Turnbull Stakes Nominations
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 ?
|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|
|10||KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR)||Danny O’Brien|
|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)|
|17||SHARED AMBITION (IRE)||Chris Waller|
|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|