She’s done very little in her past few events but this time she was simply too strong for her far more fancied rivals.
Ocean Challenger was in the perfect position right from the jump in the Trojan Hand Tools Stakes with her racing style suited to having a bit of space out a little wide
She held strong moving to the lead with 200m to go and powered on to be the first horse past the post at the end of a frantic mile journey.
Not many gave her a hope, in fact she paid a huge $51 with online bookmaker Luxbet.
Try telling that to the trainer though who said he was never over awed by his more fancied competition.
” I thought she could win, simple,” he said.
“We’ve had no luck with her, she needs to be ridden like that.”
It was the same story for jockey Dean Holland who actually only just picked up the ride after Lyon was injured earlier in the week.
“Massive thrill just to have the ride on the day, to have a winner is unbelievable,” he said.
If you were lucky enough to be on Ocean Challenger your payout on Luxbet is a massive $55.20
For the place getters you’ll earn $1.90 for Hi Belle and $1.80 for Lady Lynette with Raspberries completing the first four.
Now we’re in the heart of the spring carnival it’s the perfect time to create an account if you haven’t already with the Tabcorp owned bookie.
Use the code BONUSBET when you register and you’ll have your first deposit matched with a free bet worth up to $500!
2011 Trojan Hand Tools Stakes Results
|1st||7||OCEAN CHALLENGER(5)||Dean Holland||Darren Magro||53.0||1-38.73|
|2nd||6||HI BELLE(2)||Corey Brown||John Gunning||53.0||0.4L|
|3rd||1||LADY LYNETTE(6)||Dwayne Dunn||David & Scott Brunton||58.0||0.6L|
|4th||5||RASPBERRIES(1)||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden||55.0||2.9L|
|5th||8||OUR ELLA BELLE(8)||Steven King||S. Ramsay & J. Ritchie||53.5||3.4L|
|6th||3||MORE STRAWBERRIES(3)||Nash Rawiller||Gai Waterhouse||56.0||4.9L|
|7th||11||APENNINE(9)||Clare Lindop||Mark Jackson||53.0||5.2L|
|8th||4||LITTLE SURFER GIRL(4)||Glyn Schofield||Chris Waller||55.0||9.2L|
|9th||13||EAU DE DALI(7)||Michael Walker||Shaun Dwyer||53.0||13.7L|
|Src||2||AVIENUS||Brad Rawiller||Mark Webb|
|Src||9||SO PRISTINE||Luke Nolen||Peter G Moody|
|Src||10||SOPHIE’S SPIRIT||Ben Melham||Max Hinton|
|Src||12||NERIANI||Craig Williams||John Sadler|