Hastings Results (Race 8)

Saturday, 17th October 2020

8
16:25
(local)

Livamol Classic (G1)

Type: OPEN
NZD $250,000
2040m TURF SLOW
8
16:25
(local)
NZD $250,000
2040m SLOW

Livamol Classic (G1)

Type: OPEN

This G1 at WFA over 2040m saw a very easy win to the six-year-old mare Melody Belle that started odds on and won by almost three lengths in very sedate 2:10.12 on a Slow8 track. She is now seven wins and no defeats here at Hastings. The winners and where they turned for home in race order were sixth (five-off the off the inside and two lengths from the leader), fourth (eight-off the inside and half a length from the leader), eighth (five-off the inside and three lengths from the leader), tenth (seven-off the inside and four and a half lengths from the leader), fifth (four-wide off the inside and two lengths from the leader), third (two-off the inside and half a length from the leader), led (two-off the inside and length and a half from the leader), sixth (nine-off the inside and two lengths from the leader), third (six-off the inside and length and a half from the leader) and eighth (one-off the inside and four lengths from the leader). Melody Belle was ridden cold back thirteenth early then moved into the wide train with cover to be eleventh midrace and then swept up wider to be seventh and deepest turning in. It was then she surged and outclassed her opposition to lead at the 250m and won easily. She was not competitive in Sydney for two runs this campaign (she had been in four runs prior been outclassed once in Sydney and before that had run fourth at G1 in the same place and then in Melbourne twice had run third at G1 behind lesser lights) before being sent home and has won two G1 races since to show the lack of depth that exists here in New Zealand. Before her six runs in Australia for two thirds and a fourth she had raced twice in Melbourne last Spring for a win at G1 against a very weak fillies and mares only field and then ran second at G1 against all comers over 2000m (the race that is now an afterthought at the end of the Cup week in Flemington), so she is yet to win at G1 against all comers outside of New Zealand. Today was her seventeenth win in thirty-four starts and the opposition is just as inferior as it was a couple of years ago, so nothing has really changed. Advantage, the Australian bred stablemate and a year younger, ran second after racing handy on the inner and she has placed in all three legs of this Triple Crown. Third home at $106 a win and flying at the finish was the French bred Vadavar that raced well back and was still twelfth turning for home but fair flew late to get third the final 75m. It was his first run at G1 and at his just tenth start so he has it all ahead if the six-year-old entire stays sound but it did at least ensure his stud career. Dolcetto boomed home widest out for fourth beaten just under five lengths and he was thirteen and wide turning for home. Two Illicit the third favourite raced handy early then settled sixth before being eighth midrace and she came through to fifth at the 200m and fourth at the 100m only to lose that spot on the line. Pris De Fer ran a brave sixth after being used up early to go up second the outer and he was still third at the 100m before wilting a tad. Next home at $54 was Ocean Billy, which was trapped wide eighth and the got sent up four-wide to be fourth at the 800m before the rider decided to take the front and slip two lengths clear across the top. He weakened once headed at the 300m but to finish seventh beaten five and a half lengths was still very brave indeed. Vancooga, a one-win galloper and the second least experienced runner in the field bar the third finisher, fought on for eighth after being ridden tenth and then going wide across the top and up even deeper turning in. Tiptronic was ninth after settling down handy wide with cover and coming up deeper fourth turning for home. Beyond The Fort ran on from last across the top on the inner while Beauden from midfield the inner weakened out. The next four home finished within two lengths of each other and the last runner home and was an outclassed Livin' On A Prayer that was beaten over sixteen lengths. The winner Melody Belle is still a class above her rivals in New Zealand but until (if) she gets that G1 against all comers in Australia she will always have that significant mark against her. The planning now is to find a soft G1 against all comers in Australia and in this strange year of 2020 there seems to be so many of them. This was run and won in one the slowest times ever and you have to go back over 30 years to find a slower time, so the depth is not improving. The six winners before the now dual winning Melody Belle all got creamed in Australia or never got over the ditch a snot good enough, so the race has been bereft of seriousness for quite a while. You have to go back to 2011 and Jimmy Choux to find a winner that scored in Australia at G1 but it came as a 3yo, so was an age group win and is not against all comers. This race has not had a serious winner since Solvit in 1994 that won a G1 Cox Plate afterwards and two years before him the mighty Veandercross would win this race before going on to greatness in Australia the next few seasons. This was too easy for Melody Belle and the fact that two runners at over $100 ran on super for third and fourth sums up the race and result.

