Egg Tart heads Chris Waller’s 2017 The Roses nominations

Last start Australasian Oaks winner Egg Tart heads up trainer Chris Waller’s nominations for the 2017 Group 2 $175,000 Magic Millions The Roses (2000m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Egg Tart, above in green and red colours, is one of five fillies from the Chris Waller stable nominated for The Roses at Doomben. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Egg Tart, above in green and red colours, is one of five fillies from the Chris Waller stable nominated for The Roses at Doomben. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Egg Tart is one of five Waller trained fillies that make up the twenty-four nominations for The Roses which is an important lead up race for the Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on June 3.

Waller’s other fillies nominated for The Roses are last start Gold Coast Bracelet winner Dawn Wall and fourth placegetter Invincibella as well as Oklahoma Girl and Cross Stitch.

Egg Tart will be on a Queensland Oaks mission after jockey Kerrin McEvoy guided her to victory in the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Oaks (registered as Australasian Oaks) (2000m) at Morphettville on May 6, giving champion trainer Chris Waller his first winner and first Group 1 winner in Adelaide.

“This is Chris’s first winner here so it’s nice to be getting good rides for Chris,” McEvoy said after the Australasian Oaks win.

Kenedna was beaten a nose by Egg Tart in the Australasian Oaks and the Darren Weir trained filly is also among the nominations for The Roses.

Prior to her last start second to Egg Tart, Kenenda had won twice at Morphettville in the Listed $110,000 See South Australia Laelia Stakes (1600m) on April 8 and in the Group 3 $120,000 Schweppervescence Stakes (Registered as Auraria Stakes) (1800m) on April 22.

The Steven O’Dea trained filly Candika has strong local form with a win two starts back in the Listed $100,000 Princess Stakes (1600m) at Doomben on April 22 followed by a third to Dawn Wall in the Listed $125,000 Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) at the Gold Coast on May 6.

The in-form Team Snowden stable has only one filly nominated for The Roses, The Pinnacle, who has continued to improve with racing and heads to Doomben after running second to Dawn Wall in the Gold Coast Bracelet.

Brisbane leading trainer Tony Gollan also has only one filly nominated for The Roses with Lipstick Lover who will be stepping up sharply in class after winning a 1600m three year old Handicap at the Sunshine Coast on May 7.

Nominations for the 2017 Group 2 The Roses (2000m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 x258411313 CANDIKA F 3 Steven O’dea 1 56.5kg 87
2 431×1111 EGG TART F 3 Chris Waller 2 56.5kg 94
3 x814313112 KENEDNA F 3 Darren Weir 3 56.5kg 92
4 511161 DAWN WALL F 3 Chris Waller 4 56.5kg 90
5 126133×624 INVINCIBELLA F 3 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 77
6 3x451x3113 OKLAHOMA GIRL F 3 Chris Waller 6 56.5kg 78
7 2×21132 THE PINNACLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 7 56.5kg 76
8 22513×318 SAVVAN (NZ) F 3 James Cummings 8 56.5kg 74
9 3581811467 PERILOUS LOVE F 3 Scott Morrisey 9 56.5kg 71
10 831119×530 BENFICA PRINCESS F 3 Kelly Doughty 10 56.5kg 67
11 00×3604087 LAMMA HILTON F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 11 56.5kg 64
12 3x5438x190 NINA PEAK F 3 Robbie Laing 12 56.5kg 62
13 3214×0344 CROSS STITCH (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 13 56.5kg 68
14 6611×32413 ISN’T SHE ELEGANT (NZ) F 3 Ben Currie 14 56.5kg 69
15 67×22136 FALLACY F 3 Toby Edmonds 15 56.5kg 66
16 42310×631 LIPSTICK LOVER F 3 Tony Gollan 16 56.5kg 68
17 25x87x1523 SHENANDOAH (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 17 56.5kg 64
18 42×1 MIA ROSA F 3 Michael Moroney 18 56.5kg 65
19 8x3110x302 STORM GIRL F 3 Robert Heathcote 19 56.5kg 64
20 62×4184240 NORDIC SHOW F 3 Mel Eggleston 20 56.5kg 61
21 3×95715 BLANCO CARA (NZ) F 3 John P Thompson 21 56.5kg 63
22 24227×3710 CLEVER BLAZE F 3 Bevan Laming 22 56.5kg 62
23 45510 ATOMIC KITTEN F 3 Brent Stanley 23 56.5kg 61
24 94×933610 MIABLA F 3 Brad Herne 24 56.5kg 60


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