2015 PB Lawrence Stakes Nominations Feature Smokin’ Joey

August 10, 2015

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2015 PB Lawrence Stakes Nominations Feature Smokin’ Joey

Last start Bletchingly Stakes winner Smokin’ Joey is one of the headline nominees for the feature race at Caulfield this weekend, the PB Lawrence Stakes 2015.

Smokin' Joey

Bletchingly Stakes winner Smokin’ Joey is a top nominee for the 2015 PB Lawrence Stakes back at Caulfield Racecourse this weekend. Photo: Daniel Costello.

A key lead-up to some of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors, this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Back to Caulfield P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) attracted 10 early entries on Monday.

Nominations for the weight-for-age feature, which attracts gallopers heading towards races including the $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 17, have been extended until 10am (AEST) on Tuesday.

Wez Hunter’s Group 1 winning veteran Smokin’ Joey is one of the original nominees and will shoot for his third straight win if accepted.

Two back the eight-year-old son of Encosta De Lago won the Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich in Queensland before his smart two length effort to take out the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

The other last start winners nominated for the PB Lawrence this spring are the Wayne Walters-trained Savabeel mare No Tricks who won the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes (1800m) on the Gold Coast in June and the returning Gai Waterhouse-trained import Excess Knowledge.

A six-year-old Monsun stallion, Excess Knowledge won his last two starts in the autumn including the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) in late March and has had two nice Randwick trials since including a close second behind fellow import Greatwood over 1200m on July 31.

The two equal highest-rated entries meanwhile are eight-year-old Moe-trained Mourinho who hasn’t raced since a 13th to Spillway in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and Mick Burles’s cult Tassie galloper The Cleaner with handicap ratings of 109.

Before the Australian Cup flop Mourinho was in fine autumn form, the Group 2 Australia Stakes winner from January finishing third behind the now-retired Dissident in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) before a win in the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield a fortnight later.

The Cleaner also resumes on Saturday, the 49-start veteran’s latest run being a fifth to Sertorius in the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield in April on the back of a good Australian Cup fourth when beaten just over two lengths.

Other gallopers that ran well last time out include the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Petrology and Darren Weir’s Taiyoo.

One of two Lindsay Park nominees along with the imported Dibayani from Hong Kong who is yet to race down under, four-year-old Fastnet Rock stallion Petrology comes off a third to Smokin’ Joey in the Bletchingly Stakes.

He was beaten three and a quarter lengths first-up and shoots for his maiden win two runs in this weekend in a rematch with the Bletchingly champ.

Taiyoo meanwhile is an ultra-consistent Haradasun six-year-old who won five on the trot before a last start second to Tanby in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) over the two miles at Morphettville in March.

His victories included a Moonee Valley black-type in the Listed Torney Cup (2500m) on February 20 and the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) at Morphettville just eight days later.

See below for the full PB Lawrence Stakes 2015 nominations, the final field and barriers out on Wednesday morning.

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2015 PB Lawrence Stakes Nominations

Caulfield Racecourse – 15/08/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 023x43028x BIG MEMORY (FR) G 6 Tony McEvoy 101
2 1x43352x0x DIBAYANI (IRE) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 104
3 23x715x11x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 6 Gai Waterhouse 101
4 2317x1310x MOURINHO G 8 Darryl Blackshaw 109
5 4442160641 NO TRICKS (NZ) M 4 Wayne Walters 90
6 8611x290x3 PETROLOGY H 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 92
7 3111x230x SET SQUARE M 4 Ciaron Maher 104
8 44124×0811 SMOKIN’ JOEY G 8 Wez Hunter 106
9 114111112x TAIYOO G 6 Darren Weir 105
10 11939x245x THE CLEANER G 8 Mick Burles 109

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