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Last start Gloaming Stakes winner Ace High headlines the fourteen nominations for the 2017 Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Gloaming Stakes winner Ace High, above, headlines the nominations for the 2017 Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Gloaming Stakes winner Ace High, above, headlines the nominations for the 2017 Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The David Payne trained Ace High put himself into calculations for the Spring Champion Stakes with an all the way win in the Group 3 $200,000 James Boag’s Premium Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Rosehill on September 23.

Ace High was a one and a quarter lengths winner over Sanctioned who is one of two James Cummings trained colts nominations for the Spring Champion Stakes.

The Cummings trained Astoria is also entered and went around in the Gloaming Stakes finishing in fifth position.

Sydney’s leading trained Chris Waller has entered three for the Spring Champion Stakes, Augustus, Sambro and Tangled.

“We plan to run Tangled and Augustus,” Waller told AAP.

“Sambro is 50-50.”

Augustus ran seventh behind Ace High in the Gloaming Stakes while Sambro and Tangled finished third and fourth respectively in the Listed $125,000 Schweppes Dulcify Quality (1600m) at Randwick last Saturday.

Cranbourne based Kiwi co-trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young have two three year olds nominated for the Spring Champion Stakes, last start Gloaming Stakes fourth placegetter Sully and the maiden galloper Johhny Vinko.

The strong Team Hawkes stable have entered the Dulcify Quality runner up Dissolution while the powerful Lindsay Park operation have Eshtiraak among the nominations.

Early betting for the Spring Champion Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au has Ace High as the $4.20 favourite just head of Sanctioned at $5.50 and Tangled at $6.50.

Early market order for the 2017 Spring Champion Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.20 Ace High, $5.50 Sanctions, $6.50 Tangled, $8 Dissolution, $10 Sambro, $11 Astoria, $13 Langley, $14 Sully, $17 Coral Coast, $21 Eshtiraak, $26 Augustus, Johhny Vinko, $41 Surprise Bullet, $61 Colesberg.

Nominations for the 2017 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 65564×1551 ACE HIGH C 3 David Payne 1 56.5kg 82
2 120×315 ASTORIA C 3 James Cummings 2 56.5kg 77
3 4x51100x94 TANGLED C 3 Chris Waller 3 56.5kg 80
4 111617×425 ESHTIRAAK C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 56.5kg 73
5 31×322 SANCTIONED C 3 James Cummings 5 56.5kg 78
6 167×64868 COLESBERG G 3 David Payne 6 56.5kg 66
7 x43135x723 SAMBRO C 3 Chris Waller 7 56.5kg 74
8 62×3662 DISSOLUTION C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 56.5kg
9 23×114 SULLY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 9 56.5kg 67
10 8×73217 AUGUSTUS C 3 Chris Waller 10 56.5kg 65
11 4215 LANGLEY C 3 John O’Shea 11 56.5kg 64
12 7413 CORAL COAST F 3 Stuart Webb 12 54.5kg 71
13 45231 SURPRISE BULLET C 3 Barry Lockwood 13 56.5kg 62
14 22 JOHNNY VINKO (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 14 56.5kg

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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