Snitzerland Heads 2012 Danehill Stakes Nominations

Golden Slipper runner-up Snitzerland heads a strong list of nominations for Saturday’s Group 2 2012 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.


Snitzerland is the top nomination for the Danehill Stakes

It will the be the second start of the three-year-old’s campaign after leading from start to finish to take out the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes at Rosehill on August 18.

The speedy filly has a career record of three wins from six starts and is being aimed at the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington in November.

Joining the Gerald Ryan-trained star in Danehill Stakes nominations are 15 other horses including lightly-raced Adelaide filly Molto Bene.

Nominated for both the Cox Plate and Thousand Guineas, Molto Bene has had two starts for two wins including the Group 3 SA Sire’s Produce Stakes which she won by three lengths in April.

Another horse unbeaten from two starts is Stralia who will be having his first step up to stakes racing after debuting with consecutive victories as a two-year-old in July.

Trained by Mark Riley at Mornington, the Stratum colt has been nominated for the Caulfield Guineas which will take place on October 13.

While many horses will be kicking off their campaigns this weekend, one talented three-year-old already with a run under their belt is Adelaide gelding Psychic Mick.

The son of Shinzig is unbeaten from four starts and scored his breakthrough black-type win at Caulfield earlier this month when winning the Vain Stakes by nearly four lengths.

Other horses entered for the Danehill Stakes are Pronto Pronto, Mama’s Choice and the in-form Rusambo.

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Danehill Stakes 2012 – Nominations

Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 CAMBIASO Danny O’Brien 70
2 FORMIDABLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 72
3 MAMA’S CHOICE David Hayes 72
4 MAURY John P Thompson 70
5 MOLTO BENE Will Clarken 78
6 MURCIELAGA Michael Moroney 66
7 PARLOUR KING John P Thompson 58
8 PRONTO PRONTO Jason Warren 74
9 PROPER MADAM Jason Warren 70
10 PSYCHIC MICK Daniel Clarken 84
11 REAL STOLLE John P Thompson 70
12 RUSAMBO Peter Snowden 80
13 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan 102
14 STRALIA Mark Riley 76
15 SWIFT EXIT Shawn Mathrick
16 TIMELY TRUCE Ricky Maund 64