Sectional Times of HASTINGS - Saturday, 17th October 2020

Meeting
Race
Race Pos Horse 600m
R7 2nd EXCELLERATION
T : PETER DIDHAM J : TROY HARRIS
0:35.47 0:35.47
R6 1st TIMES TICKING
T : A MACGREGOR J : SAM WEATHERLEY
0:35.71 0:35.71
R9 1st HYPNOS
T : ROGER JAMES & ROBERT WELLWOOD J : DANIELLE JOHNSON
0:35.78 0:35.78
R6 3rd SWEET CLEMENTINE
T : RICHARD COLLETT J : DANIELLE JOHNSON
0:35.78 0:35.78
R6 4th LONDON BANKER
T : ROGER JAMES & ROBERT WELLWOOD J : LEITH INNES
0:35.80 0:35.80
R9 2nd ROCK ON WOOD
T : LEANNE ELLIOT J : RYAN ELLIOT
0:35.82 0:35.82
R7 3rd SERENA
T : JOHN BARY J : LEAH HEMI
0:35.88 0:35.88
R9 4th MOTIVATION
T : JOHN BARY J : SAMANTHA COLLETT
0:35.94 0:35.94
R9 5th LONDON EXPRESS
T : A SHARROCK J : R H SCHOFER
0:35.95 0:35.95
R7 1st CHALLA
T : JAMIE RICHARDS J : JOE KAMARUDDIN
0:35.96 0:35.96
R6 2nd PEP TORQUE
T : KIRSTY LAWRENCE J : TRUDY THORNTON
0:35.97 0:35.97
R8 1st MELODY BELLE
T : JAMIE RICHARDS J : TROY HARRIS
0:35.99 0:35.99
R6 5th INSCRIPTION
T : C R MCCARROLL J : SAMANTHA COLLETT
0:35.99 0:35.99
R6 6th WATCH THIS SPACE
T : VANESSA HILLIS J : CHAD ORMSBY
0:36.10 0:36.10
R6 7th SHOWBEEL
T : MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN J : CRAIG GRYLLS
0:36.20 0:36.20
R5 2nd WHITE LIGHTNING
T : FRASER AURET J : TRUDY THORNTON
0:36.20 0:36.20
R5 1st BONHAM
T : JOHNO BENNER & HOLLIE WYNYARD J : DANIELLE JOHNSON
0:36.29 0:36.29
R7 8th LINCOLN RAIDER
T : MS L LATTA J : R H SCHOFER
0:36.31 0:36.31
R7 5th LANGKAWI
T : PETER MCKAY J : SAMANTHA COLLETT
0:36.31 0:36.31
R8 3rd VADAVAR
T : LAUREN BRENNAN J : CRAIG GRYLLS
0:36.45 0:36.45
R8 10th BEYOND THE FORT
T : B THURLOW J : TRUDY THORNTON
0:36.52 0:36.52
R7 4th MARIA DIOR
T : PATRICK CAMPBELL J : M K HUDSON
0:36.52 0:36.52
R9 3rd VIGOR WINNER
T : LAUREN BRENNAN J : CRAIG GRYLLS
0:36.54 0:36.54
R9 7th SPRING TIDE
T : CHRISSY A BAMBRY J : LEAH HEMI
0:36.54 0:36.54
R7 6th SHOWBOAT
T : DANICA GUY J : LEITH INNES
0:36.56 0:36.56
R6 10th NYMPH MONTE
T : GRANT NICHOLSON J : M MCNAB
0:36.60 0:36.60
R8 4th DOLCETTO
T : SYLVIA KAY J : LEAH HEMI
0:36.62 0:36.62
R9 6th GO NICHOLAS
T : S HALE J : TAIKI YANAGIDA
0:36.68 0:36.68
R6 8th HUNTA PENCE
T : PATRICK CAMPBELL J : DANIELLE HIRINI
0:36.71 0:36.71
R9 8th MAGNUM
T : LAUREN BRENNAN J : LEITH INNES
0:36.75 0:36.75
R8 2nd AVANTAGE
T : JAMIE RICHARDS J : DANIELLE JOHNSON
0:36.76 0:36.76
R5 3rd OPALESCENCE
T : JENNA MAHONEY J : DARRYL BRADLEY
