The Spring Champion Stakes Nominations are out and what a list of three year olds has been assembled.
The Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes runs in conjunction with the Group 1 Flight stakes and the Group 1 Metropolitan on Epsom Handicap Day, Sydney’s biggest day of racing during the spring carnival.
The Spring Champion Stakes itself is worth $400,000 across a 2000m trip at Randwick Racecourse.
It will be run on Saturday October the first and has attracted entrants from right around the country.
All up there are 82 horses on target for the 2011 Spring Champion Stakes with a few notable standouts in the mix.
Cocky Raider returns as a three year old after starting with a bang as a juvenile but falling off the pace slightly. Back bigger and stronger he’ll put in a big performance for trainer David Payne.
Darci Be Good has been on fire at the start of the new season and there aren’t too many with better wins to their name in the last month. Sure it’s a step up in grade, but that’s the case for nearly all of these runners.
Helmet is undoubtedly the pick of the bunch here and if he runs he’s all but assured of being the favourite. Dual Group 1 winner as a two year old, if he comes back with his head screwed on he’ll take some real beating.
Sangster is a kiwi fresh off its first Aussie start which turned out to be its first Aussie win as well. It only raced twice in NZ but they obviously saw something to send it over here so early, big raps and we might see why.
Pane In The Glass was always there abouts as a juvenile and this season she went bang first up to register a big stakes win. She’s being targeted especially at the Spring Champion Stakes so make sure she’s one you keep an eye on.
Godspeed was an expensive purchase for the Moody camp and as yet he hasn’t shown why. If he lives up to his pedigree though this thing could really turn heads, a potential star may lie somewhere underneath.
These are a couple of the top hopes for the Spring Champion stakes but make sure you look through the full field to get your own idea of just which horses are in the best position.
So often horses may not return quite the same way as a three year old, some a lot better and plenty not as good, so watch their first up runs with keen interest.
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2011 Spring Champion Stakes Nominations
|4.BASHAN (NZ)||NA||Richard Otto|
|5.BATEAU BAY||NA||Gai Waterhouse|
|7.BIG TIME||NA||John O’Shea|
|9.BLACK JAG||NA||Peter Hulbert|
|10.BOYS ON TOUR||74||John P Thompson|
|11.CHAPLIN (NZ)||NA||Anthony Freedman|
|12.COCKY RAIDER||75||David Payne|
|14.COSTLY COMMITMENT||NA||Mick Price|
|15.DANZIG KING||NA||Bob Thomsen|
|16.DARCI BE GOOD (NZ)||80||Bede Murray|
|17.DOCTOR DOOM||68||Guy Walter|
|22.FLIGHT OF PEGASUS||NA||Scott Aspery|
|27.GODSPEED||NA||Peter G Moody|
|30.IRISH TIMES||68||Clarry Conners|
|31.ISOPACH||NA||John P Thompson|
|32.JOLLYWOOD (NZ)||NA||Robert Hickmott|
|33.JUST THE TONIC||68||Gai Waterhouse|
|35.KING’S PACT||69||David Payne|
|36.KUTCHER||62||John P Thompson|
|37.LAKE LYNETTE||NA||Grahame Begg|
|38.LIEUTENANT COLONEL||NA||John P Thompson|
|41.MORE BUBBLY||NA||John P Thompson|
|45.NOBBY SNIP||NA||Gai Waterhouse|
|46.NORDIC DUKE (NZ)||NA||Michael Moroney|
|47.OCELTIP||NA||John P Thompson|
|48.OUT OF THE SHADOW||NA||Gary Portelli|
|49.PANE IN THE GLASS||93||John P Thompson|
|50.POWER BROKER (NZ)||NA||Gai Waterhouse|
|51.PUMP IT (NZ)||NA||Anthony Freedman|
|52.QUACK IT (NZ)||NA||David Hayes|
|53.REKINDLED ALLIANCE||68||Paul Messara|
|54.RETORT COURTEOUS (NZ)||NA||Steve Englebrecht|
|56.ROCK MONSTER||NA||Gerald Ryan|
|57.ROCK MUSICIAN||NA||Robbie Laing|
|60.SAINT LA BAMBA||NA||David Payne|
|61.SAINT PULSE||NA||Michael Moroney|
|62.SALTER (NZ)||NA||Robert Hickmott|
|64.SANGSTER (NZ)||60||Trent Busuttin|
|65.SCELTO (NZ)||NA||Robbie Laing|
|67.STEEL FIXER||NA||Chris Waller|
|68.STRIKE THE STARS (NZ)||69||Anthony Cummings|
|70.TAXI DRIVER||NA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|71.THE DEEP SOUTH (NZ)||NA||Michael Moroney|
|72.THE GREAT SNOWMAN (NZ)||NA||Gai Waterhouse|
|73.THE INVENTOR||NA||Bevan Laming|
|75.TREMEC (NZ)||NA||John P Thompson|
|77.VEETEN||NA||John P Thompson|
|78.VITTORIA (NZ)||NA||Michael Kent|
|79.VOLATILE MATTER||NA||John P Thompson|
|80.WEHRMAN||NA||John P Thompson|
|81.WHISPER DOWNS||NA||David Hayes|
|82.WIN FOR WILSON||71||John P Thompson|