Nominations have been released for the Group 3 Spring Stakes, which is set to run at Morphettville Racecourse this Saturday August 11, 2012.
17 horses have nominated for the 15 horses field, with Caulfield Cup winning mare Southern Speed currently having the top ballot position.
Southern Speed has had six race starts this year, winning her first in the Listed John Dillon Stakes in January.
Her most recent result was in the Group 1 The BMW in April, where she finished fifth.
Southern Speed has won five of her 19 race starts and has earned more than $2.4 million in prize money, and will be looking to make spring racing news with a win this weekend.
Alcopop is also included in the 2012 Spring Stakes nominations and will be having his first start ten months.
The Jeune gelding last competed in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes in October last year, where he finished last in the nine horse field.
Prior to that, Alcopop placed second behind Rekindled Interest in the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Diplomatic Force, Happy Trials and The Eighth Maker are also included in the 2012 Spring Stakes nominations.
2012 Spring Stakes Nominations & Weights
|2||BALZEUS||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||15||58.5kg||78|
|5||DIPLOMATIC FORCE||Wayne Nichols||3||58.5kg||98|
|6||DRIFTING SPIRIT||Darren Egan||17||58.5kg||59|
|7||HAPPY TRAILS||Paul Beshara||4||58.5kg||96|
|8||JUSTIFY THAT||Peter Moody||6||58.5kg||95|
|10||THE EIGHTH MAKER||Lloyd Kennewell||5||58.5kg||96|
|11||AVOID LIGHTNING||David Jolly||9||56.5kg||91|
|12||GOSSIP GIRL||Jim Mason||8||56.5kg||92|
|13||LA PRALINE||Phillip Stokes||16||56.5kg||78|
|14||LIGHT EXPRESS||Michael Hibbs||13||56.5kg||85|
|15||SHABANGABANG (NZ)||Fran Houlahan & Brian Johnston||14||56.5kg||80|
|16||SOUTHERN SPEED||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||1||56.5kg||112|