0:36.88 0:36.88
R8 5th TWO ILLICIT
T : ROGER JAMES & ROBERT WELLWOOD J : LEITH INNES
0:36.91 0:36.91
R7 7th RHAPSODY IN BLUE
T : JAMIE RICHARDS J : DANIELLE JOHNSON
0:36.97 0:36.97
R6 9th BRAAVOS
T : MOIRA & KIERAN MURDOCH J : TAIKI YANAGIDA
0:36.98 0:36.98
R4 1st WILD WEST
T : DANICA GUY J : LEITH INNES
0:36.99 0:36.99
R4 2nd KELLYS INSPIRATION
T : MS L LATTA J : SAM WEATHERLEY
0:37.01 0:37.01
R8 13th SULTAN OF SWING
T : SHAUNE RITCHIE & COLM MURRAY J : JONATHAN RIDDELL
0:37.14 0:37.14
R8 14th SHADOWS CAST
T : M OULAGHAN J : JOHNATHON PARKES
0:37.15 0:37.15
R8 8th VANCOOGA
T : GAVIN SHARROCK J : SAM WEATHERLEY
0:37.21 0:37.21
R5 5th DE LA TERRE
T : GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON J : RYAN ELLIOT
0:37.23 0:37.23
R1 3rd ALBARON
T : KEVIN MYERS J : RYAN ELLIOT
0:37.30 0:37.30
R8 6th PRISE DE FER
T : JAMIE RICHARDS J : OPIE BOSSON
0:37.33 0:37.33
R9 9th SHEEZALLMINE
T : DANIEL MILLER J : SAM WEATHERLEY
0:37.34 0:37.34
R4 4th BAD 'N' BOUJ
T : JACOB MC KAY J : CRAIG GRYLLS
0:37.39 0:37.39
R5 4th EXQUISITE PEARL
T : N & H AURET J : LEAH HEMI
0:37.43 0:37.43
R4 7th PRINCESS ORIGAMI
T : MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN J : TAIKI YANAGIDA
0:37.43 0:37.43
R8 11th BEAUDEN
T : GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON J : RYAN ELLIOT
0:37.43 0:37.43
R8 9th TIPTRONIC
T : GRAHAM RICHARDSON & ROGAN NORVALL J : CHAD ORMSBY
0:37.46 0:37.46
R10 1st SWORDS DRAWN
T : SHAUNE RITCHIE & COLM MURRAY J : OPIE BOSSON
0:37.47 0:37.47
R8 12th GLORY DAYS
T : B THURLOW J : M MCNAB
0:37.47 0:37.47
R4 6th DEN BOSCH
T : PETER DIDHAM J : JOHNATHON PARKES
0:37.51 0:37.51
R8 7th OCEAN BILLY
T : B POMARE J : DARRYL BRADLEY
0:37.65 0:37.65
R3 1st BELLESGIRL
T : GUY LOWRY & GRANT CULLEN J : SAM WEATHERLEY
0:37.65 0:37.65
R1 4th MARBUZET
T : GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON J : TRUDY THORNTON
0:37.65 0:37.65
R5 6th ON DISPLAY
T : DANNY WALKER J : OPIE BOSSON
0:37.70 0:37.70
R9 10th OUR ALLEY CAT
T : VICKI PRENDERGAST J : TRUDY THORNTON
0:37.70 0:37.70
R1 1st YOSSARIAN
T : PENNY & TONY EBBETT J : R H SCHOFER
0:37.71 0:37.71
R4 8th REIKO
T : JAMIE RICHARDS J : DANIELLE JOHNSON
0:37.77 0:37.77
R10 3rd LUBAYA
T : MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN J : CRAIG GRYLLS
0:37.81 0:37.81
R5 7th WICKET MAIDEN
T : JOHN BARY J : JOHNATHON PARKES
0:37.89 0:37.89
R4 5th FONTS DE L'ALGAR
