2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes First Acceptances Released

March 10th, 2015

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.

Cosmic Endeavour could be given the chance to record another win at Group 1 level in the 2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Cosmic Endeavour could be given the chance to record another win at Group 1 level in the 2015 Queen Of The Turf Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

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

# Horse Trainer Weight Hcp Rating
1 AMANPOUR Gai Waterhouse 57kg 88
2 ANY DAY WILL DO David Vandyke 57kg 84
3 ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke 57kg 105
4 BONARIA Pat Hyland 57kg 106
5 BROOK ROAD Kris Lees 57kg 90
6 CATKINS Chris Waller 57kg 110
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
24 MARDI Gai Waterhouse 57kg 84
25 MARIANNE (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden 57kg 87
26 MY SABEEL (NZ) Kevin Moses 57kg 89
27 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody 57kg 99
28 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon 57kg 98
29 QUAYSIDE Peter G Moody 57kg N/A
30 QUEENSTOWN Gai Waterhouse 57kg 101
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
39 THUMP Kris Lees 57kg 101
40 TINTO Rex Lipp 57kg 105
41 ABDUCTION John O’Shea 54.5kg 80
42 ADRIFT (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg 90
43 AMICUS Chris Waller 54.5kg 99
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
50 SUPARA Gai Waterhouse 54.5kg 88
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
55 TWIRL Gai Waterhouse 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
59 WINX Chris Waller 54.5kg 96
60 YGRITTE Gerald Ryan 54.5kg 77