Dear Demi Headlines 2015 Guy Walter Stakes Nominations

The Group 3 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) is set to be a top-class race after 17 mares were nominated for the $150,000 race on Monday morning.

Dear Demi headlines the nominations for the Guy Walter Stakes.

Dear Demi headlines the nominations for the Guy Walter Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Guy Walter Stakes (previously known as the Wiggle Stakes) is one of eight black-type races running at Warwick Farm this Saturday on Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

Clarry ConnersDear Demi is set to resume in Saturday’s race with the five-year-old mare headlining the nominations. Dear Demi finished runner-up in the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) in the spring before winning the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m). The five-year-old ran seventh in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) on October 11 but her campaign was cut short after an elevated temperature sent her to the spelling paddock.

Dear Demi enjoyed an exhibition gallop last week, in which she was racing just as good as ever, and is set to dominate the 2015 Guy Walter Stakes.

Gai Waterhouse could deliver a dual-pronged attack on the race after nominating both Cosmic Endeavour and Diamond Drille.

Four-year-old mare Cosmic Endeavour won three consecutive races last winter, including the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. Following an eight month break, the mare resumed in the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on February 14 but couldn’t keep up with the first three finishers.

Tinto, Thump, and Hera are all dually nominated for both the Guy Walter Stakes and Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday.

Rex Lipp’s Tinto has finished in the first three in all four of her past starts, which includes winning the Magic Millions Stayers Cup (1800m) at the Gold Coast on January 10. The mare is set to race outside of Queensland for the first time this weekend, whichever race she ends up in.

Thump and Hera are both trained by Kris Lees and were last seen in the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) two weeks ago. Thump excelled in the race, winning a head clear of her closest rival while Hera finished midfield in eighth place.

Other classy mares nominated for the 2015 Guy Walter Stakes include Group 3 Golden Pendant (1400m) winner Arabian Gold, Chris Waller’s Arinosa, John Sargent’s Neena Rock, Listed Sunshine Coast Cup (1400m) winner Tarloshan, and Triscay Stakes third My Sabeel.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

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2015 Guy Walter Stakes Nominations

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners 1 58kg 109
2 COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Gai Waterhouse 2 59kg 108
3 DIAMOND DRILLE Gai Waterhouse 3 59kg 106
4 TINTO Rex Lipp 4= 59kg 105
5 ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke 4= 57kg 105
6 ARINOSA Chris Waller 6= 58kg 102
7 SOLICIT Gerald Ryan 6= 57kg 102
8 THUMP Kris Lees 8 58kg 101
9 CHINTZ (NZ) Joseph Pride 9= 57kg 96
10 MAHARA Peter & Paul Snowden 9= 56kg 96
11 HERA (NZ) Kris Lees 11 58kg 95
12 NEENA ROCK John Sargent 12= 56.5kg 94
13 TARLOSHAN (NZ) Graeme Boyd 12= 55.5kg 94
14 MY SABEEL (NZ) Kevin Moses 14= 56kg 90
15 DANESIRI John P Thompson 14= 54kg 90
16 MARIANNE (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden 16 55kg 87
17 ALL SALSA Ron Quinton 17 54kg 73


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