The 2017 San Domenico Stakes Day results will be updated throughout the afternoon at HorseRacing.com.au and our coverage will include all nine races.
The Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1200m) headlines the races at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon and it is exciting three-year-old Pariah that is set to start a clear favourite after performing well in autumn and trialling extremely well in the lead-up to today’s first-up appearance.
Eight talented stayers will step out in the Listed Premier’s Cup (1900m) at 2:30pm, while the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) has also drawn an impressive field of three-year-olds.
There are a further six races set to take place on San Domenico Stakes Day this afternoon and you can keep up to date with the results as they happen below.
2017 San Domenico Stakes Day Results
Race 1 (12:05pm) TAB Highway Handicap Results
Mossman Gorge has led from start to finish to beat resounding favourite Lifesaver in this afternoon’s Highway Handicap.
Jumping from the gates well, Mossman Gorge successfully crossed the field from the outside gate and took up the running from Redknot and Lifesaver; setting a fair tempo in transit.
Hugging the rails leading onto the final straight, the Mossman gelding and Redknot managed to successfully boxing in the favourite until the 300m mark, when he strode clear to the line to post an impressive half-length victory from a fast-finishing Nic’s Vendetta.
- 1st – Mossman Gorge
- 2nd – Nic’s Vendetta
- 3rd – Lifesaver
Race 2 (12:45pm) Pro It Handicap Results
Mariquita has produced an impressive turn of foot to win the Pro It Handicap at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Jumping from the gates well, jockey Rachael King elected to take a position off the early pace of Prada Miss, Chatuchak and Eva Jean, who ensured that the race would be run at a genuine tempo.
King elected to pull the I Am Invincible mare off the fence upon arriving at the bend and she was offered a clear racing line at the final straight; allowing the horse plenty of time to balance before being greeted with a superior turn of foot.
- 1st – Mariquita
- 2nd – Awoke
- 3rd – Chatuchak
Race 3 (1:20pm) ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation Handicap Results
Tango Rain has led from start to finish to return to winning form in Race 3 on San Domenico Stakes Day this afternoon.
The four-year-old clearly required a run when third over 1000m at Randwick first-up on August 5th, but flew the barriers this afternoon and immediately took up the running; ensuring that the race would be run at a genuine tempo.
Kicking clear upon arriving at the final straight, the Manhattain Rain colt continued to find to the line and comfortably beat a fast-finishing Marsupial.
- 1st – Tango Rain
- 2nd – Marsupial
- 3rd – Isorich
Race 4 (1:55pm) Pacific Boating Handicap Results
Resounding favourite Alward has attacked the line to beat Chatelard on the line in the Pacific Boating BM82 at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Alward jumped from the gates only fairly and was settled off the early tempo by jockey Hugh Bowman as Nat King Cu took up the early running and set only reasonably slow pace.
Steadily working into the race as the field began to straighten, Bowman allowed plenty of time before asking the horse for an extra effort and was rewarded for the decision when Alward completed his perfectly-timed sprint to the line.
- 1st – Alward
- 2nd – Chatelard
- 3rd – Nat King Cu
Race 5 (2:30pm) Listed Premier’s Cup Results
Kiwi import Dee I Cee has mustered his superior staying ability to beat a classy field in the Listed Premier’s Cup this afternoon.
Dee I Cee jumped a ranked outsider in the Premier’s Cup field, but after the early leaders injected plenty of tempo into the race, was able to run on in the final straight and find the line comfortably ahead of Classic Uniform.
Veteran Centre Pivot was caught towards the tail of the field in running, but also produced a smart turn of foot to run on for third.
- 1st – Dee I Cee
- 2nd – Classic Uniform
- 3rd – Centre Pivot
Race 6 (3:05pm) Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality Results
Assimilate is unlucky not to be a black type winner after just missing Addictive Nature on the line in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality this afternoon.
Assimilate acted very colt-ish prior to jump this afternoon and after starting slowly, was settled at the tail of the field by Hugh Bowman as Addictive Nature set the early tempo.
Faced with plenty to do upon arriving at the final straight, Assimilate mustered a huge turn of foot and flashed home on the outside of the field to finish an agonizingly-close second in a photo.
- 1st – Addictive Nature
- 2nd – Assimilate
- 3rd – Astoria
Race 7 (3:45pm) Group 3 San Domenico Stakes Results
Pariah has justified his clear race favouritism with an impressive performance to comfortable win the featured Group 3 San Domenico Stakes this afternoon.
Jockey Blake Shinn took the horse back after jumping well from the outside barrier and settled at the tail of the field of three-year-olds as Madeenaty and Speed Street set the early pace.
Working through the field upon arriving at the final straight, the Snitzel colt immediately responded when asked for an extra effort and pulled clear; hitting the line a length ahead of a similarly-impressive Chauffeur.
- 1st – Pariah
- 2nd – Chauffeur
- 3rd – Jorda
Race 8 (4:25pm) Lindt Handicap Results
Special Missile has continued his impressive run of form with a tough win in the Lindt Handicap at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.
Taking advantage of a good jump, jockey Blake McDougall led the gelding forward and settled on the heels of early leader The Pharaoh in transit.
Offered a clear racing line upon arriving at the final straight, the Smart Missile gelding mustered his signature turn of foot to secure a fifth-consecutive race win.
- 1st – Special Missile
- 2nd – Mapmaker
- 3rd – The Pharoah
Race 9 (5:05pm) Fiig Handicap Results
Bonny O’Reilly has returned to racing in style this afternoon; making the most of a rails run to win the final race on San Domenico Stakes Day.
A standout for Bjorn Baker in autumn and winter, the O’Reilly mare jumped from the gates only fairly this afternoon, but worked forward and took a position fourth on the rails with cover.
Finding a gap on the fence upon arriving at the final straight, Bonny O’Reilly made light work of her rivals and extended to the line to beat No Doubt by a length; Supreme Effort working home to finish third.
- 1st – Bonny O’Reilly
- 2nd – No Doubt
- 3rd – Supreme Effort