Star Blackfriars three-year-old Black Felix made it a hat trick of wins at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday’s Railway Stakes Day after claiming victory ahead of a quality field in the $80,000 Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m).
The Stephen Miller-trained Black Felix was coming off two wins at Ascot earlier in the month and after starting at $4.60, scored an emphatic one and a half length win over the favourite Even Astar ($3.50), with the roughie of the field Proud Hero ($21) finishing off the trifecta on Saturday.
Top jockey Nash Rawiller settled Black Felix beautifully, poised behind the leader, before pulling out a powerful finishing burst to cruise home.
A winner of four of their five career starts, consistent gelding Black Felix was purchased for $30,000 at last year’s Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale has now earned $175,200 in prize money.
Black Felix’s win gave his boom Victoria Derby winning sire Blackfriars a double for the day following Aquinas’ win in the Listed Tattersall’s Cup (2400m) earlier at the meeting.
The next feature of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival is the $750,000 Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) this Saturday November 27th.
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2010 Placid Arc Stakes Results & Finishing Order
|1||BLACK FELIX||Nash Rawiller||Stephen Miller||–||$4.60|
|2||EVEN ASTAR||Steven Parnham||Neville Parnham||1 1/2 L||$3.50|
|3||PROUD HERO||Jason Brown||Jim Taylor||3 L||$21|
|4||SOUND SYSTEM||Lucas Camilleri||Quona Cooke||3 L||$20|
|5||COCKEYED BOB||Alan Kennedy||Darryn Pateman||3 3/4 L||$5.50|
|6||MISS TAHITIAN||Daniel Staeck||Frank Maynard||4 1/4 L||$12|
|7||ABSOLUTE PLEASURE||Damien Oliver||Trevor Andrews||4 1/4 L||$4.80|
|8||UMA PARK||Paul Harvey||Lindsey Smith||6 1/4 L||$6|