2014 HDF McNeil Stakes Nominations Feature Nostradamus

August 26, 2014

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2014 HDF McNeil Stakes Nominations Feature Nostradamus

Last start San Domenico Stakes winner Nostradamus is one of the headline nominees taken by Racing Victoria yesterday for the HDF McNeil Stakes 2014 at Caulfield this Saturday.

Nostradamus

San Domenico Stakes winner Nostradamus is nominated for Saturday's 2014 HDF McNeil Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

Group 1 racing for this year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival kicks off with Memsie Stakes Day on the weekend, one of the meeting’s major support races being the $150,000 Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m).

The race is a key lead-up for the new season three-year-olds heading towards the carnival majors for their age including the $1 million Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) back at the track on October 11.

One 2014 Caulfield Guineas hope in the mix is the Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained Nostradamus, the up-and-coming Medaglia D’Oro colt coming off a first-up win in Sydney.

Paying $17 through Ladbrokes.com.au to win the Guineas, Nostradamus is at a shorter $8 as the equal third favourite to take out an earlier Group 1 in Sydney – the $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) on September 13.

Ridden by James McDonald last start on August 16 he enjoyed a good three quarter length win over Washington Heights and Law in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m), an effort the Group 1 Blue Diamond graduate (7th) will be looking to repeat in Melbourne this weekend.

The shortest priced Golden Rose and Caulfield Guineas bound colt entered for the HDF McNeil Stakes meanwhile is the Chris Waller-trained Brazen Beau.

The son of I Am Invincible is also at $8 in Golden Rose betting but pays $9 as equal favourite with Almalad in the futures Caulfield Guineas odds.

Brazen Beau was last seen running second to Almalad in the Group 1 JJ Atkins 91600m) at Eagle Farm in early June before which he ran second in the Group 2 BRC Sires Produce Stakes (1350m) and won the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Another exciting Group 2 winner with Group 1 form is then the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Fastnet Rock colt Zululand.

Winner of the Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) in March he ran in two Group 1 races during April when fifth in the ATC Sires Produce and second to Go Indy Go in the Champagne Stakes over the Randwick mile.

Zululand resumed on August 16 at Caulfield in the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) and ran fifth behind Get The Nod.

Also coming via the Vain Stakes is the John Moloney-trained second placegetter Stingray.

Hayes & Dabernig have also nominated for Debutant Stakes winner Moonlight Hussler who failed when 11th in the Vain Stakes first-up and Tale Of The Cat gelding Forgive And Forget.

Dominating the HDF McNeil Stakes nominations numbers-wise though is local horseman Mick Price with four entries.

Price’s chances are Group 3 Adelaide winner Moonovermanhattan, Vain Stakes fourth placed Nordic Empire, and his Blue Diamond Stakes third and second placegetters Cornrow and Jabali.

Duporth colt Cornrow was third in the ATC Sires’ Produce in his last autumn run before returning with a Vain Stakes ninth, three behind Exceed And Excel colt Jabali who will be ridden by Craig Newitt this weekend.

Other notable HDF McNeil Stakes entries for the weekend include the Robbie Laing-trained Vain Stakes third placed Boomwaa, Lloyd Kennewell’s last start Morphettville winner Deiheros yet to race outside of Adelaide and Peter Moody’s undefeated Fastnet Rock gelding Tan Tat Diamond.

Check out the full HDF McNeil Stakes 2014 nominations and ballot order below, the final field of acceptors due out on Wednesday morning.

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2014 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes Nominations

Caulfield Racecourse – 30/08/2014

# Horse Trainer Ballot Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 ELOPING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 1 56.5kg 84
2 ZULULAND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 2 58.5kg 86
3 BRAZEN BEAU Chris Waller 3 58kg 86
4 BOOMWAA Robbie Laing 4 58kg 74
5 NOSTRADAMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 57.5kg 80
6 DEIHEROS Lloyd Kennewell 6 57.5kg 73
7 MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price 7 57.5kg 75
8 MOONLIGHT HUSSLER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 8 57.5kg 71
9 TAN TAT DIAMOND Peter G Moody 9 57.5kg 69
10 CORNROW Mick Price 10 56kg 80
11 JABALI Mick Price 11 56kg 82
12 NORDIC EMPIRE Mick Price 12 56kg 73
13 CHIVALRY Mark Kavanagh 13 56kg 70
14 STINGRAY John Moloney 14 56kg 73
15 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens 15 56kg 70
16 FORGIVE AND FORGET David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 16 56kg 68
17 NOVEL DANCER Shea Eden 17 54kg 70
18 ROYAL STANDING Brent Stanley 18 56kg 64
19 CAVEKA Peter G Moody 19 56kg 63
20 BEL SHOW Henry Dwyer 20= 56kg
21 EDDY WOULD GO Todd Balfour 20= 56kg
22 RONN’S MOSS Henry Dwyer 20= 56kg
23 STAVIVA Matt Laurie 20= 56kg

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