Global Balance has taken out the 2013 Auraria Stakes in a photo finish at Morphettville Racecourse today.
The three-year-old won the race by a nose in front of race favourite Maybe Discreet, who placed second, and Swinging Soldier, who passed the post in third.
It was the first Group win for Global Balance, who won the Listed Tasmanian Oaks at Launceston racecourse last start.
Global Balance has now won two of her five race starts and has earned close to $150,000 in prize money during her short career.
The Redoute’s Choice three-year-old is trained by David Hayes at Flemington and was having her very first start at Morphettville in today’s 2013 Auraria Stakes, which is also known as The Schweppervescence.
Global Balance was paying odds of $14 to win the 2013 Auraria Stakes at bookmaker.com.au.
Second place-getter Maybe Discreet was gallant in defeat, fighting all the way to the line.
Maybe Discreet has won three of her nine race starts and has earned more than $220,000 in prize money.
The Morphettville local placed fifth at Caulfield in the $80,000 Hillier’s Chocolate Handicap last start.
Maybe Discreet won the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington during last year’s spring racing carnival.
The Sharmardal filly was third-up in the 2013 Auraria Stakes and will likely be hitting her best form in her fourth and fifth starts this campaign.
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2013 Auraria Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||3||GLOBAL BALANCE||David Hayes||Matthew Neilson||–||15||57kg||$15|
|2||1||MAYBE DISCREET||Phillip Stokes||Steven Arnold||0.1L||1||57kg||$3.50F|
|3||7||SWINGING SOLDIER||John Hyam||Troy Baker||0.9L||2||54kg||$6.50|
|4||2||KAZANLUK||Anthony Freedman||Chad Lever||1.3L||16||57kg||$4.60|
|5||6||TRANSONIC||John P Thompson||Paul Gatt||2.1L||6||54kg||$10|
|6||4||PROPER MADAM||Jason Warren||Ben Melham||2.4L||13||55.5kg||$17|
|7||9||FIRST BLOOM||Darren Weir||Peter Mertens||2.5L||8||54kg||$11|
|8||16||FRENCH BUTTERFLY||Stephen Theodore||Adrian Patterson||3.5L||3||54kg||$51|
|9||19e||WHITTEN’S BREW||Tony McEvoy||Vinnie Colgan||4.6L||11||54kg||$31|
|10||13||LA ZUMA||Michael Moroney||Ms Clare Lindop||5.6L||7||54kg||$7|
|11||18e||WEEKEND HUSSY||Greg Lesnikowski||Simon Price||7.7L||10||54kg||$101|
|12||14||DESDANE||Richard Jolly||Ms Libby Hopwood||8.5L||14||54kg||$51|
|13||8||SERENA||Stacey Kotz||Ms Amy Herrmann||10.4L||12||54kg||$61|
|14||10||BELLCHUCA||Brian Searle||Justin Potter||13.8L||9||54kg||$41|
|15||15||AUGE||Louis Paech||Dom Tourneur||14.2L||5||54kg||$201|
|16||11||GINGER’S GEM||Stuart Webb||Joe Bowditch||20L||4||54kg||$61|