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
|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|
|6||EGO’S DARE||Gerald Ryan||58.5kg|
|8||ELUSIVE TOUCH||Shane A Edwards||58.5kg|
|10||GRAND NIRVANA||Fred Kersley||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|
|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|
|27||WOLFE DREAMS||Steve Wolfe||58.5kg|
|29||ALL FRIARED UP||Stan Bates||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|
|36||POWER PRINCESS||Simon A Miller||56.5kg|