Underwood Stakes Nominations
The Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield has attracted 18 nominations.
Danny O’Brien’s South Australian Derby (2500m) winner Russian Camelot heads the list of nominations for Saturday’s Underwood Stakes.
The four-year-old entire returned to the races with a slashing second behind Fierce Impact in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. He has won three of his six races as he heads towards the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m).
Western Australian mare Arcadia Queen is another entrant following a second placing in the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) second up from a spell. A winner of six from 11, Arcadia Queen is trained by Grant and Alana Williams and she won over the distance when capturing the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) in 2018.
Fierce Impact will chase back-to-back Group 1 victories for trainer Matthew Smith. The seven-year-old entire put the writing on the wall when finishing third in the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) won by Verry Elleegant.
Other key nominations include Mr Quickie, Master Of Wine, Humidor, Kings Will Dream and Surprise Baby.
2020 Underwood Stakes Nominations 👇
|1||ARCADIA QUEEN||Grant & Alana Williams|
|2||DALASAN||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas|
|3||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||Matthew Smith|
|4||FINCHE (GB)||Chris Waller|
|5||GAILO CHOP (FR)||Matthew Williams|
|6||HARBOUR VIEWS (FR)||Matthew Williams|
|7||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|8||KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)||Chris Waller|
|10||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|11||MONGOLIAN MARSHAL (NZ)||Stuart Gower|
|12||MR QUICKIE||Phillip Stokes|
|14||QUICK THINKER||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|15||RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE)||Danny O’Brien|
|16||SO SI BON||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes|
|17||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|18||TRAP FOR FOOLS||Lindsey Smith|