Very Elleegant, Zaaki Headline 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

February 15, 2022

Very Elleegant, Zaaki Headline 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

Last week Racing NSW took nominations for the upcoming ‘The Championships’ feature races including those for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2022 where Verry Elleegant and Zaaki are among the standout early entries.

Zaaki (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Zaaki is all-in favourite at nomination stage for the 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes this April. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Seventy-five autumn hopefuls were nominated for this year’s Group 1 $4 million Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

The classic has been dominated by the Irish-trained raider Addeybb (2020-21) the past two seasons.

Without the same international presence this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival the latest all-in Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are led by the local stars.

Current favourite sitting top of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting markets at $6 is the Annabel Neasham-trained Zaaki.

The UK import was favourite to win the Cox Plate last October before an elevated temperature saw him sensationally scratched on race morning.

He atoned at Flemington in November however posting his third Group 1 victory in the Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) and is looking to make a similar impact in Sydney this coming preparation.

Equal $7 second-elects following the Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations are Chris Waller’s Melbourne Cup winning mare Verry Elleegant and star Godolphin-raced three-year-old Anamoe.

Waller chases his sixth victory in the event following past success with: My Kingdom Of Fife (2011), Reliable Man (2013) and the three-peat of Winx (2017-19).

He has a total of seven Queen Elizabeth entries this year headlined by 10-time Group 1 winner Verry Elleegant best known for her Melbourne Cup victory over two-miles last November at HQ.

The stunning Zed six-year-old was runner-up to Addeybb in the 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes quinella in the wet on the back of a Tancred Stakes victory and finished second again to the same horse last year having won the Ranvet Stakes in the lead-up.

Verry Elleegant kicked off her autumn with a credible seventh behind impressive winner Think It Over in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) last weekend doing her best work the closing stages.

Waller’s other standout Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominees in 2022 include: British import Chalk Stream yet to race down under, ATC Oaks winner Hungry Heart and stable stalwart Kolding.

Anamoe meanwhile is dominant in all the pre-field markets for which he is nominated for including the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The classy Street Boss colt is looking to make history as the first three-year-old Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner since Intergaze (1997).

While age is against him, the bookies are taking no chances on last year’s Caulfield Guineas champion and Cox Plate runner-up.

After getting his autumn off to the ideal start, the Kerry Parker-trained Think It Over can no longer fly under the radar and is a single-figure fancy at $9 for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The six-year-old son of So You Think is outstanding over the 2000m and won a string of good races in Sydney over the distance last campaign completing the Group 2 Hill Stakes – Group 3 Craven Plate – Rosehill Gold Cup treble.

He was equally as impressive fresh in the Apollo Stakes with a runaway three-length win at the 1400m and improvement to come.

Other notable Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations in 2022 include Spring Champion Stakes winner Profondo, Godolphin’s Doncaster Mile champ last autumn Cascadian and their class mare Colette who ran a first-up second in the Apollo.

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances close on Tuesday the 8th of March and the latest all-in markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au are available here.

2022 Queen Elizbeth Stakes Nominations

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x320x4x68x ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
2 21x1212x3x ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 114
3 6538x2500x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
4 3211x0111x BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney
5 21223x117x CALLSIGN MAV (NZ) G 5 Danny O’Brien
6 13x545432x CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings 112
7 421x40030x CEPHEUS (GB) G 5 Matthew Dunn 91
8 x71241112x CHALK STREAM (GB) G 4 Chris Waller 84
9 454x65118x COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
10 21321x8x3x CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 100
11 x246121x1x DAJRAAN (GB) H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 78
12 733x08360x DALASAN H 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
13 1x6x42107x DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
14 1121x3610x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 104
15 73x131416x EARLSWOOD (GB) H 4 Maddie Raymond
16 111x12183x ELEPHANT (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne
17 265x83123x ENTENTE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 105
18 0111x42x7x ESTI FENY (HUN) G 7 Matthew Smith 91
19 12021x3x8x FIRST IN LINE (GB) G 6 Matthew Smith 92
20 88x311615x FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 2184x3121x FOURHOMETWO (GB) G 4 Annabel Neasham 95
22 8x13x HANDSOME KING H 4 Robert Quinn
23 2x53011x5x HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
24 706x151x HITOTSU C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
25 111x84837x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 107
26 42x354912x ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 108
27 5x1311311x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 111
28 1131112x5x INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) M 6 Danny O’Brien
29 x1111x900x IRONCLAD (GB) G 6 Will Clarken
30 211224251x KING MAGNUS G 6 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
31 22501x599x KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 115
32 3x54518x5x LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) H 4 Annabel Neasham 106
33 1x57482x5x LUNCIES (GB) G 5 Kris Lees 94
34 63x000300x MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
35 18x2242x6x MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea 96
36 6345x3214x MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne
37 3106×71 MORIDAN C 3 Anthony Cummings 64
38 107x12543x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham
39 1x211x088x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
40 x21111114x MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 4 Ben & JD Hayes
41 980x489x4x MUSTAJEER (GB) G 9 Kris Lees 102
42 1211111x0x NANCHO (GER) G 7 Archie Alexander 107
43 53x4x11x0x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 6 Peter G Moody 103
44 112x470x NORMANDY BRIDGE (FR) H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 92
45 824x558x7x NUMERIAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham 102
46 233x09142x PARRY SOUND G 6 Bjorn Baker 96
47 11x PASCERO C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
48 510x06000x PORT GUILLAUME (FR) G 5 Ben & JD Hayes
49 21x174185x PRIVATE EYE G 4 Joseph Pride
50 102x15215x PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
51 121x PROFONDO C 3 Richard Litt
52 5030x2244x PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) G 6 John Thompson 99
53 133x03402x QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
54 0x8752208x RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
55 348x84972x ROCK G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
56 38x552455x SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 102
57 22x3321x0x SHERAZ (FR) G 5 Chris Waller
58 24x371970x SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 105
59 14x300x57x SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
60 604117100x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
61 117x12x SILENT IMPACT G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
62 x343x61x2x SINAWANN (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman
63 420x92029x SKY LAB G 4 Paul Perry 100
64 2513x2x34x SPANISH MISSION (USA) H 6 Peter G Moody
65 4411x2107x STEELY G 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 93
66 4x4969x STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 59
67 91x211x SUREFIRE (GB) H 4 Chris Waller
68 6x34205x1x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
69 14x613111x THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker 116
70 6x13624x3x TOP RANKED (IRE) H 6 Annabel Neasham 108
71 245x41053x VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107
72 112x21431x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 122
73 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
74 75232x528x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 4 Danny O’Brien
75 D111x1131x ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

 

 

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