Smart Missile Cleared for 2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes – Derby Day Nominations

The Anthony Cummings-trained Smart Missile has been cleared to race in this Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) on Derby Day 2011 in a small consolation after the sensational scratching of the promising colt from last weekend’s Golden Slipper.

Smart Missile

Smart Missile has been cleared to race in the 2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes on Derby Day

A son of Fatnet Rock, Smart Missile was second-favourite to eventual winner Sepoy in the Golden Slipper betting before getting his leg caught in the starting gates forcing his late withdrawal.

After the controversial scratching from the $3.5 million AAMI Golden Slipper on April 2, Smart Missile was required to perform at a jump out in front of Racing NSW Stewards before being allowed to race again.

The obligatory jump out was arranged in haste and took place on Monday morning.

Smart Missile performed well in the hit-out and chief steward Ray Murrihy lifted the racing embargo on the unbeaten two-year-old without delay.

The 2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes, one of three elite level showdowns in the AJC Australian Derby Day programme at Randwick this Saturday, has drawn a large number of two-year-olds at nomination stage with 112 early entries.

Darley’s glamour colt and Golden Slipper winner Sepoy will not take part in the race however, the $2.9 million earner sent for a spell after his sensational victory in the Slipper meaning Smart Missile will miss out on a rematch.

The duo met in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on March 19 where Smart Missile was able to get the better of Sepoy on the rain affected track.

Whether he could have done so again in the world’s richest two-year-olds race will now never be known.

The other top nominee for this year’s AJC Sires Produce Stakes is another juvenile that narrowly missed out on a Slipper run, the Bart Cummings-trained Do You Think.

Do You Think was the first and only emergency for the Golden Slipper but did not gain a start in the race.

Instead the Starcraft colt ran in the $125,000 Group 3 The Schweppervescence (1400m) on Slipper Day where he claimed an easy victory, his second from as many career starts.

The other most notable nominee for Bart in the AJC Sires Produce is Salade.

A lightly-races Snitzel colt, Salade earned a start in the Golden Slipper after winning the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) on debut at Rosehill on March 26.

Backing up just seven days later, Salade ran eighth beaten 5 ½ lengths by Sepoy in the Slipper.

The other best performing Golden Slipper runners nominated for the AJC Sires Produce are third-placegetter Elite Falls, the Lee Freedman-trained Masthead (4th), Peter Snowden’s filly Altar (5th), Gai Waterhouse’s Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Shared Reflections (6th) and Foxwedge (7th).

While the 2011 AJC Derby field was released this morning, the final line-ups for the remainder of the Randwick races on the programme including the AJC Sires Produce Stakes will be out tomorrow and published right here at

