2010 Schweppes Stakes Nominations Lead by Hay List & Black Caviar

October 19th, 2010

This Saturday Moonee Valley Racecourse will come alive with a bumper nine-race card scheduled for Cox Plate Day including the $300,000 Group 2 Schweppes Stakes (1200m).

The 2010 Schweppes Stakes is one of the most anticipated showdowns of the season as boom sprinter Hay List is set to come face-to-face with unbeaten mare Black Caviar.

John McNair’s Statue Of Liberty gelding Hay List has emerged as the premier sprinter of the spring coming off three straight wins in the McEwen Stakes, Manikato Stakes and the Gilgai Stakes.

All victories have been emphatic, Hay List boosting his impressive career record to 12 wins from 14 starts.

Seemingly unchallenged to date, a mouth watering showdown for punters and racing fans has been set up for this Saturday as Peter Moody’s brilliant Bel Esprit mare Black Caviar looks to maintain her unbeaten record.

Black Caviar was spelled at the start of the year after injuring herself in the Australian Stakes at Moonee Valley, but she put the warning out to Hay List at the start of the month when she resumed racing with a comprehensive victory in the Schillaci Stakes to bring her record to six wins from six starts.

The other runner sure to heavily backed in the AAMI Vase betting is Hot Danish, the star seven-year-old mare seeking her third straight win.

The Les Bridge-trained Hot Danish was set to race in the Tristarc Stakes last Saturday, but the Heavy track conditions saw her scratched.

While the Ladbrokes.com.au markets will be dominated by Hay List, Black Caviar and Hot Danish, other notable Schweppes Stakes nominees include Manikato Stakes second and third placegetters True Persuasion and Eagle Falls, four-year-old mare Melito resuming racing for the season, Black Caviar’s stablemate Avenue and the Peter Snowden-trained Beaded, another mare set to start first-up for the spring.

The 2010 Schweppes Stakes final field of acceptances and betting odds are set to be released this Thursday, so stay tuned to view the list of hopefuls.

With the hottest sprinters set to contest the Schweppes Stakes, this is one of the best races to enjoy a punt on at Cox Plate Day and to ensure you get the top price make sure you sign up with Ladbrokes.com.au now!

2010 Schweppes Stakes Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (kg) Hcp. Rating
1 HAY LIST John McNair 3 58.5 115
2 MIC MAC Paul Messara 4 58.5 110
3 EAGLE FALLS David Hayes 5 58.5 108
4 TRUE PERSUASION Mick Price 8 58.5 97
5 STANZOUT Colin Davies 9 58.5 104
6 ORBIT EXPRESS Steve McKinnon 11 58.5 101
7 QUICK PEEK Anthony Cummings 12 58.5 70
8 HOT DANISH Les Bridge 1 56.5 117
9 MELITO Gerald Ryan 2 56.5 114
10 BLACK CAVIAR Peter G Moody 6 56.5 111
11 AVENUE Peter G Moody 7 56.5 103
12 BEADED Peter Snowden 10 56.5 108