2016 MV Fillies Classic Nominations Feature I Am A Star

Shane Nichols’ Thousand Guineas runner-up I Am A Star is one of the headline nominations taken for the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2016 running this weekend on Cox Plate Day.

I Am A Star

Thousand Guineas placegetter I Am A Star is the headline 2016 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic nominee for Cox Plate Day this Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A key support act on the Moonee Valley program on Saturday, this year’s $200,000 Group 2 P.W. Glass Fillies Classic (1600m) attracted 16 three-year-old fillies at nomination stage on Monday.

Heading the early entries and the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic ballot is I Am Invincible filly I Am A Star chasing her first win since a first-up Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) success at Caulfield in mid-August.

She has had three runs since including the brave second when a length off Global Glamour in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) on October 8.

Saturday, if accepted, will be her first look around the Moonee Valley circuit and she is the current $3.50 co-favourite in pre-field Moonee Valley Fillies Classic betting at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Sharing top spot with I Am A Star in the futures Fillies Classic odds for this weekend is the Chris Waller-trained Sydney raider Sezanne.

The Sydney form has been hard to beat down in Victoria this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and More Than Ready filly Sezanne is out to continue that.

A winner of two of her four starts this campaign, she was last seen crossing third to the subsequent Thousand Guineas winner Global Glamour in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on October 1.

She’s had the let-up between runs then and is racing in Melbourne for the first time on W.S. Cox Plate Day.

The other best in the all-in markets for the showdown at $6.50 post-Moonee Valley Fillies Classic nominations is the Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained Exocet.

The nicely-bred daughter of Smart Missile won over 1400m at Caulfield two back in non-Black Type company before her last start eighth in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on October 2.

She is tipped to improve off that luckless run with the turns at the Valley set to suit.

Also high-up the ratings are the Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained Kiwi raider La Luna Rossa and the John O’Shea-trained Chipanda for Godolphin.

Written Tycoon filly La Luna Rossa has had two starts down under.

The first was the good second in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m), but things went amiss for her in the Group 1 over a mile when eighth to Global Glamour.

Chipanda meanwhile comes off a sixth in the Edward Manifold Stakes and is a beautifully bred daughter of Sepoy.

See below for the full Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2016 nominations before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for access to all the weekend’s top markets plus up to $700 in bonus bets as a new depositing player (excluding NSW) with use of the promo code SPRINGBONUS (T&Cs apply).

2016 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Nominations

Moonee Valley Racecourse – 22/10/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 611×1542 I AM A STAR (NZ) F 3 Shane Nichols 1 57kg 94
2 23511×228 LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 2 57kg 85
3 224×1143 SEZANNE F 3 Chris Waller 3 57kg 77
4 3x3x14x796 CHIPANDA F 3 John O’Shea 4 57kg 72
5 8118 EXOCET F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 5 57kg 69
6 9x21x20 STOP MAKING SENSE F 3 Ciaron Maher 6 57kg 68
7 410×25 OUTBACK RAIN F 3 David Brideoake 7 57kg 65
8 432 PETITION F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 8 57kg 66
9 1×26 ALASKAN SUN F 3 Robert Smerdon 9 57kg 63
10 21 CEYLON (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 10 57kg 62
11 6310 CLASSIC DIVA F 3 Robbie Griffiths 11 57kg 62
12 0x1 MITALI ASSA VEDO F 3 Andrew Noblet 12 57kg 62
13 31 KHASEEB F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 13 57kg 62
14 1×0 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake 14 57kg 63
15 43×54 NINA PEAK F 3 Robbie Laing 15 57kg 59
16 608 KAMILI F 3 Nick Ryan 16 57kg 59


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