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The final day of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival is here and the 2017 Emirates Stakes Day results will be updated all afternoon at races. com.au.
Emirates Stakes Day may be one of the most underrated cards during the Spring Racing Carnival and we are set for two outstanding Group 1 events at Flemington this afternoon.
The title of the best sprinter in Australia will be on the line again in the Darley Classic and The Everest winner Redzel has the chance to extend his outstanding winning streak.
He will not have his own way against a strong field that includes a host of Group 1 winners like Chautauqua, Vega Magic, Impending, Malaguerra and Terravista.
The Emirates Stakes is the other Group 1 event on the card and it is also a very competitive affair.
Folkswood ($5) is currently a narrow favourite in the betting market with Ladbrokes.com.au, but there is not a great deal between him and Gingernuts ($5.50), Gailo Chop ($7.50), Cliff’s Edge ($7.50), Happy Clapper ($8) and Tosen Stardom ($9).
Every race on the 2017 Emirates Stakes Day card is absolutely packed full of quality and there is plenty of value to be found on every single race on the card.
You can stay up to date with every race on Emirates Stakes Day with races.com.au and don’t forget to sign-up and deposit with Ladbrokes.com.au!
2017 Emirates Stakes Day Results
Race 1 (12:15pm) – Group 3 $150,000 Maribyrnong Plate Results
Run Naan stormed down the outside in the final stages of the Maribyrnong Plate to record an impressive victory.
Run Naan did plenty wrong in the mounting yard before the race and he was still several lengths off the leader at the 200 metre mark.
Encryption hit the front and looked as though he had the race on, but Run Naan sprung late to make it two wins from as many starts.
King started the Maribyrnong Plate as a clear favourite and he took up the running in the early stages of the race, but he was one of the first horses beaten.
- 1st – Run Naan
- 2nd – Encryption
- 3rd – Belzella
Race 2 (12:50pm) –$120,000 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Plate Results
Oncidium Ruler wore down Knowable in the final stages to win the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Plate at Flemington this afternoon.
There was plenty of speed in the early stages of the race and it turned into a war of attrition down the famous Flemington straight.
Knowable hit the front at the 400 metre mark, but he was always going to struggle to run out the trip and Oncidium Ruler was able to finish over the top of him in the shadows of the post.
- 1st – Oncidium Ruler
- 2nd – Knowable
- 3rd – Have Plenty
Race 3 (1:30pm) –$120,000 Melbourne’s Own 3AW Trophy Results
Fastnet Tempest held-off a fast-finishing Raw Impulse to win the Melbourne’s Own 3AW Trophy at Flemington this afternoon.
Fastnet Tempest was well-backed in the lead-up to the race and he cruised into at the top of the straight, but it took him plenty of time to fight-off gallant veteran Jacquinot Bay.
Raw Impulse stormed home down the outside when he found clear running, but he ran out of time and Fastnet Tempest was able to hang on to score his first win in Australia.
- 1st – Fastnet Tempest
- 2nd – Raw Impulse
- 3rd – Jacquinot Bay
Race 4 (2:10pm) – $120,000 Sensis Digital Trophy Results
Moher got his nose down at the right time to record a very narrow victory in the Sensis Digital Trophy at Flemington this afternoon.
Damian Lane took Moher to the front at the 300 metre mark and he looked as though he had the race won, but Duke Of Brunswick flashed at him late.
It looked as though the race could be declared a dead-heat, but there was a clear margin in the photo and Moher was able to score his first win since December last year.
- 1st – Moher
- 2nd – Duke Of Brunswick
- 3rd – Ruettiger
Race 5 (2:50pm) – Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results
Vengeur Masque earnt a $100,000 bonus with a very tough victory in the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington this afternoon.
Patrick Moloney made the surprise decision to take up the running on Vengeur Masque in the early stages of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and he ensured that the race was run at a genuine tempo.
Vengeur Masque looked like a sitting duck when Grey Lion cruised to his outside, but Vengeur Masque simply kept on fighting and be outstayed his rival to claim an excellent win.
The favourite Qewy was one of the first horses beaten, while Wheal Leisure stormed home in the final stages of the race for third.
- 1st – Vengeur Masque
- 2nd – Grey Lion
- 3rd – Wheal Leisure
Race 6 (3:30pm) – Group 2 $300,000 Matriarch Stakes Results
Savapinski led from start to finish to win the 2017 Matriarch Stakes at Flemington this afternoon.
Jockey Brenton Avdulla went straight to the front on Savapinski and she never looked like getting beaten.
Savapinski put a gap on her rivals when she was asked for an extra effort and she continued the stellar Melbourne Cup Carnival of Gai Waterhouse.
- 1st – Savapinski
- 2nd – Payroll
- 3rd – Token Of Love
Race 7 (4:10pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 Darley Classic Results
Redzel led from start to finish to record an outstanding victory in the 2017 Darley Classic at Flemington this afternoon.
Redzel showed his trademark gate speed and Kerrin McEvoy was able to get him to the outside rail as the field split into two groups.
A few horses laid down the challenge to Redzel at the 400 metre mark, but McEvoy was patient and The Everest winner exploded when he was asked for an extra effort.
Terravista stormed home late in the final stages of the race, but he was never going to catch Redzel who stamped himself as the best sprinter in Australia.
- 1st – Redzel
- 2nd – Terravista
- 3rd – Impending
Race 8 (4:55pm) – Group 1 $2,000,000 Emirates Stakes Results
Tosen Stardom stormed home in the final stages of the race to record an outstanding victory in the 2017 Emirates Stakes.
The Emirates Stakes was always a very open betting race and that played out on the track as there were 10 winning chances with 250 metres left to run.
Damian Lane had a great deal of trouble finding clear running for Tosen Stardom, but he eventually received breathing space and he absolutely savaged the line in the final 100 metres to claim the second Group 1 victory of his 2017 Spring Racing Carnival campaign.
- 1st – Tosen Stardom
- 2nd – Happy Clapper
- 3rd – It’s Somewhat
Race 9 (5:45pm) – Listed $150,000 Emirates Airline Handicap Results
Kentucky Breeze made the leap from a maiden at Stawell to win the Emirates Airline Handicap at Flemington this afternoon.
There were a host of winning chances with less than 100 metres left to run, but it was Kentucky Breeze that was able to hold-off a flying Muraaqeb to claim victory.
The good thing beaten in the race was the previously unbeaten Tamasa, who simply wasn’t able to find clear running in the final stages.
- 1st – Kentucky Breeze
- 2nd – Muraaqeb
- 3rd – Sircconi
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