Aloha wins Group 3 PFD Food Services Stakes – Flemington Race 5 Results


Aloha produces impressive run to win the Group 3 PFD Food Services Stakes

Hot favourite Aloha has won the 2011 PFD Food Services Stakes at Flemington today. As Race 5 on the Australian Guineas Day card, the Group 3 PFD Food Services Stakes saw a field of nine three-year-old and up fillies and mares run over 1400m.

After a very even start from the field, Im Discreet moved up to take the early lead from Dane Julia and Returntosender.

Around the home turn Im Discreet still held strong at the front before Glen Boss produced a beautiful ride onboard Aloha to move comfortably through the field to claim the victory by 2 lengths.

A strong finishing Flying Tessie, who was last for the majority of the race, could not catch Aloha and finished second. Early leader Im Discreet held on for third with Impressive Eagle fourth.

Aloha’s win gives trainer Mick Price his second win of the day after Dubleanny won race 3.

It is still undecided where Aloha will go to next, with Mick Price stating that the Group 1 Coolmore Classic at Randwick in two weeks time might be too tough and that there might be softer options in Adelaide.

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Group 3 PFD Food Services Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 3 ALOHA(1) Glen Boss Mick Price 56.5 1-22.37
2nd 5 FLYING TESSIE(4) Craig Williams Matthew Williams 56.5 2.0L
3rd 7 I’M DISCREET(9) Kerrin McEvoy Russell Cameron 55.0 2.2L
4th 6 IMPRESSIVE EAGLE(5) Ben Melham Danny O’Brien 55.0 2.6L
5th 2 RETURNTOSENDER(6) Luke Nolen Peter G Moody 57.5 2.8L
6th 4 CASUAL FRIDAY(2) Brett Prebble Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 56.5 5.8L
7th 1 DANE JULIA(8) Michael Walker Lee Freedman 57.5 7.1L
8th 9 PREVENTABLE(3) Craig Newitt John P Thompson 54.0 7.8L
9th 8 MUSIC IN THE PARK(7) Danny Nikolic John Moloney 54.5 9.1L
Src 10 SEDUCED Nicholas Hall Michael Kent

Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography