There was a mountain of money for Alverta in the lead up to the Glenlogan Park Stakes but in the end Darley once again reigned supreme with Kanzan getting to the line first.
There was a lot more early speed in the race then expected with a good jump from the barriers which saw Lady’s Angel take up the running on the inside of Alverta.
They stayed side by side pretty much the entire trip and came onto the home straight with a decent gap over their opposition.
It looked like they would take their dual all the way to the line until moves came rapidly from out wider on the track.
Kanzan came into stride beautifully and cruised past them up front with Zero Rock also impressing on the run.
Kanzan got the prize in the end but from barrier 19 Zero Rock was ultra impressive in front of a late finishing Returntosender in third.
It’s been a pretty good few weeks for Darley and this win went down very nicely.
“Every time Peter’s put the bar up she’s stepped up, brilliant ride by Corey today,” Darley spokesman Mr Plumtree said.
“I love coming back to Brisbane, especially when we’re winning races.”
The pace of the race surprised most people and not the least Corey Brown.
“Had a perfect run, didn’t expect there to be as much speed,” he said.
“Had a great run through at the top of the straight, once I pushed the button she went right through.
“She can be a bit of a handful when she goes son to the track and when she does that you know she’s in for a big race.”
He was ecstatic to perform when riding for such an important racing operation.
“As soon as I put these colours on it just makes you feel alive,” he said.
It was a great training effort by Peter Snowden with the horse hitting the line the hardest of the lot.
“She’s just so strong mentally and physically now,” he said.
“Very strong the last 200m, that’s been a facet of her racing.”