2010 Memsie Stakes Nominations

August 23rd, 2010

This Saturday Caulfield Racecourse is set to host the next major meeting of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the day’s race card headlined by the $200,000 Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m).

Nominations for the 2010 D’Urban Memsie Stakes were released today with 19 classy weight-for-age runners entered for the event including a number of the highest rated spring stars.

Top-liners ready to face off in the Memsie Stakes on Saturday and give punters an early guide for the future spring features include Melbourne Cup favourite Dariana, fellow Bart Cummings-trained mare Faint Perfume, 2010 Cox Plate top elect Shoot Out, So You Think, Typhoon Tracy and Whobegotyou.

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Likely to dominate betting at Ladbrokes.com.au following their brilliant start to the season is the John Wallace-trained Shoot Out.

The Gold Coast galloper could not have been more impressive in his opening two spring jumps, winning both the Group 3 Bletchinly Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 JJ Liston Stakes (1400m) and should be equally hard to beat on Saturday.

Shoot Out will be ridden by in-form hoop Stathi Katsidis in the Memsie, the jockey holding the galloper in very high regard.

Premier trainer Bart Cummings has nominated six of his stable stars for the Memsie Stakes with Melbourne Cup bound mares Dariana and Faint Perfume, Brightnight, Moatize, Sirmione and last year’s Cox Plate champion So You Think.

One Memsie Stakes entrant that may not perform as well as some punters expect is Horse of the Year favourite Typhoon Tracy.

The five time Group 1 winning mare trained by Peter Moody will be having her first-up spring start and despite not being rated to win still looks a top Place bet through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Favourite for last year’s Cox Plate, the Mark Kavanagh-trained Whobegotyou, will also resume racing in the Memsie Stakes after disappointing in his last run when placing 11th in the Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm in June.

Whobegotyou is again on the Cox Plate trail, but Kavanagh does not expect him to win first-up on Saturday especially if the track is rated slow.

The Memsie Stakes has a field limit of 14 starters plus four emergencies, and the final field of acceptances will be published here later in the week.

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2010 Memsie Stakes Nominations

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Horse

Trainer

Hcp. Rating

1
AVIENUS
Mark Webb 93
2
BRIGHTNIGHT (NZ)
Bart Cummings 67
3
BUCCELLATI (GB)
Tony Noonan 109
4
DARIANA
Bart Cummings 106
5
DOURO VALLEY
Peter Morgan 105
6
FAINT PERFUME
Bart Cummings 108
7
LA ROCKET
Dale Sutton 107
8
LITTORIO
Nigel Blackiston 112
9
LOVE CONQUERS ALL
M, W & J Hawkes 108
10
MASTER O’REILLY (NZ)
Danny O’Brien 109
11
MOATIZE
Bart Cummings 105
12
RED RULER (NZ)
John Sargent 108
13
SHOOT OUT
John Wallace 115
14
SIRMIONE
Bart Cummings 113
15
SO YOU THINK (NZ)
Bart Cummings 116
16
TYPHOON TRACY
Peter G Moody 118
17
VALDEMORO
Tony Vasil 96
18
WHOBEGOTYOU
Mark Kavanagh 115
19
ZABRASIVE (NZ)
John O’Shea 107