Ocean Challenger Breaks Losing Streak In Cox Plate Day Style

By: Sarah Fortnum
October 22nd, 2011
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Ocean Challenger

Ocean Challenger wins the Trojan Hand Tool Stakes at Moonee Valley

Ocean Challenger has won the final race on Moonee Valley’s Cox Plate Day in the Group 3 Trojan Hand Tool Stakes today.

The rank outsider proved she was a step ahead of the other eight runners when she won the $150,000 race ahead of place-getters Hi Belle and Lady Lynette.

Ocean Challenger turned her luck around in today’s race after failing to finish better than fourth in his four previous spring starts.

Priot to today’s win, the luckless six-year-old had not won a race since July last year.

Trainer Darren Magro was over the moon to have a winner on Cox Plate Day.

“Massive thrill,” Magro said.

“I thought she could win, simple.

“We’ve sort of had no luck with her (in the past).”

Jockey Dean Holland shared Magro’s excitement after the race.

“(It’s a) massive thrill to have a ride on the day and to ride a winner”

“(I’m) very happy.”

Ocean Challenger has now won eight of his 33 career starts and gas win more than $370,000 in prize money.

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 7 OCEAN CHALLENGER(5) Dean Holland Darren Magro 53.0 1-38.73
2nd 6 HI BELLE(2) Corey Brown John Gunning 53.0 0.4L
3rd 1 LADY LYNETTE(6) Dwayne Dunn David & Scott Brunton 58.0 0.6L
4th 5 RASPBERRIES(1) Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden 55.0 2.9L
5th 8 OUR ELLA BELLE(8) Steven King S. Ramsay & J. Ritchie 53.5 3.4L
6th 3 MORE STRAWBERRIES(3) Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse 56.0 4.9L
7th 11 APENNINE(9) Clare Lindop Mark Jackson 53.0 5.2L
8th 4 LITTLE SURFER GIRL(4) Glyn Schofield Chris Waller 55.0 9.2L
9th 13 EAU DE DALI(7) Michael Walker Shaun Dwyer 53.0 13.7L
Src 2 AVIENUS Brad Rawiller Mark Webb
Src 9 SO PRISTINE Luke Nolen Peter G Moody
Src 10 SOPHIE’S SPIRIT Ben Melham Max Hinton
Src 12 NERIANI Craig Williams John Sadler

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