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:
LINKY DINK (NZ)
|John P Thompson||4||55.5||94|
MY EMOTION (NZ)
|John P Thompson||6||55.5||80|
SET FOR FAME
|Peter G Moody||7||55.5||99|
NO EVIDENCE NEEDED
|John P Thompson||12||55.5||86|
CHATEAU D’YQUEM (NZ)
|Peter G Moody||16||55.5||68|
|M. Ellerton & S. Zahra||17||55.5||68|