Team Hawkes have nominated Group 1 performed stayers Maluckyday and Niwot for the Listed ACTTAB Canberra Centenary Cup at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday.
17 at this stage have been nominated for the ACTTAB Canberra Centenary Cup (2000m) with the number expected to increase noticeably before they are officially released tomorrow.
The $200,000 Canberra Cup has attracted some respected staying types spearheaded by the likes of Maluckyday and Niwot.
Maluckyday and Niwot each resumed in The Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 23 where the pair ran fifth and sixth respectively behind stablemate All Too Hard.
Anthony Cummings has nominated his Group 1 winning stayer Shadows In The Sun who won the Listed Australia Day Cup (2400m) two starts back.
Add to that group early Chris Waller entries Stand To Gain and Gatewood and the Canberra Cup all going to plan may have a distinct Group flavour.
Team Hawkes could be represented in three of the four feature races on Sunday day with the respected stable also nominating runners for both the Black Opal Stakes and the Canberra Guineas.
Street Boss filly Hailin’ Diamonds is nominated for the Black Opal Stakes while new stable acquisition Ninth Legion could be Canberra Guineas bound.