2017 Euclase Stakes Nominations Feature Desert Lashes

Undefeated filly Desert Lashes is one of the key nominees for the Euclase Stakes 2017 this Saturday at Morphettville Racecourse on Robert Sangster Stakes Day.

Desert Lashes

Undefeated filly Desert Lashes is a standout entry for the 2017 Euclase Stakes at Morphettville Racecourse this weekend. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Group 1 Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival action kicks off this weekend and a key support act on the program is the $500,000 Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds.

The set weights sprint attracted a bumper 27 nominees including the Lisa Lefoe-trained Desert Lashes who was originally also entered for the $1 million Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m).

Being kept for an easier assignment against her own age, the unbeaten daughter of Reward For Effort shoots for a ninth win from as many career starts if accepted into the Euclase Stakes field.

Prepared out of Alice Springs, Desert Lashes has had three runs at Morphettville this campaign including her impressive two length win last time out in the Listed Redelva Stakes (1100m).

She is also a three time winner over the Euclase Stakes distance of 1200m and will have no issues stepping out over the extra 100m on Saturday in the half-a-million-dollar feature.

Others out of the Redelva Stakes nominated for a rematch in the Group 2 this weekend include the Brent Stanley-trained runner-up Balancing Act and third placed So You Too for local trainers Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas.

Prior to the Redelva Stakes placing Not A Single Doubt filly Balancing Act enjoyed three straight short distance sprint wins in Victoria and she’s out to return to that winning form this weekend having the benefit of an Adelaide run behind her now.

The highest rated of the Euclase Stakes nominations meanwhile is the Stuart Webb-trained Pins filly Legless Veuve.

The Group 1 performer chases her first win since the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in early February.

She was last seen improving on a last (16th), when found-out distance wise in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m), crossing second in the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on April 22.

Also high-up the ratings are the likes of the Darren Weir-trained stablemates El Divino and Ken’s Dream, along with Defcon for Peter & Paul Snowden.

Snitzel colt El Divino comes off a fourth in the Redelva Stakes, while the ultra-consistent Ken’s Dream has run top two in all but one of his eight career starts in Victoria to date.

Choisir colt Defcon is second-up on the weekend after finishing fifth to Derryn at Randwick in the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Stakes (1200m), the multiple Group 3 winner’s first run since the spring.

Other standout nominees include the Gordon Richards-trained Benz to be ridden by Hong Kong-based hoop Joao Moreira and Lindsay Park’s Star Witness filly Fuhryk.

The Euclase Stakes 2017 field and barriers are out on Wednesday followed by updated odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Euclase Stakes Nominations

Morphettville Racecourse – 06/05/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2x110x1502 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) F 3 Stuart Webb 1 55.5kg 92
2 1x477x2504 EL DIVINO C 3 Darren Weir 2 57.5kg 89
3 2210x18x5 DEFCON C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 57.5kg 85
4 1124×2212 KEN’S DREAM C 3 Darren Weir 4 57.5kg 84
5 11x1111x11 DESERT LASHES F 3 Lisa Lefoe 5 55.5kg 84
6 x111555x17 BENZ G 3 Gordon Richards 6 57.5kg 83
7 1x0192x519 HEAR THE CHANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7 55.5kg 83
8 5x111410x FUHRYK F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 55.5kg 82
9 67x1310x48 SWEET SHERRY F 3 Brent Stanley 9 55.5kg 80
10 x81395x513 MERRIEST F 3 Danny O’Brien 10 55.5kg 80
11 1974×56353 SELENIA F 3 Robbie Griffiths 11 55.5kg 77
12 1116×151 ASHLOR G 3 Daniel McCarthy 12 57.5kg 77
13 x241471112 BALANCING ACT F 3 Brent Stanley 13 55.5kg 75
14 Px1146x140 FALCOOL G 3 Aaron Purcell 14 57.5kg 73
15 3430×60634 WAZZENME C 3 Stuart Webb 15 57.5kg 71
16 1×11 MULDER G 3 Michael Hickmott 16 57.5kg 70
17 22x044x189 BULLION WOLF G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 17 57.5kg 69
18 29x139x428 EL SICARIO (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 18 57.5kg 69
19 112 BORD DE GAIN G 3 Mark Kavanagh 19 57.5kg 69
20 5x6110x323 SO YOU TOO G 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 20 57.5kg 69
21 112×35 VIVALDI’S QUEST G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 21 57.5kg 67
22 12 TOY BOY G 3 Greg Eurell 22 57.5kg 67
23 9×71158 INVISIBLE GIRL F 3 Lloyd Kennewell 23 55.5kg 66
24 1 MOUSAI F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 24 55.5kg 63
25 24×100 NINA’S BALLERINA (NZ) F 3 Mick Price 25 55.5kg 62
26 1 RUPTURE G 3 Richard Jolly 26 57.5kg 62
27 3 REATA C 3 Robbie Laing 27 57.5kg 59

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