The Lindsay Park trained filly Formality is set to continue her Sydney Spring Carnival campaign in the Group 2 $200,000 Furious Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Formality, above, is nominated for the Furious Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Formality, above, is nominated for the Furious Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Formality is one of thirteen fillies nominated for the Furious Stakes and is coming off a first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on August 19.

The Fastnet Rock filly showed plenty of natural ability during her two year old season with a third to stablemate Catchy in the Group 1 $1.5m Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield during the 2017 Melbourne Autumn Carnival and has continue that good form into the Spring.

The Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig are aiming Formality towards the Group 1 $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 23.

“The main plan at the moment is the Golden Rose,” co-trainer Ben Hayes said.

“She has always been a big strong filly and I think that she has just matured.”

The James Cummings trained Alizee and Bjorn Baker’s smart filly Champagne Cuddles finished second and third behind Formality in the Silver Shadow Stakes and are also among the nominations for the Furious Stakes.

Cummings has also nominated the unbeaten Regimen for the Furious Stakes but the Sepoy filly is also listed in the field for the 1200m BenchMark 76 Handicap for the fillies and mares at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Nominations for the Furious Stakes (1200m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 11302×1 FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1 56kg 84
2 15195×4 ONE MORE HONEY F 3 John P Thompson 2 56kg 78
3 3x4113x WHISPERED SECRET F 3 Kris Lees 3 56kg 82
4 1x1x3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES F 3 Bjorn Baker 4 56kg 77
5 1x136x5 SEANNIE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 5 56kg 71
6 425×12 ALIZEE F 3 James Cummings 6 56kg 78
7 52213x JOYFILLY OURS (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7 56kg 82
8 31×5 I AM EXCITED F 3 David Pfieffer 8 56kg 69
9 11 REGIMEN F 3 James Cummings 9 56kg 69
10 2x2348x MEMENTO F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings 10 56kg 65
11 21×3 DEVOLVING F 3 Ron Quinton 11 56kg 67
12 2×31 ACQUME F 3 Brad Widdup 12 56kg 64
13 140x1x1 CELLARGIRL F 3 Kelly Schweida 13 56kg 75

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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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