A quality group of seventeen fillies make up the nominations for the 2018 Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.
2017 Spring Carnival Group 1 winners Alizee and Aloisia are among the Vinery Stud Stakes nominations as well as last start winners Unforgotten and Luvaluva.
The John Sargent trained Luvaluva regained her winning Spring Carnival with an impressive victory in the Group 3 $200,000 Carlton Draught Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) at Kembla Grange on March 16.
Luvaluva showed her class during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival with a win in the Group 2 $300,000 G.H.Mumm Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington and Sargent was impressed with the filly’s win over the 1600m at Kembla Grange.
“That was above expectations over the mile,” Sargent said.
“But when they are good they are good and she hit the line great.”
“I think you will see a better horses at four. She is one of those horses that is more like a mare now. It is onwards and upwards.”
The Chris Waller trained Unforgotten was quick to get back into the winner’s stall in the Group 2 $200,000 Chandon S Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on March 17 after failing to beat a runner home at her previous start when eleventh in the Group 1 $500,000 James Boag’s Premium Surround Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on March 3.
Unforgotten was sent back to the barrier trials after being diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia following the Surround Stakes but was quick to find winning for again.
The James Cummings trained Alizee claimed the Group 1 $500,000 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick during the 2017 Sydney Spring Carnival and resumed from a spell for a first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on February 17.
The Sepoy filly has failed to fill a place at two starts since for a sixth to Shoals in the Surround Stakes followed by a thirteenth to Daysee Doom Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on March 17.
The Aaron Purcell trained Aloisia is also struggling to regain her Spring form that saw her win the Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield and the Group 2 $200,000 Drummond Gold Vase (2040m) at The Valley.
Aloisia was beaten just over two lengths when a first up fifth in the Group 3 $150,000 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington on February 17 and then finished well down the track when thirteenth in the Group 1 $1m Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 3.
Kiwi filly Danzdanzdance is also among the nominations for the Vinery Stud Stakes and even though she is the winner of one race from five starts, the Chris Gibbs trained filly has shown her class with a last start third to Vin De Dance in the Group 1 NZ$1m NZ Derby (2400m) at Ellerslie in New Zealand on March 3.\
Early betting for the 2018 Vinery Stud Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4.50 Unforgotten, $5 Luvaluva, $5.50 Aloisia, $7 Alizee, $9 Danzdanzdance, Bring Me Roses, $11 Torvill, Hiyaam, $13 All Too Soon, $15 Rimraam, Semari, $21 Wedgie, Chilly Cha Cha, $41 Dancers, $51 Miss Admiration, $81 Missybeel, $151 Madame Markievicz.
Nominations for the 2018 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m)
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|2||38x331x112||ALL TOO SOON||F||3||David Payne||79|
|3||12x5116x50||ALOISIA (NZ)||F||3||Aaron Purcell||105|
|4||432102×230||BRING ME ROSES||F||3||Tony McEvoy||97|
|5||8x211x411||CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ)||F||3||Kris Lees||71|
|8||5x12343x3||HIYAAM (NZ)||F||3||Mick Price||85|
|9||1776214×61||LUVALUVA (NZ)||F||3||John Sargent||95|
|10||444||MADAME MARKIEVICZ (NZ)||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings||57|
|11||66x8405x41||MISS ADMIRATION||F||3||Mick Price||62|
|12||21×6731||MISSYBEEL (NZ)||F||3||Bjorn Baker||66|
|13||221237×134||RIMRAAM (NZ)||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||90|
|14||2×411||SEMARI (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||66|
|17||0x113||WEDGIE||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||75|