Wakeful Stakes Won by Brazilian Pulse – Derby Day Race 3 Results at Melbourne Cup Carnival

Michael Moroney’s classy filly Brazilian Pulse has won the $300,000 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington’s Victoria Derby Day today, the opening meeting of the 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival now well underway.

It was a very gallant win from the daughter of Captain Rio who had tough run all throughout the Wakeful getting caught out deep and wide.

The pace was set by Very Cherry and Placement, while the favourite Brazilian Pulse got stuck on the outside.

On the turn Very Cherry still held a narrow lead, Brazilian Pulse caught wide fifth on the outside at this stage.

On the straight Danny O’Brien’s Placement darted up on the inside with Heartsareforlove also challenging.

Heartsareforlove briefly took the lead, but Brazilian Pulse and jockey Craig Williams did not give up, battling on in a big brave run to move up and draw away from the field.

On the line it was Brazilian Pulse, with the photo finish showing Placement holding on for second in a terrific staying run and Heartsareforlove in third.

It was the first win for the favourite backers at Flemington today, Brazilian Pulse now set to storm to the top of the odds for next Thursday’s Crown Oaks.

Crown Oaks favourites going into the Wakeful were Dizlago and Shamrocker, but both were very dismal today.

The next race at Flemington, Race 4, is the first Group 1 feature of Victoria Derby Day, the $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m).

Star Witness is the favourite, but the team at Races.com.au are tipping an upset with Solar Charged rated special to win at good odds.

So take our Derby Day tip and back the Coolmore winner through Luxbet now!

2010 Wakeful Stakes Finishing Order & Results

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 7 BRAZILIAN PULSE(9) Craig Williams Michael Moroney 53.0 2-4.27
2nd 11 PLACEMENT(2) Ben Melham Danny O’Brien 53.0 1.3L
3rd 5 HEARTSAREFORLOVE(8) Craig Newitt John P Thompson 53.0 1.4L
4th 18 ROSE OF PEACE(14) Dean Yendall Gary Portelli 53.0 1.5L
5th 6 SASA(18) Corey Brown Tim Martin 53.0 2.0L
6th 13 MARAASEEM(6) Dwayne Dunn David Hayes 53.0 2.1L
7th 8 ZUTARA(16) Steven King Gai Waterhouse 53.0 4.1L
8th 4 KITTENS(7) Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 54.0 4.3L
9th 15 VERY CHERRY(11) Blake Shinn Leon Corstens 53.0 4.4L
10th 9 ALITTLEBITOFMONICA(1) Chris Symons Marc Conners 53.0 4.7L
11th 10 SPEED OF DARK(10) Glyn Schofield Grant Craven 53.0 4.8L
12th 2 DIVORCES(15) Mark Zahra Peter Snowden 54.5 5.0L
13th 19 COUNT YOUR FINGERS(4) Jim Cassidy John P Thompson 53.0 6.5L
14th 12 BRIDE SALAMA(13) Michael Walker Anthony Cummings 53.0 9.5L
15th 1 SHAMROCKER(3) James Winks Danny O’Brien 55.5 9.8L
16th 3 DIZLAGO(12) Damien Oliver Lee Freedman 54.0 10.0L
17th 16 ANOTHER SUNDAY(17) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 53.0 13.0L
18th 14 EVIDENTIA(5) Glen Boss David Hayes 53.0 13.2L
Src 17 WAVE DANCING Ben Melham Anthony Cummings
Src 20 LALLA ROOKH Clare Lindop Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
Src 21 SEAN BAILE MOR Dean Holland Todd Balfour
Src 22 BABOOSH David Hayes