2016 RN Irwin Stakes Nominations Released

April 19th, 2016

Eighteen runners have been included in nominations for Saturday’s Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Lord Of The Sky has been included in 2016 RN Irwin Stakes nominations. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Lord Of The Sky has been included in 2016 RN Irwin Stakes nominations. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Lord Of The Sky is a proven performer over course and distance and has been included in 2016 RN Irwin Stakes nominations.

Lord Of The Sky has been a strong and largely consistent performer for Robbie Laing through his entire racing career so far; posting a commendable five wins and as many minors through 22 competitive starts.

Undoubtedly finding career-best form to date through the 2015 edition of the Autumn Carnival, the Danerich entire charged home to finish fourth in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m); running an agonizingly-close second to Chautauqua in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) before again finishing second to Flamberge in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville.

Lord Of The Sky is yet to reach peak condition this time but will relish a step back in class for Saturday’s 2016 RN Irwin Stakes, having trialled well at Cranbourne last week.

La Passe more than announced herself to the Australian racing community last spring and has been included in 2016 RN Irwin Stakes nominations.

Finishing outside the first three only a handful of times through fourteen career starts, La Passe secured a number of good results in minor Victorian sprints before making a commendable transition to black type company with success in the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m), as a $41 outsider.

Repeating the dose in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), the Street Sense mare failed to fire in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) on October 31st, but has reportedly displayed great condition in the lead-up to her competitive return.

Trainer Darren Weir is set to launch a two-pronged attack in the Group 3 race after also included Tuscan Sling in 2016 RN Irwin Stakes nominations.

Tuscan Sling has been a standout for Weir in posted six wins and five minors through twelve career starts so far, and has returned to racing in career-best form this time.

Running third in the Jeep 55 Second Challenge Heat 8 (955m) on December 11th, the Danehill Dancer mare broke through for a maiden black type win in the Listed Christmas Stakes (1200m) on Boxing Day.

Repeating the dose in the Group 3 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) in which she beat home the likes of subsequent Group 1 winner Azkadellia, Tuscan Sling finished a close second in the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) last time out on February 27th.

The 2016 RN Irwin Stakes final field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday.

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2016 RN Irwin Stakes Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2610812651 BULLPIT G 4 Danny O’Brien 91
2 113247×960 CASHED G 4 Ryan Balfour 85
3 439143976x CLASSY JACK G 5 John Hickmott 78
4 05415380×1 DAYTONA GREY G 6 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 93
5 467111314x HEART OF A LION G 6 Lloyd Kennewell 90
6 213973523x HERENOA G 5 David Jolly 72
7 11106×3442 I AM GYPSY M 4 Gordon Richards 83
8 964x1355x0 KARACATIS G 7 Richard Jolly 89
9 164414110x LA PASSE M 5 Darren Weir 104
10 7042270×00 LORD OF THE SKY H 5 Robbie Laing 104
11 120x3131x8 NORTHERN ZHAR G 5 David Jolly 80
12 6619x200x6 NOSTRADAMUS H 4 Phillip Stokes 92
13 48x653113x NOZOMI G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 86
14 x12100x0x1 RUNWAY STAR M 5 Phillip Stokes 94
15 1255×36358 SANDHILL FLASH G 5 Sam Turner 84
16 1x24111x34 SHEIDEL M 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 98
17 111x1x20x SUPER ONE C 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 94
18 23×1373112 TUSCAN SLING M 5 Darren Weir 99