Kimberley Star Leads 2015 Silver Shadow Stakes Nominations

Gai Waterhouse’s flying filly Kimberley Star is the headline nominee for the Silver Shadow Stakes 2015 at Randwick Racecourse this Saturday, the three-year-old shooting for her fourth win on the trot if accepted.

Kimberley Star

Kimberley Star is the in-form filly to beat in the 2015 Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

The key support race on the Warwick Stakes Day program in Sydney, nominations for this year’s $175,000 Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) have been extended until 11:00am (AEST) on Tuesday morning.

Currently just eight three-year-old fillies are nominated for the set weights plus penalties clash, including Waterhouse’s in-form daughter of Star Witness Kimberley Star.

A winner of three of her seven starts, the up-and-comer was last seen making it a hat-trick of victories when beating home More Than Fabulous by three lengths over 1400m at Rosehill on August 1.

She has had three previous Randwick runs for a win and second place finish and is nominated for the $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne this October.

In the futures Thousand Guineas odds at Kimberley Star pays $26 for the win.

The shortest-priced filly in the all-in Thousand Guineas betting markets nominated for the Silver Shadow Stakes in Sydney this weekend is Lake Geneva ($15) from the Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes stables.

The Fastnet Rock filly ran third to Pride Of Dubai in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield last February and was also third to Vancouver in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (12000m) at Rosehill in March.

She returned to racing this season on August 6 at Hawkesbury and won first-up over 1000m ahead of her second-up run this weekend where she’ll shoot for her first success over further than that after breaking her maiden status last time out.

The other two most notable 2015 Thousand Guineas-bound fillies nominated for Saturday are then Waterhouse’s other runner Speak Fondly and the Gerald Ryan-trained Fireworks.

A daughter of Northern Meteor, Speak Fondly was runner-up in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Warwick Farm in the autumn before her narrow win in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m).

She finished a disappointing 11th in the Golden Slipper at her last start but has trialled well twice at Randwick since for a 735m win in the mud and a second behind Group 1 winning veteran Temple Of Boom over 840m on July 31.

Fireworks is another Slipper graduate returning to racing for the spring this weekend, the Snitzel filly having won the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) in late January before a third behind subsequent Golden Slipper runner-up English and then her 13th in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds.  J

Other notable Silver Slipper Stakes nominees include the John O’Shea-trained daughter of Domesday Italy and Tempt Me Not for Bart & James Cummings who comes off a second behind last weekend’s San Domenico Stakes winner Japonisme over 1100m at Rosehill on August 1.

Check out the full Silver Slipper Stakes 2015 nominations below, then visit our preferred online betting agency where you will be eligible for up to $150 in bonus bets simply by depositing $50 and using the code BONUS150 this spring!

2015 Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations

Randwick Racecourse – 22/08/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 23130x FIREWORKS F 3 Gerald Ryan 78
2 2x1539x5 ITALY F 3 John O’Shea 75
3 1 KANGARILLA JOY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 67
4 32×43111 KIMBERLEY STAR F 3 Gai Waterhouse 79
5 2333×1 LAKE GENEVA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 88
6 31x SECRET TRAIL F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 69
7 3x210x SPEAK FONDLY F 3 Gai Waterhouse 84
8 2x54418x2 TEMPT ME NOT F 3 Bart & James Cummings 66


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