Mouro Wins 2014 TAB Rewards Stakes

Classy stallion Mouro has scored his third straight win this afternoon, producing a huge final straight sprint to win the 2014 Group 3 TAB Rewards Stakes (1400m) from Mourinho and Fat Al at Flemington Racecourse.


Mouro claims third straight win in the Group 3 TAB Rewards Stakes for 2014. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having jumped fairly and settled amongst the pack, leading jockey Craig Williams found a clear path for the talented Grand Slam entire, who comfortably overcame the early straight pace of pre-post favourite Strawberry Boy and managed to maintain a half-length ahead of a fast-finishing $81 outsider Mourinho.

Foreman for trainer Tony McEvoy, Jason Robertson was happy with Mouro’s performance in the TAB Rewards Stakes and outlined the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) as the major target following the win.

“It’s a great result, Tony will be very happy with that” Robertson said.

“The horse has been fantastic at home; he was nice and fresh for today and has never really let us down in any runs.

“1400 first-up suited him beautifully and a great ride from Craig.

“He’ll head up to Sydney tomorrow night, wake up there Monday morning and we’ll see how we go; try and get him to the Doncaster.

“There’s more to come here, he’ll take a lot out of the run.”

Craig Williams produced a typically brilliant ride on the talented five-year-old and was quick to praise the strong final straight efforts of Mouro.

“He had the right form for this type of race; we saw we he did in his last preparation here” Williams said.

“It’s really important to get a good rhythm with him; he’s quit e bullish type of character to ride and today the race worked out really well.

“I thought he was solid enough, but I know he will come on from the run and I like the way he’s going.

“He’s a nice horse and Tony McEvoy will have a good plan for him, that’s for sure.” is currently offering the best odds on all 2014 autumn races, including the Group 1 Doncaster Mile!

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2014 TAB Rewards Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy Craig Williams 1 58.5kg $5
2 5 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 0.4L 8 54.5kg $101
3 2 FAT AL Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3.65L 2 56kg $26
4 10 OUR HAND OF FAITH Darren Weir Damian Lane 3.75L 3 54kg $5.50
5 6 UNDER THE EIFFEL Tony Vasil Corey Brown 4.05L 10 54.5kg $17
6 3 DANY THE FOX (NZ) Mick Price Glen Boss 4.15L 7 55kg $7
7 4 STRAWBERRY BOY Peter G Moody Daniel Stackhouse 4.65L 6 55kg $3.60F
8 7 FLYING HUSSLER Stephen Theodore Craig Newitt 7.4L 5 54kg $21
9 9 BEL THOR Wez Hunter Chris Symons 8.4L 9 54kg $14
10 8 HIGH ESTEEM Peter G Moody Vlad Duric 8.5L 4 54kg $10


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