2012 Sapphire Stakes – Nominations Released

April 10th, 2012

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

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ATLANTIC JEWEL Mark Kavanagh 110
2 BORN TO ROCK Michael Moroney
3 BOUND TO BLUSH John O’Shea 71
4 CELTS Peter Snowden 99
5 DYSTOPIA Chris Waller 100
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
10 MASCARERI Peter Snowden 90
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
15 PARABLES Peter Snowden 100
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