2011 Danehill Stakes Nominations

August 29th, 2011

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

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 SEPOY Peter Snowden 1 58kg 111
2 MASTHEAD Anthony Freedman 2 56.5kg 78
3 ABSALON Jason McLachlan 4 55.5kg 70
4 DECIRCLES Danny O’Brien 8 55kg 72
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
11 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon 5 53kg 97
12 SONG OF THE BELL Patrick Payne 10 53kg 67