Apennine wins the Norman Carlyon Premium Handicap – Moonee Valley Race 5

January 28, 2011

Apennine wins the Norman Carlyon Premium Handicap – Moonee Valley Race 5

Norman Carlyon Premium Handicap won by Apennine

Norman Carlyon Premium Handicap won by Apennine

Apennine has scored a commanding win in the Norman Carlyon Premium Handicap, Race 5 at Moonee Valley tonight, leading from start to finish in the 2040m race.

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

Horse Jockey Finish Starting Price
APENNINE LUKE NOLEN 1st $2.40F
WHITE YARD DWAYNE DUNN 2nd $10
COMOCEAN CRAIG NEWITT 3rd $3.80
STARMON(NZ) GLEN BOSS 4th $10
SKYBEE PETER MERTENS 5th $41
MONTAHLIA(NZ) NICHOLAS HALL 6th $17
MANILA JEWEL STEVEN ARNOLD 7th $7
JETTA(NZ) DAMIEN OLIVER 8th $11
ABSOLUTE JOY(NZ) CRAIG WILLIAMS Scratched

Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography

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