Tancred Stakes Nominations

Tancred Stakes Nominations Melody Belle (PA Images)

The Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) nominations were released on Monday with 23 entries for Saturday’s $1.5 million feature.

Star New Zealand mare Melody Belle headlines the list of Tancred Stakes nominations. Trained by Jamie Richards, the six-year-old mare has won 19 races from 38 starts, including 14 at Group 1 level as she won the Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes (2000m) at her most recent start on March 13.

She was most recently seen in Australia back in November when finishing third behind Arcadia Queen in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

The James Cummings-trained four-year-old mare Colette and Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained Sir Dragonet are both nominated for the Tancred. Sir Dragonet finished fourth in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) run on March 27 while Colette was also in the race as she finished fifth.

Chris Waller’s four-year-old mare Toffee Tongue is another key nomination. She won the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) on March 13.

View the full list of nominations for the Tancred Stakes below.

2021 Tancred Stakes Nominations

Horse Trainer
1 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees
2 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
3 CHAPADA Michael Moroney
4 COLETTE James Cummings
5 COLLIDE (GB) Kris Lees
6 ENTENTE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
7 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
8 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards
9 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien
10 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
11 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees
12 NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) Peter G Moody
13 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
14 SACRAMENTO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
15 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker
16 SHRAAOH (IRE) Chris Waller
17 SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
18 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
19 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney
20 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
21 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham
22 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
23 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller