Super star mare Winx is in line to claim back to back wins after heading up the nominations for the 2018 Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 14, day two of The Championships.

Winx, above, heads up the nominations for the 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Winx, above, heads up the nominations for the 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Winx is one of seventeen horses from the Chris Waller stable that are among the one hundred and twenty-one horses nominated for the weight for age Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Last year’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes was one of Winx’s twenty-two successive wins when she beat the James Cummings trained Hartnell and Sense Of Occasion.

Winx hasn’t raced since winning her third straight Group 1 $3m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival and is ready to kick off her 2018 Autumn Carnival in the Group 1 $600,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on March 3.

Waller’s other Group 1 winners that are nominated for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes are Egg Tart, Foxplay and Shillelagh as well as several imports that include the Japanese galloper Admire Winner and Satono Rason.

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir has seven nominations for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and include Group 1 winners Gailo Chop, Humidor and Tosen Stardom.

Gailo Chop has hit winning form early in the Autumn with a first up victory in the Group 3 $150,000 Ladbrokes TS Carlyon Cup (1600m) at Caulfield last Saturday while Tosen Stardom wasn’t disgraced with a first up eleventh, only two and a half lengths behind the winner Hartnell in the Group 1 $500,000 Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield last Saturday.

Humidor is set to kick off his 2018 Autumn Carnival campaign in the Group 1 $500,000 italktravel Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 24.

The James Cummings trained Godolphin Team has only three entries, the promising Kementari, Flight Stakes winner Alizee and last year’s runner’s up Hartnell, who returned to the race track in great order to win the Group 1 $500,000 Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield last Saturday.

Champion Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien has nominated two horses for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Group 1 winner Deauville and the lightly raced War Decree.

