New Zealand mare Zonza has taken out the Group 3 Snowhite Maintenance Classic at Caulfield Racecourse today October 16, 2013.
Zonza won the race by one and a quarter lengths ahead of Bonaria, who placed second, and Two Sugars, who passed the post in third position.
The five-year-old was too good for her opposition and cruised to victory with jockey Damien Oliveron board.
Zonza has now won five of her 13 race starts and has earned more than $150,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.
Trainer Roger James was at the track to witness Zonza salute in her first Australian start of the spring carnival.
“They didn’t run any great times…but she got the job done,” James said.
“These ones in Australia, you just can’t underestimate how valuable they are.”
James will now likely send Zonza to the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes at Flemington Racecourse on November 9, 2013.
“Yes it is, it’s a definite prospect,” he said.
“We’ll sit down after today’s performance …and hopefully come up with the best result.”
Jockey Damien Oliver was pleased to see Zonza win today’s 2013 Snowhite Maintenance Handicap, which was formerly known as the Ladies Day Vase.
“Good tough effort today,” Oliver said.
“She knuckled down and she stayed on well.
“It wasn’t too much pressure… but we just had to slide a bit further forward than we planned”.
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2013 Snowhite Maintenance Handicap Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||14||ZONZA (NZ)||Roger James||Damien Oliver||–||8||55kg||$3.60F|
|2||2||BONARIA||Pat Hyland||Michael Walker||1.25L||10||58kg||$10|
|3||10||TWO SUGARS||Matt Laurie||Chris Symons||1.75L||11||55kg||$8|
|4||7||GOLDSLICK||Michael Kent||Michael Rodd||3.75L||9||56kg||$7|
|5||3||ALZORA||David Hayes||Nicholas Hall||4.05L||6||58kg||$14|
|6||9||TWILIGHTING||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Dwayne Dunn||4.25L||3||55kg||$17|
|7||12||CRIMSON LADY (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Craig Williams||4.45L||14||55kg||$31|
|8||5||MINNIE DOWNS||Brian Cox||Craig Newitt||4.65L||7||57kg||$17|
|9||6||ORIENTAL RUBY||Gerard Moloney||Damian Lane||4.75L||13||56kg||$11|
|10||11||MISS ZENELLA (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||4.85L||4||55kg||$15|
|11||8||NOTICE RECEIVED (NZ)||Andrew Noblet||Ben Melham||5.6L||5||56kg||$16|
|12||1||UNCHAIN MY HEART||David Hayes||Chad Schofield (a)||7.1L||2||59kg||$61|
|13||13||GODSPIEL||Gary Sherer||Brett Prebble||15.1L||1||55kg||$15|
|14||4||KASANE||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||22.1L||12||57kg||$151|