Rothera Wins 2010 Betfair Stakes – Caulfield Cup Day Race 6 Results

October 16, 2010

Rothera Wins 2010 Betfair Stakes – Caulfield Cup Day Race 6 Results

Queensland galloper Rothera has claimed a devastatingly close victory in the sixth race at Caulfield Cup Day, beating home a field of top gallopers in the $125,000 Group 3 Betfair Stakes (1400m).

Five-year-old gelding Rothera, trained by 19-year-old Ben Currie in Oakey Queensland, went out as a $7.50 chance to win the 2010 Betfair Stakes.

It was a massive effort by Rothera after being quite heavily weighted against the Group 1 winners and still able to knuckle down and win in a blanket finish.

Jungle Ruler was first out of the gates with Gathering and Trader also getting away fast, Jungle Ruler taking the early lead and setting the pace.

The big market mover backed into the $5 favourite, Gathering started to get to the outside on the turn for home, but it was Rothera who raced on hard to take to the front.

In a sensational display from Sniper’s Bullet, the seven-year-old moved up through the middle of the field with blistering speed to come nose-to-nose with Rothera.

Over the final metres the two fought it out and in a photo-finish result it was Rothera who was home first by the narrowest of margins, nosing out Snipers Bullet.

Jungle Ruler was able to hang on for third.

Originally eyeing off the Epsom Handicap before being struck down by a virus, Rothera showed they were fit and in-form again with Currie now targeting the Emirates Stakes at Flemington on November 6.

Today’s victory was the 10th from 23 career starts for Rothera.

Get ready to put down your wagers on the next feature race today, with Race 7 the $125,000 Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m) set to jump at 3:20pm (AEDST).

Consistent mare Purple is the current $2.80 favourite and our top pick so head to Ladbrokes.com.au now to back her before the odds shorten!

2010 Betfair Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 12 ROTHERA(3) Brent Evans Ben Currie 55.5 1-25.86
2nd 1 SNIPER’S BULLET(9) Nash Rawiller Robert Smerdon 58.5 0.1L
3rd 5 JUNGLE RULER(2) Darren Gauci Peter White 56.5 1.4L
4th 8 DEMERIT(6) Mark Zahra Peter Snowden 56.5 3.6L
5th 6 GATHERING(4) Craig Newitt John P Thompson 56.5 3.7L
6th 4 MCCLINTOCK(12) Glyn Schofield Mark de Montfort 57.5 5.2L
7th 14 RANSOM WILLY(5) Mark Pegus Terry Kelly 55.0 5.6L
8th 7 AL DHAFRA(1) Blake Shinn Guy Walter 56.5 6.0L
9th 11 WOORIM(8) Danny Nikolic Robert Heathcote 55.5 7.3L
10th 13 MAJESTICAL(10) Craig Williams Matthew Enright 55.0 10.5L
11th 9 TRADER(7) Michael Walker Anthony Cummings 56.5 17.5L
12th 2 ALL SILENT(11) Dwayne Dunn Grahame Begg 57.5 37.5L
Src 3 ALBERT THE FAT Steven Arnold Paul Messara
Src 10 DAO DAO Michael Rodd Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

Horse Racing Today

Waller’s fillies dominat...

California Turbo among 2018 Gu...

California Turbo among 2018 Gunsynd Classic nominations

Queensland Derby hopeful California Turbo is among the twenty-two nominations...

Impending heads up 2018 Victor...

Impending heads up 2018 Victory Stakes Nominations

Last year’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Impending heads up the nominations for...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool included in 2018 J H B Carr Stakes nominations

Victorian filly So Far Sokool is included in the sixteen nominations for the...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field