Darley Flight Stakes, Group 1 : Randwick - 5th October 2019

Funstar wins Darley Flight Stakes Group 1, $500,000 at Randwick, 1600m.

Funstar winning the Darley Flight Stakes
Funstar winning the Darley Flight Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

Classy filly Funstar followed her narrow but game win in the Tea Rose Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) at this track a fortnight ago with an impressive victory in this Group 1 race, her fourth win in five starts.

She was smartly away and went to the front and then steadied the tempo until pressured (by Probabeel) from the 600m. She dashed clear nearing the 200m and then drew away to score easily, running the 1600m out strongly.

Probabeel, runnerup to the winner here in the Tea Rose Stakes had to contend with another second here. She was handy early on before Kerrin McEvoy took her up to race outside her main rival (Funstar) at the 1000m. She challenged rounding the home turn and then battled on nicely in the sprint home for (3.3 lengths) second.

Foxborough raced in fourth place to the home turn and then held on to take the minor placing narrowly from St Covet's Spirit who made from last in the six-horse field for (7 lengths) fourth.


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Randwick

Saturday, 05th October 2019

4
14:05
(local)

Darley Flight Stakes (G1)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
AUD $505,000
1600m TURF SOFT
4
14:05
(local)
AUD $505,000
1600m SOFT

Darley Flight Stakes (G1)

Age: 3yo Sex: F Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. FUNSTAR (AUS) 3yo F
ADELAIDE (IRE) - STARSPANGLED (IRE)
JAMES MCDONALD
CHRIS WALLER
$1.73
56.0kg
Anton Koolman Bloodstock Pty Ltd (A Koolman), O Koolman, A Koolman, Archer Racing (A Inglis), Mrs C Inglis, Mrs J Minahan, G Minahan, R Atra, Mrs K Shadbolt, P Shadbolt, Sir David Edward Christian Racing, Mrs K Sheather, J Sheather, Miss R Bowry & Unifaith Bloodstock (A Koolman)

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2nd 2. PROBABEEL (NZ) 3yo F
SAVABEEL (AUS) - FAR FETCHED (NZ)
KERRIN MCEVOY
JAMIE RICHARDS
$2.38
56.0kg
B J Lindsay Mnzm & Mrs J E A Lindsay

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3rd 5. FOXBOROUGH (AUS) 3yo F
DISSIDENT (AUS) - SENSE OF PRIDE (CAN)
JAY FORD
J G SARGENT
$31.00
56.0kg
J G Sargent, Mrs A Slater, C N McGuckin, C Davis, F J Sanchez, J L Adams, S Radic & G L Grimish

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4th 4. ST COVET'S SPIRIT (AUS) 3yo F
UNCLE MO (USA) - ST. COVET GIRL (AUS)
JASON COLLETT
JASON COYLE
$26.00
56.0kg

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5th 6. OUR GIRL SNITI (AUS) 3yo F
SNITZEL (AUS) - CHINTZ (NZ)
ANDREW ADKINS
R J QUINTON
$51.00
56.0kg

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6th 3. GIRLS ARE READY (AUS) 3yo F
BETTER THAN READY (AUS) - COMMANDING EPIC (AUS)
MS J TAYLOR
JOE CLEARY
$31.00
56.0kg

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