The Tony Noonan trained Varenna Miss was the hot favourite with punters for the second last race of the day at Caulfield, paying just $1.75. Jumping from barrier 2, Varenna Miss had a good run with jockey Steven King and managed to hold off a strong challenge from Perfect Hostess. Varenna Miss’ stablemate Be Positive claimed third.
There was some drama at the start when Delyara was withdrawn from the race at the barriers after there were issues loading her into the stall, bringing th field down to just six runners.
4-year-old mare Varenna Miss has now won 3 of her 4 career starts.
Mares Handicap Results – Caulfield Race 7
|1st||5||VARENNA MISS(2)||Steven King||Tony Noonan||55.5||1-3.99|
|2nd||8||PERFECT HOSTESS(7)||Jake Noonan(a2)||Jim Conlan||51.0||0.2L|
|3rd||3||BE POSITIVE(5)||Ben Knobel(a3)||Tony Noonan||54.0||2.5L|
|4th||4||CONQUERING QUEEN(3)||Jason Maskiell(a1.5)||Robert Smerdon||55.5||3.7L|
|5th||9||TANGO EXPRESS(6)||Jade Darose||Ricky Maund||53.0||4.7L|
|6th||7||SELECT(4)||Glen Boss||Colin Little||53.0||5.2L|
|Src||1||I’M DISCREET||Adam McCabe(a3)||Russell Cameron|
|Src||2||TWO HILLS||Darren Gauci||Allen Browell|
|Src||6||DELYARA||Dean Yendall||Lee & Shannon Hope|
Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography