Adelaide gelding Fire Thunderbolt has made it two wins from two starts, taking out the 2012 Streets Ice Cream Stakes at Flemington today.
The Phillip Stokes trained two-year-old took had the 1000 metre Listed race wrapped up with one hundred metres to go, going on to win by three lengths ahead of Mandla and Imprimis.
Paying $7.00 at bookmaker.com.au, Fire Thunderbolt kicked off the 2012 Australian Guineas Day at Flemington with a win that pleased trainer Stokes.
“It was an impressive win. He’s a good horse with a bit of upside.”
With his second win from just two starts, Fire Thunderbolt has already paid back his bargain $26,000 price tag.
Following today’s victory, Stokes may be inclined to test the gelding against some higher quality competition in the future.
“[Fire Thunderbolt] looks like a ready made two-year-old, maybe we will raise the bar,” he said.
Third-place finisher Imprimis ($2.10) went out hard early, leading for most of the race before being passed by Fire Thunderbolt and Mandla in the final quarter.
Ridden by Craig Newitt, Mandla paid a healthy $4.20 for second place bookmaker.com.au.
Pre-race favourite Rhandara who started at a short $2.70, got out of the gates nicely but that was the best it got for the two-year-old filly who finished a disappointing fourth.
It was a great start to what is set to be a sensational day of racing in the 2012 Australian Guineas Day at Flemington.
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2012 Streets Ice Cream Stakes – Results
|1||1||FIRE THUNDERBOLT||Phillip Stokes||Craig Williams||–||4||56kg||$7|
|2||3||MANDLA||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||3L||2||56kg||$13|
|3||6||IMPRIMIS||Mick Cerchi||Dwayne Dunn||4.5L||3||54kg||$6.50|
|4||8||RHANDARA||Jim Conlan||Mark Zahra||4.6L||1||54kg||$2.70F|
|5||10||RAZEENA||David Hayes||Damien Oliver||6.85L||6||54kg||$10|
|6||7||LADY OF HARRODS||Russell Cameron||Jamie Mott||7.85L||7||54kg (cd 54.5kg)||$7|
|7||2||UNDERESTIMATION||Dean Lawson||Steven Arnold||9.35L||8||56kg||$11|
|8||4||MENDIVIL||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Chris Symons||11.1L||5||56kg||$26|
|–||5||SABIE||Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||–||0||–||–|
|–||9||BELLA MUCHACHA||Michael Moroney||Nicholas Hall||–||0||–||–|