Whitefriars wins the 2011 Australia Stakes – Moonee Valley Race 6 Results

Whitefriars wins the 2011 Australia Stakes

Whitefriars wins the 2011 Australia Stakes from Undeniably

Whitefriars has narrowly won the 2011 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight from Undeniably in the 1200m Group 2 feature race worth $200,000.

Undeniably jumped well from barrier 5 to lead by a length at the start and drew the field along at a good pace. Whitefriars, with jockey Jim Cassidy, sat just off Undeniably the whole race before leveling around the final turn. Undeniably managed to pull ahead slightly but was finally caught by Whitefriars.

Star mare and hot race favourite Typhoon Tracy sat in third, just off the leading pair, for the entire race and could not catch them in the straight to hold onto third from a strong finishing Ortensia.

5-year-old gelding Whitefriars, trained by Rick Worthington, has now won 6 from 20 career starts and earned over $600,000 in prize money.

2011 Australia Stakes Results

Horse Jockey Finish Starting Price
WHITEFRIARS JIM CASSIDY 1st $6.50
UNDENIABLY MICHAEL RODD 2nd $9
TYPHOON TRACY LUKE NOLEN 3rd $1.60F
ORTENSIA CRAIG WILLIAMS 4th $7
SECRET FLYER DWAYNE DUNN 5th $31
DIPLOMATIC FORCE CRAIG ROBERTSON 6th $41
HEART OF DREAMS DAMIEN OLIVER 7th $21
COMMANDING HOPE BRAD RAWILLER 8th $101
VIGOR(NZ) GLEN BOSS 9th $41
SCENIC SHOT SHANE SCRIVEN Scratched

Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography