Melbourne Cup Contenders Head 2011 Underwood Stakes Entries

September 12, 2011

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Melbourne Cup Contenders Head 2011 Underwood Stakes Entries

A star-studded line-up of 2011 Melbourne Cup hopefuls have been entered for the feature race at Caulfield this Saturday, 23 nominations taken today for the Underwood Stakes 2011.

Shamrocker

Early 2011 Melbourne Cup favourite Shamrocker is nominated for the Underwood Stakes this Saturday

Headlining a bumper race card that includes many crucial lead-up races to the Melbourne Spring Carnival majors is the $350,000 Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m).

A race won 12 months ago by dual Cox Plate hero So You Think, the 2011 Underwood Stakes is sure to play a key role in the betting markets for the upcoming features including the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 22 and the $6.2 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday November 1, 2011.

Early 2011 Melbourne Cup betting favourite at Luxbet is the Danny O’Brien-trained Shamrocker at a quote of $11, the dual Classics winner one of the drawcard Underwood Stakes nominees.

After resuming with a first-up eighth behind King’s Rose in the Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 27, Shamrocker is likely to be well-supported in the Underwood Stakes odds this weekend as she steps up to the 1800 metres.

Other major Melbourne Cup 2011 contenders nominated for the Underwood this weekend include:

  • Scarlett Lady ($14): Graeme Rogerson’s Kiwi sensation kicking off her spring campaign down under after winning the Doomben Roses – Queensland Oaks double in Brisbane last season
  • Lion Tamer ($15): Last year’s Victoria Derby winner is back in Victoria seeking more success this season, resumed with a brave fourth to Mufhasa in the Group 1 Challenge Stakes (1400m) at home in New Zealand
  • Maluckyday ($15): Runner-up to Americain in the Melbourne Cup last year, Zabeel five-year-old failed to hit form since and comes off a first-up eighth behind Trusting in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm on September 3
  • Absolutely ($18): Michael Kent’s Redoute’s Choice mare won the AJC Oaks as a three-year-old during the autumn, has had two runs this season including last Saturday’s sixth in the Memsie Stakes, will improve over more distance
  • Lights Of Heaven ($18): One time Caulfield Cup favourite, Peter Moody’s Group 1 winner at Morphettville is out to bounce back having suffered her first two career defeats back-to-back this season when second to Whobegotyou in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 13 and then fifth in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) to the since-retired Littorio at Flemington on September 3
  • Glass Harmonium ($21): Michael Moroney’s ultra-consistent European import is yet to finish out of the placings since debuting down under in the winter, ran an eye-catching second in the Makybe Diva in their new-season debut

Every Underwood Stakes nominee this year is a noteworthy one with other key contenders including Mick Price’s close Memsie Stakes runner-up Heart Of Dreams, gun WA galloper Playing God and Robert Hickmott-trained quartet of Alandi, At First Sight, Midas Touch and former Melbourne Cup winner Efficient.

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2011 Underwood Stakes Nominations & Weights

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rtg.
1 ALANDI (IRE) Robert Hickmott 12 59kg 109
2 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Robert Hickmott 14 59kg 105
3 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott 1 59kg 119
4 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney 15 59kg 110
5 HEART OF DREAMS Mick Price 4 59kg 115
6 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 6 59kg 108
7 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Judy Mawer 2 59kg 103
8 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 7 59kg 111
9 MY BENTLEY (NZ) Michael Kent 22 59kg 99
10 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 11 59kg 109
11 TRUSTING John P Thompson 13 59kg 110
12 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 5 59kg 109
13 LION TAMER (NZ) Murray Baker 9 58kg 110
14 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham 10 58kg 110
15 RIGHT OF REFUSAL Nigel Blackiston 21 58kg 89
16 SIERRA NEVADA (NZ) Richard Otto 23 58kg 75
17 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 19 57kg 99
18 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent 17 56kg 105
19 BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ) Michael Moroney 8 56kg 105
20 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody 18 56kg 105
21 SCARLETT LADY (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson 16 56kg 104
22 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien 3 56kg 112
23 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 20 56kg 92

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