Guelph Wins 2013 Champagne Stakes – Race Results

April 30th, 2013

Guelph took out the Group 1 Champagne Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse last Saturday April 27, 2013.

The talented two-year-old won the race by a nose in front of Fuerza, who had developed a long lead on the remainder of the field.

Fuerza was forced to be content with second place in the 2013 Champagne Stakes, while Equator finished in third position.

Guelph was paying odds of $2.50 to win the 2013 Champagne Stakes at bookmaker.com.au.

Trainer Peter Snowden admitted that while things didn’t exactly go to plan, the result was spectacular.

“We had intended to be in the first half a dozen and she got a mile back,” Snowden said.

“I thought it was too much to do, especially when the leader kicked and it was just going to be a sprint home for the last 600 metres.

“She started to tack up well to the furlong, but I thought she had too much more to do. But she was good enough to do it.”

Snowden believes that Saturday’s 2013 Champagne Stakes effort proves just how classy Guelph is and how bright her future could be.

“What she’s done shows what she’s made of,” he said.

“It’s testament to her ability and her toughness and she’s right up there with the best of them this season.”

Guelph will now be spelled before preparing for a spring carnival campaign later in the year.

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2013 Champagne Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 11 GUELPH Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 54.5kg $2.50F
2 4 FUERZA Bjorn Baker Jim Cassidy 0.1L 12 56.5kg $26
3 8 EQUATOR Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 0.3L 9 56.5kg $20
4 9 DRAGO Anthony Cummings Michael Rodd 0.7L 13 56.5kg $21
5 3 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes Steven Arnold 1.7L 1 56.5kg $8.50
6 2 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne Hugh Bowman 2.1L 8 56.5kg $5.50
7 5 CHARLIE BOY Gerald Ryan Christian Reith 3.6L 10 56.5kg $21
8 7 HAVANA Paul Messara Craig Williams 4L 4 56.5kg $41
9 12 SCANDIVA Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 4.4L 5 54.5kg $8.50
10 10 STAR WARS (NZ) Scott Aspery Ms Kathy O’Hara 4.7L 2 56.5kg $151
11 1 RIOCETTO Neville & Christopher Voigt Brenton Avdulla 10.6L 7 56.5kg $21
12 6 CHAMPOLLION Peter Snowden Blake Shinn 11L 11 56.5kg $61
13 14 SHAHAD Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 11.3L 3 54.5kg $12