Scales Of Justice Wins 2016 Railway Stakes – Results

November 21, 2016

Scales Of Justice Wins 2016 Railway Stakes – Results

The local Perth form more than held up on Saturday at Ascot Racecourse when the Lindsey Smith-trained Scales Of Justice recorded a commanding all-the-way win over Sydney raider Good Project in the Railway Stakes 2016.

Good Project

Defending champion Good Project (pictured) ran second to local galloper Scales Of Justice in the 2016 Railway Stakes results. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last summer it was Chris Waller’s Not A Single Doubt stallion Good Project stealing the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) trophy from the WA gallopers.

Twelve months on and the riches stayed at home with another son of the same sire, four-year-old Scales Of Justice ($9), combining with Hong Kong hoop Douglas Whyte for a nearly three length win in the mile feature.

Crossing in third to finish off the Railway Stakes trifecta was the beaten $4.60 favourite Perfect Reflection who is set to continue onto a title defence in the $1 million Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) on December 3.

Scales Of Justice continued a stunning run of spring – summer form posting his third win on the trot and second in as many weeks having won the previous week’s Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m).

The Railway Stakes result saw the gelding enjoy his fourth win from six starts at Ascot and enjoy his second win from two starts at the 1600m.

Scales Of Justice handled the quick back-up and became the first horse to complete the RJ Peters – Railway Stakes double since El Presidente (2007).

In the RJ Peters, Scales Of Justice was ridden by Paul Harvey.

Harvey was replaced by Whyte however after Harvey was suspended, the champion jockey enjoying his second Group 1 win down under after his 2014 Kingston Town Classic success aboard Moriarty for Waller.

“It’s good to get another Group 1 in Western Australia,” Whyte told Sky Thoroughbred Central.

“I was confident at the 1400 metres. Lindsey game me confidence and said if nothing else wants to lead, you lead.

“When I turned for home and pressed the button, he had a whole lot of engine there.”

Smith was thrilled with the all-the-way ride by Whyte.

“We got Douglas down here and he showed why he’s been champion jockey in Hong Kong so many times,” he said.

There’s a strong chance Smith and owner Chris Wells will decide to back-up in a fortnight’s time and tackle the 2016 Kingston Town Classic.

The last horse to complete the Railway Stakes – Kingston Town Classic double was Sniper’s Bullet (2009) and currently Scales Of Justice pays $6 to be the next in futures markets for the latter at Ladbrokes.com.au.

To back Scales Of Justice next race and access the best all-in Kingston Town Classic odds as well as those for this weekend’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in Perth head to Ladbrokes.com.au now – home of Odds Boost (T&Cs apply).

2016 Railway Stakes Results

Ascot Racecourse – 19/11/2016

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 14 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Douglas Whyte 8 53kg $9
2 5 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller J H Bowman 2.75L 7 55kg $9
3 6 PERFECT REFLECTION Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3L 2 54.5kg $4.60
4 7 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 3.75L 13 54kg $5
5 16 TRADESMAN Robert & Todd Harvey Troy Turner 4L 6 53kg $6
6 1 KAWI (NZ) Allan Sharrock Michael Walker 4.25L 3 58.5kg $21
7 11 HEART STARTER Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 4.25L 1 53kg $13
8 8 LITE’N IN MY VEINS Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 5.25L 9 53.5kg $7.50
9 4 HE OR SHE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 5.5L 12 55.5kg $12
10 17e ZARANTZ Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 6.75L 5 53kg $61
11 2 DISPOSITION Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 7L 16 56kg $20
12 13 NEVERLAND Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 8.25L 10 53kg $51
13 10 BALMONT GIRL Paula Wagg Shaun O’Donnell 10L 11 53kg $101
14 15 TICK TICK BLOOM G Durrant & J Miller Jason Brown 11.25L 4 53kg $91
15 3 PORNICHET (FR) Daniel Morton Jarrad Noske 11.75L 15 56kg $101
16 12 IDEAL IMAGE G Durrant & J Miller Joseph Azzopardi 14.5L 14 53kg $41
19e SHOWY CHLOE Jason Pateman Patrick Carbery 12
18e GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 14
9 RAGEESE Darren Weir Damian Lane 11

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