Laing Left With a Fiorente Feeling Following Stars of Carrum’s Vase Win

October 29, 2018

Laing Left With a Fiorente Feeling Following Stars of Carrum’s Vase Win

Winx stole the headlines at The Valley on Saturday, but Robbie Laing’s Stars of Carrum stole a win in the final race of the day.

Stars of Carrum, above, won the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase in dramatic fashion on Saturday.

Originally entering at a starting price of $51.00, the colt out of Fiorente raced down the outside to nab $1.80 favourite Savoie at the line in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m).

It was a win reminiscent of Stars of Carrum’s dad, but most importantly, it highlighted the dazzling turn of foot the young three-year old possesses.

“This horse has developed a very electric sprint toward’s the finish, very similar to Fiorente” Laing told RSN on Monday morning.

“If you watch Fiortente fly home and win the Feehan over a mile, you would have thought he was the same horse on Saturday.”

In almost identical fashion to Fiorente’s win in 2013, Stars of Carrum moved wide around the bend to surprise Savoie with less than 50m to run. A fortunate head bob secured the win, and also saw Laing’s promising young runner firm from $31.00 into $11.00 with Ladbrokes ahead of this weekend’s Victoria Derby (2500m). 

“He’s a very tough colt, he thrived during the week, he’s an exciting colt, beaten in a maiden only two starts back, didn’t quite know how to finish off, but the penny has dropped very quickly” Laing went on to say.

Having secured his first career win in just his second Group 2 appearance, Laing always thought Stars of Carrum was a chance on Saturday.

“His run before was a Group 3 in Adelaide, he come from last and got beaten in a developed print, that was probably a certainty beaten, I was pretty confident he’d win.”

If all things go according to plan, Stars of Carrum will butt heads once again with Savoie this Saturday in the Derby. Darren Weir’s three-year old is on the second line of betting at $8.00 with Ladbrokes, while the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott trained Thinkin’ Big leads the way at $3.00.

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

Cox Plate 2024 Calls for JJ At...

Melbourne Cup 2024 Talks for B...

Melbourne Cup 2024 Talks for Brisbane Cup Winner Alegron

Talks of the first Tuesday of November now surround former Godolphin galloper...

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Military Mission Fires in 2023 Zipping Classic Results

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Melbourne Cup graduate Military...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Horse Racing Today

The Q22 2024 Results: Fawkner ...

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Three-Year-Old Filly Stefi Magnetica Beats Bella Nipotina

In an incredible finish to Queensland’s best race, Bjorn Baker’s...

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The ...

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Brisbane’s Stradbroke Handicap is on the agenda this winter for Jason Warren’s...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stake...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

Trainer Annabel Neasham made it four straight wins in the A.D. Hollindale...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun ...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Brisbane’s Queensland Oaks is a likely winter target for the talented Tony...

Race Results

The Q22 2024 Results: Fawkner Park Bolts Home Ahead of Spring Cups

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Three-Year-Old Filly Stefi Magnetica Beats Bella Nipotina

Cox Plate 2024 Calls for JJ Atkins Winner Broadsiding

Melbourne Cup 2024 Talks for Brisbane Cup Winner Alegron

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Race Previews

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field, Barriers & Betting Update

2024 JJ Atkins Field & Betting Update: Broadsiding Odds-On Favourite

Fields & Form

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field, Barriers & Betting Update

2024 JJ Atkins Field & Betting Update: Broadsiding Odds-On Favourite