Underwood Stakes Nominations
2021 Underwood Stakes Nominations and Entries
The Group 1 Underwood Stakes nominations will close on Monday September 20. See which horses have been entered for the Sandown feature.
A total of 12 nominations have been received for the $1 million Underwood Stakes which will be run at Sandown Hillside this year.
Dominant Cox Plate favourite Zaaki has been entered for the Underwood Stakes which looks a natural stepping stone towards the weight-for-age championship event in October.
Trainer Annabel Neasham has the seven-year-old gelding firing on all cylinders after a brilliant victory in the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m). Racing well short of his preferred distance, Zaaki was a comfortable 1.53-length winner over Aramayo and Star Of The Seas in his first up run.
Last prep, Zaaki won the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) by seven lengths and then captured the $1.2 million Sky Racing Q22 (2200m).
Defending Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet has been nominated by trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.
Sir Dragonet won the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) during the autumn and was third in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at his first run back from a spell.
Other intriguing entrants for the race include Dawn Patrol, Elephant, Explosive Jack, Homesman, Probabeel, Superstorm and The Chosen One.
2021 Underwood Stakes Nominations
|1||BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ)||Grahame Begg|
|2||DAWN PATROL (IRE)||Robert Hickmott|
|3||DR DRILL (GB)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|4||ELEPHANT (NZ)||Emma-Lee & David Browne|
|5||EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|6||FIFTY STARS (IRE)||Tom Dabernig|
|7||HOMESMAN (USA)||Anthony & Sam Freedman|
|8||PROBABEEL (NZ)||Jamie Richards|
|9||SIR DRAGONET (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|11||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|12||ZAAKI (GB)||Annabel Neasham|