Robert Sangster Stakes 2013 Results – Platelet Wins

April 30th, 2013

Platelet has won the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes, which took place at Morphettville Racecourse last Saturday April 27, 2013.

The four-year-old won the race by almost a length ahead of Angelic Light, who finished second, and Yosei, who placed in third.

Platelet has now won six of her 18 race starts and has earned more than $625,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.

Trainer Darren Weir was at the track to witness Platelet win the 2013 Robert Sangster Stakes, which marked his second ever Group 1 victory as a trainer.

“It’s great, a great thrill,” Weir said.

Platelet

Platelet winning the 2013 Robert Sangster Stakes. Picture by Jenny Barnes.

“We were a bit worried about the barrier draw earlier in the week.

“But it just worked out perfect.

“It’s the second one so it’s a great feeling.”

Weir would not confirm or deny whether Platelet would remain in work when asked if the mare would return to contest the Group 1 The Goodwood on May 11, 2013.

“I guess so but she’s done her job now,” he said.

Platelet was paying odds of $9.50 to win the 2013 Robert Sangster Stakes at bookmaker.com.au.

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2013 Robert Sangster Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 PLATELET Darren Weir Ben Melham 11 56.5kg $9.50
2 12 ANGELIC LIGHT Robbie Griffiths Ryan Maloney 0.7L 2 54.5kg $17
3 1 YOSEI Stuart Webb Ms Michelle Payne 1.1L 6 56.5kg $26
4 2 KULGRINDA Peter G Moody Daniel Stackhouse 1.7L 12 56.5kg $15
5 6 ALTAR Peter Snowden Brad Rawiller 1.8L 7 56.5kg $17
6 4 AVOID LIGHTNING David Jolly Matthew Neilson 2.6L 3 56.5kg $12
7 10 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan Corey Brown 3L 5 54.5kg $1.60F
8 7 JUST DISCREET Phillip Stokes Adrian Patterson 3.5L 4 56.5kg $31
9 11 SHAMAL WIND Robert Smerdon Michael Walker 4L 9 54.5kg $10
10 8 CLASSY CHLOE John Hickmott Joe Bowditch 4.3L 8 56.5kg $41
11 9 LIGHT EXPRESS Michael Hibbs Ms Clare Lindop 4.9L 1 56.5kg $51
12 5 KOONOOMOO Rod Grantley Nicholas Hall 7.3L 10 56.5kg $21