Jameka heads 2016 Vinery Stud Stakes nominations

By: Mark Mazzaglia
March 21st, 2016

Crown Oaks winner Jameka heads the twenty nominations for the Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Crown Oaks winner Jameka, above, heads the nominations for the Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Crown Oaks winner Jameka, above, heads the nominations for the Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Ciaron Maher trained Jameka was the winner of the Group 1 $1m Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington during the 2015 Melbourne Spring Carnival and was having her third run back from a spell when third to Tarzino in the Group 1 $600,000 Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill last Saturday.

Former New Zealand trained filly Risque is one of three fillies David Hayes and Tom Dabernig has nominated for the Vinery Stud Stakes.

Risque scored at her first race start for the Lindsay Park Team with a win in the Group 3 $150,000 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 13 before running third to Palentino in the Group 1 $750,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 5.

Hayes and Dabernig have also entered Sacred Eye, a last start fifth to Group 2 $175,000 Cellarbrations Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on March 12, and Thousand Guineas winner Stay With Me who finished fourth in the Group 1 $1m Girvan Waugh Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick on March 5.

Group 1 winning Kiwi filly Valley Girl has been nominated for the Vinery Stud Stakes.

The Donna Logan trained filly won the Group 1 NZ$300,000 Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa in New Zealand on February 13 before running fifth to in the Group 1 NZ$750,000 TV3 BMW NZ Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie on March 5 at her last start.

Golden Slipper winning trainers Peter And Paul Snowden have nominated the improving Happy Hannah and the consistent Self Esteem.

Happy Hannah will be stepping up sharply in class after winning a 1600m BenchMark 67 at Warwick Farm on March 9 while Self Esteem latest effort saw her run second in a 1900m BenchMark 85 at Rosehill on March 12.

Vinery Stud Stakes nominations: Ambience, Asinara, Aurora’s Star, Believe, Capella, Chabaud, Happy Hannah, Heartlings, Honesta, Jameka, Lonely Orphan, Peggy’s Cove, Risque, Sacred Eye, Sailing By, Self Esteem, Single Gaze, Stay With Me, Valley Girl, Zasorceress.

Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Add your comment and join the discussion.