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2017 Emirates Stakes Group 1 November 11 - Flemington

Tosen Stardom wins 2017 Emirates Stakes Group 1 $2,000,000 at Flemington (VIC), 2000m.

2017 Emirates Stakes Group 1 November 11 - Flemington

Tosen Stardom wins 2017 Emirates Stakes Group 1 $2,000,000 at Flemington (VIC), 2000m.

Tosen Stardom winning the Emirates Stakes
Tosen Stardom winning the Emirates Stakes Picture:Racing and Sports

Japanese-bred entire Tosen Stardom Horseform, recent winner of the Toorak Handicap (Gr 1, 1400m) at Caulfield on 14 October, took out his second Group One race in Australia since joining the Darren Weir stable last year. He settled back in ninth place (on the rails), behind quite a good tempo (first 1400m 1:26.46) before improving, between runners) at the home turn but was blocked on straightening. Damian Lane finally angled him into clear running at the 200m and he then finished fast to score quite impressively.

Happy Capper travelled well back in eighth place, one off the rails, before tracking up behind runners rounding the home turn. He then kept running on resolutely to take a good second.


It’s Somewhat raced in sixth place, one off the rails, improved (wide with cover) nearing the home turn. He was in a challenging position at the 200m and kept fighting well for a good third.

Aidan O’Brien-trained The Taj Mahal Horseform raced fourth place (on the rails), got a split to challenge at the 300m and kept battling on well for (1.8 lengths) fourth in a good effort at his second Australian start.

Folkswood Horseform was caught deep from his outside barrier (12) and settled in third place (trapped three wide, without cover). He challenged coming to the home turn and then held on very well for (1.9 lengths) fifth after a difficult trip, his wide barrier proving costly.

The threeyear-old Cliff’s Edge raced in second place, moved up to the leader (Gailo Chop) at the 800m, took the lead at the 200m and then battled on well for a very good (2.1 lengths) sixth after running a bold race.
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R8 FLEMINGTON 11 November 2017
Emirates Stakes 3U , 2000m
Race Synopsis: Japanese-bred entire Tosen Stardom, recent winner of the Toorak Handicap (Gr 1, 1400m) at Caulfield on 14 October, took out his second Group One race in Australia since joining the Darren Weir stable last year. He settled back in ninth place (on the rails), behind quite a good tempo (first 1400m 1:26.46) before improving, between runners) at the home turn but was blocked on straightening. Damian Lane finally angled him into clear running at the 200m and he then finished fast to score quite impressively. Happy Capper travelled well back in eighth place, one off the rails, before tracking up behind runners rounding the home turn. He then kept running on resolutely to take a good second. It’s Somewhat raced in sixth place, one off the rails, improved (wide with cover) nearing the home turn. He was in a challenging position at the 200m and kept fighting well for a good third. Aidan O’Brien-trained The Taj Mahal raced fourth place (on the rails), got a split to challenge at the 300m and kept battling on well for (1.8 lengths) fourth in a good effort at his second Australian start. Folkswood was caught deep from his outside barrier (12) and settled in third place (trapped three wide, without cover). He challenged coming to the home turn and then held on very well for (1.9 lengths) fifth after a difficult trip, his wide barrier proving costly. The threeyear-old Cliff’s Edge raced in second place, moved up to the leader (Gailo Chop) at the 800m, took the lead at the 200m and then battled on well for a very good (2.1 lengths) sixth after running a bold race.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
4. TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)
7yo H
DARREN WEIR
DAMIAN LANE
59.0
$6.50
 
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - ADMIRE KIRAMEKI (JPN)
Australian Bloodstock Tosen, K Yoshida, T Shimakawa, Woodside Stardom (Mgr: M Tillett), Belannah Stud (Mgr: G S Charny), N Bowden, D Grimley, G Ryan, Burnewang North Pastoral, B H Perks, Hesket Bloodstock, Peters Investments Pty Ltd & Merrow Stardom
2nd  
1. HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS)
7yo Gelding
PATRICK WEBSTER
BLAKE SHINN
59.0
$8.00
 
TEOFILO (IRE) - BUSKING (AUS)
M W Thomas
3rd  
2. IT'S SOMEWHAT (USA)
7yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
BRENTON AVDULLA
59.0
$17.00
 
DYNAFORMER (USA) - SOMETIME (IRE)
 Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd (Mgr: V G Cox)
4th  13. THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)
4yo H
A P O'BRIEN
BEN MELHAM
57.5
$16.00
5th  7. FOLKSWOOD (GB)
5yo Gelding
C APPLEBY
KERRIN MCEVOY
59.0
$3.50
6th  15. CLIFF'S EDGE (AUS)
3yo Colt
DARREN WEIR
DEAN YENDALL
51.0
$6.50
7th  9. HARLEM (GB)
6yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
REGAN BAYLISS
59.0
$31.00
8th  11. ODEON (NZ)
4yo Gelding
MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA
CHRIS SYMONS
58.5
$13.00
9th  5. SENSE OF OCCASION (AUS)
7yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
COREY BROWN
59.0
$51.00
10th  12. SO SI BON (AUS)
4yo H
ROBBIE LAING
NOEL CALLOW
58.5
$61.00
11th  3. GAILO CHOP (FR)
7yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
J ALLEN
59.0
$8.00
12th  14. SAMOVARE (AUS)
4yo Mare
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
DWAYNE DUNN
56.5
$51.00


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