2017 Kingston Town Classic Results: Pounamu Upset Winner

December 11, 2017

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

2017 Kingston Town Classic Results: Pounamu Upset Winner

It was an all-Perth Kingston Town Classic 2017 trifecta at Ascot Racecourse over the weekend with the Alan Mathews-trained local roughie Pounamu scoring an upset win in the final Group 1 of the year down under.

Black Heart Bart

Black Heart Bart (pictured at Eagle Farm) suffered early interference and ran a distant ninth in the 2017 Kingston Town Classic results in WA. Photo: Daniel Costello.

A six-time Perth Cup winning horseman, Mathews finally broke through with an elite level success thanks to the perfectly-timed performance of his six-year-old grey Pounamu in the Group 1 $1 million Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

Formerly raced in Sydney and owned by John Thompson, the son of Authorized was patiently ridden to victory by Mathews’ regular rider Patrick Carbery as a $21 outsider in Kingston Town Classic betting.

“We’ve won heaps of races together and he’s always stuck solid,” Carbery told The West Australian, the hoop speaking of his long-term association with Mathews.

“I’ve always preached that he sticks solid with me for 22-plus years and you don’t hear of that anywhere ever.

“To win a Group 1 race for Alan and Les and the team, it means more to me because of that.”

Pounamu had earlier enjoyed a first-up win on November 4 at the track in the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) before the close sixth when under two lengths beaten by another roughie local saluting at elite level this Perth Summer Racing Carnival, Great Shot, in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m).

Over the weekend, Pounamu jumped from gate eight and Carbery allowed him to settle near the back of the pack before storming home from 11th on the turn to beat fellow WA-trained runners Material Man (2nd) and Achernar Star (3rd).

“He was just in the zone,” Carbery added.

“He got a bit further back than I wanted but he doesn’t like being hustled and bustled.

“He just towed me into the race. I guess his form turnaround is because the way we now train him and he’s just so happy and the results speak for themselves.”

The best over the line in the Kingston Town Classic results from the interstate contingent was the James Cummings-trained It’s Somewhat who ran two lengths back fifth, one behind the WA Guineas winning filly Perfect Jewel who rounded out the First Four.

Darren Weir’s beaten favourite Black Heart Bart meanwhile was badly checked at the 200m after jumping from barrier one and only managed to run five and a quarter-lengths back ninth.

Pounamu became the longest-priced Kingston Town Classic winner since Playing God who saluted at 20/1 for his second in 2011.

Perth Cups’ King Mathews said everything had gone exactly to plan for Pounamu this prep, but that the horse was likely now ruled out weight-wise from a shot at the Group 2 $500,000 Perth Cup (2400m) on New Year’s Day.

“He came here and won a couple of races and then was the biggest bridesmaid in WA,” Mathews said.

“We always said he had the ability, but he just wouldn’t have the concentration span to get his head around doing it at the right time.

“We set this horse for the race – second-up into the Railway, third-up into this and it’s all gone to plan.

“The last Perth Cup was I think 2004 and 13 years have gone past and you’re getting older and we can’t do what we used to, but this is just great.”

See below for the full Kingston Town Classic 2017 results before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the latest summer racing odds online this holiday season.

2017 Kingston Town Classic Results & Finishing Order

Ascot Race 8 – 09/12/2017

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 5 POUNAMU Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 8 59kg $21
2 6 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Mitchell Pateman 0.5L 6 59kg $31
3 13 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Chris Parnham 0.75L 4 52kg $8.50
4 15 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 1.5L 9 50kg $5.50
5 2 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2L 11 59kg $7
6 12 ROYAL STAR Grant & Alana Williams Jarrad Noske 2.25L 10 56.5kg $41
7 14 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 3.25L 2 52kg $41
8 3 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 4.5L 12 59kg $41
9 1 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5.25L 1 59kg $3.20F
10 11 COSMIC STORM Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 5.25L 3 57kg $41
11 4 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 5.5L 7 59kg $9
12 8 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Douglas Whyte 7.25L 5 59kg $14
13 7 ALL OUR ROADS (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 8L 13 59kg $41
9 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Lee Newman 0
10 SILVERSTREAM Adam Durrant Brad Parnham 0

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

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

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

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field