Quality June Stakes Nominations 2013

While the weekend’s major racing action will be taking place in Brisbane for Stradbroke Handicap Day, over in Sydney Royal Randwick will also be host to a black type feature with the $100,000 Listed June Stakes (1200m) attracting some quality entries.

Red Tracer

Red Tracer could have her final 2013 Tattersall's Tiara lead-up in Sydney's June Stakes this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

The 2013 June Stakes drew a total of 28 nominations this year with the ballot led by Chris Waller’s multiple Group winning mare Red Tracer.

Dane Shadow five-year-old Red Tracer finished a close second behind the Guy Walter-trained Appearance in two Group 1 features over 1500m at Rosehill during the autumn before she failed in the Doncaster Mile on April 20 finishing 15th (of 18) behind Sacred Falls when jumping from the outside gate on a Heavy (10) track.

She won a Rosehill trial over 1030m on May 27 however and Waller is confident she’s ready to bounce back this weekend ahead of her grand final for the season, the $500,000 Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 22.

Red Tracer has also been nominated for the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) in Brisbane this weekend with a decision to be made on where she’ll run later in the week.

Waller has also nominated for consistent five-year-old Riva De Lago who is also still officially in the mix for the $1.36 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) in Queensland, last start Randwick winner She’s Clean and Bel Esprit seven-year-old Balavan in the June Stakes.

The two top-weighted horses in the June Stakes nominations meanwhile are Joe Pride’s QTC Cup failure Neeson and recent Hall Mark Stakes winner Rarefied with 60.5kg.

Red Tracer follows with 60kg, equal with the Paul Messara-trained veteran Mic Mac.

Other horses high up the ballot and the weights then include another Peter Snowden-trained runner in Skytrain (59.5kg) and Honours List six-year-old Title (58.5kg).

Also in the mix are the likes of Pentasia coming off a win in the Listed Chief De Beers (1110m) in Brisbane, the Peter Moody-trained Embark last seen running third in the Proud Miss Stakes in Adelaide and smart Lonhro colt Sessions who has won three of their five starts to date for Snowden.

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2013 June Stakes Nominations

Royal Randwick Racecourse – 08/06/2013

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 NEESON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2= 60.5kg 106
2 RAREFIED Peter Snowden 2= 60.5kg 106
3 MIC MAC Paul Messara 4 60kg 105
4 RED TRACER Chris Waller 1 60kg 109
5 SKYTRAIN Peter Snowden 5 59.5kg 104
6 RIVA DE LAGO Chris Waller 6= 58.5kg 102
7 TITLE Joseph Pride 6= 58.5kg 102
8 NEWS ALERT Kevin Moses 8 57.5kg 100
9 SHE’S CLEAN Chris Waller 9 55kg 99
10 PENTASIA Marc Quinn 10 54.5kg 98
11 ZARATONE Bjorn Baker 12 54.5kg 94
12 BALAVAN Chris Waller 16 54kg 90
13 BIG BONANZA Don Robb 21 54kg 83
14 CAPITAL COMMANDER Nick Olive 17= 54kg 88
15 DEE’N’GEE Clarry Conners 17= 54kg 88
16 EMBARK Peter G Moody 17= 54kg 88
17 EMOTIONAL CIRCUS Kris Lees 13= 54kg 91
18 FALZZON Joseph Pride 22= 54kg 82
19 HALF HIS LUCK Nigel Blackiston 28 54kg 69
20 LIVEANDLETDIE Bjorn Baker 13= 54kg 91
21 MASTER HARRY Ron Quinton 13= 54kg 91
22 MICKELBERG Gary Portelli 27 54kg 75
23 NO LOOKING BACK Gai Waterhouse 11 54kg 95
24 PRETTY PINS (NZ) John P Thompson 22= 54kg 82
25 SESSIONS Peter Snowden 25= 54kg 81
26 SUTTON QUEEN Luke Griffith 25= 54kg 81
27 TOO MANY REDS Tony Gollan 17= 54kg 88
28 UPSHOT Joseph Pride 22= 54kg 82