2011 Results – Shylight Claims Auraria Stakes

March 15th, 2011

Glenn Boss has claimed the 2011 Group 3 Auraria Stakes (Schweppervescence Stakes) at Morphettville with a fantastic ride on board Shylight.

After Always Discreet went to the lead Shylight settled just behind for the first two thirds of the race.

With 600m to go though Boss went for an all or nothing play streaking clear and leading by a couple of lengths coming into the home turn.

Half way up the strait she looked like the certain winner but started to tire in the final 100m.

Southern Speed led the late charge from the pack and got to her on the line only to be beaten by in the photo.

It’s the second time in three years Boss has pulled off such a daring move after he did a similar thing in 2009 on board Princess Pulse.

The win put the connections well and truly into party mode with the prospect of a Group 1 at next start.

Horses usually move from here to the Schweppes Oaks over 2000m and then into real staying territory with the Group 3 Sportingbet Fillies Classic.

Southern Speed will be well backed to exact revenge in the upcoming races with third and fourht placed Absolutely and Precious Lorraine expected to follow the same path.

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