Culminate 2010 Tristarc Stakes Winner – Caulfield Cup Day Race 9 Results

Culminate has beaten a top-class field of mares, all possible Tristarc Stakes winners, in Race 9 at Caulfield today with a narrow victory in the $180,000 Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m).

The Darren Weir-trained seven-year-old is a Kiwi-bred mare that was always going to be well suited to the soft ground at Caulfield today, which is why she had been backed late by the punters.

Still going out at a generous starting price of $9, Culminate got up on the inside after the early leaders include front-runner Live In Sin started to fade.

Ridden beautifully by Michael Waller, Culminate kicked back well and stormed home, holding on to beat a gallant runner-up Jersey Lily ($10) by a neck with Marquardt ($11) in third.

The final race to close proceedings at Caulfield Cup Day this afternoon is Race 10 – the $70,000 Carlton Draught Plate (1000m) set to jump at 5:30pm (AEDST).

There is still time to win big at Caulfield today, so head to now to get great odds and give yourself one last chance to clean up.

2010 Tristarc Stakes Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 3 CULMINATE(2) Michael Walker Darren Weir 56.5 1-26.51
2nd 15 JERSEY LILY(8) Craig Williams Les Bridge 53.0 0.5L
3rd 7 MARQUARDT(6) Craig Newitt John P Thompson 56.5 1.3L
4th 16 VENUS WORLD(13) M R du Plessis Brian Jenkins 53.0 2.5L
5th 5 NO EVIDENCE NEEDED(12) James Winks John P Thompson 56.5 3.3L
6th 12 BELIEVE ‘N ACHIEVE(5) Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 54.0 3.5L
7th 6 MONTANA FLYER(4) Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse 56.5 5.7L
8th 10 HAPPY HIPPY(11) Dean Holland John P Thompson 55.5 7.2L
9th 11 DYSPHONIA(7) Blake Shinn Peter Snowden 54.0 7.4L
10th 4 AMBERINO(1) Danny Nikolic John Moloney 56.5 10.9L
11th 13 LIVE IN SIN(10) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 53.0 12.7L
12th 8 I’M A HUSSY(9) Ben Melham David & Scott Brunton 56.5 13.1L
13th 14 ALOHA(14) Glen Boss Mick Price 53.0 13.8L
14th 9 EUROPA POINT(3) Damien Oliver Lee Freedman 55.5 33.8L
Src 1 HOT DANISH Tim Clark Les Bridge
Src 2 PALACIO DE CRISTAL Dwayne Dunn Grahame Begg