More Strawberries Heads 2010 Crown Oaks Nominations

September 21st, 2010

Gai Waterhouse is set for a very successful spring with her star filly More Strawberries likely to emerge as the early favourite for the 2010 Crown Oaks this Melbourne Cup Carnival after the nominations for the fillies’ feature were released today.

Eighty-nine of the season’s best staying fillies have been entered for the $1 million Crown Oaks (2500m), due to light up the Flemington track on Thursday November 4, two days after the 150th Melbourne Cup.

Having won both the Furious Stakes and Tea Rose Stakes already this season, More Strawberries is one the highest rated 2010 Crown Oaks nominees.

Other significant entries sure to be at the top of the betting markets include Thousand Guineas Prelude winner Divorces, AJC Sires Produce Stakes victor Yosei, Peter Moody’s Willow Creek, promising Bradbury’s Luck filly Ringa Ringa Rosie and John Thompson’s recent Newcastle Spring Stakes placegetter Heartsareforlove.

Notable absentees from the Crown Oaks nominations include Parables, Crystal Lily, Solar Charged and Sistine Angel, not suited to the staying distance of the race.

The list of 2010 Victoria Derby Nominations were also released today, the other Melbourne Cup Carnival feature attracting 88 three-year-olds.

List of 2010 Crown Oaks Entries

No. Horse Trainer
1 AIN’TNOFALLENSTAR Lee Freedman
2 ALITTLEBITOFMONICA Marc Conners
3 AMBERS WALTZ John O’Shea
4 ANOTHER SUNDAY Peter G Moody
5 ARDECHE (NZ) Bart Cummings
6 ARIZONA MISS (NZ) Michael Kent
7 BABOOSH David Hayes
8 BECERRA Lee Freedman
9 BELLE CHANTECLER (NZ) Lee Freedman
10 BOUGGIE DANZER Robbie Griffiths
11 BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ) Michael Moroney
12 BRIDE SALAMA Anthony Cummings
13 CHULA VISTA Anthony Cummings
14 COUNT YOUR FINGERS John P Thompson
15 CRAFTY LADY John Symons & Sheila Laxon
16 DANCING ATTENDANCE Guy Walter
17 DIVORCES Peter Snowden
18 DIZLAGO Lee Freedman
19 ELITE EBONY Michael Templeton
20 EVIDENTIA David Hayes
21 FEMALE AGENT John McArdle
22 FIBRILLATION Tim Martin
23 FLEUR DE LOUIS Dean Binaisse
24 FOREVERCLEVER (NZ) Shane A Edwards
25 GIGGLESWICK Lee Freedman
26 HEARTSAREFORLOVE John P Thompson
27 HIDDEN KISSES Robert Heathcote
28 HIGHLAND MARY Paul Messara
29 JADE’S DILEMMA Lee Freedman
30 JALSAH David Hayes
31 KITTENS Mark Kavanagh
32 KOALA BEAR Lee Freedman
33 KRUPP DIAMOND Patrick Payne
34 L’INQUISITOR Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
35 LADY CHRISTINE Anthony Cummings
36 LADY OF THE GARTER Tony Noonan
37 LALLA ROOKH Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
38 LIVE AND LEARN Gai Waterhouse
39 LORNA’S LASS John McArdle
40 LUDKA Lee Freedman
41 MAGHREB Guy Walter
42 MAGIC TARTAN (NZ) John P Thompson
43 MARAASEEM David Hayes
44 MARGIELA (NZ) David Hayes
45 MEDITATION Gai Waterhouse
46 MELTED Leon Corstens
47 MILENKA Rick Hore-Lacy
48 MISS VINNOIRE Lindsey Smith
49 MORE STRAWBERRIES Gai Waterhouse
50 MY SYDNEY ROSE Danny O’Brien
51 OUR PRIDE AND JOY Patrick Payne
52 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell
53 PLACEMENT (NZ) Danny O’Brien
54 PLASTIC FANTASTIC Anthony Cummings
55 PRECIOUS LORRAINE David Hayes
56 PRETTY YARRA Go Shigemi
57 PRINCESS TOSHI Rick Hore-Lacy
58 QUEEN’S FASHION David Hayes
59 QUICK THINKING (NZ) Bart Cummings
60 REEM David Payne
61 REMEMBER Shane A Edwards
62 RINGA RINGA ROSIE Bevan & Richard Laming
63 SASA Tim Martin
64 SAYAHAILMARY Peter G Moody
65 SEAN BAILE MOR Todd Balfour
66 SERENE TANIE Robbie Laing
67 SET TO UNLEASH John P Thompson
68 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien
69 SHEZATEN (NZ) Tony Vasil
70 SHYLIGHT David Brideoake
71 SLOW THE FLOW Matthew Smith
72 SONG SHAN Anthony Cummings
73 SPEED OF DARK Grant Craven
74 SPURCIFIC Robbie Griffiths
75 STELLA DENON Kieran Barry
76 STRUM CHA Mark Kavanagh
77 SUSSURO Tony Noonan
78 TOP BILLING (NZ) Phillip Stokes
79 VENUS’S DREAM Guy Walter
80 VERY CHERRY Leon Corstens
81 WAVE DANCING Anthony Cummings
82 WILDCAT STRIKE Robbie Griffiths
83 WILFUL HEIRESS Kieran Barry
84 WILLOW CREEK Peter G Moody
85 YOSEI Stuart Webb
86 ZABILLIE Gary Portelli
87 ZIGZAG Guy Walter
88 ZUBBAYA Lee Freedman
89 ZUTARA Gai Waterhouse