Underwood Stakes Nominations

Underwood Stakes Nominations Russian Camelot has been nominated for the Underwood Stakes (PA Images)

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 ?

Horse Trainer
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
9 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis
10 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
11 MONGOLIAN MARSHAL (NZ) Stuart Gower
12 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes
13 NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg
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