Four 2015 Furious Stakes Nominations for Waterhouse

Tulloch Lodge trainer Gai Waterhouse dominates the Furious Stakes 2015 nominations for the fillies’ feature at Randwick Racecourse this weekend with four livewire chances in the Chelmsford Stakes Day support act.


Golden Slipper runner-up English is one of four exciting 2015 Furious Stakes entries for Gai Waterhouse this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

A key lead-up for three-year-old fillies that could be heading towards the $500,000 Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) back at the track in early October, this year’s $175,000 Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) has attracted 15 nominations.

Four of those are prepared by Waterhouse including the highest-rated entry English who is set to return in the set weights Sydney Spring Racing Carnival clash.

Encosta De Lago filly English has already won over $800,000 in prize money in her four starts that included a Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) win at this same track and distance and a second to stablemate Vancouver in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill.

The next highest rated Furious Stakes nomination also comes from the Waterhouse contingent with Speak Fondly coming off a first-up win in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) from August 22.

That was the Northern Meteor filly’s second Group 2 success following a Magic Night Stakes win back in mid-March before her Slipper failure (11th) in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds.

Runner-up to Speak Fondly in the Silver Shadow was the fellow Waterhouse-trained Kimberley Star who won her three lead-up runs in Sydney before that, the daughter of Star Witness to take on her last start conqueror again this weekend.

Waterhouse’s final Furious Stakes entry is then Sempre Libera whose last run was a fifth in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes (1200m) in Doomben during the winter.

Adding another level of intrigue into this year’s Furious Stakes is the nomination of the undefeated Ciaron Maher-trained Petits Filous.

A winner of all three of her starts so far the Street Boss filly’s latest effort saw her step up to black-type company for the first time at Caulfield on August 15 to win the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) ahead of her possible Sydney debut in the Furious.

Maher has also nominated fellow Melbourne raider Jameka who won the Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) over the boys at Flemington in mid-March.

Also coming off a win include the returning John O’Shea-trained Exceed And Excel filly Ottoman who won the Group 3 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) in the wet on April 11 during The Championships, the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained daughter of Fastnet Rock Serene Majesty who broke her maiden status at Canterbury on August 12 by over five lengths and fellow Canterbury winner Tempt Me Not for James Cummings.

Other notable Furious Stakes nominations include the Gerald Ryan-trained Snitzel filly Fireworks after her first win since January’s Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m), Clarry Conners’ Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Look To The Stars whose last run was a third to Press Statement in the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) and Lake Geneva for Team Hawkes.

Third in both the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne and Sydney’s Golden Slipper last campaign, Lake Geneva won first-up at Hawkesbury over 1000m before another third this time behind Waterhouse’s quinella in the Silver Shadow.

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2015 Furious Stakes Nominations

Randwick Racecourse – 05/09/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1x6612x CALAVERITE F 3 John O’Shea 84
2 116x CAPRICIOUS SPIRIT F 3 Morgan Butler 60
3 1126x ENGLISH F 3 Gai Waterhouse 95
4 23130×5 FIREWORKS F 3 Gerald Ryan 78
5 2341x JAMEKA F 3 Ciaron Maher 82
6 32×431112 KIMBERLEY STAR F 3 Gai Waterhouse 84
7 2333×13 LAKE GENEVA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 86
8 229154013x LOOK TO THE STARS F 3 Clarry Conners 86
9 1x4291x OTTOMAN F 3 John O’Shea 86
10 41572x PERIGNON F 3 Gerald Ryan 75
11 111 PETITS FILOUS F 3 Ciaron Maher 82
12 2145x SEMPRE LIBERA F 3 Gai Waterhouse 80
13 2×1 SERENE MAJESTY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 71
14 3x210x1 SPEAK FONDLY F 3 Gai Waterhouse 94
15 2x54418x21 TEMPT ME NOT F 3 James Cummings 72


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