Catkins has won the Group 3 Eliza Park International Stakes at Moonee Valley today October 26, 2013, at what was her first attempt at a mile.
The Dubawimare was too strong for her competitors in the race to the line, winning the Eliza Park International Stakes by one and a half lengths.
Cameo was brave in defeat and placed second in the race, while Lake Sententia passed the post in third position.
Catkins placed third in the Group 2 Blazer Stakes last start and was able to find her winning form in the 2013 Eliza Park International Stakes.
Trainer Chris Waller was at the track to watch Catkins win on one of Melbourne’s most prestigious race days.
“To win a race on Cox Plate Day is even better again,” Waller said.
“I couldn’t believe how well she quickened with that big weight.”
Jockey Craig Newitt steered Catkins to today’s 2013 Eliza Park International Stakes victory.
“She’s been down and out a couple of times. She’s got a great will to win,” Newitt said.
“She’s very genuine.
“She just relaxed so well in the run.
“When they went they went quick.”
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The four-year-old is nominated for the Group 1 Emirates Stakes, which will take place at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday November 9, 2013.
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2013 Eliza Park International Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||1||CATKINS||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||–||9||59kg||$9|
|2||7||CAMEO||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||1L||11||54kg||$8|
|3||2||LAKE SENTENTIA||Darren Weir||Ms Michelle Payne||1.5L||2||57kg||$4.20F|
|4||5||EPINGLE (NZ)||Michael Kent||Luke Nolen||2.5L||1||54kg||$26|
|5||4||DOLLY DOLLY (NZ)||Brian Smith||James McDonald||2.6L||12||54.5kg||$16|
|6||8||TWO SUGARS||Matt Laurie||Chris Symons||3.1L||8||54kg||$14|
|7||14||BALUCH||Peter G Moody||Vlad Duric||3.85L||10||54kg||$31|
|8||9||KAZANLUK||Anthony Freedman||Dwayne Dunn||4.6L||7||54kg||$9|
|9||10||LUCKY LAGO||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||7.1L||5||54kg||$7.50|
|10||13||ZOMBIE DANCER||Greg Eurell||Michael Walker||7.85L||6||54kg||$31|
|11||11||PORCELLANUS (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Brett Prebble||10.6L||13||54kg||$9|
|12||12||SENSATIONAL REPORT||Dianne Wynne||Ms Sally Wynne||11.35L||3||54kg||$101|