Eagle Falls Wins 2009 Salinger Stakes – Race 8 Results

The 2009 Seppelt Salinger Stakes has been won by Eagle Falls who stormed home in the 1200m sprint race.

The Lee Freedman trained First Command was the short-priced favourite at 2.40 however he had an awkward start coming out of the barrier.

The pack split into two divisions early on with Wasted Emotions taking the lead followed by Masked Assassin, First Command and News Alert.

Masked Assassin overtook Wasted Emotions to lead until second favourite Eagle Falls pushed forward at the 400m mark along with Turffontein as runner-up and Absolutelyfabulous in third place.

Winning jockey Damien Oliver was ecstatic about his 15th Derby Day win aboard the David Hayes trained colt and believes the young winner could race over a 1400m track with no problems.

With Oliver believing that there is a Group One win the horse, Hayes is now thinking about running Eagle Falls in next years Newmarket Handicap.