2012 Eclipse Stakes Nominations Include Star Of Giselle

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.

Star Of Giselle

Star Of Giselle is among 17 nominations for the 2012 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown (photo: Race Horse Photos Australia)

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

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ANGEL OF MERCY Gerald Ryan 93
2 ECLAIR SURPRISE Phillip Stokes 95
3 ERASET Danny O’Brien 93
4 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes 97
5 GOOD VALUE Michael Kent 90
6 GREY ASSIGNMENT Kelso Wood 100
7 INVEST Heath Conners 100
8 KASANE Pat Carey 80
9 LORD OF BRAZIL (NZ) Darren Weir 96
10 LORD WIMBLE Bill & Symon Wilde 87
11 NICONOISE David Hayes 80
12 OVER QUOTA Mark Webb 99
13 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon 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
17 ULUNDI Pat Carey 89