Morphettville 2011 Lord Reims Stakes Nominations

Nominations have been released for the 2011 Boag’s Lord Reims Stakes.

The Group 3 event is worth $115,000 and run over a good trip of 2600m.

The first three horses to cross the line in the Lord Reims Stakes get direct entry into the Adelaide Cup.

Last year’s winner was Moment In time in front of Dolphin Jo and Capecover third.

There is a strong kiwi flavour to the 2011 nominations with five horses starting their lives across the ditch.

It’s good to see these trainers and owners potentially making the journey to Morphettville and really boosting the quality of the race.

The New Zealand horses include, Art Success, Bolton, Brough Superior, Guyno and Montahlia.

The best rated of the Australian bred chargers are Maunatrice, Lady Avacan and Vesper.

There’s even a Brit trying to get a run, Robert Hickmott’s Muir.

However don’t expect to see too many of these horses go through the acceptances, even though at this stage only three need to be cut to make the maximum field of 16.

Vesper is almost certain to run in the listed Roy Higgins Quality or Victorian Plate both at Flemington on the same day.

Some of the others nominated in the Roy Higgins Quality as well include Bolton, Saddlers Story, Upon, Muir and Mateo.

With so many horses not certain to run it’s vital you come back and check the final acceptances before examining the race too closely.

A full form guide and Luxbet odds will be available soon.

2011 Lord Reims Stakes Nominations

No Horse Trainer Handicapper Rating
1 ART SUCCESS (NZ) Ciaron Maher 86
2 BIG TED Ivan Haggerty 90
3 BOLTON (NZ) Robert Hickmott 70
4 BROUGH SUPERIOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher 81
5 GUYNO (NZ) Lou Luciani 99
6 KING DIAMOND Mark Kavanagh 94
7 LADY AVACAN Sue Jaensch 100
8 MATEO Tony Noonan 72
9 MAUNATRICE Darren Weir 101
10 MONTAHLIA (NZ) Michael Kent 78
11 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott 88
12 RAIN SHADOW Mark Kavanagh 78
13 SADDLER’S STORY Robert Smerdon 83
14 SANDHILL LAD Barry Dunn 71
15 SIMPLY ADORABLE Vaughn Sigley 89
16 SIR WALTER Kathryn Durden 78
17 UPON Robert Hickmott 82
18 VESPER Robert Hickmott 95
19 ZAUBERIN Russell Cameron 88