Elite Belle Scores 2014 Hyperion Stakes Win

June 16, 2014

Elite Belle Scores 2014 Hyperion Stakes Win

Grant Williams’ odds-on favourite Elite Belle held on to salute for the punters in Perth on the weekend with her quarter length victory in Saturday’s Hyperion Stakes 2014.

The Canny Lad mare made it back-to-back Belmont Park wins backing up from a two length romp in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) to take out this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m).

Handling the step-up to a mile in her third run this prep, the Bob and Sandra Peters-owned five-year-old continued her excellent form holding off Adam Durrant’s Belmont Sprint fifth placed Ranger ($5), also owned by the Peters family, to win as the $1.50 favourite.

Jockey William Pike had the favourite settled third off the pace before hitting the front on the straight and holding off a late challenge by the always honest Ranger who hasn’t won a race since the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) back in November of 2011.

In a close third to finish off the Hyperion Stakes trifecta another quarter length away again was then Fred Kersley’s veteran Scenic eight-year-old Grand Nirvana ($21) who was up on the pace throughout.

Just three quarters of a length separated the first four over the line with Greg Kerlsey’s McFlirt six-year-old When We Were Kings ($18) in fourth.

Disappointment of the race was the Steve Wolfe-trained Kalahaar ($7.50), previously second to Elite Belle in the Belmont Sprint, who was three lengths off the winner in fifth just ahead of the $61 roughie Bridgestone who was last over.

The Elite Belle has now won seven of her 20 starts, and is Group 1 performed having finished sixth to Ihtsahymn in last year’s Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

Another Perth Summer Racing Carnival campaign at Ascot Racecourse is now on the agenda for her later in the year on the strength of her guts Hyperion Stakes victory.

Straight to the paddock after her weekend win, Elite Belle will be bought back for the summer with the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in November her main aim.

“Her Ascot carnival mission will be the Railway Stakes,” Bob Peters told The West Australian.

“She could be switched to a series of mares’ races at the carnival.”

Peters also credited what a great return to form it’s been for Elite Belle who was sidelined for a year back in 2012-13 after injuring herself when 12th to Rohan in the 2012 W.A.T.C. Derby.

“This has been a top campaign by a mare whose career looked in jeopardy when she injured a tendon in the 2012 WATC Derby,” he said.

“She needed more a year off racing to recover.”

As for Ranger, Peters confirmed the luckless runner-up would race again Saturday week on June 28 back at Belmont in the $125,000 Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m).

Whether it’s the upcoming 2014 Strickland Stakes or the Perth Group 1 features later in the year you’re after the odds on, make sure you get the best price by betting online at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2014 Hyperion Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Belmont Race 5 – 14/06/2014

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 7 ELITE BELLE Grant Williams William Pike 1 57kg $1.50
2 2 RANGER Adam Durrant Peter Hall 0.25L 5 59kg $5
3 1 GRAND NIRVANA Fred Kersley Chris Parnham (a) 0.5L 3 59kg $21
4 6 WHEN WE WERE KINGS Greg Kersley Shaun O’Donnell 0.75L 4 59kg $18
5 5 KALAHAAR Steve Wolfe Troy Turner 3L 2 59kg $7.50
6 3 BRIDGESTONE (NZ) Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 3L 6 59kg $61
4 SETTLE STRADA David Harrison Patrick Carbery 7

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Brave Smash to race in Chris W...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbourne Cup Win with Surrey

A son of triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva, Surrey, could develop into a...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

Horse Racing Today

Moss ‘N’ Dale chal...

2018 Eye Liner Stakes field: L...

2018 Eye Liner Stakes field: Lucky Hussler draws barrier 2

The Darren Weir trained Lucky Hussler heads up the final field for the 2018...

Final field of 11 for 2018 Ips...

Final field of 11 for 2018 Ipswich Cup

A final field of eleven will line up in the 2018 Listed $175,000 Channel 7...

Weir’s pair puts plenty ...

Weir’s pair puts plenty of quality into 2018 Eye Liner Stakes nominations

The Darren Weir trained Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler and Japanese import Danon...

Santa Ana Lane is the 2018 Str...

Santa Ana Lane is the 2018 Stradbroke Handicap winner

Santa Ana Lane scored his third Group 1 win and successive Group 1 wins with a...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

The Goodwood Day Fields – National Stakes 2013

Adelaide Cup Winner Riayla Heads RA Lee Stakes Field 2013

Linton Continues Stradbroke Handicap 2013 Campaign in Adelaide

Can Moody Score Second Goodwood With Moment Of Change?