Speedy Natalie Outclasses Field In 2010 Adrian Knox Stakes

April 12th, 2010

Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse was host to the illustrious Australian Derby Day over the weekend, with nine fantastic races taking place, one of which was the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m).

The race jumped at 5pm on Saturday, and saw the Peter Moody-trained Speedy Natalie dominate, defeating runner up and favourite Status Quo by a huge three lengths.

It was a turnaround performance from the filly’s last appearance in Adelaide at the Australasian Oaks where she bucked just after the start of the race.

Speedy Natalie now seems a strong contender for the $500,000 Group 1 AJC Australia Oaks (2400m) this Saturday.

Spinnawitch finished in third a further half-length behind the top two, and after the impressive performance will now be rested.

The race jumped at 5pm on Saturday, and saw the Peter Moody-trained Speedy Natalie dominate.

Absolute Joy, trained by Lee Freedman was another contender going into the 2010 Adrian Knox Stakes – also known as the Asian Racing Federation Trophy, but finished in a disappointing ninth.

Also taking place on Saturday at the Randwick Racecourse was the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m), the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes (1200m) and the Group 1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m).

2010 Adrian Knox Stakes Final Field

Position

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st
Speedy Natalie
Peter G Moody L Nolen
2nd
Status Quo
Peter Snowden K McEvoy
3rd
Spinnawitch
Denise McGrath G Schofield
4th
Ceviche
Guy Walter J Parr
5th
Foxstar
Guy Walter T Clark
6th
Dariana
Bart Cummings M Rodd
7th
Isola
Guy Walter B Shinn
8th
Devoirs
Grahame Begg B Avdulla
9th
Absolute Joy (NZ)
Lee Freedman G Boss
10th
Free To Roam
John P Thompson S Katsidis
11th
Miss Shamardal
Marc Conners M J Zahra
12th
Shadow Miss
Garry White D Oliver
13th
Family Matters
Clarry Conners T Berry
14th
Girlfriday
Brian Young J Lee
Scratched
Hoist
Steve Englebrecht