Anevay Kicks off Lightning Stakes Day 2011 with Talindert Stakes Win


Anevay has won the Talindert Stakes at Flemington

Tim Martin’s smart filly Anevay has won the opening race on the Lightning Stakes Day 2011 programme with a victory in Flemington Race 1, the $100,000 Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m).

A field of promising two-year-olds took to the track for the 2011 Talindert Stakes but it was race favourite and market mover, Anevay shortening in from $2.60 to $2.50 pre-race, who emerged the winner.

Performing well as expected, the daughter of Exceed And Excel backed up beautifully from her close second behind One Last Dance in the Blue Diamond Fillies Preview to stamp her claims in the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) next Saturday at Caulfield.

Going to the left a little after jumping from barrier nine, jockey Nicholas Hall and Anevay managed to avoid interference and quickly recover to hit the front.

The Peter Moody-trained Covered In Class settled nicely into second sitting on the inside of the leader while Hollyweird, later dropping right off, also got away well and sat third.

With 400m to go Anevay held a narrow lead over Covered In Class before she displayed a brilliant turn of foot to kick away and put two lengths on the field.

Running away, Anevay eventually finished a good two lengths clear of roughie Cash For Matt who put in an eye-catching run to move up for second while Covered In Class held on for third.

Anevay was just too fast and too good for them today, her natural speed and talent likely to see her shorten in the Blue Diamond odds at Luxbet.

While connections are of course threatened by Sepoy, odds-on favourite for the Blue Diamond, they are still taking their chances and will back up today’s Talindert Stakes winner at Caulfield next Saturday.

Next race on the Flemington card is the $75,000 Antler Luggage Handicap (2000m) at 1:30pm (AEDST) where we are tipping #1 Larry’s Never Late currently paying $4.80 at Luxbet.

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2011 Talindert Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 10 ANEVAY(8) Nicholas Hall Tim Martin 53.5 1-5.45
2nd 3 CASH FOR MATT(6) Danny Nikolic Rick Hore-Lacy 55.0 1.8L
3rd 2 COVERED IN CLASS(3) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 55.0 1.9L
4th 7 RESCUE MISSION(7) Ben Melham Lee Freedman 55.0 2.0L
5th 5 ALMAHAAB(2) Brad Rawiller David Hayes 55.0 2.3L
6th 11 ERVBEFEL(4) Craig Williams Michael Kent 53.0 3.3L
7th 1 REDANGELO(10) Jamie Mott Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 56.0 5.5L
8th 8 RIVERBANK(1) Mark Zahra Peter Snowden 55.0 5.6L
9th 9 HOLLYWEIRD(5) Damien Oliver Gerald Ryan 54.0 6.9L
10th 6 MISTER MILTON(9) Ibrahim Gundogdu Norman Waymouth 55.0 8.6L
Src 4 GONE SKIING Craig Newitt Rick Hore-Lacy

Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography