2010 Villiers Stakes Nominations

This Saturday, December 18th, Randwick Racecourse is set to host the latest Group race of the summer season and the nominations for the $175,000 Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) have been taken.

Twenty-one gallopers make up the 2010 Villiers Stakes nominations with the top-rated entries including Chris Waller’s stablemates Snow Alert and Altered Boy, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Stratofortress, and the Peter Snowden-trained duo of Dysphonia and Spinney.

Four-year-old Lonhro mare Dysphonia is sure to start one of the favourites on Saturday following her classy win in the Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on December 4 ahead of Stratofortress and Southern Skye, the trio to possibly face off again on Saturday.

Canberra Cup winner Mackunckle is also set to back up with a run in the Villiers Stakes, as is Anthony Cumming’s super-consistent Encosta De Lago four-year-old Rhythm Of Dance who would be seeking their fourth straight win.

Other notable entries heading towards a spot in the maximum 20-horse Villiers Stakes field include Peter Snowden’s improving Lonhro gelding Parthian, in-form Galileo mare Foxstar stepping up in class after three straight wins against her own company and the brilliant Gerald Ryan-trained Anabaa mare Dances On Waves.

The 2010 Villiers Stakes is one of two black-type features on the Randwick race-card for Saturday, the $100,000 Listed Razor Sharp Handicap (1200m) also set to run.

Final fields will be released on Wednesday and published here at Races.com.au so bookmark this page.

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2010 Villiers Stakes Nominations

# Horse Trainer Benchmark
1 ADNOCON Gerald Ryan 95
2 ALTERED BOY Chris Waller 99
3 BACI AMORE Jason Coyle 74
4 CULLEN CASTLE Garry White 81
5 DANCES ON WAVES Gerald Ryan 81
6 DELAGO STAR Kim Waugh 88
7 DELTONA Kevin Moses 90
8 DYSPHONIA Peter Snowden 96
10 FOXSTAR Guy Walter 79
11 JIMMY FORTUNES Michael Clout 80
12 LANG (NZ) Gwenda Markwell 82
13 MACKNUCKLE Bernie Howlett 99
14 MENTALITY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 95
15 MIRRASALO Paul Messara 90
16 PARTHIAN Peter Snowden 94
17 RHYTHM OF DANCE Anthony Cummings 80
18 SNOW ALERT Chris Waller 100
19 SOUTHERN SKYE Paul Perry 85
20 SPINNEY Peter Snowden 96
21 STRATOFORTRESS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 99