2015 Summoned Stakes Nominations Feature Scarlet Billows

Darren Weir’s last start Group 3 winner Scarlet Billows is one of the headline nominations for the Summoned Stakes 2015 at Sandown Hillside this weekend for Zipping Classic Day.

Scarlet Billows

Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes winner Scarlet Billows races in the 2015 Summoned Stakes at Sandown this Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A mares’ only set weights plus penalties race, this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Le Pine Funerals Summoned Stakes (1500m) features 27 early entries.

Last year’s Summoned Stakes winner was Politeness who won the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) this spring two back before her fast-finishing second to Turn Me Loose in last weekend’s Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) back at Flemington.

Hoping to uncover another future Group 1 winner in the race this season is Melbourne Cup winning horseman Weir who has two nominees including Street Boss five-year-old Scarlet Billows.

She comes off a Group 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m) win at Flemington last Tuesday at the same meeting her Ballarat-based trainer took out the ‘race that stops a nation’ with 101/1 shot Prince Of Penzance winning the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Scarlet Billows has had one previous run at Sandown Hillside for a third over 1400m back in April last year.

Weir’s other entry is fellow last start winner Felicienne, the Al Maher four-year-old taking out a Benchmark 64 at Ballarat the day before the Melbourne Cup.

Third to Weir’s winner in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes on November 3 was the Chris Waller-trained Redoute’s Choice seven-year-old She’s Clean who is also nominated for Saturday’s rematch.

She was beaten over four lengths and shoots for her first win since taking out Newcastle’s Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (1400m) back in September.

Waller has a total of three Summoned Stakes entries with She’s Clean joined in the possible line-up by stablemates Ballet Suite and Telepathic.

High Chaparral four-year-old Ballet Suite could run in the Eclipse Stakes instead and comes off a Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600m) fourth from Cox Plate Day while Mossman mare Telepathic was runner-up at Rosehill over 1500m carrying 60.5kg last time out.

Along with Scarlett Billows a host of last start winning mares are nominated for the Summoned Stakes including Tycoon Tara, the in-form Andrassy shooting for her third on the trot and Anfitriona.

Peter Moody prepares Host mare Anfitriona who won over the mile at Moonee Valley on October 30 and who is a triple nominee for Saturday also holding entries for the Sandown Stakes and Eclipse Stakes.

Also coming into the Summoned on the back of nice lead-up form are the likes of Gwenda Johnstone’s Melbourne Cup Day runner-up to Zarzali Precious Gem, Geelong’s Listed Black Pearl Stakes third placed four-year-old Mossbeat and Group 3 G.H. Mumm Stakes fourth placegetter in the wet on Crown Oaks Day Matilija.

Casino Dancer also holds an Eclipse Stakes entry and comes off a short back-up having crossed third to Lucia Valentina in last Saturday’s Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m), while Brett Scott’s recent Tesio Stakes winner Coronation Shallan also ran that day when seventh in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) in elite level company.

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2015 Summoned Stakes Nominations

Sandown Racecourse – 14/11/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 4178×12211 ANDRASSY M 4 Allison Sheehan 75
2 460600×321 ANFITRIONA M 5 Peter G Moody 78
3 14817×5504 BALLET SUITE M 4 Chris Waller 86
4 10×8905357 BET YOU SHE ROCKS M 6 Matt Laurie 72
5 7522505133 CASINO DANCER M 5 Mike Van Gestel 95
6 62313×4317 CORONATION SHALLAN M 6 Brett Scott 95
7 51783×2783 COUP DE BEEL (NZ) M 5 Matt Laurie 65
8 2231x0x321 FELICIENNE M 4 Darren Weir 66
9 411x4x5905 HOLY COW M 5 Michael Kent 70
10 16204×1129 INTO THE MIST M 4 Tony McEvoy 77
11 8215031325 JAPHILS M 4 John Sadler 81
12 x121041803 LILLY DAZZLER M 5 Monica Croston 79
13 x1330x3754 MATILIJA M 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 80
14 F81311 MEFNOODA M 4 Mick Price 72
15 1x85531x89 MINNIE DOWNS M 7 Brian Cox 88
16 77×5234233 MOSSBEAT M 4 Robbie Griffiths 75
17 1606416765 NO TRICKS (NZ) M 4 Wayne Walters 89
18 7540×42602 PRECIOUS GEM M 6 Gwenda Johnstone 88
19 314100×014 QUICKSILVER LASS M 7 Tony Noonan 79
20 2121469×21 SAMERTHA HEIGHTS M 5 Trent Pennuto 68
21 5277×00451 SCARLET BILLOWS M 5 Darren Weir 97
22 620×004368 SENTFROMTHESTARS M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 72
23 241x54x153 SHE’S CLEAN M 7 Chris Waller 100
24 840x120x28 SOLICIT M 5 Gerald Ryan 102
25 x7574x0840 TAHNI DANCER M 4 Clinton McDonald 75
26 5x14304x32 TELEPATHIC (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 88
27 1145×60771 TYCOON TARA M 5 Symon Wilde 100

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