Warwick Stakes Day Continues The Spring Racing Carnival Action

August 23rd, 2010

Well the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival has certainly been stealing the eyes of horseracing enthusiasts over the past couple of weeks, and continued with the Warwick Stakes Day on Saturday.

Held at the Warwick Farm Racecourse, three Group races took to the track with the headlining $150,000 Group Two Warwick Stakes (1400m) claiming the glory.

The result was a stunning trifecta of Chris Waller-trained entrants, led by Metal Bender. It was the multiple Group One winners’ first-up jump this spring, which sent a warning out to his upcoming rivals as he simply dominated.

Stablemate Triple Honour attempted a last dash effort to claim the honours, but couldn’t produce and came in second place by a short neck, with Danleigh a further three-quarters of a length back in third.

The other two features of the day saw Peter Snowden-trained horses cross the line first. The Group Three Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m), for three-year-old fillies was won by Parables despite running out wide for the majority of the race.

Stablemate Blackball claimed the honours in the colts and geldings equivalent – the Group Three Up And Coming Stakes (1200m). The Canny Lad colt defeated Buffering by half a length, with the pre race favourite Decision Time finishing back in fifth.

This weekend Sydney will continue to host some thrilling races. The illustrious $1 million Group One Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) will light up the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, with the $125,000 Group Three Concorde Stakes (1100m) another feature.

While the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival will also continue this weekend with the star-studded $200,000 Group Two Memsie Stakes (1400m) set to power down the Caulfield Racecourse, with the $125,000 Group Three H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) another highlight.