Green Moon has won the Group 2 Blamey Stakes at Flemington Racecourse today March 10, 2012.
The five-year-old was having his first and only start for the autumn and will now go out to the paddock in preparation for his spring campaign later in the year.
Green Moon won the 2012 Blamey Stakes by a length ahead of Pied A Terre, who finished second, and Wall Street, who placed in third.
The Montjeu entire has now won five of his 14 race starts and has earned close to $750,000 in prize money.
Green Moon was paying odds of $11 to win the 2012 Blamey Stakes at bookmaker.com.au.
Co-owner Nick Williams was impressed with the run from Green Moon, who tried and failed to earn himself a spot in last year’s Melbourne Cup field.
“He’s a very good horse this horse,” Williams said.
“We were hoping that he’d have a bit of zig in his legs as well and he certainly did.”
Williams is content with only giving Green Moon the one autumn start.
“(It’s) off to the paddock now. I think that will do him for the autumn now and get ready for the spring,” he said.
“He’s the real deal. There’s no doubt about that.”
“We might see if we can get him to the Cox Plate.”
Jockey Craig Williams was equally captivated by Green Moon’s eye catching run.
“He gave me a really good feel,” Williams said.
“I had to work him really hard from the gate to get into the position we raced in.
“We already know he’s good at longer distance so I think he’ll be a big player in the spring.
“He looks like he’ll be a really nice horse in those cup races.”
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2012 Blamey Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||8||GREEN MOON (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Craig Williams||–||2||57kg||$11|
|2||15||PIED A TERRE||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||1L||10||54kg||$6|
|3||1||WALL STREET (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Damien Oliver||2.5L||7||59kg||$7.50|
|4||13||SPEEDINESS||Colin Scott||Glen Boss||3.25L||4||55kg||$4.80F|
|5||2||NIWOT||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||3.45L||1||59kg||$21|
|6||16||SPECTER||Anthony Freedman||Nicholas Hall||3.65L||13||53kg||$21|
|7||7||EXTRA ZERO||David Hayes||Glyn Schofield||4.15L||12||57kg||$41|
|8||14||SNOW COVER||Jim Mason||Craig Newitt||4.25L||11||55kg||$20|
|9||10||OVER QUOTA||Mark Webb||Peter Mertens||4.35L||14||57kg||$20|
|10||9||ROTHERA||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||4.75L||3||57kg||$26|
|11||5||CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ)||David Payne||Corey Brown||4.85L||5||58kg||$9.50|
|12||3||SCENIC SHOT||Daniel Morton||Steven Arnold||5.05L||6||58kg||$61|
|13||6||RANGER||Grant Williams||Nash Rawiller||5.25L||15||58kg||$8.50|
|14||11||BIGELOW||Clinton McDonald||Danny Nikolic||5.65L||8||57kg||$31|
|15||4||GOD HAS SPOKEN||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||5.85L||9||58kg||$71|