To The World Included In 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

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The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations have been released and the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick on April 11 is set to include two Japanese runners after To The World and Tosen Stardom were included in the initial entries.

Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is one of 120 horses that have been included in the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations. Photo by: Steve Hart

Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist is one of 120 horses that have been included in the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations. Photo by: Steve Hart

To The World made his racing debut made his racing debut in 2013 and has quickly stamped himself as one of the most talented horses in Japan, despite failing to break through for a win at the highest level of racing.

The King Kamehameha entire scored his maiden win at black type level when he took out the Group 2 Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho (2011m) at Nakayama in March last year and was second behind Isla Bonita in the Group 1 Japanese 2000 Guineas (2011m) at the same venue on April 20 before he finished a slightly disappointing fifth in the Group 1 Japanese Derby (2413m) at Tokyo on June 1.

To The World returned to racing with a second place finish in the Group 2 Asahihai St. Lite Kinen (2213m) at Niigata on September 21 and he failed to fire in the Group 1 Japanese St Leger (3000m) at Kyoto on October 26 before he produced the best performance of his career to date when he finished second behind champion mare Gentildonna in the Group 1 The Arima Kinen (2500m) at Nakayam on December 28 – beating the likes of Gold Ship, Just A Way and Epiphaneia.

Tosen Stardom finished behind To The World in both the Japanese 2000 Guineas and the Japanese Derby, but had the measure of his rival in the Japanese St Leger before he took out the Group 3 The Challenge Cup (1800m) at Hanshin at the end of last year.

Melbourne-based hoop Nick Hall has been booked to ride To The World in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), while Tommy Berry will take the ride on Tosen Stardom.

One of the most popular horses in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations is Ed Dunlop-trained Red Cadeaux, who is guaranteed to make the trip to Australia for the Australian Cup and The Championships.

Red Cadeaux will be returning to Australia for the fifth time in his racing career after finishing third in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes could also feature a Hong Kong-trained presence in the form of 2014 Hong Kong Vase winner Dominant, but the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) is considered the more likely target for the promising stayer.

The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations are packed full of quality and Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist and Cox Plate winner Adelaide are a chance of meeting for the first time in the $4 million event.

Protectionist recorded one of the most dominant wins in recent Melbourne Cup history at Flemington last year and he is on track to start his autumn campaign in the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on February 28 before returning to Group 1 level for the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on March 14.

Owners Australian Bloodstock will then decide whether Protectionist remains at 2000 metres for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes or steps up to 2400 metres for the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) a fortnight earlier.

Adelaide has not made a public appearance since his memorable win in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in October of last year, but connections revealed this morning that he is on track to return to racing in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m).

The Galileo entire was also included in the nominations for the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) that were released this afternoon, but the Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the major autumn target for the two-time Group 1 winner.

Trainer Chris Waller will be chasing his third win in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Adelaide and he has also included Group 1 winner Beaten Up, Boban, Foreteller, Hawkspur, He’s Your Man, Moriarty, Preferment, Royal Descent, Sacred Falls and Who Shot Thebarman in the nominations for the race.

It’s A Dundeel won the 2014 edition of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes a year after winning the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and Criterion will have the chance to replicate that effort in 2015.

Criterion produced an outstanding performance to finish third behind Designs On Rome and Military Attack in the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) in December and he is set to follow a similar path to Adelaide in the autumn.

No three-year-old has won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes since Intergaze in 1997, but the likes of Almalad, Bondeiger, First Seal, Hampton Court, Hallowed Crown, Merion, Scissor Kick and Shooting To Win have been included in the nominations.

Other interesting horses in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations include talented mare Cosmic Endeavour, Godolphin import Contributer, cult hero The Cleaner, imported galloper Tales Of Grimm, four-time Group 1 winner Silent Achiever and Perth Cup winner Real Love.

