2015 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations Released

April 28th, 2015

25 talented fillies and mares have been included in nominations for Saturday’s featured Group 1 Robert Sangster Classic (1200m) at Morphettville Racecourse; highlighted by the pending appearance of several previous winners at the highest level of Australian racing.

Bring Me The Maid is one of several three-year-olds included in 2015 Robert Sangster Classic nominations. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Bring Me The Maid is one of several three-year-olds included in 2015 Robert Sangster Classic nominations. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Perth raider Magnifisio stamped her claims as a serious threat to Group 1 feature races over a standout summer campaign and has been included in 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations.

Posting 12 wins and a further seven minors through her 24 career starts so far, Magnifisio ran fourth in the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) first-up on October 25th; returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) before breaking through for a maiden Group 1 victory when beating a talented field to the line in the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m).

Having returned to the paddock following a close second in the Group 3 AJ Scahill Stakes (1400m), the Magnus mare returned for a credible fourth in the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) on April 18th and is primed for a return to the winner’s circle on Saturday.

Platelet will retire into a career as a broodmare following the Adelaide Autumn Carnival and will contest the 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes as her second-last point of call.

The 2013 winner of the Robert Sangster, Platelet returned in similarly impressive form in 2014 and was unlucky to finish second in her title defence before again finishing just off the pace in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) a fortnight later.

Having returned this time for success in the 55 Second Challenge (955m) before a luckless run for sixth in the RN Irwin, trainer Darren Weir is confident a return to 1200m and Group 1 company is just what is needed for Platelet to return to the winner’s circle.

A host of classy three-year-olds have been included in 2015 Robert Sangster Classic nominations, including both Bring Me The Maid and Sabatini.

Running third in the 2014 edition of the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at the conclusion of an autumn preparation which also included success in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m), Bring Me The Maid failed to make much of an impressive through spring but returned for a commendable second in the Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint (1200m) on Day 2 of The Championships this time.

Sabatini has returned to racing in career-best form this time; winning each of the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) first-up before running a close second in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) on March 14th.

A final field of 20 for the 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes is due to be completed with a barrier draw by midday, Wednesday.

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2015 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 MIRACLES OF LIFE Peter & Paul Snowden 1 56.5kg 110
2 MAGNIFISIO Jim P Taylor 2 56.5kg 110
3 PLATELET Darren Weir 3 56.5kg 110
4 AVOID LIGHTNING Les Bridge 4 56.5kg 110
5 VAIN QUEEN John Sadler 5 56.5kg 105
6 GREGERS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 6 56.5kg 104
7 GRIANTE David Brideoake 7 56.5kg 102
8 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon 8 56.5kg 101
9 BRING ME THE MAID Peter G Moody 9 55kg 100
10 TYCOON TARA Symon Wilde 10 56.5kg 98
11 THE MESSINA NYMPH Tony McEvoy 11 56.5kg 97
12 PERON Peter G Moody 12 56.5kg 96
13 SABATINI Lee & Shannon Hope 13 55kg 94
14 WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 14 55kg 94
15 RUNWAY STAR Peter G Moody 15 56.5kg 94
16 JAZZ SONG Mick Price 16 56.5kg 92
17 I LOVE IT John Salanitri 17 56.5kg 91
18 TEXT’N HURLEY Marilyn Smith 18 56.5kg 91
19 STREETCAR ISABELLE David Jolly 19 56.5kg 90
20 MISS STEELE Michael Kent 20 56.5kg 88
21 SCARLET BILLOWS Darren Weir 21 56.5kg 86
22 MISS PROMISCUITY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 22 56.5kg 83
23 FINE APPROACH Ryan Balfour 23 56.5kg 80
24 NATURAL DISASTER Alex Stra 24 56.5kg 78
25 PINKY TUSCADERO Kerri McAnulty & Clint Binnie 25 56.5kg 70