2015 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Nominations Released

January 5th, 2015

The Group 3 Belle Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) is the feature race running at Gosford Racecourse this Saturday, with 12 fillies and mares featuring among the nominations that were released on Monday morning.

Chris Waller's She's Clean leads the nominations for the Belle Of The Turf Stakes this Saturday.

Chris Waller’s She’s Clean leads the nominations for the Belle Of The Turf Stakes this Saturday. Photo by Steve Hart.

Top Sydney trainer Chris Waller leads the charge with three horses to his name – Gosh, Mamwaazel, and headliner She’s Clean.

Six-year-old mare She’s Clean hasn’t had a win since the Listed June Stakes (1200m) back in June 2013 and has been luckless since with eight finishes just outside the placings. The filly began her campaign in the spring with a fourth place run in the Group 3 Nivison (1200m) and has continued into the summer with three Benchmark 90 races in Melbourne, including running second in the Chanteclair Handicap (1420m) on December 20.

Gosh is set to make her Australian debut in the 2015 Belle Of The Turf Stakes after relocating from France where she won three of her nine starts and placed in another two. The five-year-old hasn’t raced in eight months but began trialing in Sydney last month.

Mamwaazel will run in her first black-type race since the Listed Coolmore Woodlands Stakes (1100m) back in May 2013, a step up from her last five consecutive starts in Benchmark 80 races. The four-year-old scored back-to-back second placings in her past two starts, which included a fast finishing stint at Canterbury on December 27.

Peter & Paul Snowden’s Commanding Wit also features in the Belle Of The Turf nominations after winning a Benchmark 85 over 1350m at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on November 29.

The five-year-old mare has made a mess of her black-type race starts this campaign, finishing midfield in the Nivison and Listed Just Now Quality (1350m) at Doomben Racecourse on December 13.

Clarry ConnersFare Well, who finished fourth in both the Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) and Listed Razor Sharp Handicap (1200m) earlier in the summer, is also nominated alongside three-time winner Peace Force.

Nominations for the 2015 Belle Of The Turf Stakes have been extended until 11:00AM Tuesday morning (AEDT) but you can check out the 12 so far below.

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2015 Belle Of The Turf Stakes Nominations

# Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 BUFFALO CHASE Mark Schmetzer 54
2 COMMANDING WIT Peter & Paul Snowden 84
3 CROOKED STICK Patrick Webster 73
4 FARE WELL Clarry Conners 83
5 GOSH (IRE) Chris Waller 92
6 MAMWAAZEL Chris Waller 81
7 MARY LOU Anthony Cummings 67
8 MISS ESPRESSO John McNair 57
9 MYAMIRA Rodney Northam 91
10 PEACE FORCE Gerald Ryan 86
11 SHE’S CLEAN Chris Waller 93
12 SUNDAY TOO FAR Gary Portelli 67