The Darren Weir trained Cliff’s Edge put himself into contention for the Victoria Derby with an all the way win in the Group 3 $350,000 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m) at Caulfield today.

Cliff's Edge, above, leads all of the way to the Ladbrokes Classic at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Cliff’s Edge, above, leads all of the way to the Ladbrokes Classic at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Irish jockey John Allen had no hesitation in taking Cliff’s Edge straight to the front and ran the race to suit himself.

Allen dictated the race from the front and when heads were turned for home he let Cliff’s Edge ($3.80 favourite) slip away and the Canford Cliff colt went on the record an impressive win and stamped himself as a genuine chance in the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on November 4.

Runner up Tangled ($5) ran a solid race for second with Victoria Derby bound Main Stage ($4) hanging on for third.

The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young trained Main Stage settled in fourth and fifth spot in the run but had trouble chasing the leading division and seem to flatten out on his run in the straight.

Weir said that Cliff’s Edge has a great racing style and that helped him win today and is a great chance of running in the Victoria Derby in a fortnight.

“I supposed you will have to have a throw at the stumps on the way he went today,” Weir said.

“Has a great racing style.”

“He copes with the work really well and that why he loves bowling along out in front and relaxes so well.”

“His last run definitely toughened him up and getting back to Caulfield where he was able to dictate and kick on the corner, it was always going to be a differently run race today.”

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. How to

    Found this on bing and I’m happy I did. Well written site.

  2. world series of poker chips hack

    I must say got into this web. I found it to be interesting and loaded with unique points of interest.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *