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The Lindsay Park trained fillies Catchy, Formality and Tulip are among the nominations for the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Catchy, above, is one of 3 Lindsay Park trained fillies among the nominations for the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Catchy, above, is one of 3 Lindsay Park trained fillies among the nominations for the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Twenty-two three year olds were nominated for the Coolmore Stud Stakes that will also see the first Melbourne appearance of the Gerald Ryan trained Trapeze Artist who is coming off a last start win in the Group 1 $1m De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on September 23.

All three of the Lindsay Park trained fillies have performed well in high class company with Catchy being freshened up after running third behind Mighty Boss and Kementari in the Group 1 $2m Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 14.

The Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig have engaged three times Ladbrokes Cox Plate winning jockey Hugh Bowman to ride the Fastnet Rock filly.

“She’s been racing consistently as a three-year-old, but as a two-year-old, I thought she was a cut above them,” Bowman told RSN 927’s Racing Pulse.

“As the three-year-old season came around, there’s been no horse that has put their hand up to say I’m a dominant horse.

“I think back to 1200m will suit her, but we’ll get more of a guide after this morning – looking forward to getting on her.”

Formality, also a Fastnet Rock filly, is the winner of three of her last four starts and is coming off a last start win in the Group 3 $350,000 Catanach’s Jewellers Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on October 18.

Tulip has also performed well at the highest level with a third behind She Will Reign and Frolic in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill during the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival and returned to Sydney last start for a fifth against the older sprinters in the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 14.

The Godolphin Team under the eye of trainer James Cummings has a strong presence in the Coolmore Stud Stakes nominations with Banipur, Kementari, Malahat and Viridine all among the nominations.

Kementari is coming off a last start second in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas while Virdine made it four wins from four outings with a last start victory in the Group 2 $300,000 Polytrack Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on October 7.

The Tulloch Lodge Team of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott have nominated last start Thoroughbred Club Stakes winner Invincible Star and Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds had entered 2017 Magic Millions 2yo Classic winner Houtzen and last Saturday’s Telstra Phonecard Stakes winner Eptimum.

Invincible Star and Viridine share early favouritism at $6.50 for the Coolmore Stud Stakes with Ladbrokes.com.au just ahead of Catchy at $7 and Houtzen and Jukebox at $8.

Early market order for the 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $6.50 Invincible Star, Viridine, $7 Catchy, $8 Houtzen, Jukebox, $9 Formality, Trapeze Artist,, $11 Eptimum, Kementari, Tulip, Merchant Navy, $13 Property, $17 Goodfella, $26 Bandipur, Lone Eagle, $34 Limestone, $41 Andaz, Dracarys, Summer Passage, $67 Malahat, $101 Wassergeist, $201 The Mission.

Nominations for the 2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11×53 ANDAZ Super Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Chris Waller 72
2 7×12121 BANDIPUR C 3 James Cummings 79
3 11110×2133 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
4 15×218 DRACARYS C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 80
5 5×111 EPTIMUM Super Vobis Bonus Scheme G 3 Toby Edmonds 83
6 11302×1101 FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 98
7 552124×811 GOODFELLA C 3 Bjorn Baker 83
8 11115×317 HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds 97
9 1x6x71 INVINCIBLE STAR F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 83
10 11×122 JUKEBOX C 3 Aaron Purcell 88
11 21×432 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 100
12 3112x4F5 LIMESTONE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Darren Weir 76
13 261893 LONE EAGLE C 3 Mick Price 74
14 33x10x3144 MALAHAT C 3 James Cummings 74
15 111×10 MERCHANT NAVY C 3 Aaron Purcell 82
16 21151×4 PROPERTY G 3 Robert Smerdon 89
17 2112×826 SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 89
18 34161×7060 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry 95
19 14163×641 TRAPEZE ARTIST C 3 Gerald Ryan 107
20 124135×245 TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 82
21 11×11 VIRIDINE C 3 James Cummings 90
22 52103 WASSERGEIST C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 65

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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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