Amicus Featured in 2015 Kevin Hayes Stakes Nominations

February 10, 2015

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Amicus Featured in 2015 Kevin Hayes Stakes Nominations

18 talented three-year-old fillies have been nominated for the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday. It is one of eight Group races running on the day, which marks the official kick-off of the autumn carnival.

Amicus headlines the field for the Kevin Hayes Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Amicus headlines the field for the Kevin Hayes Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Chris Waller-trained Amicus is the headliner of the field after winning the Group 1 1000 Guineas (1600m) at the end of spring.

Amicus has finished in the first three in six of her seven career starts, including all four starts during the spring. After finishing runner-up in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m), the filly earned her spot in the field for the $500,000 feature race two weeks later.

After pushing on to be in the first few, Amicus tracked up the speed before easing out at the turn. She struck the front at 100 metres and drew away to win three-quarters of a length ahead of Traveston Girl.

Waller has also nominated Winx for the Kevin Hayes Stakes, which means he could deliver a dual-pronged attack. However the filly is dually nominated for the Group 2 Light Finger Stakes (1200m) in Sydney, so it all depends on where the trainer chooses to run her.

Winx finished in the first two in all five of her career starts during the spring, including winning the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) by just under three lengths on September 6 – her first black-type race. She then went on to finish runner-up to First Seal in both the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m).

Gerald Ryan and Peter Moody could also be dually represented in the Kevin Hayes Stakes after nominating two sprinters each.

Peggy Jean is Ryan’s best chance at success, having placed in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) last autumn before winning the Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) as a juvenile. He has also nominated Lucky Raquie, who has only won one of her starts back in March last year.

Moody will be represented by Flight Stakes second runner-up Thinking Of You and Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) third placer Clover Lane.

However the training duo of David Hayes & Tom Dabernig trump all three trainers with a potential trio of runners. In search of a metropolitan premiership in Melbourne, the trainers have nominated top sprinters Afleet Esprit, Tawteen, and Wawail.

Afleet Esprit has won four of her seven career starts, including both the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) and Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m). Tawteen has finished in the first three in eight of her nine starts, enjoying minor success in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Red Roses Stakes (1100m), and Wawail has won all four of her starts, including the Listed Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m).

Other notable fillies nominated for the 2015 Kevin Hayes Stakes include Listed Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) winner Eloping, Robert Smerdon’s Fontein Ruby, Boundary, and Oakleigh Girl.

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2015 Kevin Hayes Stakes Nominations

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 ELOPING Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 1 58.5kg 92
2 PEGGY JEAN Gerald Ryan 2 58.5kg 98
3 FONTEIN RUBY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Robert Smerdon 3 58.5kg 92
4 OAKLEIGH GIRL Danny J Bougoure 4 58.5kg 86
5 AFLEET ESPRIT Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 5 58.5kg 92
6 AMICUS Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Chris Waller 6 57.5kg 103
7 WINX Chris Waller 7 57.5kg 92
8 TAWTEEN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 8 57.5kg 86
9 LUCKY RAQUIE Gerald Ryan 9 57.5kg 78
10 SABATINI Lee & Shannon Hope 10 57.5kg 88
11 WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 11 57.5kg 81
12 ROYAL SNITZEL Mick Price 12 56.5kg 78
13 THINKING OF YOU (NZ) Peter G Moody 13 56kg 76
14 BOUNDARY Heath Conners 14 56kg 70
15 CLOVER LANE (NZ) Peter G Moody 15 55kg 70
16 INDULGE (NZ) Danny O’Brien 16 55kg 66
17 FACE FORWARD Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 17 55kg 68
18 KALABEK Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Brent Stanley 18 55kg 65

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