2014 Railway Stakes Nominations Feature Waller Duo

October 23, 2014

2014 Railway Stakes Nominations Feature Waller Duo

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller has two entries for one of the premier Perth races next month nominating for Foreteller and Moriarty in the Railway Stakes 2014.

Held at Ascot Racecourse on Super Saturday, November 22, this year’s $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) attracted a total of 67 nominees with entries closing for it, the Winterbottom Stakes and WA Guineas on Monday.

“We have nine more entries for the Railway and Winterbottom than last year and double for the WA Guineas,” RWWA chief handicapper David Hunter told Perth Racing.

The sprint talent this spring – summer season comes from both local and interstate stables and including the four time Sydney premiership winning stables of Waller.

Underwood Stakes winner Foreteller from two back was last seen finishing eighth to Fawkner in the Caulfield Stakes on October 11, the eight-year-old Dansili gelding racing in the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley this Saturday.


Foreteller is one of two 2014 Railway Stakes nominees for Sydney’s Chris Waller. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Moriarty meanwhile flopped in the Caulfield Cup last Saturday finishing 14th of the 18 runners behind Japan’s Admire Rakti on the back of a Group 3 Craven Plate victory in Sydney.

A big name Melbourne trainer also with multiple Railway Stakes chances then is Peter Moody.

Moody, of Black Caviar fame, has entered Reset four-year-old Cadillac Mountain along with multiple Group 1 winner Moment Of Change out to atone for a dead last (11th) behind stable mate Dissident in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) last time out.

A host of other interstate rivals are in the Railway Stakes mix this year including Toorak Handicap fourth placegetter Akavoroun, Robbie Griffiths’ Group 3 winning mare Girl In Flight, Liberty’s Choice and Woodbine for Gai Waterhouse, and a trio for Anthony Cummings led by Emirates Stakes hope Aomen imported from Hong Kong.

As for the local hopes some of the best chances look to be Belmont Sprint – Hyperon Stakes double winning mare Elite Belle for Grant Williams, the Adam Durrant-trained Ranger and the Neville Parnham-trained Checkpoint.

Snitzel six-year-old Checkpoint has finished out of the money in just two of his 16 starts to date and not since January.

Most recently he was seen running third behind Winterbottom Stakes hope Magnifiso and Elite Belle respectively in the Group 3 Roma Cup and Group 3 Belmont Sprint at Belmont Park in May.

Last year’s Railway Stakes was won by Luckygray for a second time, the local Bradbury’s Luck gelding also saluting in 2011 in an upset over Kiwi visitor He’s Remarkable before a second behind Mr Moet in 2013.

While the reigning Railway Stakes winner isn’t among the nominations for this year’s race, 2013 runner-up Platinum Rocker is in the mix for local horseman Simon Miller.

The now seven-year-old Love A Dane mare enjoyed a good Brisbane raid during the winter up until her disappointing last start effort when dead last behind Cosmic Endeavour in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) on June 21.

She races first-up at Ascot this Saturday in the $150,000 Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) along with a host other Railway Stakes nominees including Checkpoint, Elite Belle and Amorino who has won four of his past five starts back at the start of the year.

Miller meanwhile has also nominated for Northerly Stakes runner-up Miss Rose De Lago and promising four-year-old Stagnite.

Other notable hopes include Northerly Stakes winner Fuchsia Bandana, WA Oaks winner Balmont Girl, WATC Derby champion Respondent, Caulfield Cup failure Stipulate, last year’s upset The Goodwood winner Smokin’ Joey, River Lad from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and Fred Kerlsey’s Kingston Town Classic winner from last December Ihtsahymn.

See below for the full Railway Stakes 2014 nominations then head to Ladbrokes.com.au for access to all the best Group 1 racing odds over the coming months.

2014 Railway Stakes Nominations

Ascot Racecourse – 22/11/2014

# Horse Trainer
1 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher
2 AL ANEED Mick Price
3 ALMA’S FURY Tony Gollan
4 AMORINO Grant Williams
5 ANIMOSO Bruce Watkins
6 ANTIQUE BELLE Grant Williams
7 AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings
8 BALIGARI Lloyd Kennewell
10 BASS STRAIT (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
11 BIG HOLD UP (NZ) Wally Mitchell
12 BIPPO NO BUNGUS Neville Parnham
13 BLACK HEART BART Vaughn Sigley
15 CHECKPOINT Neville Parnham
16 CHESTER ROAD Adam Durrant
17 DRAGO Anthony Cummings
18 DREAM LIFTER Jim P Taylor
19 ELITE BELLE Grant Williams
20 EXPRESS SERVICE Darren Mcauliffe
21 FANCY FEET Shane Quilty
22 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
23 FLYING TIME Lindsey Smith
24 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller
25 FUCHSIA BANDANA Darren Mcauliffe
26 FULL REIGN Jarrad Humphries
27 GIRL GUIDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
28 GIRL IN FLIGHT Robbie Griffiths
29 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham
30 GRIANTE David Brideoake & David Feek
31 HOOKED John P Thompson
32 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley
33 JEZPARK Ted Martinovich
34 KALAHAAR Steve Wolfe
35 KHELEVA Vernon Brockman
36 LIBERTY’S CHOICE Gai Waterhouse
37 MARDEN (IRE) Adam Durrant
38 MISS ROSE DE LAGO Simon A Miller
40 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller
41 MR MOET Adam Durrant
42 MR UTOPIA Steve Wolfe
43 ORATOR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
45 RANGER Adam Durrant
46 REAL CHARM Adam Durrant
47 REAL LOVE Adam Durrant
48 REBELSON Darren Mcauliffe
49 REFLECTANCE John P Thompson
50 RESPONDENT Grant Williams
51 RIVER LAD Natalie McCall
52 ROWIE Chris Gangemi
53 SAY GERONIMO (NZ) Wally Mitchell
54 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter
55 SON OF SOMETHING Adam Durrant
56 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
57 SPY DECODER (NZ) Anthony Cummings
58 STAGNITE Sharon Miller
59 STAR FASHION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
60 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
61 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Daniel Morton
63 TRADING DAY Warren Wilson
64 WOODBINE Gai Waterhouse
65 WROUGHTED Adam Durrant
66 YE OLDE Lou Luciani
67 ZULULAND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig

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