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In a stunningly close blanket finish at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, the Leon Corstens-trained Starspangledbanner claimed his second Group 1 win in three starts when the Choisir colt was victorious in the $400, 000 Oakleigh Plate.
After sitting third nearly all the way in the 1100m sprint feature, Starspangledbanner ($7) with Danny Nikolic aboard, moved up in the final few metres to snatch a short head victory ahead of Rubiton Stakes winner Here De Angles ($6) and South Australian outsider Arinos ($51), who finished in a dead heat for second.
Click here on Oakleigh Plate for more information on the 2010 event.
Oakleigh Plate Results 2010:
|Danny Nikolic||Leon Corstens|
HERE DE ANGELS
|Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh|
|James Winks||David Jolly|
|Luke Nolen||Peter G Moody|
|Brett Prebble||David Hayes|
|Chris Symons||Mick Price|
|Craig Newitt||Peter G Moody|
|Damien Oliver||Tony Vasil|
|Stathi Katsidis||Peter G Moody|
|Steven King||Gai Waterhouse|
|Brad Rawiller||Ross McDonald|
|Craig Williams||Peter G Moody|
|Daniel Ganderton||Byron Cozamanis|
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