T : CHAD ORMSBY J : M MCNAB
0:37.89 0:37.89
R4 13th RUBY NEGRONI
T : JASON PRICE J : DANIELLE HIRINI
0:37.96 0:37.96
R3 2nd FIDDYAFORTNIGHT
T : MS J RAYNER J : CRAIG GRYLLS
0:38.00 0:38.00
R8 15th POLZEATH
T : MOIRA & KIERAN MURDOCH J : TAIKI YANAGIDA
0:38.01 0:38.01
R3 4th FIGHTING FIRE
T : STEPHEN MARSH J : DANIELLE JOHNSON
0:38.02 0:38.02
R10 5th ORIGINAL GANGSTER
T : PETER DIDHAM J : TROY HARRIS
0:38.04 0:38.04
R4 3rd CALPURNIA
T : DEBBIE SWEENEY J : TRUDY THORNTON
0:38.08 0:38.08
R1 2nd CAPELLANI
T : GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON J : JOHNATHON PARKES
0:38.11 0:38.11
R4 10th EMPIRE OF PATCH
T : CHRISSY A BAMBRY J : LEAH HEMI
0:38.11 0:38.11
R2 1st VITTACHI
T : GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON J : TRUDY THORNTON
0:38.11 0:38.11
R1 5th OVERSTAYER
T : SUE THOMPSON & MICK BROWN J : DANIELLE JOHNSON
0:38.13 0:38.13
R9 11th DONNA ANNE BILLY
T : B POMARE J : DARRYL BRADLEY
0:38.15 0:38.15
R10 2nd FACETIME
T : DAVID & EMMA HAWORTH J : R H SCHOFER
0:38.16 0:38.16
R1 7th RIPCORD
T : KEVIN MYERS J : OPIE BOSSON
0:38.21 0:38.21
R2 3rd MISHKA
T : EMMA-LEE & DAVID BROWNE J : CRAIG GRYLLS
0:38.28 0:38.28
R2 2nd KAMANDA LINCOLN
T : MS L LATTA J : SAMANTHA COLLETT
0:38.28 0:38.28
R1 6th TIRO
T : R BERGERSON J : SAM WEATHERLEY
0:38.29 0:38.29
R4 11th MAGNESS
T : NICOLA MARSHALL J : DARRYL BRADLEY
0:38.36 0:38.36
R1 11th JUST TREASURE
T : C R MCCARROLL J : CRAIG GRYLLS
0:38.40 0:38.40
R5 8th AUTOBAHN
T : EMMA-LEE & DAVID BROWNE J : SAMANTHA COLLETT
0:38.43 0:38.43
R1 12th VEDO ROSSO
T : S HALE J : TAIKI YANAGIDA
0:38.44 0:38.44
R9 12th TRUE ENOUGH
T : MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN J : JONATHAN RIDDELL
0:38.44 0:38.44
R3 3rd MAKZABEEL
T : TONY PIKE J : LEITH INNES
0:38.57 0:38.57
R10 4th CAN I GET AN AMEN
T : GUY LOWRY & GRANT CULLEN J : DANIELLE JOHNSON
0:38.58 0:38.58
R3 5th RANGER
T : DEBBIE SWEENEY J : CHAD ORMSBY
0:38.62 0:38.62
R4 9th SAINT CROIX
T : T L RIDDELL J : R H SCHOFER
0:38.64 0:38.64
R4 14th HYDROEXPRESS
T : G VILE J : SAM O'MALLEY
0:38.66 0:38.66
R1 10th DELLE QUARTZA
T : JASON PRICE J : LEAH HEMI
0:38.66 0:38.66
R2 4th DEUCE COUPE
T : SUZANNE GORDON J : M K HUDSON
0:38.68 0:38.68
R4 12th PARISIAN
T : GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON J : SAMANTHA COLLETT
0:38.72 0:38.72
R3 8th KING FAROUK
T : JAMES BRIDGE J : R H SCHOFER
0:38.80 0:38.80
R1 9th ESTEFANIA
