2017 The BMW Day has drawn some of the Autumn Carnival’s best racehorses to Rosehill Gardens this afternoon and two Group 1 feature races headlines an impressive nine race card.
We will be covering the 2017 The BMW Day results as they happen this afternoon and we are set for a very exciting day of racing.
All the action on 2017 The BMW Day is set to get underway with the running of the Group 3 The Schweppervescence (1400m) at 12:20pm local time and will officially concluded after the EFM Logistics Handicap (1400m) is contested at 5:30pm.
2017 The BMW Day Results
Race 1 (12:20pm) Group 3 The Schweppervescence Results
The Mission has produced a strong start-to-finish performance to win the Group 3 The Schweppervescence (1400m) at long odds this afternoon.
The Mission was unlucky to be balloted out of last weekend’s Golden Slipper, but the son of Choisir did his chances of winning this afternoon no harm after jumping well and immediately finding the pace.
Hugging the rails leading into the straight, The Mission produced an impressive turn of foot on the soft ground and was able to open a gap on his rivals before finding the line two lengths ahead of Astoria and Muraahib.
- 1st – The Mission
- 2nd – Astoria
- 3rd – Muraahib
Race 2 (1:00pm) Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes Results
Jungle Edge has justified a huge amount of attention in betting markets to comfortably win the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) this afternoon.
Jungle Edge stamped himself as a serious wet tracker when he ran an impressive third in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) last weekend and the horse firmed in from $11 into $2.80 by jump this afternoon.
Having taken up the running, Jungle Edge kicked clear in the final straight and eventually found the line more than two lengths ahead of Dal Cielo; Impending running on for third.
- 1st – Jungle Edge
- 2nd – Dal Cielo
- 3rd – Impending
Race 3 (1:35pm) Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes Results
Macedon Lodge runner Assign has held on to win the Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m) from a fast-finishing Astronomos this afternoon.
Assign was also accepted into the Ladbrokes Mornington Cup field in Victoria this afternoon, but the horse did his chances of justifying his Sydney berth no harm when he found an ideal position behind the pace in the Neville Sellwood Stakes.
Having skipped to the lead after holding a line on the rails rounding into the final straight, Assign’s class shone through as he maintained well to the line to beat the noted wet track specialist; Single Gaze boxing on to finish third.
- 1st – Assign
- 2nd – Astronomos
- 3rd – Single Gaze
Race 4 (2:15pm) Group 3 Doncaster Prelude Results
Spectroscope has secured ballot-free entry into the 2017 Doncaster Mile at Randwick next weekend after storming to the line to win the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) this afternoon.
Spectroscope took a position within the Doncaster Prelude field as Leebaz and Echo Effect blazed the early path and a win appeared a bridge too far when he was greeted with a wall of horses in the final straight.
Finding a gap between runners, jockey Corey Brown was a passenger as the horse weaved through the field and attacked the line to post a comfortable win from a strong-finishing No Doubt.
- 1st – Spectroscope
- 2nd – No Doubt
- 3rd – Marenostro
Race 5 (2:50pm) Group 2 Tulloch Stakes Results
Kiwi raider Jon Snow has completed an ideal lead-in to the Australian Derby with a dominant win in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) this afternoon.
Jon Snow finished third behind Gingernuts in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) at his last start and was settled on the pace by jockey Damien Lane this afternoon, after jumping from a wide barrier.
Offered a clear racing line upon arriving at the final straight, the Iffraaj colt produced a superior turn of foot to easily pull away from his rivals and win the Tulloch Stakes by more than three lengths.
- 1st – Jon Snow
- 2nd – Prized Icon
- 3rd – Captain Duffy
Race 6 (3:30pm) Group 1 The BMW Results
Jameka has posted undoubtedly the most dominant win of her career this afternoon after storming home to take out the featured Group 1 The BMW (2400m) by more than six lengths.
Jameka was a clear race favourite to win The BMW after finishing an agonizingly close second in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) last start, and the mare took an ideal position behind early leader Lasqueti Spirit after jumping well.
Experiencing an ideal run in transit, jockey Hugh Bowman steered the mare to the pace with 300m to run and was greeted with a huge turn of foot, as the Caulfield Cup winner stormed home to win the race by a healthy margin.
- 1st – Jameka
- 2nd – Humidor
- 3rd – Exospheric
Race 7 (4:10pm) Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes Results
Montoya’s Secret has produced the upset of the day; flying home to win the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) from fellow outsider Nurse Kitchen.
Montoya’s Secret was locked away within the open Vinery Stud Stakes field after jumping well and the filly appeared to have too great a mountain to climb when she was caught behind a line of horses when the field straightened.
Producing an impressive turn of foot with 300m to run, the filly weaved her way to the fore of the field and maintained well-enough to beat a flying Nurse Kitchen; Harlow Gold bobbing out race favourite Foxplay to finish third.
- 1st – Montoya’s Secret
- 2nd – Nurse Kitchen
- 3rd – Harlow Gold
Race 8 (4:50pm) Group 2 Emancipation Stakes Results
Zanbagh has beaten home the Ron Quinton-trained pairing of Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms to successfully defend her crown in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m).
Zanbagh found an ideal position in transit on the heels of the Emancipation Stakes’ early leaders and she made a clear line count in the final straight when she mustered a big turn of foot to hit the line half a length ahead of her rivals.
Incredibly, Zanbagh continued a trend of mares successfully defending their titles in the Emancipations Stakes; joining Skyerush (2012, 2013) and Catkins (2014, 2015) in the history books.
- 1st – Zanbagh
- 2nd – Daysee Doom
- 3rd – Dixie Blossoms
Race 9 (5:30pm) EFM Logistics Handicap Results
Outsider Be Like Dad has finished a nostril ahead of Roaring To Win to take out the EFM Logistics BM88 and officially close 2017 The BMW Day.
Jockey Kathy O’Hara was confident that Be Like Dad was ready to perform this afternoon and after leading the field into the final straight, locked in a fierce sprint battle with Voilier.
Appearing to have the race won, the Lope De Vega gelding was able to bob his head at the right time to withstand a late swoop by Roaring To Win, who flew home in the middle of the track.
- 1st – Be Like Dad
- 2nd – Roaring To Win
- 3rd – Voilier