Niblick Wins The Grazia Ultimate Style Guide – VRC Crown Oaks Day Race 9 Results

Owner Lloyd Williams has enjoyed a win in the final race on the Crown Oaks Day card at Flemington this afternoon with a smart victory from his improving gelding Niblick in the $100,000 The Grazia Ultimate Style Guide (1600m).

The Michael Moroney-trained St Ives pushed to the front early to take the lead, while Niblick sat back eventually poised in fourth after jockey Nicholas Hall had to fight to get him to settle.

On the sprint home St Ives was still the leader with 400m to go continuing to kick on.

Then Niblick took the lead and pulled away around the 100m mark digging deep for the win, St Ives hanging on for second while third place went to Glenisla Crossing, also impressive having sat second behind the leader from the start.

Niblick has now won four of their six career starts, still with lots to learn and showing plenty of promise.

There is still one meeting left to finish off the 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival, Emirates Stakes Day taking place at Flemington this Saturday.

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2010 The Grazia Ultimate Style Guide Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 8 NIBLICK(3) Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott 53.5 1-38.14
2nd 10 ST IVES(10) Glen Boss Michael Moroney 53.5 3.0L
3rd 14 GLENISLA CROSSING(6) Mark Pegus Barbara Marshman 53.5 3.2L
4th 11 TARA MAN(11) Kerrin McEvoy Tony McEvoy 53.0 4.0L
5th 9 BANRI MAEVE(9) Dean Yendall Matthew Williams 53.0 5.2L
6th 2 LAKEDRO(7) Chris Symons Greg Eurell 55.5 5.4L
7th 3 SILKY SMOOTH(5) Mark Zahra David Hayes 55.5 5.5L
8th 1 RICEMAN(12) Brad Rawiller Dean Saxon 58.5 6.3L
9th 7 TWIGINTHEDESERT(1) Dean Holland Vincent Malady 53.0 6.6L
10th 5 PACKING SUCCESS(8) Dale Smith Damien Williams 53.0 7.3L
11th 17 OKUMA(13) Michael Walker David Hayes 53.0 7.8L
12th 15 EIGHT PIECES(4) James Winks Danny O’Brien 53.5 9.8L
13th 12 ABOUT ME(2) Danny Nikolic John Hyam 53.5 9.9L
Src 4 CASCABEL Craig Newitt Robbie Griffiths
Src 6 TESTASCANA Ben Melham Peter G Moody
Src 13 DASHATIN Craig Williams Matthew Williams
Src 16 BEIJING BOLT Dwayne Dunn Louise Bonella
Src 18 AMHERST Tony Noonan