Selenia Scores Upset 2016 Scarborough Stakes Result

September 24, 2016

Selenia Scores Upset 2016 Scarborough Stakes Result

It was a massive boilover in the Scarborough Stakes 2016 at Moonee Valley under the lights on Friday night with two $41 roughies – Selenia and Stop Making Sense – running the quinella.

Jye McNeil

Apprentice Jye McNeil enjoyed a Group 3 win at Moonee Valley on Selenia in the 2016 Scarborough Stakes. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The three-year-old fillies’ feature – registered as the MVRC Champagne Stakes – had a dozen runners including six at single-figures in markets for the $150,000 Group 3 1PRINT Scarborough Stakes (1200m).

It was a tight finish at the tight track with the beaten $4 favourite My Country running sixth, but beaten only 1.5 lengths.

Heading the Scarborough Stakes results in a shock upset though was the Robbie Griffiths-trained Not A Single Doubt filly Selenia.

Her latest win was in early March down the Flemington straight in the Listed Festival Stakes (1000m), but she enjoyed her first look at the Moonee Valley circuit third-up in the Scarborough Stakes.

Top young apprentice hoop Jye McNeil continued his association with Selenia, who improved notably off her 11th to Kentucky Miss last time out in the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) to post just her second career win.

Having returned from a serious leg injury sustained from a race fall at Bendigo in March just six weeks ago, which saw him miss nearly five months of riding, it was an brilliant result for McNeil who has ridden Selenia for all seven of her career runs to date.

On the line Selenia had a quarter-length to spare over fellow outsider Stop Making Sense from the Caulfield stables of Darren Weir, the daughter of Sebring coming off a 1400m win at Pakenham and handling the tougher class without a worry.

Finishing off the Scarborough Stakes trifecta under a length off the winner in third was the Danny O’Brien-trained Merriest ($4.60) in another brave effort from the daughter of Denman who came off the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) win at the track from September 3.

In a close fourth after leaving her run too late also was the classy Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Prompt Response ($7.50), the multiple Group placegetter also under a length beaten.

Selenia could now head towards an October 2 run on Turnbull Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse Sunday week in the $200,000 Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) according to Griffiths’ stable rep on Friday night Don Healy.

“I’m not sure that she’s the top of the pack. There are good races around for her,” he said post-win.

“This is her level.

“It was good for Jye, too. After the fall too, he deserves the success.

“We’ll be able to pay for the new stables now.”

Healy added that the filly was deserving of the win despite having been written off by the bookies.

“She’s always been strong,” he said.

“I don’t know what happened at Flemington, but we put the blinkers on and she worked well on Monday.

“Drawing an awkward barrier, it was a matter of going forward, and she was just too strong.

“Her first-up run wasn’t too bad.

“I think our friends at Best Bets said it was a pass mark – and that’s probably right.

“We had her scoped after last start, and there was nothing wrong with her – she was second-up after a spell.”

To back Selenia next race at the right price make sure you’ve got an account open and ready to go at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2016 Scarborough Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Moonee Valley Race 6 – 23/09/2016

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 SELENIA Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 9 56kg $41
2 12 STOP MAKING SENSE Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 0.3L 10 56kg $41
3 3 MERRIEST Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 0.8L 11 56kg $4.60
4 2 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 0.9L 2 56kg $7.50
5 8 GRETNA Chris Waller Craig Williams 1.1L 6 56kg $31
6 4 MY COUNTRY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 1.5L 7 56kg $4F
7 13e IN CONTEMPT Darren Weir Damian Lane 3.5L 8 56kg $8.50
8 9 WANT TO ROCK Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Katelyn Mallyon 4L 4 56kg $101
9 10 ATHENA LASS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 4.2L 1 56kg $8
10 1 HAPPY EVENT John Zielke Mark Zahra 5.2L 12 56kg $19
11 5 TRIS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dylan Dunn (a) 5.7L 3 56kg $26
12 11 HEAR THE CHANT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 5.9L 5 56kg $7
14e ALASKAN SUN Robert Smerdon 0
7 MOTOWN LIL Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 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

Magic Millions Classic Favouri...

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiw...

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiwia Goes Back-to-Back

Trainer Archie Alexander was over the moon with the surprise 2019 Ballarat Cup...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister ...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister Sea Wolf Wins for Waller

Master Sydney-based horseman Chris Waller continued his brilliant spring...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luv...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luvaluva Firming Favourite

After battling for top spot in The Gong 2019 betting earlier in the week, the...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Upda...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Update: Dr Drill Firming Favourite

The rails-drawn Dr Drill remains the punters’ pick in Ballarat Cup 2019...

Horse Racing Today

Doncaster Mile 2020 Results: $...

2020 Inglis Sires’ Results: Ki...

2020 Inglis Sires’ Results: King’s Legacy Wins on Way to Champagne Stakes

The first of the four Group 1 races on Day 1 of The Championships saw Peter...

Sydney Cup Back-Up for Chairma...

Sydney Cup Back-Up for Chairman’s Winner Raheen House

Saturday week’s 2020 Sydney Cup over the two miles is the confirmed next-up...

Frank Packer Plate Next For Ca...

Frank Packer Plate Next For Carbine Club Winner Entente

The ATC Carbine Club Stakes 2020 winner Entente improved from a Hawkesbury...

Doncaster Day Race 1 Results: ...

Doncaster Day Race 1 Results: Doubtland Demolishes Kindergarten Stakes Field

The Championships 2020 are underway at Royal Randwick with the opening race on...

Race Results

Doncaster Mile 2020 Results: $41 Mare Nettoyer Scores Upset

The Everest Calls for Brilliant 2020 TJ Smith Stakes Winner Nature Strip

Quick Thinker Holds Off Zebrowski for Memorable Australian Derby Win

2020 Inglis Sires’ Results: King’s Legacy Wins on Way to Champagne Stakes

Sydney Cup Back-Up for Chairman’s Winner Raheen House

Race Previews

2020 Australian Oaks Field: Favourite Colette Draws Four

Young Rascal Tipped to Beat Sydney Cup 2020 Field

Internationals Dominate 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field & Odds

Carif Narrow Favourite in Chairman’s Quality 2020 Betting

Gemma’s Son Odds-On in 2020 Karrakatta Plate Betting

Fields & Form

2020 Australian Oaks Field: Favourite Colette Draws Four

Young Rascal Tipped to Beat Sydney Cup 2020 Field

Internationals Dominate 2020 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field & Odds

The Championships Day 1: Doncaster Mile Day Scratchings & Track Report

Carif Narrow Favourite in Chairman’s Quality 2020 Betting