2010 Ajax Stakes Nominations

March 23rd, 2010

This Saturday, the Rosehill Guineas Day is being held at the beautiful Rosehill Garden’s Racecourse in Sydney, forming part of the illustrious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

While the headlining race will be the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) has got 16 top quality horses nominated, all hoping to compete for a share in the $150,000 purse.

The successful trainer David Payne has three nominations in Centennial Park, Emperor Bonaparte and Kettledrum. Perhaps his best bet for the 2010 Ajax Stakes will be Emeror Bonaparte, the gelding recently finished third in the Group 3 Showcase Jewellers Newmarket Handicap (1400m).

Mr Baritone could be another contender as his last three runs have all produced a top three place finish.

Finishing second in the Handicap was Brilliant Light and the gelding could well be a strong contender. Trained by Kerry Parker, the four-year-old has won two of his last three starts, with the third being the Handicap.

Mr Baritone could be another contender as his last three runs have all produced a top three place finish. Most impressive was his second place finish in the Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) at Mornington.

Also taking place on Saturday at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Saturday will be the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m).

2010 Ajax Stakes Nominations

No.

Horse

Trainer

1
Basaltico (IRE)
Guy Walter
2
Brilliant Light
Kerry Parker
3
Centennial Park (NZ)
David Payne
4
Delago Bolt
Gary Portelli
5
Emperor Bonaparte (NZ)
David Payne
6
Kettledrum
David Payne
7
Kiloton
Tim Martin
8
Mentality
Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
9
Mr Baritone (NZ)
Michael Moroney
10
Parfumier
Patrick & Wayne Webster
11
Rock Kingdom
Gai Waterhouse
12
Sainthood
Rick Worthington
13
Snapy Halo (ARG)
John O’Shea
14
Sophistication
Joseph Pride
15
Twin Wing (NZ)
Guy Walter
16
Vision And Power (NZ)
Joseph Pride