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2018 Darley Flight Stakes Group 1 September 29 - Randwick

Oohood wins 2018 Darley Flight Stakes Group 1 $500,000 at Randwick (NSW), 1600m.

2018 Darley Flight Stakes Group 1 September 29 - Randwick

Oohood wins 2018 Darley Flight Stakes Group 1 $500,000 at Randwick (NSW), 1600m.

Oohood winning the Darley Flight Stakes
Oohood winning the Darley Flight Stakes Picture:Racing and Sports

After placings in six of her first nine starts, including three at Group 1 level, the Tony McEvoy-trained filly Oohood Horseform  broke through for her first win, doing so in Group 1 class. She settled back in ninth place, before improving (wide with cover) from the 800m. She moved up well on straightening and then finished strongly to score a good win, albeit by a very narrow margin.

After settling in eighth place, Fiesta Horseform  had a good trip, tracking up nicely (wide with cover) to be fourth at the home turn. She looked the winner when she went to the front coming to the 100m only to be caught on the post for a close second.

The progressive Mark Newnham-trained filly Nakeeta Jane Horseform , having only her third start, ran on strongly from last in the 13-horse field for a close-up third in a very promising performance.

The favourite Miss Fabulass Horseform  was fifth early on but commenced racing keenly, so much so that Kerrin McEvoy let her move up (three wide) from the 600m. She got to the front at the 300m and then fought on for (0.3 lengths) fourth, her inexperienced racing manners proving costly at this stage of her career.

Queensland-trained Baccarat Baby Horseform  was back in tenth place coming to the home turn and did well in this class, running on very well for fifth, beaten less than a length while Mark Newnham-trained filly Maid Of Heaven Horseform  battled on really well after being eighth at the turn before finishing (1.2 lengths) sixth in another promising effort.
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R6 RANDWICK 29 September 2018
Darley Flight Stakes 3F , 1600m
Race Synopsis: After placings in six of her first nine starts, including three at Group 1 level, the Tony McEvoy-trained filly Oohood broke through for her first win, doing so in Group 1 class. She settled back in ninth place, before improving (wide with cover) from the 800m. She moved up well on straightening and then finished strongly to score a good win, albeit by a very narrow margin. After settling in eighth place, Fiesta had a good trip, tracking up nicely (wide with cover) to be fourth at the home turn. She looked the winner when she went to the front coming to the 100m only to be caught on the post for a close second. The progressive Mark Newnham-trained filly Nakeeta Jane, having only her third start, ran on strongly from last in the 13-horse field for a close-up third in a very promising performance. The favourite Miss Fabulass was fifth early on but commenced racing keenly, so much so that Kerrin McEvoy let her move up (three wide) from the 600m. She got to the front at the 300m and then fought on for (0.3 lengths) fourth, her inexperienced racing manners proving costly at this stage of her career. Queensland-trained Baccarat Baby was back in tenth place coming to the home turn and did well in this class, running on very well for fifth, beaten less than a length while Mark Newnham-trained filly Maid Of Heaven battled on really well after being eighth at the turn before finishing (1.2 lengths) sixth in another promising effort.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
1. OOHOOD (AUS)
3yo Filly
TONY MCEVOY
TIM CLARK
56.0
$13.00
 
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - BELLA SUNDAY (AUS)
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
2nd  
3. FIESTA (AUS)
3yo Filly
CHRIS WALLER
HUGH BOWMAN
56.0
$5.50
 
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - NOW NOW (AUS)
Star Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Ms D Martin), Paramount Racing (Ms K Wood), A Grant-Taylor, Mrs N Grant-Taylor, Hon. W Haylen, R Bell, C Olliver, Henderson Racing & Breeding (D Henderson), Mrs R Henderson, J McCrimmon, B Calabro, Boeara Holdings (Ms D Dunphy), R Aurisch & Mrs H Aurisch
3rd  
13. NAKEETA JANE (AUS)
3yo Filly
MARK NEWNHAM
JOSH PARR
56.0
$13.00
 
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - LUSTRE LADY (AUS)
 Jananth Pty Ltd (Mgr: M S Towell)
4th  2. MISS FABULASS (AUS)
3yo Filly
KRIS LEES
KERRIN MCEVOY
56.0
$2.25
5th  7. BACCARAT BABY (AUS)
3yo Filly
DAVID VANDYKE
MICHAEL HELLYER
56.0
$41.00
6th  9. MAID OF HEAVEN (AUS)
3yo Filly
MARK NEWNHAM
JAMES MCDONALD
56.0
$11.00
7th  11. ARISTOCRATIC MISS (AUS)
3yo Filly
TONY MCEVOY
LUKE CURRIE
56.0
$67.00
8th  5. FUNDAMENTALIST (AUS)
3yo Filly
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
MICHAEL WALKER
56.0
$101.00
9th  4. PRETTY IN PINK (AUS)
3yo Filly
JOHN O'SHEA
TYE ANGLAND
56.0
$6.00
10th  12. MIZZY (AUS)
3yo Filly
A & E CUMMINGS
BRENTON AVDULLA
56.0
$41.00
11th  10. SYMI (AUS)
3yo Filly
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
TOMMY BERRY
56.0
$67.00
12th  6. FUTOOH (AUS)
3yo Filly
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
CRAIG WILLIAMS
56.0
$26.00
13th  8. SANTA CATARINA (NZ)
3yo Filly
STEPHEN MARSH
SAM WEATHERLEY
56.0
$151.00


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