2015 Carbine Club Stakes Nominations Feature Kermadec

Two star colts on the verge of a Doncaster Mile start this weekend have been nominated for the Carbine Club Stakes 2015 in Sydney as a ‘Plan B’ on Saturday including the Chris Waller-trained Kermadec.


Chris Waller’s 2015 Doncaster Mile hope Kermadec is also nominated for the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Both Kermadec and Sweynesse are sweating a start in the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick Racecourse on Day 1 of The Championships, the talented duo sitting right on the cusp of a run in the classic.

The pair has also then been nominated for the $200,000 Group 3 The Daily Telegraph Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at the meeting in case they miss a run in the coveted Group 1.

The bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au are keeping both youngster safe in their futures Doncaster Mile odds with Kermadec at $8 and Sweynesse $9 in markets led by fellow three-year-old Hallowed Crown ($6) who comes off a third in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) over more distance.

Winner of Melbourne’s Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Flemington back on Derby Day in the Spring, Teofilo colt Kermadec has been thereabouts all autumn including his fourth to Wandjina in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) and a last start third to Japan’s Real Impact in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m).

The John O’Shea-trained Sweynesse meanwhile chases his first win since the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) back in August last year, the galloper having run second to Hallowed Crown in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) two back before his Rosehill Guineas fourth last time out.

O’Shea and Godolphin have also entered Wakeful Stakes runner-up Abduction and progressive colt Farolitos for the Carbine Club Stakes while Waller’s other possible runner in the Group 3 is his Australian Oaks hope Amicus.

The Fastnet Rock filly, coming off a sixth to Fenway in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) from last Saturday, is also nominated for Saturday’s Doncaster Mile, the $2 million Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and the $200,000 Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m).

Another exciting Group 1 performer in the Carbine Club mix this year is the Bryce Heys-trained Keeper gelding Sworn To Silence who ran an eye-catching fourth to Hallowed Crown in the Randwick Guineas.

Other notable Carbine Club Stakes nominees this autumn include the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Phar Lap Stakes fourth placegetter Diamond Valores, the Peter Moody-trained last start Warwick Farm winner Hi World and Gerald Ryan’s Commands colt Washington Heights who ran second to Hallowed Crown in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes on this day 12 months ago.

The official Carbine Club Stakes 2015 field and barrier draw is out on Wednesday making now the time to sign-up with Ladbrokes.com.au to get behind your favourites this weekend at the hottest odds!

2015 Carbine Club Stakes Nominations

Randwick Racecourse – 04/04/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x121425x08 ABDUCTION John O’Shea 82
2 11160 AMERICAN HUSSLER Matthew Dunn 61
3 x3221x9446 AMICUS Chris Waller 98
4 530154x BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 65
5 117 CODE NOIR Matthew Dunn 66
6 1122×6046 DIAMOND VALORES (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden 77
7 12x9x3193 FAROLITOS John O’Shea 69
8 3x14x21 HI WORLD Peter G Moody 74
9 47x2141x INAUGURATION Peter G Moody 68
10 121×4343 KERMADEC (NZ) Chris Waller 105
11 x1699x3260 MISS INTERIORS Anthony Cummings 64
12 x11138x224 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea 105
13 51×284 SWORN TO SILENCE (NZ) Bryce Heys 70
14 2x26x36 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS Gerald Ryan 76


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