Apennine held off a late challenge from White Yard, winning by 0.3 of a length. Race favourite Comocean finished third after sitting last for the first half of the distance, 1.6 lengths back.
Trained by Robert Smerdon, 5-year-old mare Apennine has now won 4 races in her 34 career starts.
Norman Carlyon Premium Handicap Results – Moonee Valley Race 5
|WHITE YARD||DWAYNE DUNN||2nd||$10|
|MANILA JEWEL||STEVEN ARNOLD||7th||$7|
|ABSOLUTE JOY(NZ)||CRAIG WILLIAMS||Scratched|
Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography