66 Remain Following 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances

March 10th, 2015

66 talented stayers remain in contention for the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) following the release of first acceptances, to be contested at Royal Randwick on Day 2 of The Championships, April 11th.

Red Cadeaux has been included in 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances. Photo: Taron Clarke

Red Cadeaux has been included in 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances. Photo: Taron Clarke

Red Cadeaux stamped his name into Australian racing folklore when placing second in the Melbourne Cup for a third time in 2014 and has been confirmed in 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances.

A standout performer on tracks of all integrities, in races of all lengths in all corners of the globe, Red Cadeaux placed sixth in the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m) following his most recent Melbourne Cup tilt and has reportedly taken well to his time in work since arriving back in Australia.

Criterion stamped his claims as one to watch through autumn when placing third amongst classy competition in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) over the weekend, and has also been confirmed in 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances.

Register career-best form to date in 2014, Criterion returned for fourth in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) before placing a close second to Shamus Award in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m).

Failing to match the late pace when eighth in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m), the Sebring entire responded in the best way possible when taking out each of the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) back-to-back.

Continuing to impressive through spring, highlighted by close second-place finishes in the Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), Criterion placed third in the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) in December; proving he is more than up to the class required for success in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Adelaide debuted in Australia for success in the Cox Plate (2040m) in spring, and remains a leading chance for success in the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Transferring to the care of Chris Waller for his Queen Elizabeth Stakes campaign after beginning his racing tenure under the guidance of Aidan O’Brien, Adelaide is yet to finish outside the places in his eight start career; winning the Group 1 Secretariat Stakes (2011m) and placing third in the Group 2 Prix Niel (2400m) leading into his Cox Plate triumph.

Japanese sensations To The World and Tosen Stardom have also been confirmed in 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes first acceptances.

Claiming four wins and as many minors over his ten start career to date, To The World booked at ticket to Australia in late December when finishing second to Gentildonna in the Group 1 Arima Kinen (2500m) in Nakayama; beating home the likes of Gold Ship and the world’s leading racehorse Just A Way.

A middle distance specialist, Tosen Stardom eighth in the Group 1 Japanese St Leger (3000m) in October; returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 3 Challenge Cup (1800m) at Hanshin last time out on December 13th.

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2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller 1= 59kg 116
2 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James 1= 57kg 116
3 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody 3= 59kg 115
4 PROTECTIONIST (GER) Kris Lees 3= 59kg 115
5 ADELAIDE (IRE) Chris Waller 5= 58.5kg 114
6 TO THE WORLD (JPN) Yasutoshi Ikee 5= 58.5kg 114
7 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea 7= 59kg 113
8 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 7= 59kg 113
9 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara 7= 59kg 113
10 CRITERION (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 10= 59kg 112
11 DOMINANT (IRE) John Moore 10= 59kg 112
12 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop 10= 59kg 112
13 COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Gai Waterhouse 10= 57kg 112
14 FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings 14= 59kg 111
15 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees 14= 57kg 111
16 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 14= 57kg 111
17 HE’S YOUR MAN (FR) Chris Waller 17= 59kg 110
18 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan 17= 57kg 110
19 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 19= 59kg 109
20 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea 19= 58.5kg 109
21 HALLOWED CROWN Bart & James Cummings 19= 55.5kg 109
22 THE CLEANER Mick Burles 22= 59kg 108
23 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller 22= 59kg 108
24 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller 22= 59kg 108
25 AU REVOIR (IRE) Peter G Moody 25= 59kg 107
26 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller 25= 59kg 107
27 GUEST OF HONOUR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 25= 59kg 107
28 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller 25= 59kg 107
29 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Yasutoshi Ikee 25= 58.5kg 107
30 SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston 25= 57kg 107
31 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 31 59kg 106
32 I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller 32= 59kg 105
33 LASER HAWK Joseph Pride 32= 59kg 105
34 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 32= 59kg 105
35 PUCCINI (NZ) Peter & Jacob McKay 32= 59kg 105
36 SAKHEE’S SOLDIER (NZ) Murray Baker 32= 59kg 105
37 ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke 32= 57kg 105
38 DIAMOND DRILLE Gai Waterhouse 32= 57kg 105
39 TINTO Rex Lipp 32= 57kg 105
40 MONGOLIAN KHAN Murray Baker 32= 55.5kg 105
41 SHOOTING TO WIN Peter & Paul Snowden 32= 55.5kg 105
42 SWEYNESSE John O’Shea 32= 55.5kg 105
43 WANDJINA Gai Waterhouse 32= 55.5kg 105
44 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson 32= 53.5kg 105
45 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 45= 59kg 104
46 HOOKED John P Thompson 45= 59kg 104
47 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea 45= 58.5kg 104
48 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 48= 59kg 103
49 HAMPTON COURT Gai Waterhouse 48= 55.5kg 103
50 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller 48= 55.5kg 103
51 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride 51= 59kg 102
52 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody 51= 59kg 102
53 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 53= 59kg 101
54 PORNICHET (FR) Gai Waterhouse 53= 58.5kg 101
55 AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings 55 59kg 100
56 SLOW PACE (USA) Kris Lees 56 59kg 99
57 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher 57 59kg 98
58 FAST DRAGON Bruce Wallace 58 59kg 97
59 COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) Mick Price 59 59kg 95
60 HERA (NZ) Kris Lees 60 57kg 94
61 MOONOVERMANHATTAN Mick Price 61 55.5kg 90
62 SINGING FLAME Kevin Moses 62 59kg 85
63 PAJARO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 63 59kg 83
64 SAN DIEGO John O’Shea 64 59kg 82
65 SPY DECODER (NZ) Anthony Cummings 65 59kg 80
66 MAGICOOL Mark Kavanagh 66 55.5kg 78