| Moet & Chandon Champange Stakes Results|
Hasna defeats Aim For Gold in the Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes. (Hasna last 400m 24.32, last 200 12.65, Aim for Gold last 400m 24.52, last 200m 12.61.
| Moet & Chandon-Champagne Stks || |
|May 3. RANDWICK. 1600m $478,000 Group 1 (1.36.95) L600m = 36.66 |
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| || || FP|| ||BM|| ||Name|| ||AS|| ||Jockey|| ||SP|| ||Trainer|| ||WT|| ||BP|| ||TFE|| |
| || ||1|| ||won|| ||Hasna|| ||F|| ||Len Beasley|| ||5-4F|| ||Gai Waterhouse|| ||55.0|| ||7|| || |
| ||[ Snippets - They Say (Thirty Six Red) ] |
| || ||2|| ||2|| ||Aim For Gold|| ||F|| ||Danny Nikolic|| ||10|| ||Clarry Conners|| ||55.0|| ||2|| || |
| ||[ End Sweep - Young Vic (Old Vic) ] |
| || ||3|| ||2.1|| ||Bushland|| ||G|| ||Darren Beadman|| ||9-2|| ||John Hawkes|| ||56.5|| ||4|| || |
| ||[ Quest For Fame - Terrain (Scenic) ] |
| || ||4|| ||5.1|| ||Al Jameel|| ||C|| ||Jim Cassidy|| ||14|| ||Graeme Rogerson|| ||56.5|| ||6|| || || |
| ||[ Tale Of The Cat - Canny Asset (Marscay) ] |
| || ||5|| ||5.2|| ||Simply Viv|| ||G|| ||Justin Sheehan|| ||200|| ||Dean S Smith|| ||56.5|| ||8|| || || |
| ||[ Vividly - Simply Crackers (Mendham) ] |
| || ||6|| ||8|| ||Cannyopra|| ||C|| ||Corey Brown|| ||16|| ||Robbie Laing|| ||56.5|| ||5|| || || |
| ||[ Canny Lad - Salisopra (Three Legs) ] |
| || ||7|| ||18.5|| ||Yes Boss|| ||C|| ||Chris Munce|| ||9-4|| ||Gai Waterhouse|| ||56.5|| ||3|| || || |
| ||[ Marscay - Mosi Au Tunya (Deputy Minister) ] |
| || ||8|| ||28.2|| ||Sadler's Song|| ||G|| ||Glen Boss|| ||80|| ||Bob Thomsen|| ||56.5|| ||1|| || || |
| ||[ Song Of Tara - Alouette (Air De France) ] |
Hasna stamped herself as the season's champion two-year-old and Gai Waterhouse reconfirmed her status as a champion trainer with victory in the Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick today.
It was the sixth consecutive Group One win for Waterhouse over the AJC autumn carnival, establishing a record for the four days after she equalled her father TJ Smith's tally last Saturday.
A drifting favourite with punters rallying to second-elect, stablemate Yes Boss, Hasna showed she was all racehorse recording her sixth win from 10 starts including the AJC Sires' Produce Stakes.
Hasna returning to scale in the Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes.
Len Beasley parked the filly behind Yes Boss and quickly put paid to him straightening up, kicking away to put two lengths on Aim For Gold with Bushland a short head away third.
"She's only pocket-sized but an absolute bombshell," Waterhouse said.
"She's a really professional racehorse and deserves to be champion two-year-old. And she just did it so easily."
Although obviously proud to have achieved a record number of Group One winners over the carnival, Waterhouse preferred to direct attention to the filly and her owner George Altomonte who will now take her to his Dunedoo property for a rest.
"Apart from a three-week break she's virtually been in work since last July," Altomonte said.
"She won't know what hit her when she gets to the paddock. It just shows what a great trainer Gai is and what a great horse this is.
"She is just so relaxed, you wouldn't know she'd had a race the way she's walking around now.
"I'm looking forward to the future with her next spring."
Waterhouse revealed Beasley had a few doubts about his chances after Hasna and Yes Boss worked on Tuesday.
"Lenny told me that Yes Boss seemed to have worked better," Waterhouse said.
"But he also said Hasna plays her cards pretty close to her chest and never wastes a penny in her work.
Presentation of the Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes.
"That is the beauty of her, she saves her best for raceday."
Early in the race outsider Sadler's Song gave Glen Boss a torrid ride and caused a few problems for some other runners.
"He's a serial pest and I was just the pilot waiting to go down," Boss told stewards.
"I couldn't hold him. I tried to let him go forward but he wouldn't and I couldn't get back in.
"I just wanted to get out of everyone's way."
Sadler's Song eventually ran almost 30 lengths last and will now be spelled.
Story by AAP (Caryl Williamson)