2012 Patinack Farm Classic Won By Mental – Race 5 Results

Mental has taken out the 2012 Patinack Farm Classic on Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington.

The four-year-old won the Group 1 race by half a length in front of Sea Siren, who placed second, while Hallowell Belle rounded out the placings in third.


Mental is the 2012 Patinack Farm Classic winner from Sea Siren (photo: Race Horse Photos Australia)

Highly favoured galloper Buffering failed to run on from the outside of the course and finished a disappointing eighth.

Mental has now won seven of his 12 race starts and has earned more than $1 million in prize money.

The Lonhro gelding will now be sent to Darley‘s big brother, the Godolphon stable, in order to allow him to contest sprints in places such as Europe.

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy confessed he will miss riding Mental, who finished second to Sea Siren in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes last start.

“He’s heading overseas so I’m going to be sad to see him go,” McEvoy said.

McEvoy was thrilled that Mental was able to win his final swansong in Australia in today’s 2012 Patinack Farm Classic.

“Pete (Snowden) picked this race out a few months ago,” he said.

“He ran fantastic at Moonee Valley… and Pete just thought the straight race will really suit him.

“He showed good promise early winning nice races up in Brisbane.

“He’s gotten quicker… and he’s got stronger.”

Trainer Peter Snowden had always expected Mental to be in the mix to win today’s 2012 Patinack Farm Classic.

“Great effort, he put the writing on the wall at Moonee Valley (last start),” Snowden said.

“He really brought his A game here today.

“I was quietly confident he’d run well.

“It was going to be his swansong.

“He’s going out there a winner in our best company.

“He’s still on the way up which is the best part about him.

“In 12 months’ time he’ll be that much better again.”

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2012 Patinack Farm Classic Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 5 MENTAL Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 10 58.5kg $7
2 10 SEA SIREN John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 0.75L 9 56.5kg $4F
3 11 HALLOWELL BELLE Gai Waterhouse Craig Williams 3.75L 12 56.5kg $14
4 6 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride Christian Reith 4.5L 8 58.5kg $14
5 9 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME Con Karakatsanis Brenton Avdulla 4.6L 3 58.5kg $21
6 15 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan Craig Newitt 4.7L 2 51.5kg $12
7 3 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 6.2L 1 58.5kg $19
8 1 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote Hugh Bowman 6.7L 15 58.5kg $6
9 7 BEL SPRINTER Jason Warren Damien Oliver 6.8L 13 58.5kg $26
10 12 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners Steven Arnold 7.8L 7 56.5kg $61
11 13 LONE ROCK Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 9.55L 6 56.5kg $26
12 4 READY TO RIP Peter G Moody Dwayne Dunn 9.75L 5 58.5kg $51
13 8 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings Vlad Duric 10.05L 4 58.5kg $31
14 2 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan Corey Brown 10.8L 14 58.5kg $16
15 14 FIRE THUNDERBOLT Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 16.8L 11 53.5kg $20