Whobegotyou Wins 2011 Blamey Stakes

March 16th, 2011

On Saturday March 12 the $250,000 Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) took place at Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing 2011 and raging favourite Whobegotyou saluted for the punters with a gritty victory.

Mark Kavanagh’s weight-for-age champ Whobegotyou was backing up from a gallant second to More Joyous in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and went out as the odds-on favourite at $1.50 in the Blamey.

Surprisingly, despite being locally trained at Flemington, his win in the Blamey Stakes 2011 was Whobegotyou’s first at the track.

After a well-timed and patient ride from jockey Damien Oliver, Whobegotyou fought back from a wide barrier draw and unsuitably slow tempo to score a narrow win.

On the line Whobegotyou was a head in front of a fast finishing Dao Dao ($6) while the Lee Freedman-trained Fanjura ($41) crossed for third a further two lengths back.

The win bought Whobegotyou’s career record to nine victories from 27 starts for over $3.1 million in prize money.

The $2 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600mk) at Randwick on April 16 is the next major autumn assignment for Whobegotyou.

Read the full 2011 Blamey Stakes Race Results & Review by following the link.

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2011 Blamey Stakes Results

Place # Horse Rider Trainer Weight Margin
1st 1 WHOBEGOTYOU(10) Damien Oliver Mark Kavanagh 58.0 1-36.50
2nd 5 DAO DAO(2) Dwayne Dunn Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 55.0 0.2L
3rd 4 FANJURA(5) Craig Williams Lee Freedman 56.0 2.2L
4th 10 ROADTRAIN(9) Dean Yendall Tony Vasil 51.0 2.3L
5th 2 DOUBTFUL JACK(4) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 58.0 2.7L
6th 9 I’M IMPOSING(6) Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott 54.0 2.8L
7th 8 SPACECRAFT(7) Craig Newitt Mick Price 54.0 2.9L
8th 3 EXTRA ZERO(1) Steven Arnold David Hayes 56.0 3.4L
9th 6 ROCKPECKER(3) Mark Zahra Ken Fythe 55.0 4.9L
10th 7 WIND SHEAR(8) Stephen Baster Dale Sutton 55.0 6.2L