Zeditave Stakes won by Eclair Mystic – Caulfield Race 5 Results

Eclair Mystic wins the 2011 Zeditave Stake

Eclair Mystic has won the Listed $100,000 Zeditave Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield today in a close run race.

Linked In jumped well and showed early speed to lead the field before fighting down the straight with race favourite Eclair Mystic. The Robert Smerdon trained Eclair Mystic only just managed to pull away and win the Zeditave Stakes from a fast finishing Spirited Eagle and a strong Linked In holding onto third. Spirited Eagle had an impressive run to snatch second from Linked In after being well back coming into the straight. Ridden by jockey Chris Symons, Eclair Mystic won by 0.2 of a length.

Second favourite and Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva never threatened and was at the tail of the field for most of the race before finishing 7th.

The next race on the card today at Caulfield for Australia Day racing is Race 6, the Listed John Dillon Stakes over 1400m – see John Dillon Stakes Tips.

Caulfield Race 5 Results – Zeditave Stakes

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 4 ECLAIR MYSTIC(4) Chris Symons Robert Smerdon 55.5 1-10.69
2nd 5 SPIRITED EAGLE(9) Clare Lindop Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 55.5 0.2L
3rd 9 LINKED IN(10) Michael Rodd Mark Kavanagh 54.0 0.3L
4th 7 SERVANT(3) Ben Melham Peter G Moody 55.0 0.6L
5th 8 ROADTRAIN(6) Damien Oliver Tony Vasil 54.0 1.4L
6th 3 RUN FOR LEVI(5) Craig Newitt John P Thompson 56.5 2.1L
7th 1 ANACHEEVA(7) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 57.5 2.3L
8th 2 HOLLOWLEA(8) Nicholas Hall Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 57.5 2.4L
9th 6 MISTER MONEYPENNY(2) Craig Williams Shane A Edwards 55.5 8.4L
10th 10 MANNY IS BACK(1) John Dertilis Emmanuel Spyrou 54.0 15.4L

Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography