2015 Futurity Stakes Late Entries Boost Nominations to 12

February 24, 2015

2015 Futurity Stakes Late Entries Boost Nominations to 12

The Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) is one of three Group One races running at Caulfield this Saturday, attracting just eight sprint-mile runners when nominations closed on Monday morning.

Bull Point is one of four late entries for the Futurity Stakes.

Bull Point is one of four late entries for the Futurity Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

However nominations have since been boosted to 14 after they were extended until 10:00am (AEDT) this morning.

Chris Waller took advantage of the late entry option by putting Boban, Weary, and Bull Point in the mix for the $400,000 race.

Both Boban and Weary are already nominated for the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) in Sydney at Warwick Farm Racecourse while Bull Point is nominated for the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m), which means Waller is considering switching courses with three of his stable stars even though racing manager Liam Prior had ruled out the decision this morning.

Boban is the defending champion of the Chipping Norton Stakes but has been disappointing ever since, finishing outside the placings in all eight of his subsequent starts. The five-year-old gelding has won his two starts at Warwick Farm but could be sent to Melbourne for the smaller field and shorter trip.

French import Weary is in good form after winning the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) first-up on January 31 before running an honest third in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) on February 14, beating home his five stable mates.

The Futurity Stakes could suit the five-year-old gelding better than the Chipping Norton Stakes considering he’s only run over a mile once since arriving in Australia a year ago.

Bull Point placed in four of his six starts during the spring, including running second in the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m), however a win eluded the four-year-old. He resumed in the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) at Randwick a fortnight ago and was set to remain in Sydney for the Liverpool City Cup, however Waller couldn’t resist the chance to run him at the highest level of racing.

Joining Chris Waller’s trio of late entries is the Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington-trained Sertorius, who finished runner-up in last year’s Futurity Stakes.

The seven-year-old gelding went on to finish third in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) in April but finished outside the placings in all four of his spring starts.

The four 2015 Futurity Stakes late entries join the likes of four-time Group One winner Dissident, Carlyon Cup winner Smokin’ Joey, and tough mare Driefontein in the nominations.

The final field for the race will be released on Wednesday morning, after which the betting market will open at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Get your betting account up and running to receive a $250 bonus match on your first bet. Simply quote code: BETBONUS to receive yours.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

Horse Racing Today

Waller’s fillies dominat...

California Turbo among 2018 Gu...

California Turbo among 2018 Gunsynd Classic nominations

Queensland Derby hopeful California Turbo is among the twenty-two nominations...

Impending heads up 2018 Victor...

Impending heads up 2018 Victory Stakes Nominations

Last year’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Impending heads up the nominations for...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool included in 2018 J H B Carr Stakes nominations

Victorian filly So Far Sokool is included in the sixteen nominations for the...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field