Smokin’ Joey has won the Listed Super Saturday Stakes at Flemington Racecourse today March 10, 2012.
The four-year-old gelding won the race in quick time ahead of Pago Rock, who finished second, and Life To The Full, who placed third.
Trainer Anthony Freedman was pleased to have claimed just his second stakes win, with his first being while on debut in May, 2010.
“He’s been a frustrating horse for us and the punter and everyone,” Freedman said.
“But he might (have) turned the corner and we might have got him in a good frame of mind.
“He had to tough it out which sort of suggests he’s putting in now and wants to win.”
Freedman enlisted the help of jockey Craig Newitt to win today’s 2012 Super Saturday Stakes.
“The horse needs a very strong left handed whip rider,” he said.
Newitt felt the win was a sign of things to come for Smokin’ Joey.
“(It was a) very good win.
“He was almost going to get there a bit too soon for me.
“It was a good tough win.”
Smokin’ Joey has won three of his 18 race starts and has earned close to $240,000 in prize money.
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2012 Super Saturday Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||14||SMOKIN’ JOEY||Anthony Freedman||Craig Newitt||–||10||54kg||$5.50|
|2||11||PAGO ROCK||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||0.2L||5||54kg||$2.80F|
|3||3||LIFE TO THE FULL||David & Scott Brunton||Michael Guthrie||3.2L||1||58kg||$71|
|4||9||I’M DISCREET||Russell Cameron||Kerrin McEvoy||3.4L||2||54kg||$16|
|5||1||YOSEI||Stuart Webb||Ms Michelle Payne||3.7L||4||59.5kg||$19|
|6||13||FAWKNER||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||4.45L||3||54kg||$9|
|7||4||LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Chris Symons||5.2L||6||57.5kg||$12|
|8||8||NEW DAY RISING||Gary Portelli||Nash Rawiller||5.4L||12||56kg||$20|
|9||6||BOOM ’N’ ZOOM||Ken Keys||Dwayne Dunn||5.6L||11||56.5kg||$101|
|10||12||ERASET||Danny O’Brien||Glen Boss||5.8L||7||54kg||$13|
|11||10||OLYMPIC WIN (NZ)||Robert Smerdon||Michael Walker||6.2L||9||54kg||$201|
|12||15||ZABISCO (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Craig Williams||7.45L||8||54kg||$8|