As part of the exciting racing action of Morphettville’s Super Sunday last weekend, Peter Moody’s up-and-coming filly Fairy Oak managed to secure a stakes win in her first attempt at Group level in the $100,000 Group 3 Darley Auraria Stakes (1800m).
A daughter of well-performing sire High Chaparral, Fairy Oak ($7) maintained the win she found coming into the straight to hold off challenges by runner-up El Spark ($21), who was a long neck away after racing up the outside, and Legislature ($9) who was the same margin back in a gallant third.
Odds-on favourite Zantelagh ($2.50) got pushed out wide on the straight and couldn’t make up ground coming in 11th.
Three-year-old Fairy Oak has now won two of her four career starts for over $74,000 in prizemoney and is Moody’s best chance for a win in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on June 5.
Morphettville Races is the site to visit for a more in-depth look at Fairy Oak’s win in the 2010 Auraria Stakes, and is also where you will find the results of the day’s other feature events including the $300,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) and the $300,000 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m).
Results of the 2010 Auraria Stakes
FAIRY OAK (NZ)
|Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||–|
|Michael Kent||Jason Holder||0.2|
|John P Thompson||Peter Mertens||0.4|
JEWEL OF JOHAR (NZ)
|Luke Oliver||Craig Newitt||0.9|
|Shane Nichols||Steven King||1|
|Jim Smith||Clare Lindop||2.2|
|Daniel Clarken||Dom Tourneur||2.6|
|Robbie Griffiths||Dwayne Dunn||2.9|
|Darren Weir||Michelle Payne||3|
|Phillip Stokes||Ben Claridge||3.2|
|Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||3.8|
HEARTS AND ARROWS
|Michael Kent||Glen Boss||3.8|
|David Hayes||Kerrin McEvoy||4.4|
|David Hayes||Paul Gatt||5.3|
SCENE IN PINK
|Simon Casey||Simon Price||8.7|