Nominations have been released for the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic, which is sue to run at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Friday night Mach 23, 2012.
The race is run over a distance of 1,600 metres and is worth $200,000 in prize money.
This year’s Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2012 is known as the Sportingbet Fillies Classic.
16 horses have been nominated for a start in the race, including Bart Cummings’ Empress Rock.
The three-year-old filly won the Group 2 Kewney Stakes last start after finishing second in the Listed Typhoon Tracy Stakes in the start before.
Empress Rock has won two of her five race starts and has earned more than $225,000 in prize money.
Also included in the 2012 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic nominations is Assertive Eagle, who finished second behind Empress Rock last start.
Assertive Eagle has won three of her eight race starts and has earned close to $110,000 in prize money.
The Danewin filly has finished worse than second in only one of her six race starts this campaign, when placing seventh in the Listed Typhoon Tracy Stakes on February 24.
Assertive Eagle is trained at Angaston by Tony McEvoy and will be having her second attempt at Group level.
John Thompson’s Kneeling is also one of the 16 fillies to be nominated for a start in the 2012 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic.
Kneeling finished a disappointing fifth in the Group 2 Surround Stakes last start after a 13th placing in the Group 2 Surround Stakes first-up.
The Encosta De Lago filly has won one of her six race starts and has earned more than $85,000 in prize money.
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2012 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
|2||ASSERTIVE EAGLE||Tony McEvoy||82|
|5||EMPRESS ROCK||Bart Cummings||91|
|6||HEART OF ETERNITY||Jason Williams||–|
|7||KNEELING||John P Thompson||–|
|8||OUR MISS JONES (NZ)||Michael Kent||68|
|10||PRINCESS ROCK||Darren Weir||66|
|13||TORAH||Peter G Moody||76|
|14||TOTAL ATTRACTION||Peter G Moody||76|
|15||TWILIGHTING||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||72|
|16||TWO SUGARS||Matt Laurie||72|