2012 Kewney Stakes – Nominations Out

Nominations have been released for the 2012 Kewney Stakes which will take place as part of a massive day of racing at Flemington this Saturday.

Twenty four horses have been nominated for the 16-horse Group 2 event which is worth $300,000.

Run over 1400 metres, the Kewney Stakes is a three-years-old fillies race and Shopaholic is one quality horse included in nominations.


Shopaholic will be tough to beat in the Kewney Stakes

The Danny O’Brien trained horse is in blistering form, having won three consecutive races including the Armanasco Stakes last start.

She has five victories from 10 starts and has won over $270,000 in prize money.

One filly that is likely to challenge Shopaholic on Saturday is Emmalene.

Emmalene has an impressive three victories from six starts to her name and beat Shopaholic when she took out the Gucci Stakes last November.

Trainer Liam Birchley elected to skip the Surround Stakes at Warwick Farm, suggesting that Emmalene was more suited to the Flemington track.

“I’m not sure Warwick Farm really suits her, the big stretches of Flemington will suit her and she has won there before,” he said.

Birchley said that Shopaholic would serve as the greatest challenge for Emmalene.

Also included in the 2012 Kewney Stakes nominations is the Daniel Morton trained Bliss Street.

She ran a disappointing eighth last start in the Armanasco Stakes but Morton believes she can step it up a notch on Saturday.

He said the filly’s preparation was behind because she did not trial before her first run at Ascot in early February.

“She’s still got a lot of improvement in her,” he said.

Another filly included in the nominations is Pane in the Glass, a John Thompson trained horse that has won more than $630,000 in prize money and has four wins from 13 starts.

Other horses nominated to run include Buzzing Along, Cute Emily and Miss Stellabelle.

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2012 Kewney Stakes – Nominations

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 ANGEL OF MERCY Gerald Ryan 15 55.5kg 72
2 ASSERTIVE EAGLE Tony McEvoy 16 55.5kg 76
3 BLISS STREET Daniel Morton 2 55.5kg 93
4 BUZZING ALONG David & Scott Brunton 13 55.5kg 78
5 CORONET BAY Eric Musgrove 23 55.5kg 66
6 CUTE EMILY Peter G Moody 6 55.5kg 82
7 EMMALENE Liam Birchley 5 55.5kg 84
8 EMPRESS ROCK Bart Cummings 20 55.5kg 70
9 GLIDING Bart Cummings 8 55.5kg 82
10 KNEELING John P Thompson 11 55.5kg 82
11 MISS STELLABELLE Mark Kavanagh 4 55.5kg 86
12 NOCTURNELLE Chris Waller 12 55.5kg 78
13 OUR MISS JONES (NZ) Michael Kent 22 55.5kg 68
14 OUTDOOR Anthony Freedman 24 55.5kg 64
15 PANE IN THE GLASS John P Thompson 1 55.5kg 94
16 PENINSULA DANE Matthew Hyland 21 55.5kg 65
17 SECRET LIAISON Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 10 55.5kg 82
18 SHOPAHOLIC (NZ) Danny O’Brien 3 55.5kg 95
19 SOFT SAND Colin Little 7 55.5kg 84
20 SWEET ELLA Greg Eurell 19 55.5kg 74
21 TORAH Peter G Moody 9 55.5kg 78
22 TOTAL ATTRACTION Peter G Moody 14 55.5kg 74
23 TWILIGHTING Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 17 55.5kg 72
24 TWO SUGARS Matt Laurie 18 55.5kg 72