2016 Spring Stakes Nominations Released

August 2nd, 2016

Twenty-one runners have been included in nominations for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville Racecourse, in South Australia.

Hucklebuck has been included in 2016 Spring Stakes nominations. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Hucklebuck has been included in 2016 Spring Stakes nominations. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Trainer Phillip Stokes revealed Hucklebuck is likely to be kept to a light Spring Carnival campaign geared towards the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) in November, but has included his stable star in 2016 Spring Stakes nominations.

Posting eight wins and a further three minors through eighteen career starts to date, Hucklebuck undoubtedly found career-best form to date through the 2014 spring; taking out each of the Listed Durbridge Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Yellowglen Stakes (1400m) before posting a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m).

Resuming this year for fourth in the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) on January 23rd, the Elvstroem gelding progressed to third in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m), but failed to make anything of an impact in either of the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) or Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) most recently.

The Lindsay Park operation are thrilled with the condition of Tashbeeh, and have subsequently included the five-year-old in 2016 Spring Stakes nominations.

Claiming six wins and nine minors through twenty-four starts, the Commands entire was last seen running a credible sixth behind Tom Melbourne in the Listed Albury Gold Cup (2000m) on March 18th.

Journeyman Conservatorium turned nine on August 1st, and has been included by trainer Gary Kennewell in 2016 Spring Stakes nominations.

Conservatorium has been a notable performer at all levels of racing throughout his competitive career so far; posting nine wins and as many minors through forty-five starts since his debut in 2010.

Resuming this time for third in the Campolina Stud BM90 (1000m) on June 4th, the Royal Academy gelding has been unable to beat a runner home in either of his two most recent starts.

The 2016 Spring Stakes field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday (August 3rd).

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2016 Spring Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x5080x70x3 ATMOSPHERICAL M 6 Robert Smerdon 95
2 93×8281111 BEIRUT M 6 Henry Dwyer 83
3 03x4638x11 CAVALOCE M 6 Will Clarken 82
4 46x030x389 CONSERVATORIUM G 9 Gary Kennewell 93
5 80×1623515 DAYTONA GREY G 7 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 97
6 607x22360x GAMBLIN’ GURU G 6 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 93
7 11x0x4388x HUCKLEBUCK G 6 Phillip Stokes 109
8 222×123315 IT’S NO JOKE G 6 Grant Kluske 71
9 312x18244x JIM’S JOURNEY G 5 Peter F Blanch 92
10 355×055244 KARACATIS G 8 Richard Jolly 87
11 4x423136x1 KARLOVASI G 4 Richard Jolly 74
12 9x221222x METRO COWBOY G 4 Daniel Clarken 68
13 13951630×1 MIGHTY LIKE G 7 Mick Price 97
14 1x86x05213 MUBAKKIR G 6 Bill Papazaharoudakis 83
15 104x290x94 RIZIZ G 8 Ken Sweeney 95
16 856622333x ROCKET COMMANDER M 5 Wayne Francis & Glen Kent 89
17 646162230x SEGREGATION G 5 John Croucher 69
18 5318x SINGLE BARREL G 4 Nick Smart 64
19 4×38202054 SOOBOOG H 4 Darren Weir 79
20 321511246x TASHBEEH H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 95
21 4x14x15323 USAIN DANE G 5 Phillip Stokes 77