Zaratone was brought to Sydney by trainer Nick Olive from Canberra to compete in Race 3 on Apollo Stakes Day.
The five-year-old gelding has now made it three wins in a row after today’s performance where he led throughout the entire race.
The Zariz gelding jumped well to settle in first position early on and was never challenged throughout the 1,200 metre race.
Egos Dare led early on with Zaratone and lunged on the line to claim second ahead of the favourite and late market mover, Pureness, who finished a half head behind in third.
Pureness had to work early on to move across from her barrier of seven and used up a lot of energy in order to settle into third at the beginning of the race.
Zaratone out-classed the field to run the race in a time of 1 minute and 10.07 seconds.
Trainer Nick Olive has not made any plans on where to send his winning gelding next, but is hoping to nominate him in some higher class races.
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Race 3 Results – Rosehill Saturday 19/02/2011
|01||4.ZARATONE||–||$5.50||7||88.00||54.5(52.5)||Taylor Lovelock-Wiggins (a)||Nick Olive|
|02||1.EGO’S DARE||1.5||$9.50||8||97.00||59(56)||Adam Hyeronimus (a3)||Gerald Ryan|
|03||5.PURENESS||1.6||$2.90F||5||87.00||54||Tommy Berry (a)||Gai Waterhouse|
|04||11.PRINCESS QUALO||1.7||$17.00||4||79.00||53||Brenton Avdulla||Grahame Begg|
|05||7.MY VEGAS||2.2||$17.00||6||85.00||53||Jim Cassidy||John McNair|
|06||6.ATOMIC FORCE||2.9||$5.00||1||86.00||53.5||Corey Brown||Darren Smith|
|07||8.REPROBATE||3.2||$5.00||2||84.00||53||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|08||10.EMPIRE PLACE (NZ)||4.1||$51.00||9||82.00||53(51)||Josh Adams (a2)||David Payne|
|09||3.YOUTHFUL JACK||4.8||$71.00||3||94.00||57.5||Christian Reith||Allan Denham|
Photo courtesy (c) Steve Hart Photographics