Hotham Stakes, Group 3 : Flemington - 2nd November 2019

Downdraf wins Hotham Stakes Group 3, $300,000 at Flemington, 2500m.

Downdraft winning the Lexus Hotham Stakes
Downdraft winning the Lexus Hotham Stakes Picture: Racing and Sports

The Joseph O'Brien-trained Downdraft followed his good third in the Moonee Valley Cup (Gr 2, 2500m) on October 26 when making his Australian debut.

He settled nicely in fourth place, on the rails, before improving along the inner at the home turn. He took the lead on straightening, held a clear advantage at the 200m and then went on to win well in a solid staying performance.

Carif raced in fifth place, one off the rails, commenced a move rounding the home turn, went to third at the 250m and kept making ground for second.

Azuro ,settled in seventh place on the rails, tracked through on the inner, going to second at the 400m. He then battled on quite well to take the minor placing.

Sir Charles Road settled in last place in the ten-horse field, improved (wide with cover) at the 600m and then kept plugging on well for (6.75 lengths) fourth.


ANZ Bloodstock News



Flemington

Saturday, 02nd November 2019

4
13:40
(local)

Hotham Stakes (G3)

WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $301,500
2500m TURF SOFT
4
13:40
(local)
AUD $301,500
2500m SOFT

Hotham Stakes (G3)

WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. DOWNDRAFT (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - CINNAMON ROSE (USA)
J ALLEN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$5.50
59.0kg
Oti Racing (Mgrs: T Henderson & S Driscoll), J Boyd, P Farrugia, P Flavel, J Higgins, G Sharp, G Van Ameyden, L Webb, Ms D McKeown, Ms M Webb, A & Mrs P Goodfellow, D & Mrs D Miller, J & Mrs J Spence, Werrett Bloodstock & Uthmeyer Racing

Sales Information

2nd 13. CARIF (AUS) 4yo H
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - NORZITA (NZ)
JAMIE KAH
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$9.00
54.5kg
Think Big Stud (Mgr: D G Ramage & The Estate Of The Late Dato Chin Nam) & Westcode Pty Ltd (Mgr: T A Yahaya)
3rd 10. AZURO (FR) 5yo G
MYBOYCHARLIE (IRE) - ANTHROPOLOGIE (IRE)
DEAN YENDALL
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$9.00
54.5kg
Oti Racing (Mgrs: T Henderson & S Driscoll), L Webb, Ms D McKeown, Ms M Webb, J Woodbridge, Ms T Jeans, M Wood, W & Mrs V Pelchen, T & Mrs B Porter, D & Mrs D Miller, J & Mrs J Spence, Kiwiana Synd, Benmac Racing, Marlo Hotel No 2 & Uthmeyer Racing

Sales Information

4th 7. SIR CHARLES ROAD (AUS) 6yo G
MYBOYCHARLIE (IRE) - GIANT MYSTIQUE (AUS)
DWAYNE DUNN
LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT
$9.00
57.5kg

Sales Information

5th 8. THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) 4yo H
SAVABEEL (AUS) - THE GLITZY ONE (AUS)
MARK ZAHRA
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$6.00
57.5kg

Sales Information

6th 4. HUSH WRITER (JPN) 4yo G
RULERSHIP (JPN) - STAR OF SAPPHIRE (USA)
TIM CLARK
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$7.00
57.5kg
7th 11. WALL OF FIRE (IRE) 6yo G
CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) - BRIGHT SAPPHIRE (IRE)
JYE MC NEIL
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$13.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

8th 3. HAKY (IRE) 5yo G
MUHTATHIR (GB) - MARAH DUBAI (FR)
LINDA MEECH
J E HAMMOND
$8.00
57.5kg

Sales Information

9th 12. VALAC (IRE) 7yo G
DARK ANGEL (IRE) - POLISHED GEM (IRE)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$26.00
54.0kg
10th 6. PATRICK ERIN (NZ) 8yo G
GALLANT GURU (AUS) - MEGA BABE (NZ)
HUGH BOWMAN
CHRIS WALLER
$9.00
57.5kg