The 2011 Danehill Stakes nominations show that there may be a good group of horses ready to take on the might of Sepoy at Group 2 level.
As it stands there are 12 nominations all up for the 2011 Danehill stakes although that number could be cut quite significantly when final acceptances are made tomorrow.
It seems likely that a number of horses could pull out of a matchup with the champion two year old given the manner he destroyed his rivals first up last start.
There’s no avoiding the fact he’s the dominant favourite in this race and it’s going to take a monster effort from any of the other horses to cause an upset.
Making his form even more strong is the fact that in his first up run it was Golden Archer in a distant second place.
Last weekend Golden Archer came out and just as easily blew away his rivals at Rosehill, a big omen of what could come in the Danehill Stakes this Saturday for sepoy.
Still though it would be great to make a race of it and hopefully he is made to work by a healthy field with a genuinely run race.
Check back later in the week to see just how many register for the challenge when we post the 2011 Danehill Stakes final field.
There will be no surprises in our form guide or tips post, the only thing left unknown is just how short will Sepoy be?
We’ll tell you that as well when betting open at the industry leading Luxbet, it’ll be short but at least they offer odds better than all three Tab’s!
2011 Danehill Stakes Nominations
|5||GRAND BRITANNIA||Robbie Laing||7||55kg||76|
|6||MISTER MILTON||Norman Waymouth||12||55kg||62|
|7||SECRET HILLS||Mick Price||9||55kg||72|
|8||UNIQUE QUALITY||Frankie Stockdale||11||55kg||65|
|9||SATIN SHOES||Clarry Conners||3||54.5kg||97|
|10||HALLOWELL BELLE||Peter G Moody||6||53kg||82|
|12||SONG OF THE BELL||Patrick Payne||10||53kg||67|