Starspangledbanner Wins Oakleigh Plate

In a stunningly close blanket finish at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, the Leon Corstens-trained Starspangledbanner claimed his second Group 1 win in three starts when the Choisir colt was victorious in the $400, 000 Oakleigh Plate.

After sitting third nearly all the way in the 1100m sprint feature, Starspangledbanner ($7) with Danny Nikolic aboard, moved up in the final few metres to snatch a short head victory ahead of Rubiton Stakes winner Here De Angles ($6) and South Australian outsider Arinos ($51), who finished in a dead heat for second.

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Oakleigh Plate Results 2010:

Position

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

1
STARSPANGLEDBANNER
Danny Nikolic Leon Corstens
2
HERE DE ANGELS
Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh
2
ARINOS
James Winks David Jolly
4
WANTED
Luke Nolen Peter G Moody
5
EAGLE FALLS
Brett Prebble David Hayes
6
GRAN SASSO
Chris Symons Mick Price
7
HEADWAY
Craig Newitt Peter G Moody
8
LUCKY SECRET
Damien Oliver Tony Vasil
9
TICKETS
Stathi Katsidis Peter G Moody
10
SWIFT ALLIANCE
Steven King Gai Waterhouse
11
WEEKEND HUSSLER
Brad Rawiller Ross McDonald
12
AVENUE
Craig Williams Peter G Moody
13
GRAND DUELS
Daniel Ganderton Byron Cozamanis