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Chris Waller’s $6 million plus earner Kolding celebrated his third Group 1 success with a fighting photo-finish victory over the brave Godolphin-raced mare Savatiano in an outstanding edition of the Group 1 $600,000 All Aged Stakes (1400m).
The bookies had the 2021 Champagne Stakes results nearly spot-on at Royal Randwick with second elect Captivant finishing strongly off a lovely ride from the inside alley to beat the favourite Hilal by a half-length in the time-honoured two-year-olds’ classic.
The powerhouse Godolphin stable saddle-up three livewire chances in a quality All Aged Stakes 2021 field this Saturday in Sydney including Savatiano who is second elect in markets led by the Hawkes Racing-trained Masked Crusader.
Trainer John Sargent remains quietly confident in the chances of his progressive filly Gin Martini who looks suited to the step-up to a mile as she chases her maiden victory in the Champagne Stakes 2021.
The upsets kept coming at Royal Randwick on Saturday as Wendy Roche’s pizza eating mare Nettoyer took out the Queen of the Turf Stakes (1600m) as a $26.00 shot. Much like her win last year in the Doncaster, the daughter of Sebring wound up from well back in the field to pinch a win from Probabeel to claim her second Group 1 right on the line. The autumn had been rather unsuccessful up until Saturday’s race with the seven-year-old finishing well-back first-up at Randwick in the Aspiration Stakes, before failing to fire in her Doncaster title defence last week when…
The Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes lived up to the hype on Day Two of The Championships on Saturday as Addeybb leveled up the score with Verry Elleegant to defend his crown in the $4 million feature. After the pair eyeballed each other only three weeks ago to run first and second respectively in the Ranvet Stakes, punters were a little shocked to watch Tom Marquand settle back nice and early while James McDonald and Verry Elleegant rolled forward. In the end, the decision proved to be a wise one as Marquand pushed the button coming out of the turn…