The 2017 Apollo Stakes Day results will be shortly as Saturday’s rescheduled meetings gets underway this afternoon.
All eyes will be on star mare Winx as she returns to racing in the Apollo Stakes, but there are plenty of other outstanding races set to take place.
We will be keeping you up to date with all the action from Royal Randwick this afternoon, so keep coming back to horseracing.com.au for all the Apollo Stakes Day results.
Race 9 (6.15pm) – Group 3 Triscay Stakes Results
Zestful overcame a chequred run in transit to record a deserved victory in the 2017 Triscay Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.
The Triscay Stakes was marred by a heavy fall suffered by Pearls and James Doyle, but it is more than fair to say that the best horse on the day came away with the victory.
Jason Collett had several different runs close on him in the straight, but she eventually found clear running back on the inside with enough time to finish over the top of her rivals.
- 1st – Zestful
- 2nd – Nancy
- 3rd – Dixie Blossoms
Race 8 (5.40pm) – Group 2 Apollo Stakes Results
Winx made it 14 wins on the trot with another impressive victory in the 2017 Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.
Winx missed the start and was forced to settle in the second half of the field, but Hugh Bowman got her off the rail at the perfect time and she exploded when asked for an extra effort.
Endless Drama was in for a couple of strides, but Winx quickly broke her stablemates heart and she raced away from her rivals to continue her incredible winning streak.
Hartnell was gallant in defeat and he chased home his great rival once again, while Endless Drama held on for third.
- 1st – Winx
- 2nd – Hartnell
- 3rd – Endless Drama
Race 7 (5.05pm) – Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes Results
Global Glamour led from start to finish to claim a gutsy victory in the 2017 Light Fingers Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.
Global Glamour was forced to do plenty of work to find the lead in the Light Fingers Stakes, but jockey Josh Parr continued to ride the two-time Group 1 winning filly aggressively and she opened up a sizeable lead.
Parr went for home on Global Glamour at the top of the straight and she clearly tired in the final 100 metres, but she was still able to hold-off a flying Foxplay who made up a tonne of ground in the final stages of the race.
- 1st – Global Glamour
- 2nd – Foxplay
- 3rd – Spright
Race 6 (4.25pm) – Group 3 Spring Stakes Results
Invincible Gem stamped herself as a genuine Group level performer with a dominant victory in the 2017 Spring Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.
Invincible Gem was locked in a speed battle in the early stages of the Spring Stakes and was eventually able to settle in second position, while Captain Duffy took up the lead.
The daughter of I Am Invincible quickly took up the running at the 400 metre mark and she raced away from her rivals to record the most impressive win of her racing career to date.
- 1st – Invincible Gem
- 2nd – Faraway Town
- 3rd – Salsonic
Race 5 (3.50pm) – Southern Cross Stakes Results
Le Romain overcame the big weight of 61 kilograms to record a brave victory in the 2017 Southern Cross Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.
The well-backed Dothraki took up the running in the early stages of the Southern Cross Stakes, but it was Le Romain that strode to the lead when asked for an extra effort from jockey Hugh Bowman.
The big weight looked as though it could tell late as Big Money loomed on the outside, but Le Romain held-on in the shadows of the post to start his campaign with yet another win at Group level.
Impending was a big drifter in the lead-up to the Southern Cross Stakes was did not have a great deal of luck in running, but was still a touch disappointing.
- 1st – Le Romain
- 2nd – Big Money
- 3rd – Snippets Land
Race 4 (3.10pm) – Inglis Classic Results
Frolic stormed home from the tail of the field to record an impressive victory in the 2017 Inglis Classic at Royal Randwick this afternoon.
Jockey Tommy Berry elected to settle Frolic at the tail of the field in the early stages of the race and that decision paid dividends when the Husson filly showed an impressive turn-of-foot to get the job done.
Sweet Deal was extremely well-backed in the lead-up to the Inglis Classic and she had no luck in running whatsoever, but she was still able to tough it out to the finish for second.
Trainer Michael Freedman does not have a firm plan for Frolic, but she is likely to continue on a path to the Golden Slipper.
- 1st – Frolic
- 2nd – Sweet Deal
- 3rd – Lets Get Nauti Gal
Race 3 (2.35pm) – Open Markets & BMYG Handicap Results
Vassal delivered Chris Waller an early double with a dominant victory in the 2017 Open Markets & BMYG Handicap at Royal Randwick this afternoon.
There were question marks over Vassal being able to run out a strong 2400 metres after he failed to fire in his only other start at the trip, but he relished the step-up in trip.
Vassal travelled into the race beautifully and the genuine tempo gave the Dansili gelding the opportunity to finish over the top of his rivals.
Regal Monarch and El Novio gave Chris Waller his second trifecta in just three races at Royal Randwick this afternoon, with Winx still set to represent the leading trainer in the Apollo Stakes.
- 1st – Vassal
- 2nd – Regal Monarch
- 3rd – El Novio
Race 2 (1.55pm) – Highway Handicap Results
Bills A Goodie held-off Medieval and a flying Allzin to take the Highway Handicap at Royal Randwick this afternoon.
Bills A Goodie took up the running in the early stages of the race and Andrew Adkins was able to control the race from the outset, but the Ad Valorem gelding looked like a sitting duck with 200 metres left to run.
Medieval looked as though he had the run, but he died on his run and Bills A Goodie was able to fight back on the inside to deliver trainer Darryl Roberts a maiden metropolitan race win.
- 1st – Bills A Goodie
- 2nd – Medieval
- 3rd – Allzin
Race 1 (1.20pm) – Ranvet Handicap Results
Liapari finished over the top of his rivals to claim a second straight win in the Ranvet Handicap at Royal Randwick this afternoon.
Brenton Avdulla elected to settle Liapari at the tail of the field in the early stages of the Ranvet Handicap and he timed his run to perfection on the son of Nom Du Jeu.
Hogmanay was gallant in defeat once again and Cauthen’s Power rounded out the Chris Waller trifecta in third.
Astronomos looked like the winner at the 150 metre mark before a lack of fitness told late, while Savvy Nature produced a credible performance in his return to Australian racing.
- 1st – Liapari
- 2nd – Hogmanay
- 3rd – Cauthen’s Power