News About 2014 Wakeful Stakes

Thunder Lady Storms into Crown Oaks with Wakeful Stakes Win

Thunder Lady Storms into Crown Oaks with Wakeful Stakes Win

Sydney-based trainer Robert Smerdon travelled to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup Carnival last year with the lightly raced Kirramosa winning the Wakeful Stakes – Crown Oaks double and is now in with a shot at the same feat this year with Thunder Lady. Former New Zealand-trained Mastercraftsman filly Thunder Lady was a maiden untested in…

Smerdon to Dominate 2014 Crown Oaks after Wakeful Stakes

Smerdon to Dominate 2014 Crown Oaks after Wakeful Stakes

Robert Smerdon looks set to dominate the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) field on November 6, following the outcome of the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) running at Flemington tomorrow. The trainer already has the two market leaders for the Crown Oaks betting market at with Crafty ($4.60) and Lumosty ($5.50). Another two of his…

2014 Wakeful Stakes Betting Tips & Selections

2014 Wakeful Stakes Betting Tips & Selections

12 classy three-year-old fillies will run in the 2014 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington this Saturday, with betting tips set out below. The Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) is considered the traditional lead-up race to the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) five days later on November 6. 10 of this year’s 13 Wakeful Stakes runners are…

Two Favourites in 2014 Wakeful Stakes Betting

Two Favourites in 2014 Wakeful Stakes Betting

13 classy fillies are set to run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) this Saturday at Flemington. The Wakeful Stakes is considered the traditional lead-up race to the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) just five days later on November 6th. The winner of the Wakeful often continues on to claim victory, or at least…

Wakeful Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw Confirmed

Wakeful Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw Confirmed

A classy field of 13 fillies has been confirmed for Saturday’s Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington, highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Spring Racing Carnival’s standout three-year-olds. Having undoubtedly found peak condition in the lead-up to Derby Day at Flemington, Fontein Ruby highlights the 2014 Wakeful Stakes final field, but will…

Abduction Can Steal 2014 Crown Oaks Show

Abduction Can Steal 2014 Crown Oaks Show

Godolphin’s private trainer John O’Shea is confident a run in this Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes will be the ideal lead-up ahead of a Crown Oaks 2014 bid Thursday week with his progressive filly Abduction. The daughter of Street Cry is one of 16 three-year-old fillies nominated for this weekend’s $300,000 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at…

2014 Wakeful Stakes Nominations Released

2014 Wakeful Stakes Nominations Released

Nominations for the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) were taken Monday morning, with 16 middle-distance fillies declaring for the Victoria Derby Day supporting race. The 2014 Wakeful Stakes is one of nine black type races running at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday, headlined by Fontein Ruby. The Robert Smerdon-trained filly is the highest rated nominee by…

Fontein Ruby Will Not Receive 2014 Cox Plate Late Entry

Fontein Ruby Will Not Receive 2014 Cox Plate Late Entry

A late entry for the 2014 Cox Plate was being touted for Fontein Ruby following her strong Caulfield Classic win on Saturday, but that has since proven not to be the case. Trainer Robert Smerdon also largely dismissed speculation of a late-entry to the Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) on November 1, opting for…