Decision Time has taken out the Group 3 Concorde Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse today September 7, 2013.
The six-year-old was first-up in the 2013 Concorde Stakes after a short winter spell following his 17th placing in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap in June.
Decision time beat race favourite Sessions to the line by a short half head, while Delago Boltplaced in third.
Hay List was impressive in his first run back, finishing in fifth despite being boxed in in the home straight.
Trained by Clarry Conners at Warwick Farm, Decision Time has won nine of his 22 race starts and has earned close to $1.5 million in prize money during his career.
Stable representative Mark Conners was delighted with Decision Time’s 2013 Concorde Stakes win.
“Fantastic effort today,” Conners said.
“Hopefully going to have a great carnival.”
Decision Time was ridden by jockey Blake Shinn in the race.
“He really responded to the challenge of (second horse) Sessions,” Shinn said.
“He’s a real winner. He’s lethal first up”
“Full credit to the horse. It was great to get the result on him.
“My horse just bounced and put himself in the right position.
“He’s an out and out classy sprinter on his day and he’s proven that here today.
“He’s been competitive in the feature sprints throughout his career.”
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2013 Concorde Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||2||DECISION TIME||Clarry Conners||Blake Shinn||–||4||59kg||$7|
|2||8||SESSIONS||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||0.2L||7||56kg||$2.20F|
|3||5||DELAGO BOLT||James Lyons||Hugh Bowman||1.2L||6||57kg||$26|
|4||6||I’M ALL THE TALK||Gary Portelli||Brenton Avdulla||1.4L||8||57kg||$16|
|5||1||HAY LIST||John McNair||Glyn Schofield||2.3L||1||60.5kg||$7.50|
|6||10||GOLDEN SUNSHINE||Rick Worthington||Peter Robl||3.5L||2||54kg||$12|
|7||9||WHITTINGTON||Gai Waterhouse||Tim Clark||3.6L||5||56kg||$9|
|8||4||SEE THE WORLD||Joseph Pride||Christian Reith||3.8L||3||57.5kg||$15|
|9||3||MRS ONASSIS||Gerald Ryan||Jay Ford||5.6L||9||58kg||$16|