The final race at Flemington’s Victoria Derby Day, the $250,000 Group 3 AAMI Business Insurance Stakes (1400m), has been won by Queensland galloper Poor Judge.
The Norm Hilton-trained Royal Academy gelding came down to Melbourne on the back of impressive form in Brisbane and was able to thrive on the rain-affected ground to win the Chatham Stakes.
Prince Braeman was first out of gates and went to the lead early.
Jungle Ruler sat third on the outside, with McClintock settling second.
The punters’ favourite Demerit had a lovely ride early on sitting just on the back of the leaders in fourth.
Then on the home straight Poor Judge, ridden by Glen Boss, moved up nicely on the outside to challenge at the front.
Demerit followed up the middle and the two fought it out stride for stride over the final few hundred metres.
But it was Poor Judge the proved too good, pushing their ears back and pulling away to score victory over a gallant Demerit by around a length with Centennial Park adding value to the Trifecta finishing third.
That concludes the racing action of Derby Day for another year, however there is plenty more action at Flemington Racecourse to stay tuned for this afternoon.
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2010 AAMI Business Insurance Stakes Finishing Order
|1st||6||POOR JUDGE(11)||Glen Boss||Norm Hilton||56.0||1-25.73|
|2nd||10||DEMERIT(6)||Mark Zahra||Peter Snowden||54.0||0.3L|
|3rd||3||CENTENNIAL PARK(5)||Corey Brown||David Payne||56.0||1.6L|
|4th||2||ALBERT THE FAT(10)||Steven Arnold||Paul Messara||57.5||2.3L|
|5th||12||WE’RE GONNA ROCK(9)||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh||54.0||3.1L|
|6th||1||DAO DAO(4)||Dwayne Dunn||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||58.0||3.6L|
|7th||4||JUNGLE RULER(12)||Darren Gauci||Peter White||56.0||3.7L|
|8th||8||ROCKPECKER(2)||Craig Williams||Ken Fythe||55.0||4.7L|
|9th||7||GOOD CONTROL(8)||Luke Nolen||Patrick Lee||55.0||7.2L|
|10th||11||PRINCE BRAEMAN(3)||Tommy Berry||Paul Perry||54.0||9.4L|
|11th||5||MCCLINTOCK(1)||Glyn Schofield||Mark de Montfort||56.0||17.4L|
|12th||9||WOORIM(7)||James Winks||Robert Heathcote||54.5||18.7L|