2016 Memsie Stakes Nominations Released

August 23rd, 2016

Eighteen 2016 Memsie Stakes nominations have been taken; highlighted by the pending appearance of several previous winners at the highest level of racing at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday.

Black Heart Bart has been included in 2016 Memsie Stakes nominations. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Black Heart Bart has been included in 2016 Memsie Stakes nominations. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Black Heart Bart has not been seen at the races since finishing a close second in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) in June, but has been included in 2016 Memsie Stakes nominations.

A former Perth galloper, Black Heart Bart has undoubtedly found career-best form to date since transferring to the care of Darren Weir this year, and was unlucky not to immediately win at Group 1 level when a close second to The Quarterback in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m).

Returning to winning form in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) before placing second to English in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m), Black Heart Bart beat a talented field to the line in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) in his only other start prior to the Stradbroke Handicap.

Black Heart Bart is a proven first-up performer and should prove extremely hard to beat in the Memsie Stakes.

Weir is set to dominate the field of the Group 1 feature after also including Mahuta, Palentino and Prince Of Penzance in Memsie Stakes nominations.

A number of horses that will be set for the Caulfield Cup are set to resume in the Memsie Stakes, including both Tarzino and Tavago.

Capping an impressive 2015 Spring Carnival with success in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), Tarzino resumed this year for fourth in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) before finishing an agonizingly-close second in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1400m).

Having returned to winning form in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) on March 19th, the Tavistock entire was unable to justify his resounding favouritism when fourth in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) on April 2nd; a race won by Tavago.

Winning the Group 3 Wellington Stakes (1600m) in only his third start, in his native New Zealand on November 27th, Tavago progressed to third in the Listed Karaka 3.y.o Mile (1600m) on January 24th.

Failing to produce anything when last in the Group 2 Waikato Guineas (2000m) on February 6th, the son of Tavistock was completely luckless in running when sixth in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) on March 6th, in what was his only other start prior to his Australia Derby triumph.

The 2016 Memsie Stakes field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday (August 24th).

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2016 Memsie Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1112x26x5x ALPINE EAGLE H 5 Tony McEvoy 103
2 721x0420x0 AWESOME ROCK H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 103
3 2170x7089x AYERS ROCK G 4 Shawn Mathrick 72
4 492x21212x BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 113
5 41×9621008 CHARMED HARMONY G 7 John Sadler 105
6 357x0955x3 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
7 2415x2018x HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
8 1x5070x67x HI WORLD H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 99
9 270x00x415 LORD OF THE SKY H 6 Robbie Laing 105
10 1111110×36 MAHUTA H 4 Darren Weir 105
11 211x7212x4 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 105
12 x855821x2x PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) G 7 Darren Weir 113
13 27x063540x RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
14 7x1F1x121x SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh 105
15 215x11113x TALLY H 4 John O’Shea 98
16 1731x4214x TARZINO (NZ) H 4 Mick Price 109
17 21511246×3 TASHBEEH H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 95
18 2113061x TAVAGO (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 108