Flying Skipper Takes Out 2012 Myer Spring Fashion Stakes – Results

November 8, 2012

Flying Skipper Takes Out 2012 Myer Spring Fashion Stakes – Results

The 2012 Myer Spring Fashion Stakes has been won by Flying Skipper at Flemington Racecourse today.

The three-year-old won the race by a nose in front of Scapolo, who placed second, and Kazanluk, who passed the post in third.

Flying Skipper has now won two of his 12 race starts and has earned more than $115,000 in prize money.

The Danerich gelding was paying long odds of $41 to win the 2012 Myer Spring Fashion Stakes at

Flying Skipper was ridden by jockey Steven King in the race, who was quick to commend the horse on his ability.

“Really nice horse,” King said of Flying Skipper.

“He gave me a really nice feel and it was a good win.

“This was his target.”

The gelding is trained by John Hickmott, who was still celebrating after his son Robert won the $6 million Melbourne Cup with Green Moon on Tuesday.

“I didn’t really expect this horse to win, I thought he’d run in top five,” Hickmott admitted.

“It’s been a great week.

“(And) it’s a great day.”

Hickmott was incredibly proud that his son was able to fulfill his dream of winning a Melbourne Cup.

“You always dream of winning a Melbourne Cup,” he said.

“And Robbie’s had aspirations for a long time and its come true.”

Flying Skipper’s most recent result prior to today’s 2012 Myer Spring Fashion Stakes win was a fourth placing in a $25,000 Morphettville Handicap.

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2012 Myer Spring Fashion Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 12 FLYING SKIPPER John Hickmott Steven King 4 54.5kg $41
2 2 SCAPOLO (NZ) Kevin Myers Steven Arnold 0.1L 8 58kg $4.20F
3 1 KAZANLUK Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 0.2L 1 60kg $8.50
4 9 HOST OF THE PARTY Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 0.5L 16 55kg $31
5 3 PHAROMAC Tony McEvoy Matthew Neilson 0.6L 3 57kg $6
6 6 THE PRINCIPAL Robbie Griffiths Hugh Bowman 0.8L 9 56.5kg $11
7 15 AROUSING SUSPICION Paul Rocke Billy Egan 1.55L 11 54.5kg $101
8 4 ROAD TRIPPIN Stephen Theodore Michael Walker 2.3L 6 57kg $17
9 13 KUAKATA Allan Peterson Craig Newitt 2.6L 2 54.5kg $51
10 14 BLOODBUZZ OHIO Troy Portelli Damien Oliver 4.1L 7 54.5kg $51
11 10 POEPILLAR Mick Price Glen Boss 4.85L 10 55kg $26
12 16 HEY BIG BENDER Nigel Blackiston Craig Williams 7.85L 5 54.5kg $61
13 7 BAY FLYER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 7.95L 13 55kg $21
14 8 GERONTIUS David Hayes Chad Schofield (a) 8.7L 12 55kg $8
15 11 ALI VITAL (NZ) Michael Moroney Darren Gauci 10.7L 14 54.5kg $21
16 5 REAL STOLLE John P Thompson James McDonald 13.45L 15 56.5kg $16

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