Joseph Pride’s well-bred mare Sacred Choice has claimed an upset win in Victoria Derby Day Race 7 today, storming home to defeat a brilliant field in the $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington.
Going out at very generous odds of $21 at Luxbet, Choisir mare Sacred Choice sat back early letting Culminate and Hot Danish set the pace.
On the turn home, Hot Danish ran to the lead on the outside while red hot favourite and reigning Myer Classic winner Typhoon Tracy also moved up after settling about fourth in the field.
Then at the 300m mark, in a brilliant ride by star hoop Corey Brown, Sacred Choice hit the lead in front of Typhoon Tracy wielding them in.
The Heavy track conditions at Flemington proved too much for Typhoon Tracy who couldn’t match the winner, Sacred Choice pulling away very comfortably to win by three lengths over the favourite, with Hot Danish hanging in for third.
The next race on the card at Victoria Derby Day is Race 8 – the Salinger Stakes so get in on the action at Luxbet now!
2010 Myer Classic Results & Finishing Order
|1st||6||SACRED CHOICE(6)||Corey Brown||Joseph Pride||57.0||1-38.91|
|2nd||2||TYPHOON TRACY(7)||Luke Nolen||Peter G Moody||57.0||4.5L|
|3rd||1||HOT DANISH(8)||Tim Clark||Les Bridge||57.0||10.0L|
|4th||11||BELIEVE ‘N ACHIEVE(4)||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh||56.5||14.3L|
|5th||3||CULMINATE(3)||Michael Walker||Darren Weir||57.0||16.0L|
|6th||8||NO EVIDENCE NEEDED(9)||James Winks||John P Thompson||56.5||17.8L|
|7th||9||MARQUARDT(2)||Craig Newitt||John P Thompson||56.5||19.5L|
|8th||5||PALACIO DE CRISTAL(5)||Dwayne Dunn||Grahame Begg||57.0||22.3L|
|9th||12||YOSEI(1)||Glen Boss||Stuart Webb||49.5||29.3L|
|Src||4||ALLEZ WONDER||Steven Arnold||Bart Cummings|
|Src||7||KATIE LEE||Hugh Bowman||Graeme Rogerson|
|Src||10||LOVEMELIKEAROCK||Jim Cassidy||Anthony Cummings|