2015 Star Kingdom Stakes Nominations Released

March 24th, 2015

17 runners have been included in nominations for Saturday’s Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Autumn Carnival’s most exciting prospects.

Generalife has been included in 2015 Star Kingdom Stakes nominations. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Generalife has been included in 2015 Star Kingdom Stakes nominations. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Generalife was one of Godolphin’s most consistent performers over the 2014 calendar, and has been included for a racing return in 2015 Star Kingdom Stakes nominations.

Posting eight wins and a further seven top three finishes through his 26 start career so far, Generalife running third in a minor over 1400m before posting three-consecutive victories through winter including both the Listed Civic Stakes (1350m) and Listed Winter Stakes (1400m), Generalife returned in spring for a credible fourth in the Group 2 Premier Stakes (1200m) on October 4th.

Placing third in each of the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Yellowglen Stakes (1400m) before running an agonizingly-close second in the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m), the Lonhro gelding has not been seen at the races since placing fourth in the Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) on November 29th.

Forced into the paddock after just two starts in 2014 with a tendon injury, Fontelina has been included in nominations for a racing return in the 2015 Star Kingdom Stakes.

Securing a credible six wins and four minors over his 24 competitive starts, Fontelina was unable make an impact when 13th in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) first-up, but almost responded in the best way possible when going down to Spirit Of Boom in a photo finish in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m).

Having also been included in nominations for Moonee Valley’s Friday night feature, trainer Anthony Cummings will allow final field and barrier draws to dictate which avenue to take with the Testa Rossa gelding this weekend.

Target In Sight returned to racing for an impressive victory over talented company in the Group 3 McCarten Stakes (1100m) on March 14th, and has been included in 2015 Star Kingdom Stakes nominations.

Finishing outside the places only a handful of times through his 19 start career, the Nadeem gelding found consistent form over a four start spring preparation; winning the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes (1200m) and finishing fourth in the Listed MSS Security Sprint (1200m) most notably.

The 2015 Star Kingdom Stakes final field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday.

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2015 Star Kingdom Stakes Nominations

# Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton 87
2 DECISION TIME Clarry Conners 106
3 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 108
4 GENERALIFE John O’Shea 102
5 HARD STRIDE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 99
6 HEART TESTA Chris Waller 102
7 HOT SNITZEL Gerald Ryan 103
8 LUCKY LAGO Peter & Paul Snowden 87
9 PERON Peter G Moody 97
10 RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride 103
11 RUGGED CROSS (GB) Chris Waller 92
12 RYKER Gai Waterhouse 84
13 SELECTIFY Kris Lees 79
14 SIDESTEP John O’Shea 102
15 SINO EAGLE Peter G Moody 87
16 TAHITIAN BLACK David Pfieffer 90
17 TARGET IN SIGHT Joseph Pride 100