The nominations and weights have been released for the Group 1 Railway Stakes, which is due to run at Ascot Racecourse next Saturday November 24, 2012
A total of 45 horses have been nominated for the 2012 Railway Stakes, including Solzhenitsyn.
Solzhenitsyn has been allocated a weight of 57 kilograms for the 2012 Railway Stakes and will be out to claim his second Group 1 victory in the race.
The six-year-old won the Group 1 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield Racecourse in October and has continued to perform highly at the top level in his two starts since.
Solzhenitsyn placed third in the Group 2 Crystal Mile two starts back, before finishing a gallant sixth in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes last weekend.
The St Petersburg gelding has won 11 of his 26 race starts and has earned more than $640,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
Also included in the 2012 Railway Stakes nominations is last year’s winner Luckygray.
Luckygray won the $1 million Railway Stakes in 2011 on protest, relegating original winner He’s Remarkable to second position in one of the most controversial stewards decisions.
The five-year-old has won 11 of his 16 race starts and has earned more than $1.27 million in prize money.
The Bradbury’s Luck gelding won his most recent start in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes at Ascot Racecourse on November 10, 2012.
Lukygray will carry the top weight of 58 kilograms in the 2012 Railway Stakes next weekend.
Fat Al and Yosei are also included in the 2012 Railway Stakes nominations and weights.
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2012 Railway Stakes Nominations & Weights
|2||FAT AL||Gai Waterhouse||57kg|
|3||PLAYING GOD||Neville Parnham||57kg|
|4||SOLZHENITSYN (NZ)||Robert Heathcote||57kg|
|5||WALL STREET (NZ)||Michael Moroney||57kg|
|8||WESTRIVER KEVYDONN||Paige Kenney||54kg|
|9||LORDS RANSOM||Grant Williams||53.5kg|
|10||SPIRIT SONG||Aaron Purcell||53.5kg|
|11||AMELIAS DANCER||Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani||53kg|
|12||BATTLE EMBLEM||Grant Williams||53kg|
|14||BLACK FELIX||Stephen Miller||53kg|
|15||BOLTON (NZ)||Stephen Brown||53kg|
|16||BRIDGESTONE (NZ)||Neville Parnham||53kg|
|17||CHESTER ROAD||Adam Durrant||53kg|
|18||ECLAIR SURPRISE||Phillip Stokes||53kg|
|20||FULL REIGN||Peter & Matthew Giadresco||53kg|
|22||GOD HAS SPOKEN||Neville Parnham||53kg|
|23||GREY MONARCH||Ivan Haggerty||53kg|
|25||ISOPACH||John P Thompson||53kg|
|26||KERRIFIC||Bruce Watkins & Gary Hitchcock||53kg|
|27||KING SAUL||Trevor Andrews||53kg|
|28||LOPOV (NZ)||Adam Durrant||53kg|
|29||MABEL GRACE||Adam Durrant||53kg|
|32||MEGA STEEL||Bruce McClune||53kg|
|33||MR MOET||Adam Durrant||53kg|
|35||NINGALOO BLITZ||Daniel Morton||53kg|
|36||OUR OL’ FELLA||Steve Wolfe||53kg|
|37||PEG’S PRIDE||Michael Morton||53kg|
|39||RENEWED VITALITY||John P Thompson||53kg|
|41||ROSIE ROCKET||Justin Warwick||53kg|
|42||SHAMARDASHING||John P Thompson||53kg|
|43||STRIKE THE STARS (NZ)||Anthony Cummings||53kg|
|45||LUKE’S LUCK||Trevor Andrews||51kg|