM||John Blacker||9||57||97|
|7||RHYTHM IN PARIS||Jason Warren||11||57||93|
|8||SOUL DIVA||Tony Noonan||12||57||98|
|9||GHOSTMILK (IRE)||Peter G Moody||13||57||100|
|10||ROLLING STOCK||Patrick Payne||14||57||87|
|11||VIKING TURF BELLE||Jason Warren||15||57||94|
|13||GOLDEN CHARMER||Dan O’Sullivan||18||57||82|
|14||HAPPY SPIRIT (SAF)||Darren Weir||24||57||95|
|16||FAIRFIELD FLAME (GER)||Michael Moroney||26||57||75|
|17||FAINT PERFUME||Bart Cummings||2||56.5||108|
|19||SMALL MINDS||John P Thompson||6||56.5||94|
|20||MY EMOTION (NZ)||Michael Kent||7||56.5||93|
|21||TIO ROSSA||Colin & Cindy Alderson||17||56.5||84|
|22||MONT FLEURI||Lee Freedman||19||56.5||87|
|23||SNEAKY TSU||John Sadler||20||56.5||82|
|24||SALINAS||Peter G Moody||21||56.5||82|
|25||JOLIE BRISE||Pat Hyland||22||56.5||84|