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2017 Gilgai Stakes Group 2 October 7 - Flemington

Keen Array wins 2017 Gilgai Stakes Group 2 $200,000 at Flemington (VIC), 1200m.

2017 Gilgai Stakes Group 2 October 7 - Flemington

Keen Array wins 2017 Gilgai Stakes Group 2 $200,000 at Flemington (VIC), 1200m.

Keen Array winning the Gilgai Stakes
Keen Array winning the Gilgai Stakes Picture:Racing and Sports

Keen Array Horseform took his record to seven wins (four stakes) from 22 starts with a hard fought win here. He shared the lead from barrier five from the jump but edged into the lead on his own over the crossing.

Jockey Mark Zahra gave him a shake at the 300m then drew the whip at the 200m and they looked to have the field covered past the 100m but Zahra had to look for more short of the line and they were able to hold out a determined finish from Sold For Song Horseform, who was a handy third over the crossing, pressured at the 300m but under a hard ride kept on well to the line for second.


Malibu Style Horseform co-led early, looked beaten at the 200m but found more to stay on well for third, not far away. In a crowded finish, the first three were almost in line at the post. Handy throughout, Bons Away Horseform had every chance to claim fourth.
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R4 FLEMINGTON 7 October 2017
Gilgai Stakes 3U , 1200m
Race Synopsis: Keen Array took his record to seven wins (four stakes) from 22 starts with a hard fought win here. He shared the lead from barrier five from the jump but edged into the lead on his own over the crossing. Jockey Mark Zahra gave him a shake at the 300m then drew the whip at the 200m and they looked to have the field covered past the 100m but Zahra had to look for more short of the line and they were able to hold out a determined finish from Sold For Song, who was a handy third over the crossing, pressured at the 300m but under a hard ride kept on well to the line for second. Malibu Style co-led early, looked beaten at the 200m but found more to stay on well for third, not far away. In a crowded finish, the first three were almost in line at the post. Handy throughout, Bons Away had every chance to claim fourth.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
3. KEEN ARRAY (AUS)
5yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
MARK ZAHRA
56.5
$8.00
 
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - MOOREA (AUS)
D A Hayes, Seymour Bloodstock (Mgr: D Thomas), M K Dawson, S Emery, C A Gordon, R L Gordon, Aust Retail Projects Pty Ltd (Mgr: P Greelish), R S A Minney, M A Walkley, R Welsh & M A Pilkington
Oct 14, 2014 The Star Ready2Race Sale, Benalla
 
2nd  
9. SOLD FOR SONG (AUS)
5yo Mare
KEVIN KEMP
JAMES ORMAN
54.0
$21.00
 
COLLATE (AUS) - BUENA CHAVA (NZ)
I B Price
Jan 14, 2014 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, $2500
 
3rd  
5. MALIBU STYLE (AUS)
6yo Gelding
NEVILLE PARNHAM
STEVEN PARNHAM
56.5
$26.00
 
MAGNUS (AUS) - ORIGAMI (AUS)
N D Parnham, Mrs C A Parnham, M J Fagan, R C Pearson, I L White, Mrs K A White, S Thompson
 Jan 13, 2013 Classic Yearling Sale Summer Book, Young NSW, $40000, N Parnham, WA
 
4th  7. BONS AWAY (AUS)
4yo Gelding
AARON PURCELL
LINDA MEECH
56.0
$10.00
5th  6. SILENT SEDITION (AUS)
5yo Mare
ANDREW NOBLET
KATELYN MALLYON
56.0
$4.00
6th  2. ULMANN (AUS)
6yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
DAMIAN LANE
57.0
$21.00
7th  8. LAND OF PLENTY (AUS)
4yo H
GRAHAME BEGG
DWAYNE DUNN
56.0
$9.00
8th  4. SPIETH (NZ)
5yo H
BRYCE HEYS
COREY BROWN
56.5
$2.75
9th  1. THE QUARTERBACK (AUS)
7yo Gelding
ROBBIE GRIFFITHS
MATTHEW ALLEN
57.5
$16.00


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