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
|3||CHARLIE’S QUEEN||Max Hinton||87|
|4||HEAD NORTH||Jason Warren||82|
|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|
|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|