Mr Moet Scores Upset Railway Stakes 2012 Win Over Luckygray

November 26, 2012

Mr Moet Scores Upset Railway Stakes 2012 Win Over Luckygray

In a fairytale boilover for the connections of the Adam Durrant-trained Mr Moet the in-form five-year-old scored an upset 2012 Railway Stakes result at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday when getting the better of the brave favourite Luckygray.

Perth’s richest race, the $1 million Group 1 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m) provided punters with another thrilling showdown this year with Mosayter gelding Mr Moet stealing the show.

A winner of their last three races during the winter including the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) Mr Moet went out as a $20 outsider for their first-up run after a two and a half month spell in the Railway Stakes 2012.

Benefiting from a nice barrier four draw and allocated the 53kg minimum Mr Moet thrived over the mile for their Perth Summer Racing Carnival debut, jockey Daniel Staeck guiding them to a three quarter length victory over the defending champion and $3.80 top-elect Luckygray after shooting clear with 200m left to travel.

Twelve months ago it was a blanket finish in the Railway and Luckygray, second past the post, was awarded the Group 1 victory after their jockey Shaun O’Donnell lodged a successful protest against rival hoop Kerrin McEvoy and first the post He’s Remarkable.

This year however O’Donnell had nothing to dispute with Luckygray’s runners-up position sticking, the Gino Poletti-trained Bradbury’s Luck grey still putting in a stellar effort considering they carried the 58kg topweight and gave the winner 5kg as they slashed home late to put up a real challenge coming from last on the turn for home.

Finishing off the winning Railway Stakes trifecta a further quarter length away was then Justin Warwick’s progressive Blackfriars mare Rosie Rocket ($20), trapped three deep through-out from her wide gate 12 draw, who was ridden by famed interstate jockey Glen Boss.

The Neville Parnham-trained duo of dual Kingston Town Classic winner Playing God ($21) and God Has Spoken ($20) were next across finishing fourth and fifth respectively with less than a nose separating the stablemates who were only beaten one and a quarter lengths by the winner after battling it out for the front running passion until the 200m mark.

Disappointments of the race included Gai Waterhouse’s Epsom Handicap champ Fat Al ($4.80) who could only manage to finish 12th beaten nearly five lengths after leading into the straight, and local four-year-old King Saul ($16) who was dead last.

Durrant, who secured his second WA trainers’ premiership last year, was thrilled with Mr Moet’s performance which gave him his first Group 1 victory as a trainer.

“I am really proud of everybody involved,” Durrant said on Saturday.

“I am the trainer but there are a lot of people who work hard to put us here.

“It was a great effort by the horse and jockey.

“He was obviously heading towards the longer races, but he was going really well.

“He was ready for this race and everything fell into place.”

Future plans are now up in the air for Mr Moet with Durrant originally looking at the $400,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) on New Year’s Day, but the Railway winner will likely be weighted out of contention for that race now.

“The plan was to start here first up and go to the Perth Cup, but he is now weighted out of it,” Durrant said.

See below for the full 2012 Railway Stakes results and margins.

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2012 Railway Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Ascot Race 9 – 24/11/2012

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 12 MR MOET Adam Durrant Daniel Staeck 4 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $20
2 1 LUCKYGRAY Gino Poletti Shaun O’Donnell 0.75L 10 58kg $3.80
3 15 ROSIE ROCKET Justin Warwick Glen Boss 1L 12 53kg $20
4 3 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 1.25L 2 57kg $21
5 9 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 1.25L 1 53kg $20
6 16 ZESTER Daniel Morton Glenn Smith 1.25L 15 53kg $151
7 14 RANGER Grant Williams William Pike 1.5L 9 53kg $5
8 4 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney Kerrin McEvoy 2.25L 14 57kg $13
9 11 MASCHINO Graham Yuill Jarrad Noske 2.25L 8 53kg $10
10 13 NIBLICK Trevor Andrews Shaun Mc Gruddy 4L 7 53kg $31
11 6 WESTRIVER KEVYDONN Paige Kenney Patrick Carbery 4.25L 5 54kg $26
12 2 FAT AL Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 4.75L 3 57kg $4.80
13 5 YOSEI Stuart Webb Michael Rodd 5.5L 16 55kg $10
14 8 BATTLE EMBLEM Grant Williams Jason Whiting 6.25L 6 53kg $101
15 7 LORDS RANSOM Grant Williams Joe Bowditch 7.5L 13 53.5kg $101
16 10 KING SAUL Trevor Andrews Corey Brown 8L 11 53kg $16
18e OUR OL’ FELLA Steve Wolfe 11
17e SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson 3

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