T : RICHARD MCKENZIE J : JORDAN BASSETT
0:38.85 0:38.85
R10 11th INITIATIVE
T : C R MCCARROLL J : LEITH INNES
0:38.87 0:38.87
R10 8th OUR FINE WINE
T : DEBBIE SWEENEY J : TAIKI YANAGIDA
0:38.89 0:38.89
R2 5th THE BUZZ
T : MOIRA & KIERAN MURDOCH J : TAIKI YANAGIDA
0:38.90 0:38.90
R3 6th VELARDE
T : GUY LOWRY & GRANT CULLEN J : JOHNATHON PARKES
0:38.96 0:38.96
R1 8th OUR BEESKEES
T : DEBBIE SWEENEY J : CHAD ORMSBY
0:38.99 0:38.99
R8 16th LIVIN' ON A PRAYER
T : VANESSA HILLIS J : SAMANTHA COLLETT
0:39.00 0:39.00
R10 9th HARBOURSIDE
T : TONY PIKE J : M MCNAB
0:39.01 0:39.01
R3 7th IF ONLY I KNEW
T : K R HERCOCK J : TRUDY THORNTON
0:39.08 0:39.08
R10 6th JAKKALBOMB
T : DANICA GUY J : JOHNATHON PARKES
0:39.11 0:39.11
R1 14th RESOLUTION
T : JAMES BRIDGE J : JONATHAN RIDDELL
0:39.18 0:39.18
R2 6th MONDORANI
T : KEVIN MYERS J : RYAN ELLIOT
0:39.23 0:39.23
R1 15th FISHERMANS BLUES
T : KEVIN MYERS J : SAM O'MALLEY
0:39.54 0:39.54
R1 13th HINEPARA
T : JOSHUA SHAW J : SAMANTHA COLLETT
0:39.64 0:39.64
R2 8th OBRIGADO
T : M BRESLIN J : SAM O'MALLEY
0:39.83 0:39.83
R2 7th ONE OF THE BEST
T : MS JANELLE MILLAR J : JOHNATHON PARKES
0:39.84 0:39.84
R10 7th BELTOY
T : SUZANNE GORDON J : M K HUDSON
0:39.84 0:39.84
R3 11th CAPITAL GAINS
T : B THURLOW J : M MCNAB
0:39.96 0:39.96
R10 13th MISS LABASA
T : JOHN BARY J : SAM WEATHERLEY
0:40.00 0:40.00
R2 9th MISS SHER NAN
T : JACK SCOTT J : DARRYL BRADLEY
0:40.02 0:40.02
R10 10th PENNY ROYAL
T : GUY LOWRY & GRANT CULLEN J : TRUDY THORNTON
0:40.05 0:40.05
R3 10th SASKATCHEWAN
T : PAMELA D HOLDEN J : DANIELLE HIRINI
0:40.08 0:40.08
R10 12th IVAN KANE
T : SHANE BROWN J : LEAH HEMI
0:40.12 0:40.12
R3 9th FREE THYME
T : RICHARD MCKENZIE J : JORDAN BASSETT
0:40.16 0:40.16
R2 10th JUNIOR
T : CRAIG AND SHAUN PHELAN J : JONATHAN RIDDELL
0:40.21 0:40.21
R1 16th LA CASA
T : TONY PIKE J : M MCNAB
0:40.63 0:40.63
R3 12th MANDALORIAN
T : STEPHEN MARSH J : TROY HARRIS
0:40.77 0:40.77
R3 13th PIN UP BOY
T : MATHEW CLARK J : LEAH HEMI
0:41.13 0:41.13
R2 11th TWIN SPINNER
T : LESLEY MUNRO J : DANIELLE JOHNSON
0:41.14 0:41.14
R10 14th VERY APPEALING
T : DAVID & EMMA HAWORTH J : SAMANTHA COLLETT
0:41.76 0:41.76
R3 14th NEDWIN
T : MICHAEL GARDNER J : JONATHAN RIDDELL
0:41.97 0:41.97

Previous Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
MELODY BELLE (NZ) 5M
COMMANDS (AUS) - MELEKA BELLE (NZ) IFFRAAJ (GB)
O P BOSSON 57.0 JAMIE RICHARDS 2
