112 Two-Year-Olds Nominated for 2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes

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.

Sepoy is now the raging favourite to win the 2011 Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill on April 2, sitting at a quote of around $2.40 in the Golden Slipper odds at Luxbet.

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

# Horse Trainer
1 AEROBATICS Peter Snowden
2 AL’S MAGIC MISS David Payne
3 ALTAR Peter Snowden
4 ANABANDANA Don Sellwood
5 AND ROCK John McArdle
7 BAPTISM Lee Freedman
8 BENCH STAR Clarry Conners
9 BENFICA Peter Snowden
10 BESA BOLA Grahame Begg
11 BIKINI STAR Bart Cummings
12 BOYS ON TOUR John P Thompson
13 BRIGHT HEART Clarry Conners
14 CALINE Peter Snowden
15 CAPE CITY FLYER (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
16 CASH FOR MATT Rick Hore-Lacy
17 CHAMPALOU Chris Waller
19 CLUB COMMAND Peter G Moody
20 COSMO KING (NZ) Bart Cummings
22 CYCLONE STACEY Gai Waterhouse
23 DANGER LURKS Alan Scorse
24 DELAGO’S LAD John McArdle
25 DINNER DATE David Hayes
26 DISPUTES Peter Snowden
27 DO YOU THINK Bart Cummings
28 ELITE FALLS John O’Shea
29 EMPRESS ROCK Bart Cummings
31 FAST AND SEXY Chris Waller
32 FLORENTINA David Payne
33 FORTUNE OF WAR David Hayes
34 FOXWEDGE John O’Shea
35 FULL BLAST Jason Coyle
36 GAL PAL Wendy Lapointe
37 GOLDEN ARCHER Peter G Moody
38 GONE SKIING Rick Hore-Lacy
40 GRAZIO Anthony Cummings
41 GRIFT Chris Waller
42 GUNHILDA Clarry Conners
43 HELMET Peter Snowden
44 HOMEDGE Chris Waller
45 HOT SNITZEL Gerald Ryan
46 HOUSTON BENEFACTOR Anthony Cummings
47 IN EXCESS Bart Cummings
48 INDUNA Peter Snowden
49 INTAGLIO Peter Snowden
50 IRISH TIMES Clarry Conners
51 KARUTA QUEEN Neville Layt
52 KATTER Paul Messara
53 KING’S PACT David Payne
55 KINGS DOMINION Gai Waterhouse
56 LA BELLA MERMAID Gai Waterhouse
57 LADY RACER John P Thompson
58 LE MONDE Kris Lees
60 MASTHEAD Lee Freedman
61 METONYMY Peter G Moody
62 MICK’S MANTLE Michael Tubman
63 MIRA Gai Waterhouse
64 MOSSMONEY Chris Waller
65 MUHAAJIR Jason Coyle
66 NATIONAL Gerald Ryan
67 NIAGARA Gai Waterhouse
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
75 PIECART Gai Waterhouse
76 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody
77 POTLUCK Gerald Ryan
78 QUEENIAN David Payne
79 RESCUE MISSION (NZ) Lee Freedman
80 RETSINA Lee Freedman
81 RHEINFELS Peter Snowden
82 RIFLEMAN David Hayes
83 ROCK MONSTER Gerald Ryan
84 ROCKSHAFT Robert Smerdon
85 RUNNING TALL Danny O’Brien
86 SALADE Bart Cummings
87 SANDHURST Anthony Cummings
88 SARAMENHA Gerald Ryan
89 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners
90 SATIRICAL BOY Gai Waterhouse
91 SEPOY Peter Snowden
92 SHADOW WEST Anthony Cummings
94 SHE’S NOT Gai Waterhouse
95 SISTERON Gerald Ryan
96 SMART MISSILE Anthony Cummings
98 SPECTROLITE Robbie Laing
99 STRAIGHT GOLD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
100 STREAMA Guy Walter
101 SUZANNE Clarry Conners
102 TAXI DRIVER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
103 TRAPUNTO Peter Snowden
104 UATE Kris Lees
105 UPSTACKER Joan Pracey
106 VANG’S GIRL Neville Layt
107 WAJANAAT David Hayes
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