2014 Robert Sangster Stakes Results – Driefontein wins

April 26th, 2014
Driefontein wins the 2014 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville

Driefontein wins the 2014 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Driefontein has produced a gutsy run to lead all the way and win the 2014 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville today and claim her fist Group 1 victory.

The Gai Waterhouse trained mare had to dig deep down the straight of the 1200m race to deny a flying Platelet who finished second and a strong Gregers in third. Villa Verde finished fourth.

“She jumped really well and I was going to be more than happy to find one or two to follow like I did the other day and with my wide draw nobody wanted to go,” jockey Vlad Duric said after the race.

“I just thought that she has won races doing it from start to finish, so I bit the bullet and just hoped that I was on the best horse, which I was.

“I just made sure that from the 600 I started to build on her and I just let her gallop.

It was the second win in a row for Driefontein who last start took out the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes at Morphettville on 12th April.

Driefontein may go next to the Group 1 The Goodwood Handicap at Morphettville on May 10 and attempt the Robert Sangster / Goodwood double.

2014 Robert Sangster Stakes Winner & Full Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 DRIEFONTEIN Gai Waterhouse Vlad Duric 10 56.5kg $6.50
2 1 PLATELET Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1.1L 5 56.5kg $3.50F
3 13 GREGERS David Hayes Craig Williams 1.4L 9 54.5kg $5
4 11 VILLA VERDE Anthony Cummings Michael Rodd 2.9L 6 54.5kg $4.80
5 3 SHAMAL WIND Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 3.7L 4 56.5kg $7
6 10 GIG Shawn Mathrick Dwayne Dunn 5.7L 12 56.5kg $41
7 4 A TIME FOR JULIA Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 5.9L 8 56.5kg $9
8 7 JUST DISCREET Phillip Stokes Matthew Neilson 6.7L 2 56.5kg $41
9 9 HALLE ROCKS Mick Price Dean Yendall 8.6L 11 56.5kg $61
10 5 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners Jason Holder 11L 7 56.5kg $51
11 8 YOU’RE SO GOOD (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Steven Arnold 11.5L 1 56.5kg $31
12 6 MOLTO BENE Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 13.1L 3 56.5kg $51
14 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon Ryan Maloney 0
12 MIRACLES OF LIFE Daniel Clarken Ms Lauren Stojakovic 0