Centennial Park has caused an upset in the 2011 Expressways Stakes at Rosehill today, beating home more fancied rivals with an impressive run. Running as Race 6 today at Rosehill, on the last race meeting run by the Sydney Turf Club before the merger with the AJC begins on Monday, the $200,000 Expressway Stakes featured a field of just six horses.
Race favourite Hot Danish lead for most of the 1200m race but could only manage third after a strong run home by Centennial Park and Love Conquers All. A photo was needed to decide the minor placings, with Love Conquers All getting the nod ahead of the star mare.
5-year-old Thorn Park gelding Centennial Park, trained by David Payne, has had 24 career starts for 7 wins and adds $130,000 in prize money to their total with today’s win. Centennial Park was riden by Corey Brown and paid $11.60 for the win with Luxbet.
2011 Expressway Stakes Results
|01||6.CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ)||$11.00||3||102.00||58.5||Corey Brown||David Payne|
|02||2.LOVE CONQUERS ALL||0.8||$3.20||5||107.00||58.5||Jim Cassidy||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|03||8.HOT DANISH||0.9||$2.00F||1||117.00||56.5||Tim Clark||Les Bridge|
|04||1.DANLEIGH||2.1||$14.00||6||116.00||58.5||Hugh Bowman||Chris Waller|
|05||5.LORNE DANCER||3.5||$16.00||2||105.00||58.5||Nash Rawiller||Gai Waterhouse|
|06||4.BORDER REBEL||3.8||$9.50||4||106.00||58.5||Timothy Bell (a2)||Sue Grills|
|SC||3.VISION AND POWER (NZ)||NA||107.00||58.5||Tommy Berry (a)||Joseph Pride|
|SC||7.COUNT ENCOSTA||NA||93.00||58.5||Brenton Avdulla||John P Thompson|