Malaguerra continues winning run in Bob Hoysted Handicap

Malaguerra continued his winning run with first up victory in the Listed $120,000 ATA/Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000m) at Flemington today.

Malaguerra kept his winning momentum going with victory in the Bob Hoysted Handicap at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Malaguerra kept his winning momentum going with victory in the Bob Hoysted Handicap at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Lee and Anthony Freedman trained Malaguerra scored his fifth win from his last six starts and will now head to Sydney before embarking on a Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign.

“He certainly has made big inroads since he was gelded,” Lee Freedman said.

“In his last prep he won four out of five, got beaten a nose in the other one and he’s won first up today so he’s won five out of his last six since he’s been gelded.

“And he stepped up to a Listed race today which is great.”

“Probably off to Sydney to run in the Sebring Stakes in about three weeks and then we will see what happens in Sydney.”

“But Brisbane is my main focus with him.”

Winning jockey Ben Melham settled Malaguerra ($4.40 favourite) back in the field which came down the centre of the Flemington straight and switched back to the inside before running away to score a convincing one and three quarters lengths win over outsider Grane ($41) with Thermal Current ($13) running on for third.

Bob Hoysted Handicap Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 MALAGUERRA Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 3 54.5kg $4.40F
2 8 GRANE Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 1.75L 6 54kg $41
3 6 THERMAL CURRENT Peter G Moody Damian Lane 1.95L 7 54kg $13
4 2 MISS PROMISCUITY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 2.15L 11 55kg $10
5 12 BEAU RADA John McArdle Daniel Stackhouse 3.15L 4 54kg $17
6 11 BULLPIT Danny O’Brien James Winks 3.35L 5 54kg $11
7 1 LUMOSTY Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 3.65L 8 58kg $4.60
8 4 HEADWATER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3.75L 10 54kg $4.60
9 10 CASHED Ryan Balfour Craig Newitt 4.05L 9 54kg $26
10 7 GENERAL JACKSON Pat Carey Patrick Moloney (a) 5.8L 2 54kg $51
11 5 TAWTEEN David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Stephen Baster 8.3L 1 54kg $18

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