2011 The Roses Nominations – Doomben Cup Day

May 16th, 2011

Nominations have been released for the Group 3 The Roses that will run as part of Doomben Cup Day this Saturday May 21, 2011.

The 2011 The Roses, or the Doomben Roses as they are also known, is a 2,020 metre race that is open to three-year-old fillies only.

Worth $175,000, the 2011 The Roses is run under set weight conditions at Doomben Racecourse and is one of the most exciting three-year-old fillies race on the horse racing calendar.

The 2011 The Roses has attracted a massive 33 nominations for the 16-horse capacity race.

Included in those nominations is Robert Heathcote’s Hidden Kisses, who will be looking for her fourth win in the 2011 The Roses.

Hidden Kisses won her first-up race this preparation and has since then produced a second in the Listed Princess Stakes and a sixth in the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet last start.

The Hidden Dragon filly will have her 14th start in the 2011 The Roses and will be hoping to add to her current prize money of $127,000.

Also amongst the 2011 The Roses nominations is Peter Snowden’s Divorces, who won the Gold Coast Bracelet last start.

The talented Domesday filly won the race by an incredibly two and a half lengths and has not finished outside the top four in her four races so far this preparation.

The previous Group winner will be looking to add to her spectacular record with another win in the 2011 The Roses this Saturday.

Becerra, who finished third in the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes two starts back, has also been nominated for the race.

The classy three-year-old has won two of her 12 race starts and has run in a variety of top stakes races.

The Al Maher filly will move back up to 2,020 metres after finishing 11th last start over 1,800 metres.

Also included in the 2011 The Roses nominations is John O’Shea’s Tigress Lily, Anthony Cumming’s Jahre and Tim Martin’s Fibrillation.

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2011 The Roses Nominations

No. Horse Trainer
2 BECERRA Michael Moroney
3 BIANCA JEWEL Steven O’dea
4 BLACK SPARTA Paul Murray
6 CRAFTY LADY John Symons & Sheila Laxon
7 DAME CLAIRE (NZ) Pat Carey
8 DEMANDING MISS Barry Baldwin
9 DIADEM TRIST John Wallace
10 DIVORCES Peter Snowden
11 DON’S SURPRISE (NZ) Liam Birchley
13 FLYING ARCHANGEL Neville Stewart
14 FORBIDDEN FRUIT Jason McLachlan
15 GOLD SHEARS Barry Baldwin
16 HEARTS’N’DIAMONDS Jason McLachlan
17 HEIDILICIOUS (NZ) John Sadler
18 HIDDEN KISSES Robert Heathcote
19 I WALK THE LINE Patrick & Wayne Webster
20 IN A TANGLE Bryan Guy
21 JAHRE Anthony Cummings
22 LADY INNOCENT Harold Norman
23 LUCY LOUISE Gerald Ryan
24 MUSICAL LADY Jason Coyle
25 NAYANA Grant Allard
27 SCARLETT LADY (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
28 SILVERZEN Liam Birchley
29 SO DIVINE (NZ) Adrian Bull
30 SPRING VIOLET John Morrisey
31 SURPASSING Tracey Bartley
33 TROPICANA GIRL Chris Waller