2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations

# Form Horse Trainer Handicap
1 1x2122131x ADELAIDE (IRE) Chris Waller N/A
2 1211x6745x AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher N/A
3 22145x525x AKZAR (IRE) Darren Weir N/A
4 x11x94180x ALMALAD Gai Waterhouse N/A
5 9x36211x0x AMRALAH (IRE) Robert Hickmott N/A
6 1127x1080x AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings 103
7 801112x10x ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke N/A
8 1811x1x AS NEEDED Anthony Cummings 80
9 x426x4381x AU REVOIR (IRE) Peter G Moody N/A
10 x1x3114x0x AY NO DIGAS (GER) Kris Lees 69
11 4311335x7x BAGMAN Chris Waller 104
12 9021x42x8x BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller 110
13 5383x8431x BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 91
14 10x281023x BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy N/A
15 70x4559x9x BOBAN Chris Waller 113
16 317x32303x BOLD SNIPER (GB) Gai Waterhouse N/A
17 3x21172x BONDEIGER Danny O’Brien N/A
18 07x323620x BULL POINT Chris Waller 100
19 221112x COMPLACENT John O’Shea N/A
20 24x131x18x CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 104
21 164213111x COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Gai Waterhouse 109
22 1x67x0615x COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) Mick Price N/A
23 1x3722753x CRITERION (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
24 515215565x DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride 102
25 35x700x15x DIAMETRIC (IRE) Chris Waller N/A
26 58141x879x DIAMOND DRILLE Gai Waterhouse 106
27 60x1126x3x DISSIDENT Peter G Moody N/A
28 3587x0004x DOMINANT (IRE) John Moore N/A
29 1114x1828x ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
30 20x23x715x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) Gai Waterhouse N/A
31 21x216x23x EXTRA NOBLE (GB) Michael Moroney N/A
32 090354366x FAST DRAGON Bruce Wallace N/A
33 231830x5x FIREHOUSE ROCK David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
34 4x12112x FIRST SEAL John P Thompson 103
35 111x22221x FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings 113
36 89x431850x FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 113
37 034x40100x FOREVER LOVED (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 96
38 3x FRANCOME (NZ) Andrew R Campbell N/A
39 114x494x2x GAMBLIN’ GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas N/A
40 x427x6095x GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott N/A
41 7x4x11x9Px GUEST OF HONOUR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
42 11x114x HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings N/A
43 10x834118x HAMPTON COURT Gai Waterhouse N/A
44 2x5820561x HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara N/A
45 13x521167x HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea N/A
46 11x6x HAURAKI John O’Shea N/A
47 7514080x0x HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 108
48 21x480x01x HERA (NZ) Kris Lees 96
49 09x7114x HERNE’S OAK Bjorn Baker N/A
50 82x HERRSCHAFT Gerard Betros N/A
51 40x313112x HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller 110
52 x718547x2x HIMALAYA DREAM (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
53 131x HONG KONG CAPTAIN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
54 34x471315x HOOKED John P Thompson N/A
55 128x20121x I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller 107
56 9x5373350x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea N/A
57 11x1x IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman N/A
58 2x262x213x JIAYUGUAN (IRE) John P Thompson N/A
59 43x861D70x JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 108
60 4211x6650x KIRRAMOSA (NZ) John Sargent N/A
61 x820x8830x LASER HAWK Joseph Pride 105
62 3196x5321x LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy N/A
63 x11212x84x LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes N/A
64 145x867x6x LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke N/A
65 90x544260x LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody N/A
66 013x16130x LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 111
67 5x12155x MAGICOOL Mark Kavanagh N/A
68 11x4169x3x MERION (NZ) Michael Moroney N/A
69 10111x MONGOLIAN KHAN Murray Baker N/A
70 x042710x0x MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price N/A
71 x55610831x MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller N/A
72 85x7334x1x NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105
73 NORTHERN SOLSTICE (GB) Gai Waterhouse N/A
74 x90x06x07x ONLY A PLEASURE (IRE) Archie Alexander N/A
75 x1341Dx00x ORATOR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
76 3x1312x24x PAJARO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse N/A
77 x558611x2x PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
78 841531012x POP ’N’ SCOTCH Liam Birchley N/A
79 x15139x41x PORNICHET (FR) Gai Waterhouse N/A
80 7322421x PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
81 1x PRIMEIRO Greg Eurell N/A
82 31x221141x PROTECTIONIST (GER) Kris Lees N/A
83 05x418x23x PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay N/A
84 23x212111x REAL LOVE Adam Durrant N/A
85 4x60x4726x RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop N/A
86 241x47226x RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan 108
87 525x22220x ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller N/A
88 16533x300x RYKER Gai Waterhouse N/A
89 412x44140x SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
90 32x311111x SAKHEE’S SOLDIER (NZ) Murray Baker N/A
91 11x3620x8x SAN DIEGO John O’Shea N/A
92 x111229x1x SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara N/A
93 11x82311x SHOOTING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden N/A
94 212x60117x SHUBAWI Emma Longmire 60
95 1114x4593x SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James 116
96 68x610127x SINGING FLAME Kevin Moses 89
97 x3030x540x SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees N/A
98 429x72845x SOLICIT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra N/A
99 x31211x18x SONNTAG Henry Dwyer N/A
100 4143x33x1x SORIANO (NZ) Graeme & Deborah Rogerson N/A
101 81x247844x SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
102 44x527012x SPY DECODER (NZ) Anthony Cummings 80
103 4226x1107x STAR FASHION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
104 239x16800x STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison N/A
105 3121122x2x STRATUM STAR Darren Weir N/A
106 897x00000x STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings N/A
107 76x12N311x SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston N/A
108 1x11138x SWEYNESSE John O’Shea N/A
109 7470546x1x TALES OF GRIMM (USA) Sam Kavanagh N/A
110 0112x9121x TARLOSHAN (NZ) Graeme Boyd N/A
111 212111939x THE CLEANER Mick Burles N/A
112 1218x2311x TINTO Rex Lipp N/A
113 1125x20x2x TO THE WORLD (JPN) Yasutoshi Ikee N/A
114 x1x00x781x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Yasutoshi Ikee N/A
115 85506x380x TOYDINI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 109
116 44x404730x WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse N/A
117 1x11x1x WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig N/A
118 132x560x1x WEARY (FR) Chris Waller 108
119 19x071103x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller N/A
120 76x6186x4x WOODBINE Gai Waterhouse N/A

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


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