Classy filly Melito took out the final elite race of the season – the Group 1 Winter Stakes (1400m) at the Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday.
Trained by Gerald Ryan, the three-year-old overcame a top quality field of fillies and mares to win the headlining race of the Winter Stakes Day.
Trained by Gerald Ryan, the three-year-old overcame a top quality field of fillies and mares to win the headlining race of the Winter Stakes Day – the last day of racing in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Despite drawing a wide barrier, Corey Brown took the classy winner to the front of the field from the jump, where she put down the accelerator 300 metres out to outclass Culminate and Gold Water who had stayed with her.
Wealth Princess put in a gallant finish to come in behind Melito in second spot, three-quarters of a length behind the winner, while Beaded came in third a further two lengths back.
Trained by Brent Golliovic, Wealth Princess will now look to travel to Victoria, where she will compete in the highly regarded Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival later in the year.
Also taking place on Saturday was the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup Handicap (2200m) and the Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes Handicap (1200m).
So if you want to keep an eye on the pre carnival action down in Melbourne, or follow Melito’s next stint, make sure you sign up with Ladbrokes.com.au so you can get in on the action!
2010 Winter Stakes Results
|Gerald Ryan||Corey Brown|
Wealth Princess (NZ)
|Brent Gillovic||Michael Walker|
|Peter Snowden||Larry Cassidy|
|Stephen McKee||Scott Seamer|
Set For Fame
|Peter G Moody||Blake Shinn|
|John P Thompson||Peter Robl|
|John P Thompson||Stathi Katsidis|
|Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller|
|Robert Heathcote||Bobby El-Issa|
|Steele Ryan||Danny Nikolic|
|Anthony Cummings||Jim Byrne|
|Anthony Cummings||Shane Scriven|
|John P Thompson||Dwayne Dunn|