Master Of Wine Headlines Nominations for 2020 Feehan Stakes

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Mon 31st August 2020

Progressive stayer Master Of Wine is heading to Melbourne to contest the 2020 Feehan Stakes after his average first up outing in the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m).

The Hawkes-trained gelding leads nominations for the 2020 Feehan Stakes (1600m), a Group 2 contest that also has a ballot exemption for the Cox Plate for the winner.

Among the other big names in the nominations are Surprise Baby, Humidor, Harbour Views, Dalasan, Kings Will Dream, and Regal Power.

Dalasan will be keen to make up for last weekends shock loss in the Leon MacDonald Stakes, where he lined up as a $1.40 favourite.

2020 Melbourne Cup hopeful Surprise Baby opened as a $4.50 favourite for the Feehan Stakes in the All-In market, but Harbour Views has been heavily supported, firming into favouritism at $3.50.

Master Of Wine ($7), Coming Around ($8), Kings Will Dream ($8), and Mahamedeis ($9) are the other runners under single figures, with Dalasan the next best at $11.

Find the full list of nominations below.

1AlsvinShea Eden91
2Coming AroundBrent Stanley90
3DalasanLeon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas103
4ExasperateMatthew Brown90
5Harbour ViewsMatthew Williams94
6HumidorChris Waller106
7JunipalCiaron Maher & David Eustace87
8Kings Will DreamChris Waller109
9MahamedeisNick Ryan101
10Master Of WineMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes108
11Regal PowerGrant & Alana Williams112
12Shot Of IrishRichard Laming94
13SircconiNick Ryan100
14So Si BonTom Dabernig & Ben Hayes106
15Streets Of AvalonShane Nichols108
16Surprise BabyPaul Preusker108
17Vanna GirlToby & Trent Edmonds95

In other news, Nature Strip has opened as the $1.40 favourite in the 2020 Concorde Stakes, attracting just six nominations, as rivals seem wary to take on the star sprinter.

From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.