Dances On Stars Upsets Ichihara in 2012 Kindergarten Stakes

April 14, 2012

Dances On Stars Upsets Ichihara in 2012 Kindergarten Stakes

Odds-on favourite Ichihara has been upset by Gerald Ryan-trained colt Dances On Stars in the first race of the day at Randwick in the Group 3 2012 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m).

Ichihara was backed into ($1.60) prior to the race but after jumping poorly for the first time in her career, nothing went right for the Magic Night Stakes winner.

Dances On Stars and Agueda got out of the gates in far better positions and over 1100 metres were good enough to be far too difficult for Ichihara to reign in.

Corey Brown tried gallantly to find Ichihara an opening, first trying to squeeze down the rail and then trying every avenue but ultimately the horse paid for missing the start and had to settle with third.

It was the maiden victory for Dances Of Stars, who was coming off a spell after showing promise with a second and fourth last year.

Trainer Ryan said the Snitzel colt had improved a lot from last year and is now a far smarter horse.

“He’s a lot smarter this time in. He did a lot wrong as a two-year-old colt,” Ryan said.

“We threatened to geld him but we didn’t want to do that because there is not a lot of him just yet.

“Nice little horse, he’s going good.”

Experienced jockey Glyn Schofield rode Dances Of Stars to victory and he admitted he was pleased when Ichihara missed the start.

“I was quite happy to see that because that meant he was bottled up and not using his best asset which is his speed,” Schofield said.

It was the first loss of Ichihara’s career, having previously been undefeated in three starts.

The Randwick race day is just getting started, so head to bookmaker.com.au to have a piece of the action.

Got the Derby winner picked? The Australian owned bookie is currently offering a $300 bonus bet to first time depositing customers so why not sign up today?

 2012 Kindergarten Stakes – Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 1 56.5kg $6.50
2 4 AGUEDA Anthony Cummings Hugh Bowman 0.3L 6 54.5kg $5
3 3 ICHIHARA Allan Denham Corey Brown 1.6L 3 54.5kg $1.60F
4 2 PTOLEMY Gary Portelli Nash Rawiller 2L 4 56.5kg $31
5 5 GOLD BENDER Mark de Montfort Mathew Cahill 4.1L 5 54.5kg $26
6 6 OH BARBIE Paul Cave Nathan Berry 11.6L 2 54.5kg $51

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field