2011 RN Irwin Stakes Morphettville Results

The Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes were won as expected by the Peter Moody trained Avenue.

After coming second in two solid runs so far this campaign the grey mare relished the drop in grade to claim the 1100m event at Morphettville.

Obsidian Dragon took on the early pace with Avenue placed in a perfect position with cover behind the leader.

She went to the lead after they rounded the turn but then received a strong challenge from Diplomatic Force.

He really took it to the mare half way down the straight but she was too good, drawing clear and winning the race by a good margin.

Her overall career record is now eight from 18 with more than $700,000 to her name.

Moody will now redirect her back to Group 1 level trying to go one better than the second placing in the Oakleigh Plate this year.

It appears the Sportingbet Classic for fillies and mares will give her the best chance at Morphettville in another weight-for-age contest.

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