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David Harrison’s smart four-year-old Settle Strada relished a return to Belmont Park on the weekend continuing their ace association with the WA track with a first-up win in the 2013 Beaufine Stakes.
The Strada gelding won four straight races at Belmont last winter by easy margins before a disappointing summer campaign at Perth’s premier course at Ascot.
After a lengthy spell spanning nearly five months the galloper resumed on Saturday back at their pet track and posted another Belmont win this time in the $80,000 Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m).
Ridden for the first time by Patrick Carbery Settle Strada ($8) got a gun run from their barrier five draw and was able to beat home the Chris Gangemi-trained The Entourage ($26) by one and three quarter lengths.
A further half length away third was then Kristy Casey’s veteran Secret Savings seven-year-old Acorns ($16).
The punters’ pick meanwhile was Kalahaar ($2.40) who crossed four lengths away seventh failing in their resuming run off a four month break.
The official Beaufine Stakes results 2013 are detailed in the table below complete with the margins and starting prices of the 10 horses.
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2013 Beaufine Stakes Results & Finishing Order
Belmont Race 7 – 13/07/2013
|1||9||SETTLE STRADA||David Harrison||Patrick Carbery||–||5||54kg||$8|
|2||10||THE ENTOURAGE||Chris Gangemi||Ryan Hill (a)||1.75L||7||54kg||$26|
|3||4||ACORNS||Kristy Casey||Shaun O’Donnell||2.25L||3||54kg||$16|
|4||5||HONEST LIES (NZ)||Lindsey Smith||Shaun Meeres||3.25L||4||54kg||$6|
|5||1||ZESTER||Daniel Morton||Jarrad Noske||3.5L||2||59kg||$21|
|6||7||MEGEM’S BOY||Stan Bates||Jason Whiting||3.75L||6||54kg||$17|
|7||6||KALAHAAR||Steve Wolfe||Shaun Mc Gruddy||4L||10||54kg||$2.40|
|8||8||RIGHT TIME||Paul Jordan||Craig Staples||4.75L||9||54kg||$4.60|
|9||3||TRUSTEE BROWN||Stephen Miller||Peter Knuckey||6.25L||1||55.5kg||$31|
|10||2||POP CULTURE||Colin Webster||Troy Turner||6.75L||8||57.5kg||$21|
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