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Money talks for another Star

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After Climbing Star won impressively last Saturday, Phillip Stokes has a Celsius Star ready for action in South Australia.

Trainer: Phillip Stokes.
Trainer: Phillip Stokes. Picture: (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

As Easter racing sees Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills take centre stage, trainer Phillip Stokes has consistent South Australian performer Celsius Star hoping to emulate the victory of stablemate Climbing Star last weekend.

Celsius Star takes on the Listed Hills Stakes (1100m) on Saturday and has been a notable market mover since betting on the event opened on Wednesday having firmed from $11 into $6.50.

Similarly, Climbing Star was backed from $12 into $5.50 towards winning the Listed Matrice Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville Parks.

Both sired by Zoustar, Celsius Star brings with him a neat record of four wins and two minor placings in seven starts over the distance.

"He ran well the other day and he'll be competitive in a race like that," Stokes told RSN927.

Celsius Star finished third last start in the Listed Manihi Classic (1100m) at Morphettville behind the promising Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained three-year-old filly Austmarr on March 11.

Last year's Hills Stakes winner, Taunting holds favouritism for the event at $4.80.

On Climbing Star, Stokes updated that four-year-old mare had returned to his Pakenham stable well with her next assignment being the RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) in Adelaide on April 13 en route to the $1 million Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on April 27.

"I've always thought she had that in her and she was dominant," he said.

"We went there with confidence, and we know that she doesn't get past 1200-metres."


Racing and Sports

Oakbank

Saturday, 30th March 2024

8
16:37
(local)

Harcourts Hills Railway Stakes (LR)

WT: 54.0kg Type: Qlty
AUD $141,250
1100m TURF GOOD
8
16:37
(local)
AUD $141,250
1100m GOOD

Harcourts Hills Railway Stakes (LR)

WT: 54.0kg Type: Qlty


FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 5. CELSIUS STAR (AUS) 5yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - CELSIUS (AUS)
LACHLAN NEINDORF
PHILLIP STOKES
$4
54kg
Tara Farm Pty Ltd (Mgr: D Neate)

Sales Information

2nd 15. LONRODEX (AUS) 5yo G
AMBIDEXTER (AUS) - FLASH OF FAITH (AUS)
DOM TOURNEUR
SARAH RUTTEN
$21
54kg
M Dudley & A Anderson
3rd 7. DIRECT (AUS) 5yo G
SIYOUNI (FR) - UPFRONT (USA)
ZAC SPAIN
LLOYD KENNEWELL & LUCY YEOMANS
$10
54kg
B Wilson, M Wilson, Mrs J Wilson, L Foxwoods (Mgr: L Roth), Dalanna Bloodstock (Mgr: J Abrahams), Group 1 Bloodstock (Mgr: M Becker), Flamingo Racing (Mgr: T Cutler), G Dawson, D Rogers, F Fitzgibbon, Mrs G Fitzgibbon, A Gesmundo, Mrs M Kennewell, Mrs C O'Hehir & Wahroonga (Mgr: D Digney)

Sales Information

4th 9. METRO LEGEND (AUS) 6yo G
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - GRIANTE (AUS)
JACOB OPPERMAN
AARON BAIN & NED TAYLOR
$26
54kg

Sales Information

5th 16. MOUSE ALMIGHTY (AUS) 7yo M
STAR WITNESS (AUS) - LACEY LOU (AUS)
NICOLA YUEN
GEORGE DIMITROPOULOS
$101
54kg

Sales Information

6th 8. JACKS ON ICE (AUS) 5yo G
VALENTIA (AUS) - BONITA ICE (AUS)
ALANA LIVESEY
R & C JOLLY
$15
54kg
7th 17. ALL BEANS (AUS) 5yo G
SPILL THE BEANS (AUS) - CHELSEA LASS (AUS)
MARGARET COLLETT
JUSTIN PICKERING
$51
54kg

Sales Information

8th 10. MAGIC MAX (AUS) 5yo G
MAGNUS (AUS) - VAIN SONATA (AUS)
TEAGAN VOORHAM
G RICHARDS & D MOYLE
$18
54kg

Sales Information

9th 1. TAUNTING (AUS) 5yo G
BRAZEN BEAU (AUS) - PROBATIONARY (AUS)
JESSICA EATON
MICHAEL HICKMOTT
$4.5
58kg

Sales Information

10th 2. LARIMER STREET (AUS) 6yo G
BRAZEN BEAU (AUS) - ORIGINAL CHOICE (AUS)
TODD PANNELL
DAVID JOLLY
$6.5
55.5kg

Sales Information

11th 6. PENTHOUSE (AUS) 4yo M
CAPITALIST (AUS) - UNDOUBTED PLEASURE (AUS)
KAYLA CROWTHER
MATTHEW DALE
$5.5
54kg

Sales Information

12th 14. SWEETENED (AUS) 4yo M
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - MUSCOVADO (AUS)
BEN PRICE
W CLARKEN & N O'SHEA
$26
54kg

Sales Information

13th 12. STARLITE VALLEY (AUS) 5yo M
VALENTIA (AUS) - CHERILYN (AUS)
CAITLIN JONES
KYM HEALY
$41
54kg
14th 11. BUBBLE OVER (AUS) 5yo M
JIMMY CREED (USA) - DAUNTING DANCER (AUS)
ALICE LINDSAY
JOHN MACMILLAN
$91
54kg
15th 19. SPARKUP (AUS) 6yo G
MAGNUS (AUS) - BLUE COLLAR JILL (AUS)
ROCHELLE MILNES
KIRSTEN MOONEY
$101
54kg

Sales Information

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