Turnbull Stakes Nominations

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 ?

Horse Trainer
1 AKTAU (GB) Michael Moroney
2 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
3 DJANGO FREEMAN (GER) Robert Hickmott
4 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith
5 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller
6 GAME KEEPER Tony & Calvin McEvoy
7 HARLEM (GB) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes
8 IN GOOD HEALTH Peter G Moody
9 KINANE (NZ) Chris Waller
11 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller
12 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
14 MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees
15 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees
16 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
18 SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams
19 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Paul Preusker
20 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller
21 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller
22 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien
23 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman