The Nivison 2014 Features 19 Nominations

Nominations for the 2014 The Nivison were taken Monday morning, with a field of 19 mares declaring for the race.

Avoid Lightning leads the nominations for The Nivison at Randwick on Saturday.

Avoid Lightning leads the nominations for The Nivison at Randwick on Saturday. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Group 3 The Nivison (1200m) is due to run as Race 1 at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday, October 18.

Headlining the classy field of mares is the Les Bridge-trained Avoid Lighting. The six-year-old has not been seen on the field in spring, with her last start coming from the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m), in which she was a fast-finishing third.

Her two starts before that were wins, including the Listed June Stakes (1100m) at Randwick.

Tim Clark partnered the mare in a barrier trial on October 3, which the pair won ahead of nine runners.

Top Sydney trainer Chris Waller leads the nominations with three entries – Just A Girl, Kristy Lee, and She’s Clean, who has failed to place in any of her last five starts including the Tattersall’s Tiara and Listed Bright Shadow Handicap (1200m).

Peter & Paul Snowden also have three mares nominated for the 2014 The Nivision, though not all may line up as the race has a field limit of 14 plus four emergencies.

I’ve Got The Looks has the most experience, but failed to produce a rewarding run in either of her last two starts. The mare finished fifth in both the Group Two The Shorts (1100m) and Premiere Stakes (1200m) while Rose Of Choice was runner-up her last time out, but hasn’t run since January.

Gai Waterhouse and Kris Lees each have two mares nominated. Waterhouse’s Exceleine had an eight month break from the field before returning for a win in October while Lees’ Brook Road has placed in four of her last five starts, including two wins.

Check out the full list of 2014 The Nivison nominations below, then open your online betting account with to ready yourself for when the odds open shortly.

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2014 The Nivison Nominations

Royal Randwick Race 1 – 18/10/2014

# Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 AVOID LIGHTNING Les Bridge 109
2 BOUND FOR EARTH David Vandyke 92
3 BROOK ROAD Kris Lees 76
4 CHELSEA HOTEL Matthew Dale 71
5 COMMANDING WIT Peter & Paul Snowden 80
6 COMMITTAL Stephen Schofield 59
7 EXCELEINE Gai Waterhouse 72
8 FLIGHT ACADEMY Jason Coyle 75
9 HERA (NZ) Kris Lees 92
10 I’VE GOT THE LOOKS Peter & Paul Snowden 90
11 JUST A GIRL Chris Waller 80
12 KRISTY LEE Chris Waller 86
13 MY SABEEL (NZ) Kevin Moses 91
14 RARE FRAGRANCE Bryce Heys 71
15 ROSE OF CHOICE Peter & Paul Snowden 85
16 SHAMALIA Bart & James Cummings 84
17 SHE’S CLEAN Chris Waller 98
18 SUGAR RUSH Gai Waterhouse 78
19 VALID CONTRACT Kris Lees 79


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