Vaughn Sigley’s Lark Hill-based four-year-old Black Heart Bart came from the back of the pack to strike late and win the Carbine Club of WA Stakes 2014 on Railway Stakes Day in Perth.
The Blackfriars gelding settled towards the rear of the field in this year’s $100,000 Listed Carbine Club of W.A. Stakes (1400m) with jockey Patrick Carbery giving him a patient ride in the handicap clash.
While earlier Ascot races in Perth today were won by the on-pace gallopers hard up on the fence, Black Heart Bart broke the trend as he and runner-up Real Love both ran on late to finish one-two in the quinella.
It was a matter of pace as they went very hard early in the Carbine Club this year, crawling over the last 100m with nothing left to give.
“That’s what he likes, he likes the pace on and he didn’t get it last start,” Sigley said after the win.
“Good to get there today and get this.
“That’s what he appreciates.
“He likes to be out in the open a bit and free bowling and you can see what happens.”
On the line Black Heart Bart ($7), on the short back-up after a close fourth finishing a length off Railway Stakes hope Bass Strait in the Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) last Saturday, had half a length to spare over the Adam Durrant-trained mare Real Love ($3.70).
Ridden by Perth’s premier hoop William Pike, Desert King four-year-old Real Love was also on the seven day turnaround following a win over the 1500m here last weekend and she was a further half length ahead of Jim Taylor’s Carbine Club of WA Stakes third placed New Time ($7.50) who joined in this afternoon.
Race favourite was Simon Miller’s rails-drawn Miss Rose De Lago ($3) who eventually crossed 1.75 lengths away fourth, the daughter of Encosta De Lago without excuses here.
She led early up front with Crown Lawyer while New Time settled into third.
The favourite had them strung out and Crown Lawyer had to do lots of work to stay on with her into the straight.
Kheleva was going well into the race approaching the home turn but didn’t come on, while Miss Rose De Lago was quicly tackled on the outside.
Crown Lawyer booted well clear as the top three in running put a notable margin on the rest of the field before Black Heart Bart started running on.
He gunned them down, finishing over the top of them from off the pace in an improved effort finally putting a win on the board having been so good behind Balmont Girl two back when runner-up in the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) on November 1 and brave again last Saturday in the RJ Peters.
Sigley is in no rush to back him up and will instead see how the winner pulls up, take things day by day and plot some nice races for him over the next few months with the long term plan being a return for next year’s Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
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2014 Carbine Club of WA Stakes Results & Finishing Order
Ascot Race 4 – 22/11/2014
|1||7||BLACK HEART BART||Vaughn Sigley||Patrick Carbery||–||9||55kg||$7|
|2||11||REAL LOVE||Adam Durrant||William Pike||0.5L||10||55kg||$3.70|
|3||5||NEW TIME||Jim P Taylor||Jason Brown||1L||3||56.5kg||$7.50|
|4||10||MISS ROSE DE LAGO||Simon A Miller||Luke Nolen||1.75L||1||55kg||$3|
|5||8||CROWN LAWYER||Neville Parnham||Brad Parnham||2L||12||55kg||$13|
|6||3||EXPRESS SERVICE||Darren Mcauliffe||Ben Kennedy||6.25L||6||57.5kg||$21|
|7||9||KHELEVA||Vernon Brockman||Peter Knuckey||6.25L||4||55kg||$10|
|8||1||KALAHAAR||Steve Wolfe||Shaun Mc Gruddy||8.75L||5||59kg||$41|
|9||6||WROUGHTED||Adam Durrant||Peter Hall||15L||7||56kg||$13|
|10||4||DISCIPLE||Sean Casey||Dom Tourneur||15.5L||2||57kg||$21|
|11||12||WILD CHARGER||Peter & Matthew Giadresco||Shaun O’Donnell||16.5L||8||55kg||$26|
|12||2||SETTLE STRADA||David Harrison||Michael Rodd||31.75L||11||58kg||$51|