Doncaster Mile run up in the air for Blamey Stakes winner Palentino

March 18, 2017

Doncaster Mile run up in the air for Blamey Stakes winner Palentino

A start in the Doncaster Mile is up in the air for Palentino who scored another feature race win at Flemington in the Group 2 $200,000 Incognitus Blamey Stakes (1600m) today.

Palentino is nominated for the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 1, but winning trainer Darren Weir, who notched up his one hundredth Melbourne metropolitan winner for the 2016 – 2017 racing season, said that there had been talk of retirement for Palentino who has now added today’s Group 2 win to his two Group 1 wins.

“It is great to see him back to his best today and we will have to see what the owners want to do this him now,” Weir said.

“Sun Stud (part owners) has been absolutely terrific to deal with and they have put no pressure on me at all to retire him and they would be very happy to see back in the winner’s circle.”

“But from my point of view the horse doesn’t have to do anything else. He has done his job, he is a great horse with a nice pedigree and he is certainly going to make into a good stallion.”

“If they decide to go that way he has done his job for us.”

Weir was pleased to see Palentino back in the winner’s after the four year old had been out of luck at his recent starts.

“Things just haven’t been going ideal,” Weir said.

“Today he did everything absolutely perfect. He got the right spot, he got behind the right horse, they went at the right tempo, so everything worked out well.”

“He has an amazing turn of foot when everything goes well, he is a great horse.”

Winning rider Mark Zahra gave Palentino the perfect run on the back of the leaders and when he loomed up in the straight was always going to be the the one to beat.

Palentino ($5.50) cruised past his stablemate Tosen Stardom ($1.65 favourite) who held for second, three and a quarter lengths from the winner, with Harlem ($51) running a mighty race to finish third.

Palentino showed his liking for the Flemington track with his fourth win there today, with two of those wins at Group 1 level over the same distance as the Blamey Stakes.

As a three year old Palentino won the Group 1 $750,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington and then backed that up in the Spring as a four year old with a win in the Group 1 $500,000 PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).

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

Invincible Gem firms in 2018 T...

An inside barrier to help Cham...

An inside barrier to help Champagne Cuddles claim Group 1 win in 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara

A good barrier draw will assist Champagne Cuddles in winning a maiden Group 1...

Calanda to carry top weight in...

Calanda to carry top weight in 2018 W.J. Healy Stakes

The Team Snowden trained Calanda will carry the top weight in Saturday’s Group...

Tradesman is top weight for 20...

Tradesman is top weight for 2018 Tattersall’s Cup

Ipswich Cup winner Tradesman has been given the top weight for Saturday’s...

Moss ‘N’ Dale chal...

Moss ‘N’ Dale challenging for favouritism in 2018 Eye Liner Stakes betting

Victorian sprinter Moss ‘N‘ Dale is making a solid bid for favouritism for the...

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?