SAVVY COUP (NZ) 4M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - EUDORA (NZ) PINS (AUS)
C W JOHNSON 55.5 MICHAEL & MATTHEW PITMAN 7
WAIT A SEC (NZ) 7G
POSTPONED (USA) - SECURITY (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
J PARKES 59.0 GUY LOWRY & GRANT CULLEN 6
WILLIE CAZALS (IRE) 8H
AUSSIE RULES (USA) - SECRETE MARINA (IRE) MUJADIL (USA)
C J GRYLLS 59.0 LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT 10
ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) 6G
COLOMBIA (NZ) - CHASING THE HABIT (NZ) SKY CHASE (NZ)
S C SPRATT 59.0 LEE SOMERVELL 12
COSTUME (NZ) 5M
SAVABEEL (AUS) - DISGUISED (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
M T COLEMAN 57.0 GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON 4
RANSOMED (NZ) 6G
HANDSOME RANSOM (AUS) - SKI QUEEN (NZ) SKY FILOU (NZ)
J PARKES 59.0 G VILE 12
SHEZ SINSATIONAL (NZ) 5M
EKRAAR (USA) - ORIGINAL SIN (NZ) SHINKO KING (IRE)
O P BOSSON 57.0 A SHARROCK 14
JIMMY CHOUX (NZ) 4H
THORN PARK (AUS) - CIERZO (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
J K RIDDELL 57.5 JOHN BARY 2
WALL STREET (NZ) 6G
MONTJEU (IRE) - VILLA WANDA (GB) GRAND LODGE (USA)
M T COLEMAN 59.0 JEFF LYNDS 14
VOSNE ROMANEE (NZ) 7G
ELECTRONIC ZONE (USA) - MADISON AVENUE (NZ) MORCON (GB)
B R LAMMAS 59.0 JEFF LYNDS 5
PRINCESS COUP (AUS) 5M
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - STONEYFELL ROAD (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
O P BOSSON 56.5 MARK WALKER 7
PRINCESS COUP (AUS) 4M
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - STONEYFELL ROAD (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
N G HARRIS 55.0 MARK WALKER 12
LEGS (NZ) 4M
PINS (AUS) - RIVER CENTURY (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
L CROPP 55.0 KEVIN GRAY 1
XCELLENT (NZ) 4G
PENTIRE (GB) - EXCELO (NZ) CENTRO (NZ)
M T COLEMAN 57.0 M MORONEY & A SCOTT 13
BALMUSE (NZ) 5G
LORD BALLINA (AUS) - MUSING (GB) MUSIC MAESTRO (GB)
J S BULLARD 59.0 KEVIN MYERS 6
DISTINCTLY SECRET (NZ) 5G
DISTINCTLY NORTH (USA) - TE AKAU SECRET (NZ) LORD BALLINA (AUS)
O P BOSSON 59.0 MARK WALKER 2
PRIZED GEM (NZ) 5M
PRIZED (USA) - VAGUELY ATTENTIVE (NZ) NOBLE BIJOU (USA)
M RODD 56.5 M BAKER 6
CINDER BELLA (NZ) 6M
VICTORY DANCE (IRE) - LUCKY JEWEL (NZ) LUCKY RING (IRE)
L A O'SULLIVAN 56.5 K ZIMMERMAN 11
THE MESSAGE (NZ) 7G
GOLD AND IVORY (USA) - MISS MORRINSVILLE (NZ) DESTROYER (SAF)
L M BALLANTYNE 59.0 J RALPH 9