2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes Nominations

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight
1 ATLAS MOUNTAIN Peter G Moody 1= 56.5kg
2 BENCH STAR Dianne Lumsden 1= 56.5kg
3 BENFICA Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
4 BESA BOLA Grahame Begg 1= 56.5kg
5 BOYS ON TOUR John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
6 CASH FOR MATT Rick Hore-Lacy 1= 56.5kg
7 CHIEFTAIN JACK Peter G Moody 1= 56.5kg
8 CLUB COMMAND Peter G Moody 1= 56.5kg
9 COSMO KING (NZ) Bart Cummings 1= 56.5kg
10 COVERED IN CLASS Peter G Moody 1= 56.5kg
11 DANGER LURKS Alan Scorse 1= 56.5kg
12 DELAGO’S LAD John McArdle 1= 56.5kg
13 DO YOU THINK Bart Cummings 1= 56.5kg
14 EXCEED AND EXALT Guy Walter 1= 56.5kg
15 FOXWEDGE John O’Shea 1= 56.5kg
16 FULL BLAST Jason Coyle 1= 56.5kg
17 GOLDEN ARCHER Peter G Moody 1= 56.5kg
18 GONE SKIING Rick Hore-Lacy 1= 56.5kg
19 GRAND BRITANNIA Robbie Laing 1= 56.5kg
20 GRAZIO Anthony Cummings 1= 56.5kg
21 GRIFT Chris Waller 1= 56.5kg
22 HELMET Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
23 HOT SNITZEL Gerald Ryan 1= 56.5kg
24 IN EXCESS Bart Cummings 1= 56.5kg
25 INDUNA Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
26 INTAGLIO Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
27 IRISH TIMES Clarry Conners 1= 56.5kg
28 KATTER Paul Messara 1= 56.5kg
29 KING’S PACT David Payne 1= 56.5kg
30 KING’S SHILLING Jim Mason 1= 56.5kg
31 KINGS DOMINION Gai Waterhouse 1= 56.5kg
32 LE MONDE Kris Lees 1= 56.5kg
33 LIEUTENANT COLONEL John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
34 MASTHEAD Lee Freedman 1= 56.5kg
35 MUHAAJIR Jason Coyle 1= 56.5kg
36 NIAGARA Gai Waterhouse 1= 56.5kg
37 NOBBY SNIP Gai Waterhouse 1= 56.5kg
38 OUR HAND OF FAITH Alan Bailey 1= 56.5kg
39 OUT OF THE SHADOW Chris Waller 1= 56.5kg
40 PIECART Gai Waterhouse 1= 56.5kg
41 QUEENIAN David Payne 1= 56.5kg
42 RESCUE MISSION (NZ) Lee Freedman 1= 56.5kg
43 RIFLEMAN David Hayes 1= 56.5kg
44 ROCK MONSTER Gerald Ryan 1= 56.5kg
45 ROCKSHAFT Robert Smerdon 1= 56.5kg
46 RUNNING TALL Danny O’Brien 1= 56.5kg
47 SALADE Bart Cummings 1= 56.5kg
48 SANDHURST Anthony Cummings 1= 56.5kg
49 SATIRICAL BOY Gai Waterhouse 1= 56.5kg
50 SEPOY Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
51 SMART MISSILE Anthony Cummings 1= 56.5kg
52 SNIPPETS OF GLORY David Payne 1= 56.5kg
53 STRAIGHT GOLD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1= 56.5kg
54 TAXI DRIVER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1= 56.5kg
55 TRAPUNTO Peter Snowden 1= 56.5kg
56 UATE Kris Lees 1= 56.5kg
57 UPSTACKER Joan Pracey 1= 56.5kg
58 WEHRMAN John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
59 WHISPER DOWNS David Hayes 1= 56.5kg
60 WIN FOR WILSON John P Thompson 1= 56.5kg
61 WRITTEN CONSENT Grahame Begg 1= 56.5kg
62 AEROBATICS Peter Snowden 1= 54.5kg
63 AL’S MAGIC MISS David Payne 1= 54.5kg
64 ALTAR Peter Snowden 1= 54.5kg
65 ANABANDANA Don Sellwood 1= 54.5kg
66 AND ROCK John McArdle 1= 54.5kg
67 BAPTISM Lee Freedman 1= 54.5kg
68 BIKINI STAR Bart Cummings 1= 54.5kg
69 BRIGHT HEART Clarry Conners 1= 54.5kg
70 CALINE Peter Snowden 1= 54.5kg
71 CAPE CITY FLYER (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 1= 54.5kg
72 CHAMPALOU Chris Waller 1= 54.5kg
73 CYCLONE STACEY Gai Waterhouse 1= 54.5kg
74 DINNER DATE David Hayes 1= 54.5kg
75 DISPUTES Peter Snowden 1= 54.5kg
76 ELITE FALLS John O’Shea 1= 54.5kg
77 EMPRESS ROCK Bart Cummings 1= 54.5kg
78 FAST AND SEXY Chris Waller 1= 54.5kg
79 FLORENTINA David Payne 1= 54.5kg
80 FORTUNE OF WAR David Hayes 1= 54.5kg
81 GAL PAL Wendy Lapointe 1= 54.5kg
82 GUNHILDA Clarry Conners 1= 54.5kg
83 HOMEDGE Chris Waller 1= 54.5kg
84 HOUSTON BENEFACTOR Anthony Cummings 1= 54.5kg
85 KARUTA QUEEN Neville Layt 1= 54.5kg
86 LA BELLA MERMAID Gai Waterhouse 1= 54.5kg
87 LADY RACER John P Thompson 1= 54.5kg
88 METONYMY Peter G Moody 1= 54.5kg
89 MICK’S MANTLE Michael Tubman 1= 54.5kg
90 MIRA Gai Waterhouse 1= 54.5kg
91 MOSSMONEY Chris Waller 1= 54.5kg
92 NATIONAL Gerald Ryan 1= 54.5kg
93 NINEVEH’S WISH Neville Layt 1= 54.5kg
94 NOBLE TWOSTEP Rick Hore-Lacy 1= 54.5kg
95 PANE IN THE GLASS John P Thompson 1= 54.5kg
96 PEAR TART John P Thompson 1= 54.5kg
97 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody 1= 54.5kg
98 POTLUCK Gerald Ryan 1= 54.5kg
99 RETSINA Lee Freedman 1= 54.5kg
100 RHEINFELS Peter Snowden 1= 54.5kg
101 SARAMENHA Gerald Ryan 1= 54.5kg
102 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners 1= 54.5kg
103 SHADOW WEST Anthony Cummings 1= 54.5kg
104 SHARED REFLECTIONS Gai Waterhouse 1= 54.5kg
105 SHE’S NOT Gai Waterhouse 1= 54.5kg
106 SISTERON Gerald Ryan 1= 54.5kg
107 SPECTROLITE Robbie Laing 1= 54.5kg
108 STREAMA Guy Walter 1= 54.5kg
109 SUZANNE Clarry Conners 1= 54.5kg
110 VANG’S GIRL Neville Layt 1= 54.5kg
111 WAJANAAT David Hayes 1= 54.5kg
112 WIN FOR LAYLA John P Thompson 1= 54.5kg