Linton Wins Alister Clark Stakes

On Saturday at Moonee Valley racecourse, promising grey gelding Linton took home the $200 000 Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (1600m).

Linton, owned by Lloyd Williams, started as the $3.80 favourite and beat home CS Hayes Stakes winner Take The Rap ($14) by 1 ? lengths with second elect the Peter Snowden-trained Offhanded ($3.90) in third.

Stablemate to the brilliant 2007 Melbourne Cup winner Efficient, Linton has now won two of his three career starts.

The David Hayes-trained Extra Zero drifted to $5 before the race after originally being installed as the second elect, and ran a lacklustre fifth in the Alister Clark.

For more details and result information for the Alister Clark Stakes click here.

The other Group 2 feature held at the meeting was the Sunline Stakes (1600m), which was won by the Pat Hyland-trained Zarita after a skilful ride by jockey Steve Arnold saw the $1.95 favourite defeat Princess Marizza ($21) by a length with Silvercitymiss ($7.50) in third.

For the full results of the 2010 Sunline Stakes click here.

2010 Alister Clark Stakes Results:

Placing

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1
LINTON
Robert Hickmott Michael Rodd
2
TAKE THE RAP (NZ)
Danny O?Brien Craig Williams
3
OFFHANDED
Peter Snowden Mark Zahra
4
AT THE HEADS (NZ)
Danny O?Brien Nicholas Hall
5
EXTRA ZERO
David Hayes Brad Rawiller
6
COSMOCRAT
Mick Price Damien Oliver
7
VIKING HERO
Michael Moroney Glen Boss
8
ERASET
Danny O?Brien James Winks
9
FULL METAL JACKET
John Thompson Steven King
10
PROST
John Thompson Chris Symons