Alma’s Fury has upset more fancied rivals in a quality field to take out the Group 2 Apollo Stakes for 2013 at Warwick Farm today.
Rain had already been falling during the day and the track was rated a heavy 9 before torrential rain hit as the field made their way to the barriers. With limited visibility for both spectators and jockeys Blake Shinn was able to steer Alma’s Fury to victory from the in-form Tougher Than Ever and the always impressive 9-year-old Danleigh with Willy Jimmy fourth. Alma’s Fury, trained by Paul Murray, paid $25.10 for the win at bookmaker.com.au.
Heavily backed Laser Hawk could only manage 8th and Glencadam Gold finished 10th.
Shootout was a late scratching this morning with the heavy conditions not suiting the Chris Waller trained runner.
2013 Apollo Stakes Results
|1||11||ALMA’S FURY||Paul Murray||Blake Shinn||–||11||59kg||$19|
|2||13||TOUGHER THAN EVER (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||0.4L||12||55.5kg||$4.60|
|3||2||DANLEIGH||Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy||0.6L||3||59kg||$9|
|4||10||WILLY JIMMY||Guy Walter||Nathan Berry||2L||1||59kg||$41|
|5||6||KELINNI (IRE)||Chris Waller||Corey Brown||4.2L||2||59kg||$9|
|6||7||GATEWOOD (GB)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||7.1L||5||59kg||$12|
|7||9||CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ)||David Payne||Glyn Schofield||8.8L||9||59kg||$16|
|8||5||LASER HAWK||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||10.1L||10||59kg||$4.40F|
|9||3||ALBERT THE FAT||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||14.8L||7||59kg||$18|
|10||4||GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||17.8L||6||59kg||$5|
|11||8||MONTON||Ron Quinton||Sam Clipperton (a)||19.7L||4||59kg||$15|
|12||12||DOCTOR DOOM||Guy Walter||Rod Quinn||21.9L||8||59kg||$31|
|–||1||SHOOT OUT||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||–||0||–||–|