The Group 3 Eclipse Stakes will run at Sandown Racecourse this Saturday November 17, 2012. Amongst the 17 nominations for the race is Star Of Giselle, who has been in winning form this spring racing carnival.
The Reset mare has won three of her four starts this campaign, with her only defeat coming first-up at Sandown, where she placed second.
Star Of Giselle won the Group 3 Tesio Stakes last start by two lengths in front of Tavarnelle and Spirit Song.
She was the second emergency for the Group 1 Emirates Stakes last Saturday, however, failed to make the field.
Star Of Giselle has won seven of her 18 race starts and has earned more than $390,000 in prize money.
The five-year-old is trained at Flemington Racecourse by Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra and is expected to be in her usual competitive form in the 2012 Eclipse Stakes this weekend.
Invest is also included in the 2012 Eclipse Stakes nominations and will be looking to turn her spring form around in the race.
The Dehere mare has failed to finish better than seventh in her three starts this preparation, with her most recent result being a seventh placing in the Group 1 Myer Classic behind Appearance.
Invest has won three of her 18 race starts and has earned more than $440,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.
The four-year-old is a Group 1 winner, having claimed victory in the Group 1 Schweppes Oaksas a three-year-old in April.
Angel Of Mercy and Kasaneare also included in the 2012 Eclipse Stakes nominations.
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2012 Eclipse Stakes Nominations
|1||ANGEL OF MERCY||Gerald Ryan||93|
|2||ECLAIR SURPRISE||Phillip Stokes||95|
|4||EXTRA ZERO||David Hayes||97|
|5||GOOD VALUE||Michael Kent||90|
|6||GREY ASSIGNMENT||Kelso Wood||100|
|9||LORD OF BRAZIL (NZ)||Darren Weir||96|
|10||LORD WIMBLE||Bill & Symon Wilde||87|
|12||OVER QUOTA||Mark Webb||99|
|14||STAR OF GISELLE||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||100|
|15||STRIKE THE STARS (NZ)||Anthony Cummings||95|
|16||TAI TAI TESS||Robert Smerdon||82|