Oakleigh Plate Nominations

Oakleigh Plate Nominations Zoutori (PA Images)

Nominations for the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield were announced on Monday with 20 entries received.

The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained five-year-old gelding Zoutori is one of the 20 nominations. Three starts ago he won the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) at Flemington before capturing the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at his next start.

Zoutori was last seen running fourth behind Bivouac and Nature Strip in the Group 1 Darley Sprint Classic (1200m).

Four-year-old gelding Ancestry has won his last four starts for trainer Phillip Stokes and has been entered for the $500,000 feature race. Ancestry won the Listed GH Mumm Century Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on November 5 prior to a spell. He has had a pair of trials leading up to his return to racing.

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained three-year-old colt Anders was a dominant winner of the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) before finishing third of three runners in the Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) when beaten as a $1.35 favourite.

See below for the full list of nominations for Saturday’s sprint.

2021 Oakleigh Plate Nominations

Horse Trainer
1 ANCESTRY Phillip Stokes
2 ANDERS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
3 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards
4 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
6 CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams
7 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
8 GARNER Gordon Richards
9 HANSEATIC Anthony & Sam Freedman
10 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly
12 MIZZY Anthony Cummings
13 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
14 PORTLAND SKY Matt Laurie
15 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman
16 RANTING (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens
17 RIDING THE WAVE Lindsey Smith
18 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
19 SWORD OF MERCY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
20 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra