Canterbury Stakes 2012 – Nominations & Weights Released

March 20th, 2012

The 2012 Canterbury Stakes is due to run at Rosehill Racecourse this Saturday March 24, 2012, and here you will find the latest nomination and weights information.

A total of 18 horses have been nominated for the 2012 Canterbury Stakes, including Gai Waterhouse’s More Joyous.

More Joyous will be having her first-up start in the 2012 Canterbury Stakes after having just three starts during last year’s spring carnival.

The More Than Ready mare won the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes last spring and finished seventh in her most recent start in the Group 1 Myer Classic.

More Joyous has won 15 of her 22 race starts and has earned close to $2.4 million in prize money.

Sincero is also one of the horses nominated for a start in the 2012 Canterbury Stakes this weekend.

The Umatilla gelding will also be having his first autumn race start in the 2012 Canterbury Stakes after a disappointing spring carnival.

Sincero began his spring campaign with two wins in the Group 3 Tramway Handicap and the Group 1 George Main Stakes, however, failed to finish better than fifth in any of his next four starts.

The four-year-old gelding has won 11 of his 19 race starts, including the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, and has earned more than $1.43 million in prize money.

Ilovethiscity, Happy Zero, Love Conquers All and Albert The Fat are also included in the 2012 Canterbury Stakes nominations.

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2012 Canterbury Stakes Nominations & Weights

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 ALBERT THE FAT Chris Waller 3= 59kg 112
2 CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ) David Payne 10 59kg 108
3 EAGLE FALLS David Hayes 9 59kg 109
4 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 11= 59kg 106
5 HAPPY ZERO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 59kg 110
6 ILOVETHISCITY Grahame Begg 3= 59kg 112
7 LOVE CONQUERS ALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 3= 59kg 112
8 METAL BENDER (NZ) Chris Waller 2 59kg 116
9 MONTON Ron Quinton 11= 59kg 106
10 SINCERO Stephen Farley 3= 59kg 112
11 SOMEPIN ANYPIN (NZ) Gary Portelli 14 59kg 102
12 STRAIGHT ALBERT Guy Walter 16 59kg 100
13 TORIO’S QUEST Brett Partelle 15 59kg 101
14 TRIPLE ELEGANCE Chris Waller 11= 59kg 106
15 UNDER THE EIFFEL Tony Vasil 17 59kg 96
16 DO RA MI (NZ) Peter G Moody 18 57kg 90
17 HURTLE MYRTLE Matthew Smith 7 57kg 111
18 MORE JOYOUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 1 57kg 120