2015 Stutt Stakes Nominations Feature He’s Our Rokkii

Former New Zealand-trained three-year-old He’s Our Rokkii is one of the headline Victoria Derby nominated youngsters heading into the Group 1 via a Stutt Stakes 2015 run at Moonee Valley on Friday night.


Last year’s Stutt Stakes winner Almalad (2014) came into the Moonee Valley feature via a Golden Rose run in Sydney. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

One of the key support acts on the Moir Stakes Night program, this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Jeep Stutt Stakes (1600m) has drawn 13 early entries the majority of which also hold a nomination for the $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on October 31 during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

A promising staying type originally raced in New Zealand who is now trained in Melbourne by David Hayes & Tom Dabernig, Roc De Cambes gelding He’s Our Rokkii is Group 1 performed back in NZ when fourth in the Group 1 Sires’ Produce (1400m) back in March.

He broke his maiden status on debut down under at Benalla on September 15 and goes back up in class for his first Australian Group assignment in the Stutt Stakes.

He’s Our Rokkii pays around $15 in the futures Victoria Derby odds for the staying showdown later this season with the shortest priced of the early Derby hopes among the Stutt Stakes nominations being the Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained Ragnaar.

A lightly raced son of the same sire (Roc De Cambes), Ragnaar also kicked off his career in New Zealand with two top three runs before enjoying his first win at Bendigo over 1400m on September 17.

The other best fancied early Victoria Derby entries in the Stutt Stakes mix this season include the Michael Moroney-trained High Chaparral colt Tivaci, Stuart Webb’s consistent Excellent Art colt Get The Picture and Polish Tiger coming off a 1400m win at Sale from September 24.

Other notable Stutt Stakes hopes in 205 include the Peter Moody-trained Admirabeel who won on debut at Cranbourne in mid-September, Moroney’s other hopeful in Fastnet Rock gelding Loyalty Man and Overstay who won over the Bendigo mile by a notable two and three-quarter length margin on September 17.

Check out the full Stutt Stakes 2015 nominations below, the final field and barriers due out on Wednesday so stay tuned.

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2015 Stutt Stakes Nominations

Moonee Valley Racecourse – 02/10/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trianer Hcp. Rating
1 1 ADMIRABEEL (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody 63
2 0x78 BATTLE ZONE (NZ) C 3 Michael Moroney 55
3 221 GET THE PICTURE C 3 Stuart Webb 62
4 1824×4177 GREDINGTON C 3 Pat Hyland
5 324×1 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 65
6 23 LOYALTY MAN G 3 Michael Moroney 60
7 231×940 MOHER C 3 John O’Shea 65
8 8×281 OVERSTAY F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 63
9 8x5x413244 PATCH ADAMS C 3 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 66
10 5521 POLISH TIGER G 3 John Sadler 63
11 23×1 RAGNAAR (NZ) G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 64
12 17 SOVEREIGN NATION C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 63
13 12 TIVACI C 3 Michael Moroney 64


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