Skyerush Heads 2013 Emancipation Stakes Nominations

April 22, 2013

Skyerush Heads 2013 Emancipation Stakes Nominations

Guy Walter’s reigning winner Skyerush will be back at Sydney Cup Day this Saturday to defend her title in the Emancipation Stakes 2013 following a good last-start win at.


Defending champ Skyerush is after back-to-back wins in the Emancipation Stakes 2013 this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

The super-consistent Group 1 performing Super Jet seven-year-old has been one of the big time earners for Walter over her 43-start career which has produced 10 wins and over $840,000 in prize money.

Twelve months ago Skyerush enjoyed a win over Fibrillation in the $175,000 Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1600m) before traveling to Brisbane at the end of her prep where she enjoyed a close second to Pear Tart in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

This time in Skyerush enjoyed a first-up Group 3 victory at Warwick Farm before bombing out when 12th in the Ajax Stakes on March 30.

She bounced back from that shock effort last start however when carrying 58kg to a tight win in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1600m).

Walter chose to bypass the $2 million Doncaster Mile last weekend with Skyerush however, not tempted by her ballot free ride into the classic and instead sticking with her original target – the Emancipation.

Skyerush could also be joined in the Emancipation Stakes field this weekend by stablemate Cannery Row, the grey Canny Lad five-year-old also nominated for the fillies’ and mares’ clash which would be her maiden black type assignment.

A number of trainers have multiple entries in the race this year including Chris Waller with Group 1 winning Kiwi expat Say No More and Choisir four-year-old Scorpio Queen; and Peter Snowden represented by the consistent Raspberries coming off a fourth in the Doncaster Prelude and Octagonal six-year-old Shannara.

Other notable hopefuls in the mix then include the Ken Wood-trained New Zealander Xanadu coming off a Group 1 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes victory over the mile back home at the start of the month and Fastnet Rock three-year-old Driefontein from the Gai Waterhouse stables.

See below for the current Emancipation Stakes nominations which have been extended until 11:00am (AEST) on Wednesday.

When you’re ready to get a better price on your selections this autumn make sure you head along to, Australia’s No. 1 online sportsbook who are also running a juicy $500 bonus sign-up bet offer – find out more now!

2013 Emancipation Stakes Nominations

Royal Randwick – 27/04/2013

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 BUGABOO (ARG) Grahame Begg 71
2 CANNERY ROW Guy Walter 76
3 CATHAY LADY John Sargent 89
4 DRIEFONTEIN Gai Waterhouse 99
5 FLORIA (NZ) Peter G Moody 95
6 MISS VENUS Les Bridge 66
7 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody 78
8 RASPBERRIES Peter Snowden 102
9 SAY NO MORE (NZ) Chris Waller 101
10 SCORPIO QUEEN Chris Waller 84
11 SHAMARDANI Gregory Hickman 82
12 SHANNARA Peter Snowden 97
13 SKYERUSH Guy Walter 110
14 XANADU (NZ) Ken Kelso 105

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

Horse Racing Today

Waller’s fillies dominat...

California Turbo among 2018 Gu...

California Turbo among 2018 Gunsynd Classic nominations

Queensland Derby hopeful California Turbo is among the twenty-two nominations...

Impending heads up 2018 Victor...

Impending heads up 2018 Victory Stakes Nominations

Last year’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Impending heads up the nominations for...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool included in 2018 J H B Carr Stakes nominations

Victorian filly So Far Sokool is included in the sixteen nominations for the...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field