Nominations have been released for the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes, which is due to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday April 14, 2012.
19 horses have been nominated for a run in the 2012 Sapphire Stakes, including Mark Kavanagh’s Atlantic Jewel.
Atlantic Jewel will be making a much anticipated return to racing after injuring herself during the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes last spring.
The three-year-old filly is nominated for both the 2012 Sapphire Stakes and the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes on the same day, with trainer Mark Kavanagh yet to make a final decision on which route to take.
‘We are going to nominate for both races and sit down and look at both races on Tuesday and make our decision,” Kavanagh said.
”But we don’t want to give her a gut-buster first-up.”
Atlantic Jewel shot to fame after winning the Group 1 Thousand Guineas by three lengths last spring, before winning the Wakeful Stakes by an extraordinary margin of seven lengths.
The Fastnet Rock filly is currently unbeaten across her five career starts and has earned more than $570,000 in prize money.
Mid Summer Music is also nominated for the 2012 Sapphire Stakes and will be second-up in the race.
The six-year-old mare finished seventh in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes first-up this autumn and will be looking to post her first win since August last year.
Mid Summer Music has won nine of her 19 race starts and has earned more than $540,000 in prize money during her career.
More Strawberries, Parables, Phenomenal Lass and Varenna Miss are also included in the 2012 Sapphire Stakes nominations.
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2012 Sapphire Stakes Nominations
|1||ATLANTIC JEWEL||Mark Kavanagh||110|
|2||BORN TO ROCK||Michael Moroney||–|
|3||BOUND TO BLUSH||John O’Shea||71|
|6||EVER THE SAME||Anthony Cummings||80|
|7||GRACEFUL ANNA||David Pfieffer||98|
|8||HALLOWELL BELLE||Gai Waterhouse||99|
|9||LADYS ANGEL||Joseph Pride||98|
|11||MID SUMMER MUSIC||Peter G Moody||103|
|12||MISS BINDI (NZ)||Colin & Cindy Alderson||–|
|13||MISS UPSTART||Bob Thomsen||73|
|14||MORE STRAWBERRIES||Gai Waterhouse||102|
|16||PHENOMENAL LASS||Joseph Pride||90|
|17||POTIONS||John P Thompson||85|
|18||ROSE OF PEACE||Gary Portelli||95|
|19||VARENNA MISS||Tony Noonan||104|