Nominations for the 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 0x72586x6x ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent
2 x155111x5x ACE HIGH C 3 David Payne
3 1213x3x ADDICTIVE NATURE C 3 Bjorn Baker
4 4233323x6x ADMIRAL JELLO G 5 Kris Lees
5 ADMIRE WINNER (JPN) H 4 Chris Waller
6 121x22027x AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees
7 25x124113x ALIZEE F 3 James Cummings
8 111x21402x ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Liam Howley
9 2x12x5116x ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Aaron Purcell
10 541141124x ALWARD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
11 0x24x45x0x AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 6 Anthony Freedman
12 40x542776x ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
13 504082525x ARTICUS (FR) G 6 Kris Lees
14 6412127x5x AUVRAY (FR) G 7 Richard Freedman
15 1302x4279x BARBIE’S BOY G 4 Louise Bonella
16 311743x BERDIBEK (FR) G 4 John O’Shea
17 1111x1160x BONNEVAL (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
18 4x2123x53x BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir
19 432102x BRING ME ROSES F 3 Tony McEvoy
20 6464x4311x CELEBRIS G 4 Richard Freedman
21 x80222511x CLASSIC UNIFORM G 5 Gary Moore
22 1812126x1x CLIFF’S EDGE C 3 Darren Weir
23 CLINCHER (JPN) H 4 Hiroshi Miyamoto
24 5338x1160x COMIN’ THROUGH G 4 Chris Waller
25 2x3x321x2x CONSENSUS (NZ) M 6 Stephen Mckee
26 CROCOSMIA (JPN) M 5 Katsuichi Nishiura
27 11x1x D’ARGENTO C 3 Chris Waller
28 x72133230x DEAUVILLE (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
29 DEIRDRE (JPN) M 4 Mitsuru Hashida
30 033x42143x DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 5 Ron Quinton
31 25x0636x5x ECHO EFFECT G 4 Kristen Buchanan
32 80x348248x ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
33 11111x270x EGG TART M 4 Chris Waller
34 5x0x360x3x ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller
35 311900821x FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
36 141x23475x FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller
37 11110x1x FRANCALETTA M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
38 0143150x1x GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir
39 11x242x7x GEORGE PATTON (USA) H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
40 12x23x1x GET THAT JIVE G 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
41 x81108326x GOODFELLA C 3 Bjorn Baker
42 3x11x GRUNT (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
43 6x34x4x04x HALLELUJAH BOY (JPN) H 5 Kris Lees
44 25x121262x HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster
45 x515867x2x HARLEM (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
46 2x12290x1x HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings
47 910x56685x HEAVENS ABOVE M 6 Tim Martin
48 747x46880x HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
49 2x6813520x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
50 126x69650x INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
51 45712x232x JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley
52 311x68139x JON SNOW (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
53 22x173314x KARAVALI (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees
54 21x4320x1x KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings
55 027530x00x LASQUETI SPIRIT M 4 Lee Curtis
56 1x1661x5x LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis
57 22x253920x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
58 021x76001x LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
59 15x2114x3x LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 5 Archie Alexander
60 1776214x LUVALUVA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
61 0x0x65359x MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
62 3x212135x MAIN STAGE (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
63 337x76430x MAURUS (GB) G 7 John P Thompson
64 495x84730x MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
65 280x24150x MEINER HONEY (JPN) H 5 Hironori Kurita
66 3122x4117x MEINER SAGE (JPN) H 6 Yuichi Shikato
67 MISSION HILL C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
68 x3x128x25x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller
69 111x080x9x MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
70 0x4x57x15x MR GARCIA (GB) G 5 Darren Weir
71 MY STYLE (JPN) H 4 Mitsugu Kon
72 631x7x NETTOYER M 4 Wendy Roche
73 4151244x3x NICOLETTA (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
74 1x01x7026x NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees
75 213x00118x ODEON (NZ) G 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
76 6x4613x72x ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 6 Chris Waller
77 15x810583x OREGON’S DAY M 4 Mick Price
78 611x PALAZZO VECCHIO F 3 Mick Price
79 312x1x PEACEFUL STATE C 3 Darren Weir
80 1422x6278x PERFECT RHYME M 4 Ron Leemon
81 13173x POETIC DREAM (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
82 12123x316x PORTMAN (NZ) G 5 Danny O’Brien
83 6202720x2x PRIZED ICON H 4 Kris Lees
84 1x661x025x RADIPOLE (IRE) G 5 Michael Moroney
85 1538x3x26x RAINBOW LINE (JPN) H 5 Hidekazu Asami
86 0x1401241x REKINDLING (GB) H 4 Liam Howley
87 842122212x RISING RED (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
88 48x111x76x ROMAN SON G 4 Richard Freedman
89 1412x3x50x SARRASIN (GB) H 6 Richard Freedman
90 SATONO ARTHUR (JPN) H 4 Yasutoshi Ikee
91 1x1x1x1x SATONO CROWN (JPN) H 6 Noriyuki Hori
92 SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 6 Chris Waller
93 2x4x SEMARI (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
94 3361x8899x SENSE OF OCCASION G 7 Kris Lees
95 2147x3112x SEVENTH UP (NZ) G 7 Shelley Hale
96 010x731x0x SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
97 090x56111x SINGING (FR) H 8 Kris Lees
98 x054420x2x SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive
99 07x5x8650x SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 6 Liam Howley
100 7x1413x SKY BOY G 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
101 x22833005x SO SI BON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
102 x35011254x SOUND PROPOSITION (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees
103 204x77x52x SPIRITJIM (FR) H 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
104 212411x13x STAMPEDE H 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
105 1x2x2x SUCCESS DAYS (IRE) H 6 Ken Condon
106 23x11432x SULLY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
107 11x220342x SUPPLY AND DEMAND G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
108 SUZUKA DEVIOUS (JPN) H 7 Mitsuru Hashida
109 30x716393x TESTASHADOW G 6 Gary Portelli
110 x47560x74x THE BANDIT (JPN) G 6 John P Thompson
111 446925041x THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 4 Liam Howley
112 x22226230x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
113 x536181x0x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir
114 1x5x76200x VENTURA STORM (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
115 1x WAR DECREE (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
116 3059x1153x WHEAL LEISURE M 4 Archie Alexander
117 WIN BRIGHT (JPN) H 4 Yoshihiro Hatakeyama
118 111x11111x WINX M 6 Chris Waller
119 822063x34x WYNDSPELLE (NZ) H 4 Michael Kent
120 1x YAMAKATSU ACE (JPN) H 6 Kaneo Ikezoe
121 612x70100x ZANBAGH M 7 John P Thompson

About The Author

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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