Magnifique Soleil Back With Winter Championship Final 2013 Win

July 8, 2013

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Magnifique Soleil Back With Winter Championship Final 2013 Win

After nearly 12 months on the sidelines due to injury Darren Weir’s comeback galloper Magnifique Soleil capped off their returning campaign with a nail biting win in the 2013 Winter Championship Series Final at Flemington on the weekend.

The Desert Sun five-year-old has been plagued by injuries and setbacks over their 21-start career, nine of which they have won after their success in Saturday’s $150,000 TROA/Luxbet Listed Winter Championship Series Final (1600m).

Three runs back after spending just under a year out of the racing action due to three tendon injuries requiring two stem-cell treatments, Magnifique Soleil overcame barrier 12 of 12 in the final improving on their lead-up 12th place heat finish to defeat Clanga’s Glory ($11) by a mere nose.

“It’s not only a great effort by him but also my staff at Warrnambool who have got him right again,” Weir said post-win.

“The owners have never given up on him, they deserve this.

“We had this race in mind if he stood up and he ran terrifically first up

“We weren’t too sure why he ran below par last start but it was a good tough win today.”

In a blanket Winter Championship Final trifecta the Quinton Scott-trained Another Prelate, $5 equal favourite with Magnifique Soleil, was only a long neck off the winner before Peter Moody’s last start Moonee Valley winning mare Dayita ($12) crossed over three lengths away fourth for the top four payouts.

Winning jockey Ben Melham, who has ridden three Group 1 winners this season, was made to work for the win after jumping from the extreme outside barrier 12 and was pleased with the winners’ effort.

“When he was caught three deep I was happy to sit off them with cover and get a trail into the race”, he said.

“When he was challenged he really picked up to go on and win.”

To back Magnifique Soleil next race, or to get in on the futures Group 1 spring markets now open, visit are our number on recommended bookie and offer the country’s most competitive range of fixed win horse racing markets so make sure to check them out today!

2013 Winter Championship Series Final Results & Finishing Order

Flemington Race 6 – 06/07/2013

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 MAGNIFIQUE SOLEIL Darren Weir Ben Melham 12 56.5kg $5EF
2 13 CLANGA’S GLORY Andrew J Payne Jack Hill 0.1L 4 54kg $11
3 5 ANOTHER PRELATE Quinton Scott Craig Robertson 0.2L 3 56kg $5EF
4 8 DAYITA Peter G Moody Michael Walker 3.45L 2 54kg $12
5 9 STORM BURST Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4.7L 1 54kg $11
6 3 BLACKIE (NZ) Jarrod McLean Chris Symons 7.45L 10 56.5kg $11
7 6 ROCKPECKER Ken Fythe Stephen Baster 9.2L 5 55.5kg $31
8 12 UNDER THE HAT John Sadler Thomas Sadler (a) 9.4L 7 54kg $6.50
9 2 GLANEUSE Michael O’Leary Ms Linda Meech 9.9L 6 57.5kg $12
10 11 HOLLOWLEA Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Matthew Neilson 11.15L 9 54kg $20
11 1 THE CLEANER Robert Smerdon Craig Newitt 12.15L 11 60kg $6.50
12 7 TESTASCANA Mick Cerchi Luke Currie 13.65L 8 55.5kg $26
10 ULUNDI Shea Eden Vlad Duric 0

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Horse Racing Today

2018 The Galaxy Final Field: J...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms listed in 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are listed among the nominations...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field