2018 Emancipation Stakes Winner Prompt Response Onto Queen Of The Turf

March 31, 2018

2018 Emancipation Stakes Winner Prompt Response Onto Queen Of The Turf

The Queen Of The Turf Stakes odds on the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Prompt Response have been slashed in half after her terrific win in the Emancipation Stakes 2018 on Easter Saturday at Rosehill.

Prompt Response

2018 Emancipation Stakes winner Prompt Response is onto the Queen Of The Turf Stakes for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott. Photo: Steve Hart.

In an open field of fillies and mares, Prompt Response lined-up in the Group 2 $200,000 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) four runs into her Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival campaign.

Backing-up from a fifth when under a length beaten in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m), she franked that form and turned the tables on a number that finished ahead of her in the rematch back at Rosehill Gardens.

“She’s a very honest mare,” Waterhouse, who made it a double after the earlier win by Doncaster Mile-bound Arbeitsam, said post-win.

“She’s a quality mare down to her tippy toes and at this level she’s incredibly hard to beat.”

Ridden by Damien Oliver, who made it three Emancipation Stakes wins after his earlier victories on Kosi Bay (2008) and Amberino (2009), Prompt Response was always in the right spot for her in the run sitting second on the outside of the Ron Quinton-trained leader Daysee Doom.

“We were going really slow,” Oliver said post-win.

“She was comfortable there. Knowing this filly she’s got a great turn of foot, especially off a slow pace, and I thought she was going to be pretty hard to run down from where she was.

“She’s very brave…she did a great job to really fight them off.”

Quinton, who rode the race’s namesake Emancipation for all but one of her wins as a jockey, had the runner-up Daysee Doom and third placegetter Dixie Blossoms from last year’s race in the mix.

After winning the Millie Fox Stakes and Coolmore Classic this time in, Daysee Doom was the favourite trying to lead all-the-way, while Dixie Blossoms got right back to settle last.

Travelling nicely in third then fourth, wide on the outside of Foxplay, was the Mick Price-trained Coolmore Classic runner-up Oregon’s Day going up notably in the weights but switched off well.

Daysee Doom was held together around the turn and was fighting on the home straight, but eventually headed by Oregon’s Day and Prompt Response.

In a busy finish, Prompt Response ($5.50) just held off a terrific Oregon’s Day ($9) in a gutsy result as Dixie Blossoms ($4) rounded out the Emancipation Stakes trifecta for the second year in a row making up all the ground out wide late from the back.

Waterhouse confirmed plans to now head to Royal Randwick in a fortnight on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’, April 14, with Prompt Response to tackle the Group 1 $1 million Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) run this year as the Coolmore Legacy Stakes.

Two of the past four Queen Of The Turf Stakes winners came off a lead-up run in the Emancipation Stakes with Diamond Drille (4th in 2014) and Amanpour (2nd in 2015).

Waterhouse meanwhile has prepared an incredible eight previous winners of the race, Prompt Response firming in from $15 to $7.50 in the pre-field Queen Of The Turf Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

To back Waterhouse to win a ninth Queen Of The Turf Stakes with this year’s Emancipation Stakes winner Prompt Response at the right price visit Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 Emancipation Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Rosehill Race 4 – 31/03/2018

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 4 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 3 57kg $5
2 8 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Michael Dee 0.2L 2 55kg $9
3 3 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 0.5L 7 57kg $4
4 2 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0.6L 4 58kg $6
5 1 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 0.7L 1 58kg $3.70F
6 7 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Brenton Avdulla 0.8L 6 55kg $7
7 5 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Mark Zahra 1.7L 5 57kg $31
9 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 0
6 ALIZEE James Cummings Tye Angland 0

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...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results:...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results: Zaaki Wins Consolation Prize

Annabel Neasham‘s scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki returned to...

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...

Horse Racing Today

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheez...

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheeza Belter For Team Snowden

Peter & Paul Snowden added to their impressive Group 1 tally this Brisbane...

Brisbane Cup 2022 Results: Iri...

Brisbane Cup 2022 Results: Irish Sequel Defeats Favourite Through Irish Eyes in a Photo

Chris Waller’s Irish expat Irish Sequel was excellent late stepping up to two...

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Day: ...

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival kicks into top gear today,...

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Alligator Blood Wins for Waterhouse/Bott Stable

Australia’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse finally secured her first...

Race Results

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheeza Belter For Team Snowden

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian Goes All-The-Way For Neasham

Brisbane Cup 2022 Results: Irish Sequel Defeats Favourite Through Irish Eyes in a Photo

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Alligator Blood Wins for Waterhouse/Bott Stable

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022 Winner Apache Chase Gives Desleigh Forster First Group 1

Race Previews

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

Tattersall’s Tiara 2022 Betting Update: Kiku Market Mover

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Odds: Sangster Winner Snapdancer Draws Wide

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

Huetor Dominates 2022 The Q22 Field & Betting Odds

Fields & Form

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Odds: Sangster Winner Snapdancer Draws Wide

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

Huetor Dominates 2022 The Q22 Field & Betting Odds

2022 JJ Atkins Field & Odds Update: Sharp ‘N’ Smart Firming Favourite