All-Star Mile 2021 Results: Mugatoo Beats Russian Camelot In a Thriller

March 13, 2021

All-Star Mile 2021 Results: Mugatoo Beats Russian Camelot In a Thriller

It was a thrilling third edition of the $5 million The All-Star Mile for 2021 with two Hall of Fame hoops battling it out in the closing stages only for Hugh Bowman to hold out Damien Oliver as Mugatoo and Russian Camelot ran the quinella in the world’s richest mile race.

Mugatoo Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Mugatoo won the third edition of the $5 million The All-Star Mile at the Valley in 2021. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The rain was coming down at The Valley as the field loaded into the gates for this year’s All-Star Mile race, but the weather did nothing to hamper the 9,000 strong crowd and a mighty cheer went up with the barriers.

It was the hulking South Australian star Behemoth who booted up the inside to take the lead once they found their positions, with Greysful Glamour posted three wide and working hard in second ahead of Shout The Bar.

As they approached the 350m and began to corner, the resuming Danny O’Brien-trained Cox Plate third placegetter at the track last spring Russian Camelot began darting his way through the field.

Oliver really got moving on the gun four-year-old and Bowman followed him through with both star jockeys making the brave moves to turn the finish into a genuine blockbuster.

As Oliver tried to keep Bowman and Mugatoo in a pocket, the gap opened up for the eventual All-Star Mile winner and the duo went stride for stride to the line.

Digging deep, Mugatoo fought off the resuming Russian Camelot to win by a half-length with a gap back for third as Behemoth got up ahead of Lunar Fox.

“It was going to be tight when he got that clear running,” Lees told Racing Victoria post-victory.

“He really rallied and found, it was great to see.

“A great concept and it’s great to be a part of it.”

Mugatoo, proven over further having run second in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) in Randwick last October, could now head back to Sydney with a number of potential Group 1 targets for the star horse who was only second-up in the All-Star Mile.

2021 All-Star Mile Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 7 59kg $8
2 9 RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 0.5L 2 58.5kg $4.20
3 2 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Craig Williams 3.75L 1 59kg $15
4 15 LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker Noel Callow 3.85L 4 56kg $51
5 7 THE HARROVIAN Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 4.15L 6 59kg $41
6 5 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 4.45L 11 59kg $17
7 3 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 4.55L 13 59kg $51
8 16e FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes John Allen 6.55L 5 59kg $19
9 1 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace William Pike 7.55L 8 59kg $9.50
10 4 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Ms Jamie Kah 7.85L 12 59kg $26
11 8 REGALO DI GAETANO Richard & Chantelle Jolly Luke Nolen 9.6L 5 59kg $151
12 11 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Damian Lane 12.6L 9 57kg $3.50F
13 14 STILL A STAR Bill Ryan Brendon McCoull 12.7L 14 57kg $31
14 12 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Walker 12.9L 3 57kg $18
15 13 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Jye McNeil 57.9L 10 57kg $61
18e SOVEREIGN AWARD Danny O’Brien 0
19e AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan 0
10 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 0
17e SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 0

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