Darren Weir took home victory in the Listed Yellowglen Vintage Stakes (1400m) Saturday as Stratum Star edged out Manhattan Avenue for the sprint win.
It was the first close finish of the day at Flemington Racecourse, as the third placing had to be determined by photo.
The colt jumped from gate four well, settling in behind early leaders Schneller, Forgive And Forget and Kapset.
Schneiller held onto the lead before the home turn, but Stratum Star and Manhattam Avenue edged up to the front of the pack took the lead with 200m to go managing to stay on the inside.
The pair battled it out across the line, with Statrum Star beating Manhattan Avenue home by just a head.
Brad Rawiller did a great job on Stratum Star to take out the 2014 Yellowglen Vintage Stakes and was quick to compliment the three-year-old following the race.
“I was just saying to the owners before we came out how good his attitude is,” the jockey said.
“I galloped him on Tuesday morning and he was just beautiful.
“He’s improving all the time and he’s just got a real nice bit of class about him.”
The battle for third place was just as tight between Kapset, Lazyaxl, and Staviva with just a short head separating all three. Ultimately Kapset took home the third, two and a half lengths back off the winner.
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2014 Yellowglen Vintage Stakes Results & Finishing Order
Flemington Race 4 – 04/10/2014
|1||7||STRATUM STAR||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||–||4||56kg||$4.80|
|2||9||MANHATTAN AVENUE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||0.2L||5||56kg||$26|
|3||12||KAPSET Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Greg Eurell||Kerrin McEvoy||2.2L||3||56kg||$21|
|4||8||LAZYAXL Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Shaun Dwyer||Michael Rodd||2.3L||6||56kg||$21|
|5||6||STAVIVA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Matt Laurie||Ben Melham||2.4L||1||56kg||$7.50|
|6||5||CORAM||Leon & Troy Corstens||Chris Symons||3.65L||2||56kg||$41|
|7||2||WANDJINA||Gai Waterhouse||Craig Williams||4.65L||12||56kg||$3.70F|
|8||1||PETROLOGY||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||4.75L||10||56kg||$11|
|9||10||DECONSTRUCTED||Mark Kavanagh||Glen Boss||4.85L||9||56kg||$12|
|10||3||FORGIVE AND FORGET||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Michael Walker||6.1L||7||56kg||$9|
|11||13||ROYAL APPOINTMENT (NZ)||Chris Hyland||Jamie Mott||6.85L||11||56kg||$31|
|12||4||ROYAL STANDING||Brent Stanley||Damien Oliver||8.85L||13||56kg||$9.50|
|13||11||SCHNELLER Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Clinton McDonald||Thomas Sadler (a)||10.6L||8||56kg||$41|