Futurity Stakes Nominations
The Danny O’Brien-trained four-year-old entire Russian Camelot is amongst entries for the $500,000 feature event. The Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) winner would go on to run third in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) won by Sir Dragonet. He then finished eight in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m).
Arcadia Queen had several battles with Russian Camelot during the spring and the Grant and Alana Williams-trained five-year-old mare turned the tables in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m). She was fifth in the Cox Plate prior to winning the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).
The Futurity Stakes looks stacked with the likes of David Jolly’s five-year-old gelding Behemoth nominated. He put together back-to-back Group 1 wins in the Memsie Stakes (1400m) and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m).
Streets Of Avalon captured the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) with a fighting win over Imaging and Crosshaven. All three placegetters from the CF Orr Stakes have been entered for the Futurity.
See below for the full list of nominations for Saturday’s feature event.
2021 Futurity Stakes Nominations
|1||AMISH BOY||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|2||ARCADIA QUEEN||Grant & Alana Williams|
|4||CROSSHAVEN||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes|
|5||IMAGING (GB)||Chris Waller|
|6||MR QUICKIE||Phillip Stokes|
|7||OLE KIRK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|8||PROBABEEL (NZ)||Jamie Richards|
|9||RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien|
|10||SO SI BON||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes|
|11||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|12||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols|
|13||TOO CLOSE THE SUN||Lindsey Smith|