Darley-owned filly Kazanluk benefited from the application of blinkers to score a strong win in the Group 2 2012 Fillies Classic (1600m) at Moonee Valley tonight.
Trained by Anthony Freedman, Kazanluk was a $10 chance at race jump but looked a class above his more fancied rivals as he bolted home to win by 1 1/2 lengths from Stella Lante and Moreau.
The blinkers sharpened up the Red Ransom three-year-old who was beaten by five lengths when third in her previous outing in the Morphetville Guineas.
Kazanluk could still make a last-ditch effort to run in the Group 1 Crown Oaks during Melbourne Cup week and jockey Kerrin McEvoy suggested she has a big future.
“It worked out well…blinkers on. Anthony was happy with her,” McEvoy said.
“She’s won nicely, she’s a nice filly going places.”
“There’s a few options for her and there’s always the autumn.”
Kazanluk is yet to qualify for the Oaks meaning it would be a tough ask as if she gets there she will be having her third run within a two week period.
Favourite Love For Ransom never looked a winning chance and finished in sixth position.
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Fillies Classic 2012 – Results
|1||7||KAZANLUK||Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||–||12||57kg||$10|
|2||4||STELLA LANTE||John Hyam||Vlad Duric||1.5L||3||57kg||$4.80|
|3||10||MOREAU||Dean Binaisse||Michael Rodd||1.6L||10||57kg||$51|
|4||6||BALACLAVA LADY||Nigel Blackiston||Michael Walker||1.8L||5||57kg||$14|
|5||1||BIG CHILL||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Hugh Bowman||3.8L||9||57kg||$9|
|6||2||LOVE FOR RANSOM||Greg Eurell||Glen Boss||4L||1||57kg||$3.80F|
|7||3||DONNA CATTIVA (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||James McDonald||4.75L||2||57kg||$21|
|8||8||SULLEN ART (NZ)||Leon Corstens||Damien Oliver||4.95L||11||57kg||$81|
|9||12||VOLUME ONE||Michael Kent||Craig Newitt||6.7L||6||57kg||$26|
|10||5||MAREEZA||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||6.8L||8||57kg||$4|
|11||9||POPPAEA||Dean Binaisse||Dwayne Dunn||14.8L||7||57kg||$101|
|12||11||EASY TO LOOK AT||Andrew Sawden||Steven King||15L||4||57kg||$151|