The 2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances have been released and 60 talented fillies and mares remain a chance of contesting the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick on April 11.
Leading Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse won the 2014 edition of the Queen Of The Turf Stakes and she is set to have a strong hand in this year’s race after included 11 horses in the first acceptances.
Cosmic Endeavour is set to lead the charge for Waterhouse in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) after she returned to winning form with a tough front-running victory in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Royal Randwick on March 7.
The Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) is set to be the major autumn target for Cosmic Endeavour, but she is likely to back-up a week later in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes if she performs well in the $3 million handicap.
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Cosmic Endeavour could be joined in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes field by stablemates Adrift, Amanpour, Bohemian Lily, Diamond Drille, Mardi, Queenstown, Role Model, Supara, Twirl and Winter Sweet.
Another leading Sydney trainer that could be well represented in the 2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes is Chris Waller, who has included nine horses in the first acceptances for the Group 1 events.
Catkins failed to fire in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes last year and she is no certainty to take her place in the field in 2015, while Royal Descent may be given the opportunity to return to winning form in mares company after she failed to fire in the Canterbury Stakes.
Promising three-year-olds Winx, Amicus and Wine Tales are also a chance of pressing on to the Queen Of The Turf Stakes as is former Donna Logan-trained mare Telepathic, who has performed well since joining the Waller stable.
First Seal has been one of the star performers of the 2015 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival to date and she has been included in the 2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances, but she is no certainty to contest the Group 1 event.
The Fastnet Rock mare will take on older horses for the first time in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday and if she wins will likely press on to the Doncaster Mile and Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), but if she loses she could contest races like the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes and Queen Of The Turf Stakes.
Other interesting horses in the 2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes first acceptances included Arabian Gold, Bonaria, Fontein Ruby, Gypsy Diamond, Peggy Jean, Suavito, Star Fashion and Tinto.
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2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes First Acceptances
|2||ANY DAY WILL DO||David Vandyke||57kg||84|
|3||ARABIAN GOLD||David Vandyke||57kg||105|
|5||BROOK ROAD||Kris Lees||57kg||90|
|7||COSMIC ENDEAVOUR||Gai Waterhouse||57kg||112|
|8||DANESIRI||John P Thompson||57kg||99|
|9||DEAR DEMI||Clarry Conners||57kg||109|
|10||DIADEME (NZ)||Murray Baker||57kg||102|
|11||DIAMOND DRILLE||Gai Waterhouse||57kg||105|
|12||DOUBLE DEE||Jason Warren||57kg||N/A|
|13||FOOTY FAN||Wade Slinkard||57kg||82|
|14||GIRL GUIDE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||57kg||N/A|
|15||GIRL IN FLIGHT||Robbie Griffiths||57kg||N/A|
|16||GYPSY DIAMOND||Peter & Paul Snowden||57kg||N/A|
|17||HERA (NZ)||Kris Lees||57kg||94|
|18||INTIMATE MOMENT (NZ)||Chris Waller||57kg||87|
|19||JIAYUGUAN (IRE)||John P Thompson||57kg||72|
|20||JUST A BLUR||Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones||57kg||76|
|21||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||Kris Lees||57kg||111|
|22||LUCKY LAGO||Peter & Paul Snowden||57kg||87|
|23||MAHARA||Peter & Paul Snowden||57kg||97|
|25||MARIANNE (NZ)||Peter & Paul Snowden||57kg||87|
|26||MY SABEEL (NZ)||Kevin Moses||57kg||89|
|27||PLUCKY BELLE||Peter G Moody||57kg||99|
|29||QUAYSIDE||Peter G Moody||57kg||N/A|
|31||ROLE MODEL (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||57kg||81|
|32||ROYAL DESCENT||Chris Waller||57kg||111|
|33||SCORPIO QUEEN||Kris Lees||57kg||91|
|34||SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NZ)||Murray Baker||57kg||N/A|
|35||STAR FASHION||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||57kg||N/A|
|36||SUAVITO (NZ)||Nigel Blackiston||57kg||N/A|
|37||TARLOSHAN (NZ)||Graeme Boyd||57kg||94|
|38||TELEPATHIC (NZ)||Chris Waller||57kg||85|
|42||ADRIFT (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||54.5kg||90|
|44||BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||54.5kg||N/A|
|45||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||54.5kg||106|
|46||FONTEIN RUBY||Robert Smerdon||54.5kg||N/A|
|47||PEGGY JEAN||Gerald Ryan||54.5kg||92|
|48||SABATINI||Lee & Shannon Hope||54.5kg||N/A|
|49||SLIGHTLY SWEET||Jason Coyle||54.5kg||86|
|51||SWEET AND SPEEDY||Peter G Moody||54.5kg||N/A|
|52||TAHNI DANCER||Clinton McDonald||54.5kg||76|
|53||THINKING OF YOU (NZ)||Peter G Moody||54.5kg||76|
|54||TOP SIGHT||Ciaron Maher||54.5kg||N/A|
|56||WAWAIL||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||54.5kg||85|
|57||WINE TALES||Chris Waller||54.5kg||76|
|58||WINTER SWEET||Gai Waterhouse||54.5kg||N/A|