Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations

July 11, 2016

Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations

Sixteen runners have been included in nominations for the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m); highlighted by the pending appearance of a number of exciting sprinters at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday.

Lord Of The Sky has been included in 2016 Sir John Monash Stakes nominations. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Lord Of The Sky has been included in 2016 Sir John Monash Stakes nominations. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Lord Of The Sky is a proven performer over the course and distance, and has been included in 2016 Sir John Monash Stakes nominations by trainer Robbie Laing.

Posting five wins and as many minors through twenty-two career starts so far, Lord Of The Sky undoubtedly found career-best form to date through the 2015 autumn; highlighted a strong run for fourth in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) a close seconds in each of the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m).

While failing to make anything of an impact through two autumn starts this year, the Danerich entire has trialled particularly well in the lead-up to his winter return and should prove tough to beat in the 2016 Sir John Monash Stakes.

Fast ‘N’ Rocking has returned to typically smart form of late and has been included in 2016 Sir John Monash Stakes nominations.

Fast ‘N’ Rocking clearly required a run when tenth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) first-up on February 27th, but responded well for fourth in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) on March 24th.

Placing eighth in the TJ Smith Stakes on Day 1 of The Championships, the Fastnet Rock gelding responded well for third in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) on All Aged Stakes Day before placing fourth in The Goodwood most recently on May 21st.

The rising six-year-old should relish a good amount of time between races and undoubtedly has the class edge over the majority of Sir John Monash Stakes nominations.

Trainer David Hayes and Tom Dabernig are poised to launch a multi-pronged attack in the feature race after also including Kayjay’s Joy in Sir John Monash Stakes nominations.

Veteran sprinter Le Bonsir is an offseason stakes race specialist, and has been included by trainer Mick Price in Sir John Monash Stakes nominations.

Claiming nine wins and fourteen minors through forty-one career starts, Le Bonsir produced a number of typically gutsy efforts through 2015; highlighted by a close second in the Listed Straight Six (1200m) and a win in the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m).

While yet to make anything of an impact through two starts this time, the son of Choisir will enjoy a return to Caulfield on Saturday.

The 2016 Sir John Monash Stakes field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday (July 13th).

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2016 Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3x5080x70x ATMOSPHERICAL M 5 Robert Smerdon 95
2 7143×04834 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 105
3 x06029x019 GENERAL TRUCE G 8 Tony Vasil 97
4 0x8800x28x GIRL GUIDE M 6 Ciaron Maher 96
5 x131170x15 KAYJAY’S JOY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 89
6 520x310x80 LE BONSIR G 8 Mick Price 94
7 042270x00x LORD OF THE SKY H 5 Robbie Laing 103
8 x40x703540 MIRAGE G 6 Darren Weir 91
9 x1091x1192 OLIVIER G 5 Darren Weir 86
10 75x11534x2 RUNSATI G 5 Bryan Maher 80
11 x2x5x90x9x THE CYNIC G 6 Patrick Payne 105
12 778×314501 THERMAL CURRENT G 5 Darren Weir 99
13 0x8125328x TREVINDER G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 86
14 420994140x TUDOR H 4 Doug Harrison 89
15 7x7141303x WEINHOLT G 5 David Brideoake 90
16 121x22126x WILD RAIN M 4 Mark Kavanagh 95

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