Commanding Jewel Features In 2013 Let’s Elope Stakes Nominations

The Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes is set to run at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday September 7, 2013, and here you will find the latest nominations for the race.

A total of 22 mares have been nominated for the 2013 Let’s Elope Stakes, including Commanding Jewel.

Commanding Jewel

Commanding Jewel is included in the 2013 Let's Elope Stakes nominations. Picture by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Commanding Jewel has won three of her six race starts and has earned more than $408,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.

The four-year-old placed sixth in her first-up spring assignment in the Listed Carlyon Stakes last month and will be out to improve her performance in the 2013 Let’s Elope Stakes.

Commanding Jewel is trained at Kyneton by Leon Corstens and is being aimed at the $3 million Cox Plate on October 26, 2013.

The Commands mare won the Group 1 Thousand Guineas last spring and will be hoping to repeat her spring success during this year’s carnival.

Also nominated for the 2013 Let’s Elope Stakes is Royal Descent.

Royal Descent has won four of her eight race starts and has earned more than $554,000 in prize money during her career.

The Redoute’s Choice mare placed a close second to stable mate Hidden Kisses in the Group 3 Toy Show Quality at Warwick Farm Racecourse on August 24.

Dear Demi and Quintessential are also amongst the 2013 Let’s Elope Stakes nominations.

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2013 Let’s Elope Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 A TIME FOR JULIA Peter G Moody 84
2 ALZORA David Hayes 85
3 BONARIA Pat Hyland 101
4 CATKINS Chris Waller 95
5 COMMANDING JEWEL Leon Corstens 105
6 CRUCIAL Anthony Freedman 86
7 DARTOOK (NZ) David & Ryan Balfour 75
8 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners 104
9 GLOBAL BALANCE David Hayes 90
10 GOLDSLICK Michael Kent 93
11 JUST DISCREET Phillip Stokes 99
12 LADY MELKSHAM John Sadler 97
13 LUCKY PENNY Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 91
14 OASIS BLOOM Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 98
15 OCTAVIA Michael Moroney 97
16 QUINTESSENTIAL (NZ) John Sargent 106
17 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 107
18 TALENT SHOW Graeme Ballantyne 99
19 TEXT’N HURLEY Colin Little 74
20 THY (NZ) Peter G Moody 100
21 TWILIGHTING Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 87
22 YOU’RE SO GOOD (NZ) Nigel Blackiston 91