The 2011 Millie Fox Stakes are set to be a real crowd pleaser as part of Silver Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens this weekend.
The Group 3 event is a handicap race run over 1300m specifically for fillies and mares worth $125,000.
The 2011 Millie Fox Stakes nominations show 21 horses still in the running to grab a spot in the 12 horse event.
Graceful Anna looks to be one of the nominations in the best form after a second placing in the Group 2 Breeders Classic last start beaten only by the superstar More Joyous.
The David Pfeiffer trained sprinter has six wins from 13 start and a win here will push her above $1 million in prize money.
Palacio De Cristal will likely get a start for Grahame Begg in her first up race for the season. Connections will be hoping for a repeat of last year’s season opener where she won at Flemington in the Group 2 Blazer Stakes.
As part of the Gerry Harvey owned contingent the five year old mare will use the 2011 Mille Fox Stakes as her one and only run coming into the 2011 Coolmore Classic.
Representing the Gai Waterhouse stable is two time Group winner Montana Flyer. She’ll be hoping to rejuvenate her career after only placing once from five attempts last preparation and another disappointing fifth in the Breeder Classic last start.
If she can re-capture the form of previous years though it’ll take a tremendous effort to beat her.
Other nominations likely to be seen in the 2011 Millie Fox Stakes include Jersey Lily and ever promising Strawberry Field.
The finalised field will be updated on this site on Wednesday so be sure to check back.
All odds will also be available through online bookmaker Luxbet. The Tabcorp owned company is now offering free bets up to the value of $400 just for making a deposit!
Group 3 Millie Fox Stakes Nominations
|2||DANCES ON WAVES||Gerald Ryan||96|
|3||FLYING SUCCESS||Gai Waterhouse||83|
|4||GRACEFUL ANNA||David Pfieffer||100|
|5||HIDDEN WONDER||Kris Lees||97|
|6||JERSEY LILY||Les Bridge||95|
|7||LITTLE SURFER GIRL||Chris Waller||89|
|9||MARQUARDT (NZ)||John P Thompson||96|
|10||MISS INDEPENDENT||Chris Waller||84|
|11||MONTANA FLYER||Gai Waterhouse||96|
|12||NO EVIDENCE NEEDED||John P Thompson||104|
|14||PAGAN PRINCESS||Grahame Begg||88|
|15||PALACIO DE CRISTAL||Grahame Begg||105|
|17||SACRED CHOICE||Joseph Pride||110|
|18||SHADOW MINISTER||Garry White||78|
|19||STRAWBERRY FIELD||Gerald Ryan||98|
|21||ZIPPY LOU||John Petersen||84|