Talented Field Nominated for 2015 Hobartville Stakes

February 17th, 2015

Seventeen talented three-year-olds have been included in 2015 Hobartville Stakes nominations, highlighted by the inclusion of several of the country’s most exciting Autumn Carnival prospects.

Hallowed Crown is one of several Group 1 winners included in 2015 Hobartville Stakes nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

Hallowed Crown is one of several Group 1 winners included in 2015 Hobartville Stakes nominations. Photo: Steve Hart

Hallowed Crown was the stable star for Bart and James Cummings over the 2014 Spring Carnival, and has been nominated for a racing return in the 2015 Hobartville Stakes.

Debuting with an impressive victory in a minor over 1150m on March 26th, Hallowed Crown made a successful transition to black type racing when taking out the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) on Day 1 of The Championships before immediately returning to the paddock.

Returning to racing for another impressive victory in the Group 3 Run To The Rose (1200m) on August 30th, the Street Sense entire was unlucky to be allocated the wide and awkward barrier 14, but displayed an impressive turn of foot to take out the featured Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m).

While unable to make an impact in the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) last time out on October 4th, Hallowed Crown placed third in a strong Randwick barrier trial on February 2nd and appears primed for a successful racing return in the Hobartville Stakes.

Breaking through for a maiden victory at the highest level of his own over spring, trainers Peter and Paul Snowden have included Shooting To Win in 2015 Hobartville Stakes nominations.

Securing two impressive victories in minor sprints over winter, Shooting To Win was unable to make much of an impact when beating just one runner home in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) first-up in spring, but quickly found competitive form in finishing second in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) and third in the Golden Rose.

Returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) on September 27th, the Northern Meteor colt ended his campaign in the best way possible when taking out the featured Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

Having taken out a strong Randwick barrier trial last week, Shooting To Win is a leading chance for success in the 2015 Hobartville Stakes.

Trainer Paul Messara is currently spoiled for choice with talented three-year-olds Scissor Kick and Panzer Division, and has included both runners in 2015 Hobartville Stakes nominations.

Claiming victories in each of the More Than Ready Plate (1250m), Listed The Rosebud (1200m) and Up And Coming Stakes upon resuming in spring, Scissor Kick charged home late to finish an agonizingly-close second in the Golden Rose before again finishing second in the Stan Fox Stakes.

Unable to figure when ninth in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m), the Redoute’s Choice colt charged home to win the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) first-up this time and appears primed for further success on Saturday.

Panzer Division has secured several impressive results over his short racing career, and will likely take well to a return to his own age group on Saturday after running a credible fourth amongst open company in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) first-up on January 31st.

Delectation, Hampton Court and Sweynesse are amongst other nominations for the 2015 Hobartville Stakes.

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2015 Hobartville Stakes Nominations

# Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 DELECTATION Chris Waller 94
2 DIAMOND VALORES (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden 78
3 HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings 105
4 HAMPTON COURT Gai Waterhouse 104
5 HARRIER JET Chris Waller 82
6 KERMADEC (NZ) Chris Waller 88
7 LASSITUDE John O’Shea 73
8 MEURSAULT John O’Shea 77
9 PANZER DIVISION Paul Messara 90
10 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller 104
11 SAN NICASIO Peter G Moody 86
12 SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara 103
13 SHOOTING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden 105
14 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea 100
15 SWORN TO SILENCE (NZ) Bryce Heys 65
16 TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli 78
17 THUNDER LADY (NZ) John Sargent 97