The main race of the day was the
Durbridge Stakes run at Race 5. First up was up the 2500m race
where Mr Lowndes ran on in a determined fashion to just grab victory on
the line from He's Hot To Trot and Doc Hennessy. Mr Lowndes takes
his record to 5 wins and three placings from 17 starts and plans are to
head to the Lavazza Long Black on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington.
The second race saw Holder Sunset
make it two from two in defeating Talk of Angels with Nullarbor Nymph
third while the French import Le Roi stormed home to defeat the gallant
Manganese with Notice Received third. In the 4th race the Richard
Jolly stale brought up a double with Mr Good Cat winning from Exalted
moment with Little Akie third.
The Durbridge Stakes saw Just
Sybil in front in the straight but Classy Chloe was soon storming home.
Just Sybil fought back and tried hard to stave off Classy Chloe and to
many it appeared she had held on on the line but the photo showed
thatClassy Chloe got the bob in to be declared the winner with Justify
That in third place. Classy Chloe takes her record to 11 starts
for 5 wins and 5 placings with her only unplaced effort a week before at
Caulfield where she got stuck on the rails and dragged back through the
field in the closing stages.
The rest of the winners on the
program were La Poupee winning her third race from 5 starts, Cape Clear
winning his third in a row to remain unbeaten this campaign and Rose of
Lincoln who took nearly the length of the straight to find a clear run
before storming home to claim victory winning her third race from 5
This will be the last pictorial report for several weeks due to the main
focus in racing being the Melbourne Cup carnival followed by the
Australian 3 DE in late November.