The 2017 Hollindale Stakes Day results will be updated throughout the afternoon at horseracing.com.au and we are set for a massive day of racing at the Gold Coast.
It may officially be the Prime Minister’s Cup Day, but there is no doubt that the Hollindale Stakes is the feature race and a strong field has been assembled for the major lead-up to the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m).
It’s Somewhat could hardly have been more impressive when he won the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and he will go into the race as a clear favourite from Single Gaze ($5), Sense Of Occasion ($5.50), McCreery ($7) and Cylinder Beach ($10).
There are plenty of other exciting races set to take place all afternoon and every event should be a strong form reference heading towards the 2017 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival!
2017 Hollindale Stakes Day Results
Race 1 (11:50am) – $75,000 Bat Out Of Hell Results
Prompt Return received a peach of a ride from Jeff Lloyd to return to the races with a win in the Bat Out Of Hell.
Hidden Pearl started the race as favourite and looked to cruise into the race when she found the rail, but she offered little when asked for an extra effort.
Lloyd bided his time just behind the leaders in the early stages of the Bat Out Of Hell and Prompt Return quickly put away his rivals when he recieved clear running at the 200 metre mark.
- 1st: Prompt Return
- 2nd: Hidden Pearl
- 3rd: Destiva
Race 2 (12:25pm) – $60,000 Attwood Marshall Lawyers Handicap Results
Sony Legend fought off Primal Flight and Londehero to win the Attwood Marshall Lawyers Handicap at the Gold Coast this afternoon.
Londehero looked like the winner at the top of the straight as he cruised to the lead, but he was under pressure when Sony Legend and Primal Fight took up the challenge at the 200 metre mark.
It was Sony Legend that finished the better and Paul Hammersley was easy on him at the line as he pulled well clear of his rivals.
- 1st: Sony Legend
- 2nd: Primal Flight
- 3rd: Londehero
Race 3 (1:00pm) – $125,000 Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic Results
Taking Aim held-off a fast-finishing Dissolution to win the 2017 Ken Russell Memorial Classic at the Gold Coast this afternoon.
Hugh Bowman gave Taking Aim a lovely run in transit and the Choisir colt quickly took up the running at the top of the straight.
Taking Aim looked like somewhat of a sitting duck when Dissolution and Lord Cecil charged at him late, but he held-on to record a maiden race win.
The Team Snowden-trained colt has been included in the nominations for the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm on June 10 and he will likely have his next race start in the Group 2 BRC Sires Produce Stakes (1350m).
- 1st: Taking Aim
- 2nd: Dissolution
- 3rd: Lord Cecil
Race 4 (1:40pm) – $125,000 Listed Gold Coast Bracelet Results
Dawn Wall returned to winning form with a dominant performance in the 2017 Gold Coast Bracelet this afternoon.
Hugh Bowman settled Dawn Wall just behind the leaders – just like he did on Taking Aim in the previous race – and the talented filly received a lovely trail into the race.
Bowman peeled Dawn Wall three wide at the top of the straight and she quickly responded to Bowman’s urging to race away from her rivals to take out the Gold Coast Bracelet.
- 1st: Dawn Wall
- 2nd: The Pinnacle
- 3rd: Candika
Race 5 (2:20pm) – $100,000 Listed Prime Minister’s Cup Results
Another peach of a ride from Hugh Bowman delivered Religify a fighting victory in the 2017 Prime Minister’s Cup at the Gold Coast this afternoon.
Religify took up the running early, but he was quickly crossed by Lucky Tom and challenged by Siegfried.
Siegfried went to the front at the top of the straight and Religify looked as though he was under pressure, but Bowman got him back on to the rail and he kept finding to grab Siegfried in the shadows of the post.
- 1st: Religify
- 2nd: Siegfried
- 3rd: Federal
Race 6 (3:00pm) – $150,000 Listed Silk Stocking Results
With A Promise held-off a flying Nancy to record an upset victory in the 2017 Silk Stocking at the Gold Coast this afternoon.
With A Promise was unwanted by punters in the lead-up to the Silk Stocking, but she showed plenty of fight to stave off Elegant Composure and a host of other rivals.
Nancy got going late and was absolutely flying in the last 100 metres, but she just missed out on delivering Hugh Bowman his fourth win in as many races.
- 1st: With A Promise
- 2nd: Nancy
- 3rd: Elegant Composure
Race 7 (3:40pm) – $358,000 Group 2 Hollindale Stakes Results
It’s Somewhat led from start to finish to record a gallant victory in the 2017 Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast this afternoon.
Tye Angland quickly took up the running in the early stages of the Hollindale Stakes and Single Gaze sat just outside the leader.
Single Gaze looked as though he got her nose in front of It’s Somewhat and Maurus loomed on the outside, but It’s Somewhat fought back to record his third win on the trot.
- 1st: It’s Somewhat
- 2nd: Single Gaze
- 3rd: Maurus
Race 8 (4:16pm) – $125,000 Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas Results
Savanna Amour made it two wins at Group level on the trot with a well-timed run in the 2017 Gold Coast Guineas this afternoon.
The Love Conquers All filly showed what she was capable of when she finished third in the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) and won the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) during the 2017 Melbourne Festival Of Racing and she was able to bring that form back to her home state.
The well-backed Heroic Valour looked like the winner at the 200 metre mark, but it was Savanna Amour that had the superior turn-of-foot and she held him off when he fought back late.
- 1st: Savanna Amour
- 2nd: Heroic Valour
- 3rd: Tessera