Chipping Norton Stakes Nominations

Chipping Norton Stakes Nominations Verry Elleegant (PA Images)

See which horses feature in the 2022 Chipping Norton Stakes nominations and stay up to date with the latest entries for the Randwick mile event.

Below are the 2021 nominations:

Nominations for Saturday’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick were announced on Monday with 15 entries received.

Champion trainer Chris Waller has nominated six horses for the race with Bucharest, Funstar, Kolding, Star Of The Seas, Toffee Tongue and Verry Elleegant entered for the weight-for-age feature.

Five-year-old mare Verry Elleegant has won 11 races from 26 starts with her biggest career win coming in October last year; during that month Verry Elleegant won the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

Five-year-old gelding Kolding captured the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) last year and has been runner up in both starts this preparation in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m).

Cox Plate (2040m) winner Sir Dragonet is amongst the nominations after struggling in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) when beaten 10 lengths.

The Apollo Stakes winner Colette has been nominated for the Chipping Norton Stakes. Trained by James Cummings, the four-year-old Godolphin mare won the rich $7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) in October and resumed with a two-length win in the Apollo.

Cummings has also entered Avilius for the race as the seven-year-old gelding looks to return from a spell.

See below for the full list of nominations for the $600,000 race.

2021 Chipping Norton Stakes Nominations

Horse Trainer
1 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings
2 BUCHAREST Chris Waller
3 COLETTE James Cummings
4 COLLIDE (GB) Kris Lees
5 FUNSTAR Chris Waller
6 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller
7 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
8 MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees
9 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings
10 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
11 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
13 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller
14 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller
15 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller