Sunday at the Sunshine Coast sees the postponed...
The 2017 Magic Millions Sprint is next on the agenda for Patrick Payne’s smart first-up flyer Husson Eagle who won the Doveton Stakes at Ladbrokes Park in fine fashion on Zipping Classic Day.
It was a real family affair for this springs edition of the $120,000 Listed OTI Racing Doveton Stakes (1000m), Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne riding Husson Eagle to victory for her brother.
“He’s a beautiful little horse,” Payne said post-win.
“He gives you 120% every time he goes out there.
“I’m so wrapped to get the job done for Patrick and I’m really proud of this little horse.”
A $40,000 purchase, the now five-year-old Husson gelding took his career prize money up over $900,000 with his Black-Type win at Sandown.
He also continued his gun first-up record that, after the Doveton Stakes results, sits at three wins and a second from five resuming runs.
Posting his first factory since last Magic Millions Carnival at the Gold Coast back in January, Husson Eagle ($9.50) was given a lovely ride in Saturday’s handicap sprint by Payne.
The field was led by the likes of Jungle Eagle and Bullpit out wide on the course, while the Lindsay Park-trained Magnus mare Miss Promiscuity was also up on the pace early.
There were plenty of chances in the closing stages of the race including Miss Promiscuity ($7.50) up in front, but she was claimed late when Husson Eagle hit the lead 50m from the line holding his position to win by a length.
Miss Promiscuity was brave in defeat lasting for second from the front, while the Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Rock ‘N’ Gold ($14) finished third.
Part-owner Joe O’Neill confirmed plans to head to the Gold Coast this January for a title defence with Husson Eagle in the $1 million Magic Millions Sprint (1100m).
“We’ll go to the Gold Coast for the million dollar race now during Magic Millions,” he said.
2016 Doveton Stakes Results & Finishing Order
Sandown Race 4 – 12/11/2016
|1||3||HUSSON EAGLE||Patrick Payne||Ms Michelle Payne||–||3||56kg||$9|
|2||2||MISS PROMISCUITY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Hugh Bowman||1.25L||4||56.5kg||$7.50|
|3||10||ROCK ’N’ GOLD||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||1.45L||6||54kg||$15|
|4||5||VEZALAY||Leon & Troy Corstens||Glyn Schofield||2.2L||8||54.5kg||$6|
|5||7||BULLPIT||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||2.7L||9||54kg||$5.50|
|6||6||O’MALLEY||Enver Jusufovic||Craig Newitt||2.8L||1||54kg||$3.80F|
|7||11||BROCKHOFF||Ciaron Maher||Kerrin McEvoy||3.2L||5||54kg||$9.50|
|8||8||JUNGLE EDGE||Mick Bell||Darren Gauci||4.45L||7||54kg||$9|
|9||1||THE BOWLER||Robert Smerdon||Luke Nolen||9.2L||2||58kg||$61|
|–||9||SUNDAY ESCAPE||Andrew Murray||Dwayne Dunn||–||0||–||–|
|–||4||SWINGING ARMS||Scott Trenowden||Regan Bayliss (a)||–||0||–||–|
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