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Early nominations for a number of upcoming Group 1 features at the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival were released yesterday including those for the $500,000 AJC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) taking place at Randwick’s Australian Derby Day on Saturday April 9, 2011.
The 2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes has attracted 112 two-year-olds at nomination stage, Golden Slipper favourite and Blue Diamond Stakes champion Sepoy leading the list of entries.
Unbeaten Elusive Quality colt Sepoy scored an emphatic 4 ½ length victory in the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes last start at Caulfield on February 26, boosting the Darley-owned two-year-olds’ career record to four wins from as many starts.
Snowden has also nominated 10 other juveniles along with Sepoy for the 2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes, his other most notable entry being Exceed And Excel colt Helmet.
Unbeaten in their two starts this season, Helmet is set to contest the Group 2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing this weekend in the lead-up to the Group 1 feature next month.
The other top-rated nominees for this year’s AJC Sires Produce Stakes are undefeated fillies and fellow Golden Slipper fancies Karuta Queen and Satin Shoes.
The promising youngsters that ran third and fourth behind the stunning Sepoy in the 2011 Blue Diamond Stakes, the Danny O’Brien-trained Masthead and Peter Moody’s improving filly Metonymy are also among the AJC Sires Produce Stakes nominations.
Other Leading 2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes Nominations Include:
- Pane In The Glass (John P Thompson) – Unbeaten Testa Rossa filly most recently won the Inglis Classic by an impressive six lengths on January 22
- Covered In Class (Peter G Moody) – Exceed And Excel colt ran third in the Listed Talindert Stakes last start at Flemington on February 19
- Fortune Of War (David Hayes) – General Nediym filly ran third on debut in the Listed Streets Ice Cream Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on March 5, beaten just a short-head by Golden Archer
- Foxwedge (John O’Shea) – Up-and-coming Fastent Rock colt scored their second career win last Saturday at Warwick Farm emerging as a Golden Slipper prospect
- Running Tall (Danny O’Brien) – Stratum colt second in the Blue Diamond Prelude before finishing seventh in the main event
Nominations for the $1.5 million Group 1 AJC Australian Derby (2400m) were also taken yesterday with 72 three-year-olds entered for the event including last Saturday’s Australian Guineas winner Shamrocker and third placegetter Playing God.
Final fields for all the Australian Derby Day 2011 races, including the acceptances for the AJC Sires Produce Stakes, will be released on Wednesday April 6 and published here first at Races.com.au.
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2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes Nominations
|2||AL’S MAGIC MISS||David Payne|
|5||AND ROCK||John McArdle|
|6||ATLAS MOUNTAIN||Peter G Moody|
|8||BENCH STAR||Clarry Conners|
|10||BESA BOLA||Grahame Begg|
|11||BIKINI STAR||Bart Cummings|
|12||BOYS ON TOUR||John P Thompson|
|13||BRIGHT HEART||Clarry Conners|
|15||CAPE CITY FLYER (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse|
|16||CASH FOR MATT||Rick Hore-Lacy|
|18||CHIEFTAIN JACK||Peter G Moody|
|19||CLUB COMMAND||Peter G Moody|
|20||COSMO KING (NZ)||Bart Cummings|
|21||COVERED IN CLASS||Peter G Moody|
|22||CYCLONE STACEY||Gai Waterhouse|
|23||DANGER LURKS||Alan Scorse|
|24||DELAGO’S LAD||John McArdle|
|25||DINNER DATE||David Hayes|
|27||DO YOU THINK||Bart Cummings|
|28||ELITE FALLS||John O’Shea|
|29||EMPRESS ROCK||Bart Cummings|
|30||EXCEED AND EXALT||Guy Walter|
|31||FAST AND SEXY||Chris Waller|
|33||FORTUNE OF WAR||David Hayes|
|35||FULL BLAST||Jason Coyle|
|36||GAL PAL||Wendy Lapointe|
|37||GOLDEN ARCHER||Peter G Moody|
|38||GONE SKIING||Rick Hore-Lacy|
|39||GRAND BRITANNIA||Robbie Laing|
|45||HOT SNITZEL||Gerald Ryan|
|46||HOUSTON BENEFACTOR||Anthony Cummings|
|47||IN EXCESS||Bart Cummings|
|50||IRISH TIMES||Clarry Conners|
|51||KARUTA QUEEN||Neville Layt|
|53||KING’S PACT||David Payne|
|54||KING’S SHILLING||Jim Mason|
|55||KINGS DOMINION||Gai Waterhouse|
|56||LA BELLA MERMAID||Gai Waterhouse|
|57||LADY RACER||John P Thompson|
|58||LE MONDE||Kris Lees|
|59||LIEUTENANT COLONEL||John P Thompson|
|61||METONYMY||Peter G Moody|
|62||MICK’S MANTLE||Michael Tubman|
|68||NINEVEH’S WISH||Neville Layt|
|69||NOBBY SNIP||Gai Waterhouse|
|70||NOBLE TWOSTEP||Rick Hore-Lacy|
|71||OUR HAND OF FAITH||Alan Bailey|
|72||OUT OF THE SHADOW||Chris Waller|
|73||PANE IN THE GLASS||John P Thompson|
|74||PEAR TART||John P Thompson|
|76||PLUCKY BELLE||Peter G Moody|
|79||RESCUE MISSION (NZ)||Lee Freedman|
|83||ROCK MONSTER||Gerald Ryan|
|85||RUNNING TALL||Danny O’Brien|
|89||SATIN SHOES||Clarry Conners|
|90||SATIRICAL BOY||Gai Waterhouse|
|92||SHADOW WEST||Anthony Cummings|
|93||SHARED REFLECTIONS||Gai Waterhouse|
|94||SHE’S NOT||Gai Waterhouse|
|96||SMART MISSILE||Anthony Cummings|
|97||SNIPPETS OF GLORY||David Payne|
|99||STRAIGHT GOLD||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|102||TAXI DRIVER||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|106||VANG’S GIRL||Neville Layt|
|108||WEHRMAN||John P Thompson|
|109||WHISPER DOWNS||David Hayes|
|110||WIN FOR LAYLA||John P Thompson|
|111||WIN FOR WILSON||John P Thompson|
|112||WRITTEN CONSENT||Grahame Begg|
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