Listed TAB 50th Birthday Stakes Results – Flemington Race 8


Launay is the Flemington Race 8 winner

Launay has won the final race on Australian Guineas Day at Flemington, taking out the Listed TAB 50th Birthday Stakes.

Starting as the race favourite, Launay sat second behind Danzylum for the majority of the race while Orbit Express was third.

Coming into the final 200m Launay surged past Danzylum to win comfortable by 3 lengths. Orbit Express pushed through into second while Danzylum battled on for third from an impressive Playwright in fourth.

Second favourite Eraset never threatened in the 1400m race.

Trainer Peter Snowden said that four-year-old gelding Launay had a long range campaign planned with the hope of moving him up to 2000m races. Some races in Perth could be on the cards for Launay as part of his preparation.

Flemington Race 8 Results

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 7 LAUNAY(9) Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 53.0 1-23.28
2nd 3 ORBIT EXPRESS(7) Steven King Steve McKinnon 56.5 3.0L
3rd 1 DANZYLUM(4) Luke Currie Robbie Griffiths 58.5 4.0L
4th 4 PLAYWRIGHT(8) James Winks Steve Richards 56.5 4.5L
5th 2 BUCCELLATI(1) Brett Prebble Tony Noonan 57.0 4.6L
6th 9 BELGIETTO(5) Glen Boss Peter Gelagotis 53.0 4.8L
7th 10 HARKAWAY(6) Craig Newitt John Moloney 53.0 7.3L
8th 6 SHAMOLINE WARRIOR(3) Stephen Baster Mark Kavanagh 53.0 7.4L
9th 8 ERASET(10) Craig Williams Danny O’Brien 53.0 8.2L
10th 5 JUST LOOK(2) Nicholas Hall Lyn Tolson 54.0 9.4L

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