2011 Stocks Stakes Nominations Released

September 6th, 2011

An exciting list of 21 mares have been nominated for the Stocks Stakes 2011, the weight-for-age feature one of three black-type events on the Moonee Valley race programme this Saturday, September 10.

While the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes will take centre stage at the meeting, dual defending winner Whobegotyou out for a record-equalling third straight success, the $200, 000 Group 2 WH Stocks Stakes (1600m) is another important early Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival showdown punters to enjoy a bet on through a trusted, Australian-owned and operated online bookmaker.

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Reigning Stocks Stakes winner Avienus has been nominated again by trainer Mark Webb, the Reset six-year-old out to break a 12 month drought with the mare having failed to finish in the money since her Stocks Stakes win last year.

Also back for a second shot at the Stocks Stakes is last year’s third placegetter Lady Lynette, a known specialist at Moonee Valley, finishing in the top four for all six of her starts at the track to date.

The WH Stocks Stakes 2011 field, released on Wednesday and published right here, is sure to be top-class with many in-form and Group 1 winning mares in the mix this year.

Headline entries include Michael Kent’s AJC Oaks hero Absolutely, last start Let’s Elope Stakes winner Pinker Pinker and South Australian raider Southern Speed looking to bounce back after a disappointing start to the season in Melbourne.

Perhaps the most exciting nominee, however, is Peter Moody’s former Kiwi mare King’s Rose.

In her Australian race debut the Redoute’s Choice four-year-old claimed a thrillingly tight victory over Heart Of Dreams in the Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 27.

Entered for all the spring carnival majors including the 2011 Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup 2011, King’s Rose gets her first look at the Valley on Saturday and is likely start the Stocks Stakes betting favourite through Luxbet.

Below is the full list of WH Stocks Stakes early entries.

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Update: Keep up on current events with your Melbourne Cup field on Races.com.au.

2011 WH Stocks Stakes Nominations

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rtg.
1 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent 105
2 AVIENUS Mark Webb 98
3 CHARLIE’S QUEEN Max Hinton 87
4 HEAD NORTH Jason Warren 82
5 JALSAH David Hayes 87
6 KING’S ROSE (NZ) Peter G Moody 108
7 LADY LYNETTE David & Scott Brunton 106
8 LITTLE TYCOON Robert Smerdon 87
9 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh 82
10 OCEAN CHALLENGER Darren Magro 91
11 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell 105
12 PLACEMENT (NZ) Danny O’Brien 78
13 PLATINUM PASSION Michael Moroney 92
14 SASSY BAY Chris Clavarino 70
15 SHYLIGHT David Brideoake 82
16 SIMPLY PUT Dale Sutton 89
17 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 91
18 VENUS WORLD Brian Jenkins 87
19 WILLOW CREEK Peter G Moody 82
20 WINGED CHARM Michael Kent 77
21 ZAUBERIN Russell Cameron 87