Spring Stars Headline 2012 Underwood Stakes Nominations

A field full of big name stayers have been nominated for the Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday September 22, 2012.

23 spring hopefuls have nominated for the race, which is worth a total of $400,000 in prize money,

Included in the 2012 Underwood Stakes is Manighar, who placed fourth in the Australian Horse Of The Year Awardslast night.


Manighar is nominated for the 2012 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse this weekend.

Manighar was beaten by a nose in his first-up race start in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington Racecourse last start.

The Linamix gelding has won 10 of his 30 race starts and has earned more than $3.3 million in prize money during his impressive career.

Manighar won a total of three Group 1 races during the autumn, including the Group 1 Australian Cup, Group 1 Ranvet Stakes and Group 1 The BMW.

Sincero is also nominated for a start in the 2012 Underwood Stakes this weekend.

The five-year-old gelding won his first-up start in the Group 2 Memsie Stakes by an incredible two lengths and is now ready to make it two in a row in the 2012 Underwood Stakes.

The Umatilla gelding has won 12 of his 23 race starts and has earned more than $1.68 million in prize money.

Sincero failed to win a race start during the autumn, however, appears back on track for his Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign.

December Draw, Maluckyday, Southern Speed and Zabeelionaire are also included in the 2012 Underwood Stakes nominations.

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2012 Underwood Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 AVIENUS Mark Webb 101
2 DECEMBER DRAW (IRE) Mark Kavanagh 112
3 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Michael Moroney 108
4 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes 100
5 ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings 103
6 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 108
7 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody 116
8 MAWINGO (GER) Anthony Freedman 109
9 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 109
10 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher 104
11 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 108
12 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 108
13 OCEAN PARK (NZ) Gary Hennessy 106
14 SANAGAS (GER) Bart Cummings 108
15 SEA GALLEON Colin & Cindy Alderson 93
16 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott 106
17 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney 102
18 SILENT SURROUND William Smart 93
19 SINCERO Stephen Farley 114
20 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 115
21 VOILA ICI (IRE) Peter G Moody 110
22 WINCHESTER (USA) John Sadler 111
23 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens 101