Spring Champion Stakes 2012 – Nominations Released

The initial nominations have been announced for the Group 1 2012 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) and as always the three-year-old feature promises to be an exciting affair.

Your Song

Your Song is one 93 Spring Champion Stakes Entrants

To be held at Randwick on October 6 along with the Group 1 Epsom and Metropolitan, 93 horses have been included in initial entries for the $400,000 event.

The most high profile nomination is two-year-old triple crown winner Pierro but it is unlikely that he will line up with trainer Gai Waterhouse already stating he will be set on a Caulfield Guineas and Cox Plate campaign.

The unbeaten colt is part of a group of seven entries from the Waterhouse stable that also includes promising gelding Kabayan.

After winning on debut at Wyong in May, the son of Haradasun finished second to highly-rated Patinack colt Destruction before just being edged out by Sizzling in the Group 1 TJ Smith in Brisbane.

One horse that has been all but confirmed as a Spring Champion Stakes starter is New Zealand colt Dundeel who is unbeaten from two career starts.

The Murray Baker-trained three-year-old won on debut at Ellerslie in April and was impressive in his first-up run on Australian soil last week when winning the Allan Denham Racing Handicap at Wyong.

Nominated for the Anthony Cummings stable are Golden Rose hopfeuls Your Song and Ninth Legion.

Your Song made his debut in June and now boasts a record of two wins from three starts while Fastnet Rock colt Ninth Legion was most recently seen running fourth to Snitzerland in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes.

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Spring Champion Stakes 2012 – Nominations

Horse Trainer
1 ABOUT SQUARE (NZ) Michael Moroney
2 AWESOME GOAL (NZ) Michael Moroney
3 BIG RAGTRADER (NZ) Michael Moroney
4 BOARDWALK Garry White
5 BRADMAN David Hayes
6 BRANTZ John P Thompson
7 CAITLIN’S SPIRIT (NZ) Anthony Freedman
8 CALAMBA Anthony Cummings
9 CASINOHOLIC John P Thompson
10 CHEZ HARMONY David Payne
11 CLEVER BOY Chris Waller
12 CORREGGIO (NZ) Peter G Moody
13 COSTA NOVA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
14 CYNICAL Anthony Freedman
15 DANAURA Chris Waller
16 DARUNA David Payne
17 DE LA DILO David Payne
18 DOLPHUS Anthony Cummings
19 DUNDEEL (NZ) Murray Baker
21 EPIC CHOICE Michael Moroney
22 ERGHAAM David Hayes
23 HAMACHO Trent Busuttin
24 HEART OF JOY Anthony Cummings
25 HEATER John P Thompson
26 HIGH ESTEEM Peter G Moody
27 HONORIUS David Payne
28 HOT TESTA Anthony Freedman
29 INDIANAPOLIS Gai Waterhouse
30 INIGO (NZ) Michael Moroney
31 IRELAND’S TEARDROP Anthony Cummings
32 JAWS Michael Moroney
33 JIMANDO Tony McEvoy
34 KABAYAN Gai Waterhouse
35 KAINJI ROCK David Hayes
36 KING OF OLYMPIA Gai Waterhouse
37 KING ZEUS (NZ) Donna Logan
38 LASER FLASH David Payne
39 LAUGHING LAD Peter G Moody
41 LIMES Peter Snowden
42 LONGPORT John P Thompson
43 LUNAR RISE Bart Cummings
44 MACHINE AGE Michael Moroney
45 MAGIC SHAFT John Sargent
46 MAXIMILIAN Bart Cummings
47 MISTER BALBOA Gary Portelli
48 MOTTLED Peter Snowden
49 MOUNT NEBO Allan Denham
50 MUCH TO OFFER John P Thompson
51 MURCIELAGA Michael Moroney
52 MY DANCING DUEL (NZ) Michael Moroney
53 NINTH LEGION Anthony Cummings
54 OUR DESERT WARRIOR Gai Waterhouse
55 PHILIPPI Michael Kent
56 PIERRO Gai Waterhouse
57 PINK SNOW Kevin Moses
58 PINS OF PELE (NZ) Anthony Freedman
59 PRIORITY ROAD (NZ) Michael Kent
60 PRISONER OF WAR David Hayes
61 PROISIR Gai Waterhouse
62 PROVERB Peter Snowden
63 QUEEN’S ELECT David Payne
64 RAWNAQ David Hayes
65 RIGHT TO ROAM Pat Carey
66 ROLL THE BONES John P Thompson
67 ROMANI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
68 ROWIE Paul Messara
69 ROYAL SAPPHIRE Anthony Cummings
70 SANSUI DRAWING David Vandyke
71 SHINNECOCK HILLS (NZ) Michael Moroney
72 SIR DENZEL (NZ) John O’Shea
73 SOLEMN Peter Snowden
74 STAINER (NZ) John P Thompson
75 STRADALE (NZ) Anthony Freedman
76 STREET JUSTICE Grahame Begg
77 STRENGTH John P Thompson
78 STRONGMAN Anthony Cummings
79 SUMARAND Gai Waterhouse
80 TATRA Peter Snowden
81 TEMPEST ROCK Michael Moroney
82 THE GOOD MARK Kevin Moses
83 TONOPAH (USA) Craig Ritchie
84 TOYDINI Guy Walter
85 TROPHIES John P Thompson
86 TURNLEY Clarry Conners
88 VARANASI John P Thompson
89 WALLOON REGION Michael Moroney
90 WARBIRD Gerald Ryan
91 XANDRETTA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
92 YOUR SONG Anthony Cummings
93 ZENITH OF HOPE Bart Cummings