Well Rounded wins the Matriarch Stakes – Emirates Stakes Day Results

The Lee Freedman trained four-year-old mare Well Rounded has won the Group 3 Matriarch Stakes over 1600m at Flemington today on Emirates Stakes Day.

Well Rounded, with jockey Ben Melham, had a strong run to the line and took the lead with about 400m to go from Purple, who had led for the majority of the race. Purple, trained by Peter Snowden, faded towards the end of the race but managed to hold onto second place, 1.8 lengths back. Race favourite Keep The Peace finished strongly for third after going back to last at the start. Next across the line was Music Review to round out the first four placings.

201 Matriarch Stakes Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 15 WELL ROUNDED(5) Ben Melham Lee Freedman 53.0 2-2.55
2nd 1 PURPLE(13) Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 57.5 1.8L
3rd 3 KEEP THE PEACE(16) Michael Walker Shaune Ritchie 55.5 2.0L
4th 8 MUSIC REVIEW(14) Craig Williams John O’Shea 54.0 2.1L
5th 14 ZANTELAGH(11) Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 53.5 2.3L
6th 7 MOMENT IN TIME(10) Nash Rawiller Mick Huxtable 54.5 2.8L
7th 17 PLATINUM PASSION(7) Glen Boss Michael Moroney 53.5 4.8L
8th 11 GOLDEN CHARMER(9) Dean Yendall Dan O’Sullivan 53.0 5.3L
9th 2 LADY LYNETTE(15) Nicholas Hall David & Scott Brunton 55.5 5.5L
10th 12 PICALERO(3) Michelle Payne Barbara Marshman 53.0 5.6L
11th 13 ASHLEE’S JEWEL(4) Dwayne Dunn Jason Coyle 53.0 7.8L
12th 10 LADY AVACAN(1) Holly McKechnie Sue Jaensch 53.0 10.1L
13th 16 RIVER BYPASS(8) Danny Nikolic Luke Oliver 53.5 15.1L
14th 6 STARMON(2) Brad Rawiller Michael Kent 54.5 18.8L
15th 9 DELTA GEE(6) Corey Brown Michael Grant 53.5 19.8L
16th 4 MARHETA(12) Mark Zahra Michael Moroney 54.5 19.9L
Src 5 LOVEMELIKEAROCK Glen Boss Anthony Cummings
Src 18 BELLE OF DUBAI Garry Murphy Ken Williams
Src 19 OUR TIGRESS Craig Newitt Michael Moroney