2016 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations Released

May 3rd, 2016

Thirty-four fillies and mares have been included in nominations for Saturday’s Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville Racecourse; highlighted by the pending appearance of some of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival’s most exciting prospects.

Griante has been included in 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

Griante has been included in 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

Griante has returned to racing in slick form this time and has been included in 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations.

A strong and consistent performer for trainer David Brideoake, Griante has posted seven wins and eight minors through her twenty-eight competitive starts, since first appearing on course in 2013.

Completely luckless in transit when twelfth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) first-up on February 27th, the Good Journey mare produced a scintillating effort to break through for a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) on March 19th.

Unlucky to be blocked for a run and sixth in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) on April 9th, Griante should relish a second attempt at 1200m in the Robert Sangster Classic.

Lee & Shannon Hope are set to launch a two-pronged attack on the 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes after including both Sabatini and Pittsburgh Flyer in nominations.

A strong and consistent performer for the Hopes, Sabatini has claimed five wins and as many minors through fourteen competitive starts since first appearing on course in 2014.

Held to a light spring campaign, the Street Cry mare beat a talented field to the line in the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1100m) on September 26th but was completely luckless in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) and was returned to the paddock.

Having run on for a close second in the Geoff Murphy Handicap (1100m) first-up this time, Sabatini is sure to lay a great account for herself in the 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes.

Pittsburgh Flyer has experienced something of a rise to prominence through recent seasons but will undoubtedly have to muster a career-best performance to win the Robert Sangster Stakes.

Running sixth in the Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m) before ending her spring campaign with success in the Group 3 Mumm Stakes (1100m), Pittsburgh Flyer resumed this time with a slick effort for fourth in the Oakleigh Plate.

While failing to fire in either of The Galaxy or Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) most recently, Pittsburgh Flyer should relish a return to fillies and mares’ company on Saturday.

The 2016 Robert Sangster Stakes final field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday.

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2016 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1215 ALMIGHTY GIRL F 3 Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton 84
2 217113×147 BADAWIYA F 3 Mick Price 97
3 341613×121 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA F 3 Tony McEvoy 91
4 70x406925x ELOPING M 4 Peter Robl 93
5 820x8800x2 GIRL GUIDE M 6 Ciaron Maher 97
6 932587×016 GRIANTE M 5 David Brideoake 107
7 1106×34422 I AM GYPSY M 4 Gordon Richards 93
8 39x546x21x I LOVE IT M 5 John Salanitri 96
9 1312×32 JALAN JALAN F 3 Colin Little 79
10 9x131170x1 KAYJAY’S JOY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 89
11 64414110×0 LA PASSE M 5 Darren Weir 103
12 1x13118x22 MISS GUNPOWDER F 3 Phillip Stokes 85
13 813920×411 MISS PROMISCUITY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 103
14 8×13312118 MISS SETON SANDS M 4 Tony McEvoy 95
15 11110×10 PETITS FILOUS F 3 Ciaron Maher 90
16 87x461x400 PITTSBURGH FLYER M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 99
17 2602010×21 PRECIOUS GEM M 6 Henry Dwyer 100
18 16617x622x PRIVATE SECRETARY M 6 Gregory Hickman 94
19 12100x0x13 RUNWAY STAR M 5 Phillip Stokes 94
20 11250x10x2 SABATINI M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 98
21 004510×571 SCARLET BILLOWS M 5 Darren Weir 97
22 x1221x2702 SECRET AGENDA F 3 Mick Price 96
23 1025932×52 SECRETMENSBUSINESS M 6 Ryan Balfour 67
24 5x5350x513 SERENADE F 3 Michael Moroney 74
25 x24111x341 SHEIDEL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 101
26 x14394x117 SULTRY FEELING M 4 James Cummings 99
27 13247×3153 SUPER CASH F 3 Andrew Noblet 80
28 x21432x361 TEMPT ME NOT F 3 James Cummings 87
29 x13x2100x0 THE MESSINA NYMPH M 5 Tony McEvoy 96
30 213x0125x0 TRUPT M 4 Ryan Balfour 70
31 3×13731128 TUSCAN SLING M 5 Darren Weir 98
32 x607710x36 TYCOON TARA M 5 Symon Wilde 99
33 x13641x054 VEZALAY M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 95
34 9x022x4617 WAWAIL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 99