Anaheed wins Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes

AnaheedwinsGroup3BlueSapphireStakes

October16,20196:21pm。

byAAP

Anaheedhasbuiltonherblack-typerecordinwinningtheBlueSapphireStakesatCaulfield。

AdecisiontowaitfortheBlueSapphireStakeswithAnaheedhasbeenrewardedforherconnectionsafterthefillyracedtovictoryintheGroupThreesprintatCaulfield。

ThePeterandPaulSnowden-trainedAnaheedhadbeenanacceptorinlastSaturdaysGroupThreeThoroughbredClubStakes(1200m)forfilliesinwhichshehad58kgbutwasscratchedandinsteadraninSaturdaysBlueSapphireforthree-year-oldswith55kg。

Wescratchedforthelighterweight,theSnowdenteamsMelbournestableforemanAndrewAngelonesaid。

ItwasagoodcallbyPeterandPaul。

TheThoroughbredClubStakeswasalsowonimpressivelybyAnaheedsstablemateCaliforniaZimbol。

AnaheedsettledjustinbehindtheleadinWednesdaysraceandwhenthefieldfannedoutcomingaroundthehometurnjockeyDamianLanewasabletocutthecorneronAnaheedandtakeaninsiderun。

Anaheed($7。

50)sprintedtothefrontandracedtoaonelengthvictoryoverLilKontrawhofoughtonwellinthestraightafterawiderun。

BrooklynHustlewasanothernoseawaythird。

Anaheedtookherrecordtofourwinsfrom10startshavingwonthreetimesasajuvenileincludingtheGroupTwoSweetEmbraceStakesandalsotheGroupTwoPercySykesStakesinwhichshebeatsubsequentThousandGuineaswinnerFlit。

ThefillyhadracedtwicethisseasoninSydneyincludingafifthintheTeaRoseStakeslaststartwonbyFunstar。

AngelonebelievesalittlebitofrainonWednesdayhelpedAnaheedgetasurfacesheenjoyed。

Butshesaverygoodfillyandwevealwaysknownthat。

Itwasgoodtoseeherperformtoday,Angelonesaid。

LanesaidAnaheedhadtherightformlinestomakehermarkinWednesdaysraceandwhileshehadnotwoninMelbournebeforethefillydidfinishfifthinaBlueDiamondPreviewatCaulfieldearlythisyearinheronlypreviousMelbournestart。