New Zealand bred and owned mare Shillelagh was among a host of nominations by leading trainer Chris Waller for the A$5 million All Star Mile (1600m) at Flemington in March.
With star stablemate Winx a notable absentee from the nominations, Shillelagh is well credentialed for the lucrative mile race.
Raced by her Hunterville breeders Christopher and Susanna Grace, Shillelagh won the Gr.1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) at Flemington in 2017 and returned to the venue 12 months later to land the Gr.1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m).
“She continues to prove herself as one of the best mares in Australia and her track and distance record speaks for itself,” Waller said.
“She is in career best form this season.”
Waller also nominated star three-year-old The Autumn Sun, in addition to Ancient Spirit, D’Argento, Unforgotten, Tom Melbourne and Kaonic.