Classy Regal Roller Stakes 2013 Nominations Taken

A quality list of nominations were taken for Saturday’s 2013 Regal Roller Stakes earlier in the week with a bumper list of entries for the Caulfield feature.

Bello

Bello is the 60kg topweight of the Regal Roller Stakes nominations for this Saturday. Photo: Bruno Cannatelli.

Running as one of the five black types on the PB Lawrence Stakes Day program, the $120,000 Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) this year attracted 24 nominations.

The top-rated and weighted entry is from the Sydney stables of Peter Snowden with his Exceed And Excel gelding Bello allocated a hefty 60kg.

Winner of the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m) back in March, Bello was last seen posting another win this time at Flemington in one of the heats of the All Victorian Sprint on June 8 where they proved they could carry 60kg to victory.

Following the Regal Roller Stakes nominations and weights are then the David Hayes-trained Pago Rock (59kg) and Sea Lord (58kg) for Stephen Brown.

Rock Of Gibraltar six-year-old Pago Rock won three of their opening four stars for the year including the Listed Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield in mid-July.

If accepted on the weekend they will be out to improve on their last start fifth to Second Effort in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) but could struggle with the 59kg after carrying 58.5kg for their last two runs.

Sea Lord is another six-year-old coming via the Bletchingly, the Group 2 Australia Stakes winning Street Cry gelding having run eighth in that race third-up.

Victoria’s premier trainer Peter Moody then has a high number of entries with five hopefuls in the mix the headliner of which is his Redoute’s Choice gelding Strawberry Boy (56.5kg).

The flying five-year-old was formerly prepared by Gai Waterhouse before her falling out with their prominent owner John Singleton.

They have twice raced under Moody’s name winning both of their starts back in May and will be looking to continue their perfect record for their new trainer in the Regal Roller.

Moody’s other more notable hopes are then four-year-old Redoute’s Choice stallion High Esteem after their fourth on the trot having last been seen winning the Listed Adelaide Guineas over 1800m on April 13, and the former John Thompson-trained Kneeling.

High Esteem and Kneeling are both dual nominees for the weekend having also been entered for the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 WW Cockram Stakes (1200m) respectively.

Other notable nominees then include Bletchingly Stakes runner-up Academy Jack, stakes winning mare Serene Star and Our Miss Jones racing for the first time since a season ending injury at Moonee Valley a year ago.

See below for the full list of Regal Roller Stakes 2013 nominations with acceptances taken on Wednesday.

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2013 Regal Roller Stakes Nominations

Caulfield Racecourse – 17/08/2013

# Horse Trainer Ballot Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 BELLO Peter Snowden 1 60kg 105
2 PAGO ROCK David Hayes 2 59kg 103
3 SEA LORD Stephen Brown 3 58kg 101
4 STRAWBERRY BOY Peter G Moody 4 56.5kg 98
5 DANY THE FOX (NZ) Mick Price 6 56kg 97
6 THAT’S THE ONE Colin & Cindy Alderson 7 55.5kg 96
7 SERENE STAR Michael Kent 5 54.5kg 98
8 ACADEMY JACK Dale Short 17 54kg 84
9 AMAH ROCK Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 10 54kg 91
10 CAPTIVATING LADY Ray Coombes 13 54kg 87
11 COLICCHIO Ross McDonald 24 54kg 64
12 DEE BEE NINE Will Clarken 11 54kg 91
13 DEHERE HUNTER Kane Harris 22 54kg 74
14 FUTURE SOLUTION Kane Harris 9 54kg 92
15 HIGH ESTEEM Peter G Moody 18 54kg 82
16 KNEELING Peter G Moody 19 54kg 82
17 LE BONSIR Mick Price 12 54kg 88
18 LORD DURANTE Simone Ferchie 20 54kg 78
19 MAGICAL PEARL Dennis O’Leary 15 54kg 86
20 ORIENTAL RUBY Gerard Moloney 14 54kg 86
21 OUR MISS JONES (NZ) Michael Kent 16 54kg 84
22 QUATERMAIN Alan Curtis 23 54kg 72
23 THY (NZ) Peter G Moody 8 54kg 93
24 ZOOMANIA (NZ) Peter G Moody 21 54kg 78