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2017 Festival Stakes Group 3 December 2 - Rosehill

Testashadow wins 2017 Festival Stakes Group 3 $150,000 at Rosehill (NSW), 1500m.

2017 Festival Stakes Group 3 December 2 - Rosehill

Testashadow wins 2017 Festival Stakes Group 3 $150,000 at Rosehill (NSW), 1500m.

estashadow winning the Festival Stakes
estashadow winning the Festival Stakes Picture:Racing and Sports

In a surprise result Testashadow Horseform, who was having his second run this preparation, scored a narrow win, his first success since winning at the Gold Coast in January. He had a good trip back in fifth place, behind a good tempo. He commenced a move (in the centre of the track) from the 300m, took a slight advantage at the 100m and the fought on to score by the barest of margins.

Chris Waller-trained, Irish import Mister Sea Wolf created a very good impression at his Australian debut. He raced back in sixth place on the rails, improved nicely (under riding) between horses on straightening, challenged at 100m and battled strongly for second, beaten a nose.


Red Excitement Horseform was again ridden back in the field and remained in second last place in the nine-horse field before going wides of all from the 300m. He then kept running on well under his top weight (59.5kg) for a close up third.

Mighty Lucky Horseform was fourth on the rails and kept battling on to hold that position beaten a length.

The favourite Cabeza De Vaca Horseform, who was chasing his sixth successive win, led the field at a good tempo before tiring over the latter stages for (3.2 lengths) eighth.


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R7 ROSEHILL 2 December 2017
Festival Stakes 3U , 1500m
Race Synopsis: In a surprise result Testashadow, who was having his second run this preparation, scored a narrow win, his first success since winning at the Gold Coast in January. He had a good trip back in fifth place, behind a good tempo. He commenced a move (in the centre of the track) from the 300m, took a slight advantage at the 100m and the fought on to score by the barest of margins. Chris Waller-trained, Irish import Mister Sea Wolf created a very good impression at his Australian debut. He raced back in sixth place on the rails, improved nicely (under riding) between horses on straightening, challenged at 100m and battled strongly for second, beaten a nose. Red Excitement was again ridden back in the field and remained in second last place in the nine-horse field before going wides of all from the 300m. He then kept running on well under his top weight (59.5kg) for a close up third. Mighty Lucky was fourth on the rails and kept battling on to hold that position beaten a length. The favourite Cabeza De Vaca, who was chasing his sixth successive win, led the field at a good tempo before tiring over the latter stages for (3.2 lengths) eighth.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
6. TESTASHADOW (AUS)
6yo Gelding
GARY PORTELLI
JASON COLLETT
57.0
$21.00
 
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - MOONLIGHT SHADOW (AUS)
Elite Thoroughbreds Racing (Mgr: A Allan), J N Love, L L James, G J Howitt, D R Cull, W R Nelson, P Miller, N J Cusick, M O'Keefe, L D Vaughan, D G Burgun, Mrs D Smallman, A K Martin, A C Martin, R Angeloni, M Adamiec & A Allan
Jan 13, 2013 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Kerrie Vic, $50000, ELITE THOROUGHBREDS P/L, NSW
 
2nd  
9. MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)
5yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
TIM CLARK
54.5
$4.50
 
AMADEUS WOLF (GB) - ROSE DE FRANCE (IRE)
D Spratt, N A Greenhalgh, Mrs M T Greenhalgh & Magic Bloodstock Racing
3rd  
1. RED EXCITEMENT (AUS)
8yo Gelding
GERALD RYAN
BRENTON AVDULLA
59.5
$13.00
 
EXCITES (AUS) - RED OBSESSION (AUS)
G R & Mrs V C Williams & Laing Racing Syndicate (Mgr: A J Laing (Snr))
 Jan 11, 2011 Classic Yearling Sale, Heatherbrae, $32500, G & V WILLIAMS, NSW
 
4th  5. MIGHTY LUCKY (AUS)
8yo Gelding
FRED COWELL
CHRIS O'BRIEN
57.0
$13.00
5th  10. SALSONIC (AUS)
4yo Gelding
JASON COYLE
PETER WELLS
53.0
$26.00
6th  8. FEDERAL (AUS)
6yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
TYE ANGLAND
55.5
$5.00
7th  7. MOHER (AUS)
5yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
JOSH PARR
56.0
$13.00
8th  4. CABEZA DE VACA (AUS)
6yo Gelding
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
MS RACHEL KING
57.0
$3.50
9th  3. GOOD PROJECT (AUS)
6yo H
CHRIS WALLER
BLAKE SHINN
57.5
$15.00


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