2011 Winterbottom Stakes Features Ortensia – Nominations & Weights

November 14th, 2011

Nominations have been released for the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday November 12, 2011.

Included in the nominations is Ortensia, who will be looking for the first group 1 win of her career.

Ortensia, who won the 2009 Winterbottom Stakes when it was a Group 2, was stripped of her only Group 1 victory after returning a positive swap after the race.

The prohibited substance, which was not a performance enhancer, was in Ortensia’s system due to contaminated feed.

Ortensia, who is back from a short stint in retirement, is expected to be favourite for the 2011 Winterbottom Stakes at Luxbet.

Trainer Paul Messara made the decision to take Ortensia to the 2011 Winterbottom Stakes after Black Caviar pulled out of the race.

”Perth wasn’t even on the radar because of Black Caviar,” Messara said.

”We weren’t going there to get beat up, it was about winning a Group 1, not running second.

“But when (Black Caviar) came out it was an easy sell to the owners because she won the Winterbottom before, two years ago when it was a Group 2, and it opens up more options next year.”

Ortensia has won nine of her 28 race starts and has earned more than a $1.1 million in prize money.

Also included in the 2011 Winterbottom Stakes nominations are Kid Choisir, King Kool Kat and Here De Angels.

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2011 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations

Horse Trainer Weight
1 ALBERT THE FAT Chris Waller 58.5kg
2 BARAKEY Jim P Taylor 58.5kg
3 CAPLAMP John P Thompson 58.5kg
4 CAVES ROAD Lindsey Smith 58.5kg
5 DEMPSEY Neville Parnham 58.5kg
6 EGO’S DARE Gerald Ryan 58.5kg
7 ELLIOTTO Neville Parnham 58.5kg
8 ELUSIVE TOUCH Shane A Edwards 58.5kg
9 FREETIME Graeme Ayres 58.5kg
10 GRAND NIRVANA Fred Kersley 58.5kg
11 HADABECLORKA Brent Larsson 58.5kg
12 HERE DE ANGELS Wendy Roche 58.5kg
13 KID CHOISIR Allen McNamara (Snr) 58.5kg
14 KING KOOL KAT Ian Glading 58.5kg
15 MASTER HARRY Peter G Moody 58.5kg
16 METALLURGICAL John P Thompson 58.5kg
17 MORANT Ross & Clint Price 58.5kg
18 ON THE CARPET Sharon Miller 58.5kg
19 OUR OL’ FELLA Steve Wolfe 58.5kg
20 PINNACLES Rick Hore-Lacy 58.5kg
21 RAREFIED Peter Snowden 58.5kg
22 SCENIC BLAST Daniel Morton 58.5kg
23 THE ENTOURAGE Chris Gangemi 58.5kg
24 TOORAK TOFF Rick Hore-Lacy 58.5kg
25 WARATAH’S SECRET David Harrison 58.5kg
26 WERD Chris Gangemi 58.5kg
27 WOLFE DREAMS Steve Wolfe 58.5kg
28 YSMAEL Ivan Haggerty 58.5kg
29 ALL FRIARED UP Stan Bates 56.5kg
30 AVANTE Grant Williams 56.5kg
31 BLACK CAVIAR Peter G Moody 56.5kg
32 EVEN ASTAR Neville Parnham 56.5kg
33 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Paul Jordan 56.5kg
34 MABEL GRACE Adam Durrant 56.5kg
35 ORTENSIA Paul Messara 56.5kg
36 POWER PRINCESS Simon A Miller 56.5kg