Nominations online for Naturalism Stakes day at Caulfield

Brad Waters - Monday September 18

Trainers have nominated 24 stayers for a crack at a guaranteed Caulfield Cup berth in Saturday's Group III Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield.

Jameka won last year's Naturalism Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer

The $150,000 race has attracted 25 entries but the Godolphin galloper Tally already has a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption after his win in the Mornington Cup in March.

Group I winner Abbey Marie is among the top Naturalism Stakes entries with a rating of 102, three points behind the top-rated trio Sir Isaac Newton, Star Exhibit and Tally.

Darren Weir has also entered 104-rated trio Guardini, Articus and Big Duke while the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Stampede is also among the Naturalism Stakes entries.

Jameka won the Naturalism Stakes on her way to her Caulfield Cup triumph last year.

Saturday's Caulfield card also features the Group III How Now Stakes (1200m) for mares, which has attracted 29 nominations.

Missrock, who won the Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley first-up, is the highest-rated runner on 107 ahead of the Sydney mare Ravi on 102.

Click here for the nominations for Saturday's Naturalism Stakes meeting at Caulfield.

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