Victorian filly So Far Sokool included in 2018 J H B Carr Stakes nominations

April 17, 2018

Victorian filly So Far Sokool included in 2018 J H B Carr Stakes nominations

Victorian filly So Far Sokool is included in the sixteen nominations for the Group 3 $150,000 HKJC J H B Carr Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Banish, above, is among the nominations for the 2018 J H B Carr Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Banish, above, is among the nominations for the 2018 J H B Carr Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

So Far Sokool was able to win her second race for the Ballarat based trainer Archie Alexander with a four lengths victory in the $150,000 Bendigo Guineas (1400m) at Bendigo on April 7.

The Showcasing filly began her career in New Zealand before arriving at Alexander’s stable and she has also saluted in a 1514m BenchMark 64 Handicap at The Valley in December last year.

Nikita Beriman was having her first ride on So Far Sokool in the Bendigo Guineas and said the filly exploded in the straight when she let her go.

“She relaxed beautifully,” Beriman told

“I had the option of going in or out at the top of the straight and I wanted to give her as much room as possible.

“Her turn of foot was explosive and she put them away easily.”

Alexander will have plenty of opposition to try to stop him taking the trophy back to Victoria with several local promising fillies among the nominations for the J H B Carr Stakes.

Team Snowden have nominated Moss Trip who ran a mighty race when one and a half lengths fifth to Shoals in the Group 1 $500,000 James Boag’s Premium Surround Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on March 3.

The Gerald Ryan trained Problem Solver has been racing very consistently this campaign and has a win and three seconds from four starts since January, her latest being a second to Houtzen in the Group 3 $200,000 The Man Shake P J Bell Stakes (1200m) on day one off The Championships at Randwick on April 7.

P J Bell Stakes runner up Manicure is one of three nominations for the J H B Carr Stakes from the all-powerful James Cummings stable along with Banish and last start Wyong Maiden winner Guipure.

Banish was at her best during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival with a win in the Group 2 $200,000 italktravel Fillies Classic (1600m) at The Valley but has been well beaten at her two 2018 Autumn Carnival runs, her latest a fifteenth in the P J Bell Stakes.

Nominations for 2018 J H B Carr Stakes (1400m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 221127×400 FROLIC F 3 Edward O’Rourke 1 57kg 97
2 222×1222 PROBLEM SOLVER F 3 Gerald Ryan 2 54kg 84
3 95x4549x66 ONE MORE HONEY F 3 John P Thompson 3 57kg 77
4 1x16311x90 BANISH F 3 James Cummings 4 57kg 82
5 4062214×31 SO FAR SOKOOL (NZ) F 3 Archie Alexander 5 55kg 78
6 621688×228 SWEET DEAL F 3 John P Thompson 6 54kg 69
7 21619 MANDYLION F 3 Gwenda Markwell 7 54kg 79
8 011×42 MANICURE F 3 James Cummings 8 54kg 84
9 1x623x1315 MOSS TRIP F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 54kg 84
10 3x1131x1 LISDOONVARNA (NZ) F 3 Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 10 54kg 71
11 2×3141 RIDICULE F 3 Brad Widdup 11 54kg 72
12 52213x60x JOYFILLY OURS (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 12 54kg 81
13 15×16 DYSLEXIC F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13 54kg 70
14 42×132 READYCATGO F 3 David Pfieffer 14 54kg 65
15 22×10 STRATUM CHARGE F 3 Kerry Parker 15 54kg 63
16 4x3x1x GUIPURE F 3 James Cummings 16 54kg 64

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