2010 Up And Coming Stakes Nominations Include Decision Time

August 18th, 2010

This Saturday Warwick Farm Racecourse is set to host their sole feature race meeting of the coveted Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, Warwick Stakes Day.

As part of the elite line-up on the card, three Group status events will take place including the $125,000 Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1200m) for three-year-old colts and geldings.

The 2010 Up And Coming Stakes has attracted 18 quality nominations including a number of top spring contenders.

Sure to dominate the Ladbrokes.com.au markets if they run in Saturday’s showdown is the Clarry Conners-trained Decision Time.

Foreplay gelding Decision Time was one of last season’s top two-year-olds, their autumn campaign culminating with a classy second place finish to Crystal Lily in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m).

Decision Time, who has won four of his seven career starts for $964,650 in prizemoney to date, enjoyed a promising first-up spring start running third in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1000m) at Randwick a fortnight ago.

Also one of the early favourites for the premier Sydney Spring Carnival races, the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) at Rosehill on August 28, Decision Time is paying $14 through Ladbrokes.com.au but with a win on Saturday those odds are set to shorten.

Other early favourites for the 2010 Up And Coming Stakes include Peter Snowden’s Group 1 Champagne Stakes winning colt Skilled, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Brightexpectations and consistent Queensland gelding Buffering.

With so many classy colts and geldings entered for the Up And Coming Stakes, it should be one of the great early showdowns of the season and one of the most exciting betting markets as well.

The other headline events at Saturday’s Warwick Farm meeting worth a punt on are the $175,000 Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) where the likes of Theseo, Metal Bender and Sniper’s Bullet will face off, and the $125,000 Group 3 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) featuring San Domenico Stakes winner Obsequious.

Check out the great betting markets open at Ladbrokes.com.au on all of these Warwick Farm Races and if you sign up today you can even enjoy a free $100 bet!

The final field of acceptances for the 2010 Up And Coming Stakes will be announced on Thursday 19 August and published here so bookmark this page.

2010 Up And Coming Stakes Nominations

#

Horse

Trainer

Ballot

Weight (kg)

Hcp. Rating

1
SKILLED
Peter Snowden 2 58 95
2
BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS
Gai Waterhouse 5 57 89
3
DECISION TIME
Clarry Conners 1 56 94
4
SPIRIT OF BOOM
Tony Gollan 4 56 81
5
BUFFERING
Robert Heathcote 3 55.5 82
6
INTERTIDAL
Gerald Ryan 7 55 70
7
BLACKBALL
Peter Snowden 6 54 78
8
TOP DROP
Gerald Ryan 8 54 70
9
SLICE AND DICE
Liam Birchley 9 54 66
10
BUTT I’M READY
Gary Portelli 10 54 70
11
LEVI’S CHOICE
John P Thompson 11 54 76
12
SEA LORD
David Payne 12 54 64
13
HOWDIDDYDOIT
Rick Worthington 13 54 74
14
GOLD ARENA
Rick Worthington 14 54 67
15
FROM LONDON
John P Thompson 15 54 63
16
DIAMOND JIM
David Payne 16 54 63
17
MUTAMAYEZ
Gai Waterhouse 17 54 61
18
RENEWED VITALITY
John P Thompson 18 54 63