Aloha is 2011 Coolmore Classic Winner – Rosehill Race 7 Results


Aloha is the 2011 Coolmore Classic Winner

Aloha has added a Group 1 win alongside her name taking out the marquee race at Rosehill today, beating home a quality field of fillies and mares in the $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) in the bucketing rain.

A well-bred daughter of Encosta De Lago, Mick Price’s four-year-old Aloha gave winning jockey Glen Boss his second elite level win at the meet after saluting on $101 roughie Zavite in the 2011 Ranvet Stakes earlier.

Aloha bolted out of the barriers before Boss settled her well, allowing a number of rivals to go past and set the pace and in doing so take the brunt of the rain in their faces.

Gai Waterhouse’s Montana Flyer hit the lead early with stablemate More Strawberries rolling up the outside to settle into second.

Given the run of the race settling fourth on the outside, Aloha launched her assault on the tiering frontrunners as they came down the home straight.

Outclassing the field, with 200m left to travel Aloha dashed to the lead and raced away seemingly unaffected by the dismal conditions.

On the line it was Aloha ($7) an easy 2 ½ lengths ahead of a game Jersey Lily, Les Bridge’s five-year-old trying hard but just under-par today.

In a thrilling photo-finish for third, dual Group 1 winner Melito was found to narrowly get in ahead of Happy Hippy.

It was a big effort for the Gerald Ryan-trained Melito who did well to finish in the money carting the 59.5kg topweight.

Happy Hippy was also an eye-catcher, flying down the outside to finish fourth for trainer John Thompson.

More Strawberries was the disappointment of the race, wearing blinkers for the first time she overraced early and eventually faded to finish last.

On the wet track, the Gerry Harvey-owned Aloha dug deep and came good in the end adding to her value as a future broodmare.

She has now won eight of her 17 career starts including her last five consecutively, today’s Group 1 victory boosting Aloha’s total earnings to over $760,000 in prize money.

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Coolmore Classic 2011 Results

Pos Horse Margin Price Barrier Benchmark Weight Jockey Trainer
01 7.ALOHA $6.00EF 9 102.00 53 Glen Boss Mick Price
02 8.JERSEY LILY 2.5 $7.50 5 101.00 52.5 Tim Clark Les Bridge
03 1.MELITO 2.7 $15.00 10 115.00 59.5 Hugh Bowman Gerald Ryan
04 15.HAPPY HIPPY 2.8 $26.00 11 93.00 52 Nathan Berry (a) John P Thompson
05 6.NO EVIDENCE NEEDED 3.1 $8.50 8 104.00 54 James Winks John P Thompson
06 9.MONTANA FLYER 3.8 $18.00 12 101.00 52.5 Tommy Berry (a) Gai Waterhouse
07 3.PALACIO DE CRISTAL 4 $15.00 1 105.00 54.5 Brenton Avdulla Grahame Begg
08 12.HIDDEN WONDER 4.6 $61.00 2 97.00 52 Daniel Ganderton Kris Lees
09 16.WARPATH 5.9 $8.00 3 92.00 52 Christian Reith John O’Shea
10 11.STRAWBERRY FIELD 6.3 $41.00 13 98.00 52 Craig Williams Gerald Ryan
11 17.TURNSTILES (NZ) 8 $15.00 14 86.00 52 Rod Quinn Anthony Cummings
12 14.MISS GAI FLYER 10.2 $21.00 7 94.00 52 Luke Nolen Peter G Moody
13 13.LOVEMELIKEAROCK 12.5 $18.00 6 96.00 52 Corey Brown Anthony Cummings
14 4.GRACEFUL ANNA 12.9 $6.00EF 4 104.00 54 Damien Oliver David Pfieffer
15 10.MORE STRAWBERRIES 15.1 $8.00 15 98.00 52 Jim Cassidy Gai Waterhouse
SC 2.PURPLE NA 107.00 55.5 Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
SC 5.LADY LYNETTE NA 104.00 54 Michael Rodd David & Scott Brunton