Star Of Giselle has won the 2012 Trojan Hand Tools Stakes today, in what was the final race of Moonee Valley’s Cox Plate Day.
The Reset mare made it three wins in a row as she beat her closest competitor, Tavarnelle, by more than two lengths.
Spirit Song placed third in the 2012 Trojan Hand Tools Stakes, while Skyerush passed the post in third.
Co-trainer Matthew Ellerton is yet to decide where next to take Star Of Giselle, who has not finished worse than second this preparation.
“We’ll let the dust settle”
“(It’s the) first prep she’s ever been pain free.
“It was fantastic.
“She makes her own luck.”
Jockey Kerrin McEvoy’s winning ride aboard Star Of Giselle in the 2012 Trojan Hand Tools Stakes was enough to win him the Jockey’s Challenge.
“(She’s a) real competitor,” McEvoy said of Star Of Giselle.
“Matty (Ellerton) said he was happy with her coming into today.
“I’d like to thank the owners for putting me back on.
“She’s probably had an easy time because there wasn’t a lot of pressure up front.
“It just makes the jockey’s job really easy.”
Star Of Giselle has now won seven of her 18 race starts and has earned more than $390,000 in prize money.
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2012 Trojan Hand Tools Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
Moonee Valley Race 9 – 27/10/2012
|1||5||STAR OF GISELLE||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Kerrin McEvoy||–||2||54.5kg||$5|
|2||9||TAVARNELLE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||1.75L||1||54kg||$21|
|3||1||SPIRIT SONG||Aaron Purcell||Brad Rawiller||4L||3||59kg||$3.30F|
|4||2||SKYERUSH||Guy Walter||Hugh Bowman||5.5L||5||58.5kg||$5.50|
|5||4||HI BELLE||John Gunning||Craig Williams||6.5L||7||57kg||$8|
|6||3||ZURELLA (NZ)||Shaune Ritchie||James McDonald||7.5L||4||57.5kg||$6.50|
|7||7||SEAN BAILE MOR||Todd Balfour||Brenton Avdulla||10L||6||54kg||$81|
|8||6||PRETTY PINS (NZ)||John P Thompson||Mark Zahra||11L||8||54kg (cd 54.5kg)||$13|
|–||8||TRANQUERA||Robbie Griffiths||Michael Rodd||–||0||–||–|