Samaready Heads 2012 Quezette Stakes Nominations

Star filly Samaready is poised to kick off her spring carnival this weekend and stands as the top nomination for the Listed $120,000 2012 Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfieldon Saturday.


Samaready is due to return in Saturday's Quezette Stakes

The Mick Price-trained youngster was a star during her two-year-old career, winning four of five starts include the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes.

A daughter of prolific sire More Than Ready, the only defeat of Samaready’s career came when she finished third to Pierro in the Golden Slipper.

The talented three-year-old is likely to head to the Golden Rose next month and she currently stands as third favourite at $6.00.

Also nominated for the Quezette Stakes is the unbeaten Elite Elle who will be making her stakes debut if trainer Tony Vasil accepts tomorrow.

The daughter of Shamardal has been highly impressive in her three starts to date, producing convincing wins with margins of two lengths or more.

One horse already with solid black-type experience is Anthony Freedman-trained filly Armed For Action who showed tremendous talent in the autumn.

After winning the first two starts of her career, including the Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes, the daughter of Exceed And Excel finished third in the Blue Diamond Stakes and ran fourth in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes.

Also nominated is Formidable who finished runner-up to Samaready in the Blue Diamond Prelude but has not been since since labouring to finished 11th in the Blue Diamond.

Other horses included in Quezette Stakes nominations are Robert Smerdon-trained Members Joy and unraced youngster Nasty Nelly.

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Quezette Stakes 2012 – Nominations

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 SAMAREADY Mick Price 1 58.5kg 104
2 MAMA’S CHOICE David Hayes 3 57.5kg 72
3 REAL STOLLE John P Thompson 2 57.5kg 70
4 ARMED FOR ACTION Anthony Freedman 4 56.5kg 78
5 BLOOMINGDALE MISS Robert Smerdon 9 56kg 70
6 ELITE ELLE Tony Vasil 6 56kg 76
7 FORMIDABLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 5 56kg 72
8 LADY OF HARRODS Russell Cameron 8 56kg 68
9 MEMBERS JOY Robert Smerdon 7 56kg 72
10 AGUEDA Anthony Cummings 10 55kg 70
11 CONVENE Peter G Moody 14 55kg 62
12 EPHEMERA Peter G Moody 11 55kg 68
13 MAREEZA Peter G Moody 12 55kg 68
14 NASTY NELLY Shawn Mathrick 16 55kg
15 POPULAR ACCLAIM David Hayes 13 55kg 62
16 STILETTO ROCK Ray Besanko 15 55kg 60