Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse was full to the brim with Australia’s most elite racing horses which were drawn to the track for Saturday’s Blamey Stakes Day.
The sixth race to be run was the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m), which saw nine top horses compete under set-weights with penalties, all vying for a share in the $300,000 purse.
Winner of the 2010 Blamey Stakes was the Andrew Campbell-trained Lord Tavistock. Starting from the sixth barrier, the four-year-old had no expectations prior to the race and after a disappointing run in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1600m), proved he still has a strong future ahead.
Winner of the 2010 Blamey Stakes was the Andrew Campbell-trained Lord Tavistock.
Campbell will look to the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on the 3rd of April for Lord Tavistock’s next start.
Vigor looked to have set up a win in the turn into the straight, and gave Lord Tavistock strong competition through to the end of the 1,200 metres, but finished second, with favourite to win the race Dao Dao coming in third.
Rightfully Yours had been another favourite coming into the 2010 Blamey Stakes, however the gelding finished a disappointing second last, after being the victim of interference from Dao Dao ridden by Steven Arnold.
The jockey will now undergo an 11 – meet suspension.
2010 Blamey Stakes Results
Lord Tavistock (NZ)
|Jason Waddell||Andrew R Campbell|
|Glen Boss||Danny O’Brien|
|Steven Arnold||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|Ben Melham||Bill & Symon Wilde|
Life To The Full
|Garry Murphy||David & Scott Brunton|
Doctor Fremantle (GB)
|Dwayne Dunn||Lee Freedman|
|Steven King||Jim Marconi|
|Craig Newitt||Mick Price|
|Mark Pegus||Richard Freyer|