Headlining the action at Sydney’s Warwick Farm Racecourse on Saturday was the $150,000 Group Two Warwick Stakes (1400m), which resulted in trainer Chris Waller’s entrants dominating the classy field.
Let by Metal Bender, the Waller constituency saw a stunning trifecta carried out, with Triple Honour and Danleigh finishing second and third respectively – paying huge amounts through Ladbrokes.com.au.
Tim Clark was in the winning saddle, and guided his mount over the course of the race brilliantly. The pair held off a last chance surge by stablemate Triple Honour to claim the full credentials.
The devastating victory sent a message out to the Danasinga gelding’s potential rivals of the spring, as Waller pencilled in a next up jump in the $150,000 Group Two Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) on September 4.
Danleigh headed into the 2010 Warwick Stakes as favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au, and despite not claiming the podium top-spot, still ran well in his backup to the second-placed Missile Stakes (1200m) run.
Peter Snowden’s Purple, a 2010 Melbourne Cup entrant, did well to finish fourth. Theseo started his spring campaign well and finished fifth, with Brilliant Light in sixth. There were just two-and-a-half lengths covering the first six finishers.
Champion hoop Clark claimed another Group victory on Saturday when he led Parables to a win in the Group Three Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m), while Blackball claimed the honours in the Group Three Up And Coming Stakes (1200m) in the other feature at Warwick Farm over the weekend.
The action on the spring tracks is certainly hotting up, so don’t head to your TAB to bet, just go to Ladbrokes.com.au! There you will find all the latest odds and markets on the action taking place around Australia.
2010 Warwick Stakes Results
Metal Bender (NZ)
|Chris Waller||Tim Clark|
Triple Honour (NZ)
|Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy|
|Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman|
|Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr|
|Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller|
|Kerry Parker||Jay Ford|
|John P Thompson||Brenton Avdulla|
|Tracey Bartley||Blake Shinn|
|Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl|
|Gai Waterhouse||Glyn Schofield|
Run for Naara
|John P Thompson||Danny Nikolic|
Get Up Jude
|Kevin Moses||Tye Angland|
No Wine No song
|Kevin Moses||Shane Moses|
|Ron Leemon||Nathan Berry|