Babel Heads 2014 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

January 7, 2014

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Babel Heads 2014 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

This Friday Gosford Cup Day is set to run on the Central Coast with the day’s sole Group race being the Belle Of The Turf Stakes 2014 where the Peter Snowden-trained Babel is the top rated nominee.


Babel will have to carry a big 59kg weight if accepted for Friday's Belle Of The Turf Stakes 2014. Photo: Steve Hart.

A total of 15 fillies and mares have nominated for this year’s edition of the $125,000 Group 3 Belle Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) including the 59kg top weight Babel.

A winner of five of their 25 career starts to date the five-year-old Lonhro mare comes off a close third in a Benchmark 95 over 1400m at Rosehill from January 4.

They’ll be on the short back-up then if accepted for Friday’s meet, and will also be carrying a weight they haven’t seen since they carted 59.5kg to victory at Bendigo back in July of 2012.

While they handled the weight there they’ve had between 54 and 56kg in all their runs since including 54.5kg last start.

Following Babel in the Belle Of The Turf nominations and weights with 58.5kg are then the John Sargent-trained defending champ Cathay Lady who ran third in the Goulburn Cup two back and Chris Waller’s Flying Spur six-year-old Madam Nash.

Like a number of the nominees Madam Nash comes off a run in the December Handicap (1550m) at Canterbury from December 28 having run a brave fourth behind Messene in the off season feature.

Waller has also nominated for his last start winner Acapela, the Elusive City mare having won the Drummond Golf Handicap over the Randwick mile on Boxing Day, who will again be ridden by Brenton Avdulla.

“Brenton Avdulla has a good association with Acapela and he will stick with her in the Belle Of The Turf and Glyn Schofield is booked for Madam Nash,” Waller told AAP this week.

There are then two other last start winners in the mix with the in-form Two Blue from Wyong coming off a Rosehill 1500m victory from last Saturday and one of Snowden’s other nominees Pleiades who scored in Sydney on Boxing Day.

Along with Babel and Pleiades the other Snowden-trained chance is then La Pieta who finished a close third in the Drummond Golf behind Acapela last start.

Other notable hopes include the Peter Moody-trained Zabeel mare Zoomania who may find the mile a little short, Drummond Gold runner-up Myamira and Gai Waterhouse’s recent Canterbury winner Darci Drama.

Check out the full Belle Of The Turf Stakes 2014 nominations and weights below with the final field due for release on Wednesday.

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2014 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

Gosford Racecourse – 10/01/2014

# Horse Trainer Ballot Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 BABEL Peter Snowden 1 59kg 90
2 CATHAY LADY John Sargent 2= 58.5kg 89
3 MADAM NASH Chris Waller 2= 58.5kg 89
4 ACAPELA (NZ) Chris Waller 4 56.5kg 85
5 ZOOMANIA (NZ) Peter G Moody 5 56kg 84
6 TWO BLUE Kristen Buchanan 6 55kg 82
7 ABEAUTIFULRED (NZ) John Sargent 11 54kg 72
8 DANESIRI Wayne Wilkes 12= 54kg 71
9 DARCI DRAMA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 14= 54kg 69
10 KUKLA (NZ) John W Ramsey 12= 54kg 71
11 LA PIETA Peter Snowden 8 54kg 78
12 MYAMIRA Rodney Northam 10 54kg 75
13 PLEIADES Peter Snowden 9 54kg 76
14 SULTRY ASSASSIN (NZ) John Sargent 7 54kg 79
15 TIGRESS BABY Grahame Begg 14= 54kg 69

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