The Peter Snowden trained Skytrain has beaten home race favourite Streama in the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes at Warwick Farm.
With rain still falling and the track downgraded to a heavy 10, Skytrain proved his ability in the wet to win by 1.8 lengths from Streama. Onthelookout finished third.
Streama, first up this preparation, had a good run in the trying conditions.
Lonhro 7-year-old gelding Skytrain has now won 9 races from 31 stars, with 5 of them coming on heavy rated tracks.
Today’s win continues Skytrain’s good form after their last start 1/2 length second to Happy Galaxy in the Expressway Stakes.
Southern Cross Stakes 2013 Results
|1||2||SKYTRAIN||Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr||–||8||57kg||$3.80F|
|2||1||STREAMA||Guy Walter||Hugh Bowman||1.8L||7||59kg||$3.90|
|3||5||ONTHELOOKOUT||Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones||Tommy Berry||4.3L||2||54kg||$21|
|4||8||STRATFORD||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James McDonald||5L||1||54kg||$6|
|5||7||JEST CREWSIN’||Jan Bowen||Peter Robl||5.2L||6||54kg||$10|
|6||3||HYPURR||Joseph Pride||Jason Collett||5.7L||5||56.5kg||$8.50|
|7||10||IDEAL POSITION||Jeff Brasch||Greg Ryan||9.1L||4||54kg||$21|
|8||6||HOOD||Guy Walter||Ms Kathy O’Hara||12.8L||3||54kg||$4.80|
|–||4||UATE||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||–||0||–||–|
|–||9||WHITLAM||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||–||0||–||–|