Jockey: Craig Newitt
Trainer: John Sadler
THE VOTES ARE IN & COUNTED FOR THE INAUGURAL ALL STAR MILE & THE TOP TEN STARTERS HAS BEEN FINALISED.
HERE’S THE TOP TEN:
A meet and greet with Mr Money Bags and membership to Cranbourne Turf Club were amongst the initiatives which helped attract 5,013 votes for the four-year-old, a feature winner over the Flemington mile.
The people of Moe and the wider Gippsland community rallied around
@gelagotisracing’s Moss ‘n’ Dale, a winner of the Sale Cup over a mile, to elevate him into ninth place and provide apprentice jockey @jackymarts with the possibility of his biggest career ride
@DeanKrongold-trained Man of His Word finished eighth in the rankings on 5,135 votes, benefitting from a social media campaign offering two winners the opportunity to win a 4.5% share each in the six-year-old.
WA galloper Material Man boasts impressive credentials having amassed over $1.6M in prizemoney and seven of his 14 career victories coming at either Group or Listed level Trainer Justin Warwick’s daughter
@Lucywarwickk97 will take the ride in the #AllStarMile.
Foundry’s connections have worked hard to rally support and it’s paid off. The lightly-raced 9YO gelding finished 6th in the polls (5,558 votes). With great bloodlines and a Group One to his name, Terry Kelly’s team is confident he’s up to the task of the
Prior to the leaderboard blackout,
@lindsayparkrace’s filly Amphitrite was sitting just outside the top 10, but a stellar victory last weekend at @flemingtonvrc in the @tabcomau Vanity no doubt helped cement her fifth-place ranking (5,784 votes).
After a slow start,
@godolphin’s Group One winning mare Alizee rose quickly through the rankings to finish in fourth place on 6,744 votes. Keep an eye out for her in the G1 Futurity Stakes this Saturday at @MelbRacingClub where she’ll aim for her fourth consecutive win.
Urban Ruler’s army of 800 owners helped the pave the way for the galloper to gain a place in the
#AllStarMile. Trained by former Group 1-winning jockey @MunceC, he finished second in the polls with 8,428 votes after shooting to the lead on day one of voting.
You’ve all been waiting to find out the number one voted horse for
#AllStarMile and the top spot goes to @BalfourRyan’s Balf’s Choice, who rode a wave of South Australian support finishing with an impressive 9,793 votes.
(TO BE UPDATED WHEN OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED)
We’re thrilled to announce that Pat Webster’s Happy Clapper is our first wildcard for the
#AllStarMile! He is one of the country’s most-loved gallopers, has won three Group Ones and collected almost $6.5 million in prizemoney. Can’t wait to see him at #Flemington on March 16…
THIS SHAMEXPRESS 3YO FILLY COMES HERE 2ND UP OFF A DEVASTATING 1205M WIN RESUMING IN A SALE MAIDEN. A SALE MAIDEN YOU MIGHT SAY?!?!…..BUT IT WAS NO ORDINARY WIN (WATCH REPLAY BELOW)
She ran last 600m 6.2L faster when compared to ALL Classes Benchmark despite being in a 3 year old maiden race & was 8.9L faster sprinting home here last 600m vs 3 year old maiden grade.
LAST 600M: 33.64
LAST 400M: 22.04
LAST 200M: 10.92
Those are Group 1 class sectionals & you’ve got take factor in she was eased late and the Sale track this particular day was a bit choppy after having copped rain night before.
Busuttin & Young have told me they think she’s clearly the best horse they’ve ever trained and is definitely Group 1 class winner of the future if she can just stay sound.
At $12.00 & $3.20 in The Vanity at Flemington (Race 5-9), she’s a terrific each way bet, you shouldn’t lose on an each way bet, but I’m quietly confident she’ll get the major prize!