Turnbull Stakes Nominations

Trent Orwin in Turnbull Stakes 28 Sep 2020
Turnbull Stakes Nominations Verry Elleegant has been nominated for the Turnbull Stakes (PA Images)

The Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday has attracted 23 nominations.

Chris Waller’s five-year-old mare Verry Elleegant is one of the leading nominations for the Turnbull Stakes. Narrowly winning the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) when fresh, Verry Elleegant had a luckless run in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) as she ran fourth behind stablemate Kolding.

Melbourne Cup (3200m) hopeful Surprise Baby has also been nominated for the Turnbull Stakes. The six-year-old gelding is trained by Paul Preusker and comes off a second placing behind Humidor in the Group 2 Feehan Stakes (1600m) at The Valley on September 5. That was Surprise Baby’s first run since finishing fifth in the 2019 Melbourne Cup.

Master Of Wine, Mugatoo and Fierce Impact are other key nominations for Saturday’s feature event.

2020 Turnbull Stakes Nominations 👇

HorseTrainer
1AKTAU (GB)Michael Moroney
2DALASANLeon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
3DJANGO FREEMAN (GER)Robert Hickmott
4FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)Matthew Smith
5FINCHE (GB)Chris Waller
6GAME KEEPERTony & Calvin McEvoy
7HARLEM (GB)Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
8IN GOOD HEALTHPeter G Moody
9KINANE (NZ)Chris Waller
10KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR)Danny O’Brien
11KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)Chris Waller
12MASTER OF WINE (GER)Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13MIRAGE DANCER (GB)Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
14MUGATOO (IRE)Kris Lees
15MUSTAJEER (GB)Kris Lees
16OCEANEX (NZ)Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
17SHARED AMBITION (IRE)Chris Waller
18SUPERSTORMGrant & Alana Williams
19SURPRISE BABY (NZ)Paul Preusker
20TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ)Chris Waller
21VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)Chris Waller
22VOW AND DECLAREDanny O’Brien
23WARNINGAnthony & Sam Freedman