Murwillumbah trainer Matthew Dunn is looking...
A host of promising fillies and established mares are nominated for one of the three Group 3 races on the Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day program this weekend, The 2015 Darley Crown.
There are a bumper 29 hopefuls making up the early entries for Saturday’s $150,000 Group 3 The 2015 Darley Crown (1300m) including a quartet for Chris Waller.
Waller has nominated for All Cerise, Belle De Coeur, the returning Calming Influence and Group 3 Belle Of The Turf winner earlier this year Mamwaazel.
One of the sure-to-be favourites at Ladbrokes.com.au if accepted into the final field is the Kris Lees-trained Fine Bubbles, the Casino Prince five-year-old set to line-up in her 31st start.
A winner of five of those, she has a good record over the distance (10-3-4-1) and comes off improving form including her last start third when two lengths off the winner Avoid Lightning in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 11.
Lees has also nominated for Choisir six-year-old Scorpio Queen, runner-up in the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m) two back before failing to make an impression when dead last (10th) to Catkins in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on March 28.
Gai Waterhouse has two nominees with her in-form Northern Meteor filly Najoom and More Than Ready filly Nayeli who are also both nominated for the $150,000 Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) at the meeting.
Gerald Ryan is another top Sydney trainer represented in this year’s Darley Crown by an exciting mare with his Bernardini five-year-old Peace Force coming off three straight wins in the summer before her second in the Group 3 Belle Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Gosford on January 9.
His other hopeful is then Street Cry four-year-old Solicit, fourth to Bonaria in last year’s Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m), but out to atone for an 11th when failing to beat home any of her rivals in the Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) from March 7 where she walked home over 47 lengths off the winner.
Other notable entries include the in-form Tony McEvoy-trained local Chastened, Peter & Paul Snowden’s last start Randwick winner Dublin Lass, her stablemate Rose Of Choice, seven-year-old My Sabeel and Group 1 performed Peron for Peter Moody.
The full 2015 Darley Crown nominations can be found below, the final field and barrier draw set for release on Wednesday so stay tuned.
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2015 The Darley Crown Nominations
Hawkesbury Racecourse – 02/05/2015
|1||ALL CERISE||Chris Waller||79|
|2||BELLE DE COEUR||Chris Waller||87|
|3||BOUND FOR EARTH||David Vandyke||92|
|4||BOUZY ROUGE||Luke Griffith||88|
|5||CALMING INFLUENCE||Chris Waller||92|
|8||DUBLIN LASS||Peter & Paul Snowden||86|
|9||FINE BUBBLES||Kris Lees||93|
|10||JUST AS COSMIC||Jason Coyle||74|
|12||MANDALONG KISS||Gary Nickson||70|
|14||MY SABEEL (NZ)||Kevin Moses||88|
|17||PEACE FORCE||Gerald Ryan||88|
|18||PERON||Peter G Moody||95|
|19||PROPER MADAM||Joseph Pride||73|
|20||RAHY STORM (USA)||Joseph Pride||66|
|21||ROSE OF CHOICE||Peter & Paul Snowden||92|
|22||SCORPIO QUEEN||Kris Lees||91|
|27||VILLA SPLENDIDO||Garry White||71|
|29||YOU ARE GOLDEN (IRE)||Tony McEvoy||63|
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