Avanti prevails over Violent Snow

Avanti’s second win took a long time in coming. Her first victory was on her first run in Seymour where she had won the Chatswood Stud SV 2yo Fillies Maiden Plate, in January last year.



By James Jose - Senior Reporter

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 3:45 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:12 PM

Abu Dhabi — Godolphin Racing’s Avanti won a riveting 2015 Rivette Series Heat 5 Handicap for three-year-old fillies for only her second win in 10 starts in Australia. The sire of 2002 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry from Brockman’s Lass, Avanti broke well from Gate 12 and led on the outer. Trained by Lee and Anthony Freedman with Ryan Maloney onboard, pressed throughout, shook up and went one length clear 1 ½ furlongs out.

She was driven out in the final furlong and held on to win by a head over Violent Snow, trained by Jason Warren and ridden by Jake Noonan. Unassailed, trained by Peter G Moody and ridden by Dale Smith, was third. Avanti’s second win took a long time in coming. Her first victory was on her first run in Seymour where she had won the Chatswood Stud SV 2yo Fillies Maiden Plate, in January last year.

The Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum-owned Fitna, saddled by Mick Price and the ride of Craig Newitt, finished seventh in the same race held in Pakenham on Polytrack.

Meanwhile, Drummed Out, the charge of John O’Shea and under Winona Costin, missed out on a maiden win in only his third start. Drummed Out, the son of Commands from Defrock, finished second behind Fashion Sniptz by a nose in the Avs Windows & Doors 2yo Maiden Plate, at Wyong.

Drummed Out chased initially but led after one furlong to kick two lengths clear 1 ½ furlongs out. He was driven four lengths clear approaching one furlong out but couldn’t sustain the momentum heading into the final 100 yards.

Drummed Out’s previous two results were fourth place finishes in the Australian capital of Canberra earlier this month and Gosford on debut, in May. Sanzio, another one of O’Shea’s charges and the ride of Patrick Moloney, was fourth in The Stabil-Lime Group Of Companies Bm70 Handicap  (3yo+), run on Polytrack.

Anzio, with Timothy Clark onboard, finished sixth in the Bourne’s Compensation & Family Lawyers 2yo Maiden Plate, while Elevates was unable to repeat his last month’s showing, to come up 12th in the 2GO Give Me 5 For Kids Benchmark 65 Handicap (3yo+ Colts, Geldings and Entires).

The sire of New Approach, from Altitude, had won the Demolition Derby Benchmark 65 Handicap (2yo+) in Canberra last month.

james@khaleejtimes.com


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