The 2012 Schweppervescence Stakes has been won by Crucial at Morphettville Racecourse today.
It was an upset win from the Nadeem filly, who was paying odds of $18 to win the 2012 Schweppervescence Stakes at bookmaker.com.au.
Crucial won the race by a short margin ahead of Rahveel, who finished second, and Crimson Lady, who held on well for third.
It was the first time Crucial had made the step up to Group 3 level and she proved she was more than capable of handling the competition.
The three-year-old has now won three of her 11 race starts and has earned more than $120,000 in prize money.
Crucial’s last win came in September last year, when she won a $22,500 handicap at Ballarat.
The Anthony Freedman-trained filly, who is based at Mornington, finished fourth in her last start in the $70,000 No Fuss Solutions Plate for three-year-olds at Caulfield Racecourse on March 24, 2012.
Race favourite Empress Rock was unable to continue her winning streak and had to be content with a fifth placing.
The $1.90 favourite at bookmaker.com.au has won her past two race starts in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes and Group 2 Fillies Classic and was well backed to make it three in a row in today’s 2012 Schweppervescence Stakes.
Empress Rock has won three of her seven race starts and earned more than $350,000 in prize money.
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2012 Schweppervescence Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||9||CRUCIAL||Anthony Freedman||Vlad Duric||–||16||54kg (cd 54.5kg)||$18|
|2||4||RAHVEEL||Leon Corstens||James Winks||0.7L||1||54kg||$10|
|3||15||CRIMSON LADY (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Jason Lyon||0.9L||14||54kg||$21|
|4||6||INVEST||Clarry Conners||Peter Mertens||1L||9||54kg||$21|
|5||2||EMPRESS ROCK||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||1.6L||11||58.5kg||$1.90F|
|6||14||ESSENCE||Phillip Stokes||Ms Clare Lindop||2.1L||15||54kg||$81|
|7||8||JUST DISCREET||Phillip Stokes||Jason Holder||2.2L||7||54kg||$13|
|8||11||PRINCESS ROCK||Darren Weir||Chad Lever||3.7L||4||54kg||$21|
|9||16||ELLDAMI||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||4.4L||12||54kg||$101|
|10||1||BLISS STREET||Daniel Morton||Shayne Cahill||4.6L||3||58.5kg||$8|
|11||20e||ALESSANDRA||Mark Kavanagh||Joe Bowditch||5.4L||8||54kg||$151|
|12||5||ROCK CULTURE||Mark Kavanagh||Mark Pegus||6.9L||10||54kg||$10|
|13||3||TORAH||Peter G Moody||Damian Browne||7.4L||6||57kg||$21|
|14||18e||AMALGAMATE||Tony Noonan||Jarrod Todd||8.8L||2||54kg||$61|
|15||13||QUENCH THE THIRST||Mark Kavanagh||Paul Gatt||10L||5||54kg||$81|
|16||12||CALL ME BISCUIT||Stuart Gower||Adrian Patterson||14.2L||13||54kg||$151|