Wonderful Lass 2011 Recognition Stakes winner

The John Thompson-trained Wonderful Lass Luxbet $12 went some way to shake off  a ‘gunna’ tag by winning the Saturday’s Listed 2011 Recognition Stakes (1600m) at Eagle Farm.

The four-year-old mare scored just her fourth win in 23 starts with five runner-up cheques in her name.

She had been beaten in all those five second-placings by less than a length after finishing on hard from the back.

On Saturday she got the judges verdict by a nose from Carry Me Bluey Luxbet $1.90 favourite with Fillydelphia Luxbet $3.80 third.

The race revolved around the favourite who had little luck.

Posted wide early, Carry Me Bluey was lucky Rockdale Luxbet $18 set a quick pace in front.

It opened gaps to enable Carry Me Bluey to get into the running line.

He settled fourth, Wonderful Lass fifth and Fillydelphia third behind the leader.

Chris Munce on Carry Me Bluey tried to pinch the 2011 Recognition Stakes and took off before the turn.

It raced to the front at the top of the straight.

Writer Luxbet $81 settled outside the original leader Rockdale and impeded Fillydelphia until the 350m mark.

While Fillydelphia ran on well, she never looked like the 2011 Recognition Stakes winner.

Apprentice Tim Bell on Wonderful Lass had her out at the top of the straight.

He gave Carry Me Bluey three and half lengths and nabbed it in the last stride.

The run of Yummy in the 2011 Recognition Stakes should be forgotten as it was wide without cover.

Danagaze Luxbet $13 and Fifteen Carat Luxbet $26 both ran on well and look to have a promising month ahead.

For the winner it was her first black-type win adding to her broodmare value.

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Of $80,000.1st $51,500, 2nd $16,000, 3rd $8,000, 4th $3,000, 5th $1,500 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 53kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Track Condition: Good 3 Time: 1:36.33 Last 600m: 0:35.22


Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 12 WONDERFUL LASS John P Thompson Timothy Bell (a) 2 53kg $12
2 9 CARRY ME BLUEY Norm Hilton Chris Munce 0.1L 8 53kg $1.90F
3 2 FILLYDELPHIA Robert Heathcote Jim Byrne 1.4L 9 57kg $3.80
4 10 DANAGAZE Lawrie Mayfield-Smith Brad Stewart 1.8L 6 53kg $13
5 6 FIFTEEN CARAT Howard Wilson Paul Hammersley 2.3L 12 53kg $26
6 3 HUMMA Robert Heathcote Glen Colless 6L 10 57kg $11
7 11 CORNWALL PARK (NZ) Alan Bailey Jason Taylor 6.1L 14 53kg $41
8 7 ROCKDALE (NZ) John Morrisey Luke Rolls (a) 6.2L 3 53kg $18
9 5 ROYAL REIGN (NZ) William Pholi Mitchell Wood (a) 6.5L 4 53kg $41
10 13 WRITER Danny J Bougoure Ryan Wiggins 7.3L 11 53kg $81
11 4 SECRETS UNTOLD Phillip Cox Scott Seamer 7.8L 1 55.5kg $41
12 8 LUCKY DUBAI Kim Craft Eddie Wilkinson 9.3L 7 53kg $41
13 1 PEPPERWOOD Liam Birchley Chris Whiteley 12.3L 13 57.5kg $15
14 14 YUMMY (NZ) Harold Norman Ms Ashlee Mundy 29.3L 5 53kg $201