Kabayan has won the 2012 Stan Fox Stakes at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse today.
The three-year-old turned the tables on Albrecht, who beat Kabayan in the Group 1 Golden Rose last start.
Albrecht finished second in both the Golden Rose and today’s 2012 Stan Fox Stakes.
Divine Moon finished third in the 2012 Stan Fox Stakes, while Mama’s Choice placed a gallant fourth.
Kabayan has now won two of his six race starts and has earned more than $320,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
The Haradasun gelding placed second in the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse first-up this spring, before placing fifth in the $1 million Golden Rose last start.
Trainer Gai Waterhouse was pleased to see Kabayan was back in form after his Golden Rose defeat.
“Brilliant run by the horse,” Waterhouse said.
“This horse I thought was a really good thing in the Golden Rose.
“But they were a bit too brilliant for him.”
The trainer revealed Kabayan would in fact be backed up for the $400,000 Spring Champion Stakes for three-year-olds at Royal Randwick Racecourse next Saturday October 6, 2012.
“(That’s) exactly where’s he’s going,” she said.
Kabayan’s 2012 Stan Fox Stakes win saw jockey Nash Rawiller score a double after also winning the 2012 Golden Pendant aboard More Joyous last race.
“After the Golden Rose we were left scratching our heads a little bit,” Rawiller said.
“I honestly thought he was a genuine chance in the Golden Rose.
“The horse did a very good job (today).
“I wouldn’t say he got any favours in the run.
“He was too good.”
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2012 Stan Fox Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||2||KABAYAN||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||–||5||56.5kg||$2.80|
|2||1||ALBRECHT||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||1.8L||7||56.5kg||$1.80F|
|3||6||DIVINE MOON||Bart Cummings||Hugh Bowman||2.1L||2||56.5kg||$61|
|4||7||MAMA’S CHOICE||David Hayes||Glyn Schofield||4.1L||1||54.5kg||$21|
|5||5||FIVEANDAHALFSTAR||Anthony Cummings||Blake Shinn||5.5L||3||56.5kg||$101|
|6||4||MAGIC SHAFT||John Sargent||James McDonald||5.6L||4||56.5kg||$26|
|7||3||TROPHIES||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||6.1L||6||56.5kg||$26|