Flight Stakes Nominations

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Flight Stakes Nominations Dame Giselle (yellow) is one of the key nominations (PA Images)

Saturday’s Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick has attracted 55 nominations.

The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old filly Hungry Heart is one of the key nominations for this year’s Flight Stakes. Winner of the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) as a two year old, Hungry Heart has raced twice this preparation for a pair of half-length defeats behind Dame Giselle in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m).

Dame Giselle is the other big nomination for the Flight Stakes and she chases a fourth straight win for Peter and Paul Snowden. Dame Giselle has won five of her nine starts, including all three since resuming from a spell in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) on August 22.

The David Payne-trained Montefilia finished fourth in the Tea Rose Stakes and looms as a solid Flight Stakes contender with the mile potentially suiting the daughter of Kermadec. Montefilia has won two races from her five career starts.

2020 Flight Stakes Nominations ?

Horse Trainer
1 AIDENSFIELD Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
2 ALIGHTED Anthony Cummings
3 AMURI Tony & Calvin McEvoy
4 ANITRA Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
5 BARGAIN (NZ) Mark Newnham
6 CENTIMENTAL Chris Waller
7 CLASSY PINS (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 COVENT GARDEN Chris Waller
9 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden
11 DUBAI STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
12 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham
13 FALL ON A STAR Kris Lees
14 FINE IMPACT Anthony Cummings
15 GIOVANNA RUN Chris Waller
16 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller
17 JEANNE D’ARC Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
18 JOEY’S GIFT Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
19 JOVIALITY Chris Waller
20 KAAKIT AKIT Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
21 KISUKANO Michael Nolan
22 LA VERNAZZA (NZ) Jamie Richards
23 LAND AHOY John Sargent
24 LATIN LYRIC Craig Carmody
25 LETZBEGLAM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
26 MAJESTIC WINGS Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
27 MASHRABIYA James Cummings
28 MELBA STORM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
29 MIRAVALLE Mark Newnham
30 MISS CABARET Michael Costa
31 MISS CANADA Kris Lees
32 MISS CONDUCT Anthony & Sam Freedman
33 MONTEFILIA David Payne
34 MONTIA Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
35 OBIRI Edward Cummings
36 OBVIOUS STEP David Payne
37 ONLY MINE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
38 ORPHEUM Ron Quinton
39 PALASZCZUK (NZ) Michael Costa
41 PERFECT WORLD Anthony & Sam Freedman
42 RED STILETTO Anthony Cummings
43 ROCK MY WAND Matthew Smith
44 SEQUANA Kris Lees
45 SO FAR AWAY Peter & Paul Snowden
46 SPECTACLE Tony & Calvin McEvoy
47 STELLAR PAULINE Peter & Paul Snowden
48 SWEET REPLY Richard & Michael Freedman
49 THE ACTUARY Tony Gollan
50 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings
51 TRUE FAITH Kris Lees
52 VAN CLEEF Anthony & Sam Freedman
53 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
54 WINNING BUSINESS Clare Cunningham
55 YOSEMITE (NZ) Robbie Griffiths