Sensational Queensland galloper Buffering has won Race 4 at Randwick beating a classy field of rivals in the $175,000 Group 2 Urbis Roman Consul Stakes (1200m).
Robert Heathcote’s Mossman gelding Buffering was backed in from $4.20 into the $3.80 second favourite pre-race and rewarded its connections with a dominant performance to claim another emphatic victory.
Buffering was first away from the gates and took a great early lead over its rivals including the $2.90 favourite Slater who was slow away and never really in it.
Two fillies trailed the leader as Georgette Silk and Obsequious moved up in the field early.
The Peter Snowden-trained Obsequious put a gallant challenge on Buffering coming into the home straight, but Buffering hung on to lead-all-the-way finding plenty at the 100m mark, pulling away and coasting to victory.
On the line it was Buffering ($3.80), ridden to perfection by Nash Rawiller, one and three quarters of a length ahead of Obsequious ($5), who really tried hard but just didn’t have the gears to run down the leader, with Parriwi ($15) in third a further two lengths back.
Parriwi did their best work in the final stages doing well to come in and finish in the top three.
Three-year-old Buffering, purchased for just $22,000 by connections, has been in red hot form their nine career starts have resulting in six wins and three minor placings, earning in excess of $500,000 with today’s winnings.
The next race at Randwick today is Race 5 – the $400,000 Group 1 Coolmore Flight Stakes (1600m) – due to jump at 2:10pm where More Strawberries will start the favourite.
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2010 Roman Consul Stakes Results
|01||1.BUFFERING||$3.80||9||90.00||56.5||Nash Rawiller||Robert Heathcote|
|02||6.OBSEQUIOUS||1.8||$5.00||3||91.00||54.5||Corey Brown||Peter Snowden|
|03||8.PARRIWI||3.8||$16.00||6||77.00||54.5||Hugh Bowman||Kris Lees|
|04||2.BLACKBALL||4.3||$7.50||7||88.00||56.5||Joshua Parr||Peter Snowden|
|05||4.SLATER||6.6||$3.00F||5||71.00||56.5||Jim Cassidy||Chris Waller|
|06||9.PONTIANA||8||$15.00||1||68.00||54.5||Josh Adams (a2)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|07||5.ACHIEVEMENTS||8.5||$41.00||4||68.00||56.5||Blake Shinn||Gerald Ryan|
|08||3.NO HESITATION||8.6||$26.00||8||76.00||56.5||Craig Williams||Clarry Conners|
|09||7.GEORGETTE SILK||17.5||$31.00||2||78.00||54.5||Glen Boss||Clarry Conners|
Roman Consul Stakes Exotic Bet Payouts
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