Payroll collects the cash in Spear Chief Handicap, heads towards the Tattersall’s Tiara

June 3, 2017

Payroll collects the cash in Spear Chief Handicap, heads towards the Tattersall’s Tiara

Cranbourne trainer Richard Laming will freshen up his smart mare Payroll for the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara after she collected the cash in winning the Listed $100,000 City Property Services Spear Chief Handicap (1630m) at Doomben today.

Jockey Damien Oliver, above, was at his brilliant best to win on Payroll in the Spear Chief Handicap at Doomben. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Jockey Damien Oliver, above, was at his brilliant best to win on Payroll in the Spear Chief Handicap at Doomben. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

A rails hugging ride by Damien Oliver saw Victorian trained mare Payroll come from last on the home turn to score a narrow win and Laming will now set her for the Group 1 $500,000 Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara (1350m) for the fillies and mares at Doomben on June 24.

“All our plans are up in the air at the moment because of what is happening with the tracks, we were going for the Tatts Tiara,” Laming said.

“We will have a good think about it and will have to bring her back in distance of course and we will see how she pulls up but is on the cards.”

Oliver elected to go back to last on Payroll ($5) from an inside barrier and ride for luck and he when he switched back to the inside at the top of the straight was able to find plenty of room up along the inside fence.

Payroll was able to accelerate through the gap and hold off Maryore ($15) who was finishing strongly down the middle of the track with on pace runner Double Impact ($26) holding on for third.

“He weaved his magic but that is why you put them on, the best jockeys and that why they get the results, typical of Oliver out there then,” Laming said.

“She didn’t have any luck (last start) and she showed all the signs that she was going to run well today.”

Unfortunately the $3.30 favourite High Midnight, who set the pace after crossing from a wide barrier, bled in the run and was eased down to finish last.

Spear Chief Handicap Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 13 PAYROLL Richard Laming Damien Oliver 3 56.5kg $5
2 7 MARYORE Philip Courtney Glen Colless 0.2L 9 56.5kg $15
3 9 DOUBLE IMPACT Jackie Crompton Ms Tegan Harrison 1L 7 56.5kg $26
4 2 MAN OF HIS WORD Bruce W Hill Jeff Lloyd 1.2L 4 57.5kg $5
5 12 PINDAN PEARL Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 1.3L 6 56.5kg $26
6 4 BERRY DELICIOUS Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 2.6L 8 56.5kg $9
7 11 GULLY COMMAND Ben Currie Blake Shinn 2.7L 2 56.5kg $14
8 10 HEART OF A WARRIOR Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 4.5L 5 56.5kg $18
9 8 ALLKNIGHT SAINT Brad Herne Jason Collett 4.7L 11 56.5kg $31
10 3 TRANSPORTER Lindsay Hatch Ben Melham 28.7L 1 57kg $26
11 1 HIGH MIDNIGHT James Cummings Damian Browne 48.7L 10 58kg $3.30F

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

Lost And Running Heads 2021 Th...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Res...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results: Everest Champion Nature Strip Wins Again

Nature Strip had been beaten as an odds-on favourite five times previously but...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Fle...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Headquarters in...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Wil...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Willowy Wins for Godolphin

The James Cummings-trained Willowy donning the iconic Royal Blue of Godolphin...

Zaaki Heads 2021 Mackinnon Sta...

Zaaki Heads 2021 Mackinnon Stakes Field & Betting

Scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki gets the chance at a consolation prize on...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Fle...

Melbourne Cup 2021 Results: Ve...

Melbourne Cup 2021 Results: Verry Elleegant Beats Incentivise, Spanish Mission Third

The poor form of favourites in the ‘race that stops a nation’ continued for...

2021 Melbourne Cup Odds Update...

2021 Melbourne Cup Odds Update: Incentivise Out to $3 to Win, Full Market Moves

He’s the horse all the punters are out to see in today’s Group 1 $8 million...

Melbourne Cup Day Results 2021...

Melbourne Cup Day Results 2021: Verry Elleegant Beats Incentivise by 4 Lengths

2021 Melbourne Cup Day continues the racing action of Victoria’s premier...

2021 Melbourne Cup Day: Flemin...

2021 Melbourne Cup Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The day that stops a nation featuring the ‘race that stops a nation’ is upon...

Race Results

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results: Zaaki Wins Consolation Prize

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results: Everest Champion Nature Strip Wins Again

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Willowy Wins for Godolphin

Melbourne Cup 2021 Results: Verry Elleegant Beats Incentivise, Spanish Mission Third

Melbourne Cup Day Results 2021: Verry Elleegant Beats Incentivise by 4 Lengths

Race Previews

2021 Kingston Town Classic Field & Betting Update: Western Empire Odds-On

Elite Street Dominates 2021 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting

Western Empire Heads 2021 Railway Stakes Field & Betting

Lost And Running Heads 2021 The Hunter Field & Betting

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Fields & Form

2021 Kingston Town Classic Field & Betting Update: Western Empire Odds-On

Elite Street Dominates 2021 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting

Western Empire Heads 2021 Railway Stakes Field & Betting

Lost And Running Heads 2021 The Hunter Field & Betting

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report