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.
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2011 Blamey Stakes Results
|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|