2010 Kewney Stakes Nominations

March 2nd, 2010

This Saturday, March 6, the $400, 000 Group 2 Kewney Stakes will take place as part of the elite line-up of feature races held on Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing.

The three headline events at the meeting are $1 million Group 1 Newmarket Handicap, $1 million Australian Cup and the $750, 000 Australian Guineas, but the 2010 Tabcorp Kewney Stakes has also drawn a start studded lot of nominations.

A larger than capacity field of 18 fillies have been nominated for Saturday’s set weights feature including Bart Cumming’s impressive Crown Oaks winner Faint Perfume.

The Kewney Stakes will be Faint Perfume’s first race start since taking out the Crown Oaks at Flemington in November last year and Cummings is hoping the three-year-old daughter of Shamardal will pick up where she left off.

David Hayes has his consistent Fastnet Rock filly Irish Lights nominated for the Kewney Stakes on Saturday as well in the Group 1 Australian Guineas.

Other classy females nominated for the 2010 Kewney Stakes include the Gai Waterhouse-trained Angus Armanasco Stakes runner-up Gigas and three top chances from local trainer John Thompson – Linky Dink, So Anyway and No Evidence Needed.

The final field of 16 fillies for the 2010 Kewney Stakes will be announced later in the week and published here.

2010 Tabcorp Kewney Stakes Nominations:

No.

Horse

Trainer

Ballot

Weight (kg)

Handicapper Rating

1
FAINT PERFUME
Bart Cummings 1 55.5 105
2
ROSTOVA
Steve Richards 2 55.5 99
3
IRISH LIGHTS
David Hayes 3 55.5 104
4
LINKY DINK (NZ)
John P Thompson 4 55.5 94
5
MY EMOTION (NZ)
Michael Kent 5 55.5 94
6
SO ANYWAY
John P Thompson 6 55.5 80
7
SET FOR FAME
Peter G Moody 7 55.5 99
8
TRIM
Peter Snowden 8 55.5 89
9
EUROPA POINT
Lee Freedman 9 55.5 86
10
GIGAS
Gai Waterhouse 10 55.5 89
11
BABY CORN
Lee Freedman 11 55.5 78
12
NO EVIDENCE NEEDED
John P Thompson 12 55.5 86
13
JOLIE BRISE
Pat Hyland 13 55.5 86
14
FOMALITE
Shane Fliedner 14 55.5 78
15
MISTY BLUE
Greg Eurell 15 55.5 74
16
CHATEAU D’YQUEM (NZ)
Peter G Moody 16 55.5 68
17
RESPONSE
M. Ellerton & S. Zahra 17 55.5 68
18
MAXMOLLIEAVA
Tony Noonan 18 55.5 60