Suavito scores last stride win in 2014 Momentum Energy Stakes

November 8, 2014

Suavito scores last stride win in 2014 Momentum Energy Stakes

Big race jockey Damien Oliver produced another typical hard driving finish to score a last stride win on Suavito in the Group 2 $300,000 Momentum Energy Stakes (2000m) at Flemington today.

Suavito scores a last stride win in the Momentum Energy Stakes at Flemington, Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Suavito scores a last stride win in the Momentum Energy Stakes at Flemington, Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Oliver recorded his sixth overall win for the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival and his second win for the day after scoring earlier on Le Roi in the Group 3 $300,000 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m).

The Hall Of Fame jockey started the week off in outstanding fashion with a Group 1 winning double on Derby Day last Saturday with wins on Happy Trails in the $1m Longines Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) and on Preferment in the $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m).

And Oliver was at his best again on the Nigel Blackiston trained Suavtio, weaving a passage in the straight to claim the prize in the last stride.

Oliver was aboard Suavtio when she won the Group 3 $150,000 Eliza Park International Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley two weeks ago and Blackiston resisted the temptation to run the mare in the Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic over 1600m at Flemington last Saturday and instead stepped her up to 2000m today.

“He was tempted to run her in the Myer last Saturday, fortunately resisted the temptation and saved her for this race and it paid dividends,” Oliver said.

“She is a little beauty, she tries her heart out and she managed to get us there on the line.”

Even though Suavtio had been beaten at her only try over 2000m, Blackiston was certain that she would run out the distance today.

“She is as tough as old boots. She always finds the line strong and what a great result,” Blackiston said.

“The way she finished it off, she just attacks the line beautifully. I knew she was strong at the 2000m.”

Oliver was able to follow Girl In Flight ($11) through the gap at the 250m and eased over her heels before Suavito ($7) arrived in the last stride to score a nose win with the early leader Amanpour ($9.50) holding on for third.

In a wide open betting race the $5 favourite Scratchy Bottom was always well back in the field before making up some ground in the straight to finish sixth.

2014 Momentum Energy Stakes Result

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Damien Oliver 7 57.5kg $7
2 7 GIRL IN FLIGHT Robbie Griffiths Kerrin McEvoy 0.1L 1 56kg $11
3 13 AMANPOUR Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 0.3L 9 55kg $9.50
4 4 TANGO’S DAUGHTER Mick Price Hugh Bowman 1.55L 8 57.5kg $31
5 1 SOLICIT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2.3L 11 58.5kg $6
6 9 SCRATCHY BOTTOM Michael Kent Dwayne Dunn 3.3L 4 55kg $5F
7 3 STAR FASHION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 3.4L 6 57.5kg $13
8 19e TERAI John O’Shea James McDonald 3.5L 10 55kg $16
9 6 ZONZA (NZ) Roger James Michael Rodd 3.8L 15 56.5kg $13
10 18e IN MASQUERADE (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4L 2 55kg $51
11 10 RECKLESS ASSASSIN John Sadler Chris Symons 5.25L 3 55kg $51
12 15 NO EXCUSES BEC Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon (a) 7.5L 5 55kg $41
13 5 MYAMIRA Rodney Northam Craig Williams 13.5L 13 56.5kg $21
14 8 KEEP DE ROSE (NZ) Danny O’Brien Chad Schofield 14.75L 12 55kg $51
15 14 LADY CUMQUAT Darren Weir Ben Melham 15.15L 14 55kg $15

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Conv...

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Saturday turned into a profitable day for punters at Eagle Farm as Gai...

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Resul...

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results: Vega One Beats Jonker In Gollan Quinella

Queensland horseman Tony Gollan celebrated a huge result in the...

Queensland Derby 2021 Results:...

Queensland Derby 2021 Results: Waller Runs Quinella With Kukeracha & Senor Toba

Master trainer Chris Waller celebrated his 21st career Group 1 quinella with...

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Si...

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Sires’ Winner Tiger Of Malay

The good run of two-year-olds this season for the Golden Slipper winning...

Race Results

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Results: Vega One Beats Jonker In Gollan Quinella

Queensland Derby 2021 Results: Waller Runs Quinella With Kukeracha & Senor Toba

2021 JJ Atkins Next for BRC Sires’ Winner Tiger Of Malay

Race Previews

2021 Brisbane Cup Field & Betting: Top Three Hard to Split

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

2021 The Q22 Field & Betting: Zaaki Odds-On

Converge Leads 2021 JJ Atkins Field & Odds

Vega One Heads 2021 Stradbroke Handicap Field & Odds

Fields & Form

2021 Brisbane Cup Field & Betting: Top Three Hard to Split

Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Barriers & Betting Update: Vega One Draws 4

2021 The Q22 Field & Betting: Zaaki Odds-On

Converge Leads 2021 JJ Atkins Field & Odds

Vega One Heads 2021 Stradbroke Handicap Field & Odds