Star Fashion Leads 2014 SA Fillies Classic Nominations

Coming off a Group 1 second at the track, David Hayes’ visiting filly Star Fashion is the headline nominee for the SA Fillies Classic 2014 at Morphettville Racecourse this Saturday.

Star Fashion

Star Fashion (outside) comes into the 2014 SA Fillies Classic on the back of a Schweppes Oaks second. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

A total of 19 three-year-old fillies are nominated for this year’s $115,000 Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m) that runs as part of The Goodwood Day action in South Australia on the weekend.

The top-rated of the early entries is Street Cry filly Star Fashion coming off two good runs in Adelaide.

A winner of just one of her 10 starts to date when beating them home by six lengths first-up at Geelong back in February, Star Fashion ran fourth to Gamblin’ Guru in the listed Port Adelaide Guineas (1800m) in her maiden SA run two back.

She was then last seen finishing a mere nostril flare off the winner May’s Dream in the Group 1 Schweppes Australasian Oaks (2000m) here on April 26.

Saturday she gets a chance to atone for that devastatingly close defeat when stepping up to the 2500m for the first time.

Other Schweppes Oaks graduates nominated for the SA Fillies Classic then include the Greg Eurell-trained High Chaparral filly Navajo Run (6th), the Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained Artistic Lass (7th), Mark Kavanagh’s daughter of Fastnet Rock Love The Rock (8th) and Every Faith (9th) for Robert Smerdon.

Along with Artistic Lass, recent Hall of Fame inductee Macdonald and his co-trainer Gluyas have also nominated for Too Cool To Fool in this year’s SA Fillies Classic.

Smerdon is also dually represented in the SA Fillies Classic nominations for Saturday, Every Faith joined by Zabeel filly Rezoned who ran 11th in the Schweppes Oaks on the back of some good Melbourne form.

Other notable hopes include Anthony Freedman’s Geelong winner from last Sunday Transit Moscow, Auraria Stakes fourth placed Perfect Company out to atone for their dead last in the Oaks here, the Peter Moody-trained Kept Woman and Jason Warren’s in-form daughter of Sebring Unlawful.

The official SA Fillies Classic 2014 field and barriers will be out on Wednesday so stay tuned.

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2014 SA Fillies Classic Nominations

Morphettville Racecourse – 10/05/2014

# Horse Trainer Ballot Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 STAR FASHION David Hayes 1 56kg 78
2 EVERY FAITH Robert Smerdon 2 56kg 76
3 ARTISTIC LASS Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 3 56kg 71
4 TOO COOL TO FOOL (NZ) Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 4 56kg 68
5 REZONED (NZ) Robert Smerdon 5 56kg 67
6 LOVE THE ROCK (NZ) Mark Kavanagh 6 56kg 63
7 SAVANNAH MOON Rod Symons 7 56kg 62
8 NAVAJO RUN (NZ) Greg Eurell 8 56kg 62
9 TRANSIT MOSCOW Anthony Freedman 9 56kg 62
10 HELEN OF ROSE David Hayes 10 56kg 62
11 FALAMONTE (NZ) Robbie Laing 11 56kg 62
12 PERFECT COMPANY Greg Eurell 12 56kg 61
13 KEPT WOMAN (NZ) Peter G Moody 13 56kg 61
14 GILAGO Robbie Griffiths 14 56kg 61
15 A CERTAIN GIRL Matt Laurie 15 56kg 60
16 THEY CALL ME LISA Peter Gelagotis 16 56kg 58
17 ARTEMISIA Shea Eden 17 56kg 57
18 BROWN BOMBSHELL Chris Calthorpe 18 56kg 56
19 UNLAWFUL Jason Warren 19 56kg 55


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