Settle Strada Wins Beaufine Stakes 2013

David Harrison’s smart four-year-old Settle Strada relished a return to Belmont Park on the weekend continuing their ace association with the WA track with a first-up win in the 2013 Beaufine Stakes.

The Strada gelding won four straight races at Belmont last winter by easy margins before a disappointing summer campaign at Perth’s premier course at Ascot.

After a lengthy spell spanning nearly five months the galloper resumed on Saturday back at their pet track and posted another Belmont win this time in the $80,000 Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m).

Ridden for the first time by Patrick Carbery Settle Strada ($8) got a gun run from their barrier five draw and was able to beat home the Chris Gangemi-trained The Entourage ($26) by one and three quarter lengths.

A further half length away third was then Kristy Casey’s veteran Secret Savings seven-year-old Acorns ($16).

The punters’ pick meanwhile was Kalahaar ($2.40) who crossed four lengths away seventh failing in their resuming run off a four month break.

The official Beaufine Stakes results 2013 are detailed in the table below complete with the margins and starting prices of the 10 horses.

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2013 Beaufine Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Belmont Race 7 – 13/07/2013

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 SETTLE STRADA David Harrison Patrick Carbery 5 54kg $8
2 10 THE ENTOURAGE Chris Gangemi Ryan Hill (a) 1.75L 7 54kg $26
3 4 ACORNS Kristy Casey Shaun O’Donnell 2.25L 3 54kg $16
4 5 HONEST LIES (NZ) Lindsey Smith Shaun Meeres 3.25L 4 54kg $6
5 1 ZESTER Daniel Morton Jarrad Noske 3.5L 2 59kg $21
6 7 MEGEM’S BOY Stan Bates Jason Whiting 3.75L 6 54kg $17
7 6 KALAHAAR Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 4L 10 54kg $2.40
8 8 RIGHT TIME Paul Jordan Craig Staples 4.75L 9 54kg $4.60
9 3 TRUSTEE BROWN Stephen Miller Peter Knuckey 6.25L 1 55.5kg $31
10 2 POP CULTURE Colin Webster Troy Turner 6.75L 8 57.5kg $21