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.
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
|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|
|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|