Set For Fame Wins 2010 Angus Armanasco Stakes

February 22nd, 2010

On Saturday Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse hosted the coveted Blue Diamond Stakes Day that saw the Peter Moody-trained Set For Fame claim victory in the $180, 000 Group 2 BMW Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m).

Starting the race as the $2.50 favourite, Set For Fame defeated the Gai Waterhouse-trained Gigas ($16) by a long neck with David Hayes’ Thousand Guineas winner Irish Lights ($7) finishing gallantly a half-length back for third.

Set For Fame and her jockey Luke Nolen came from the back of the field on the outside to gain the winning lead over the final few metres.

Set For Fame has a promising 50% winning strike rate having won three of her six career starts, with Moody now looking towards the Australian Guineas over 1600m on March 6 for the Reset filly.

Following her win on Saturday, Set For Fame now sits as the second favourite at $4.20 for the Guineas, behind Peter Snowden’s boom colt Denman the warm favourite at $1.45.

Denman also saw success at Caulfield on Saturday when he took out the Group 2 D’urban Stakes.

Set For Fame is looking set to follow in the footsteps of her triple Group 1 winning stablemate Typhoon Tracy, the improving filly sure to be the four-year-old mare to watch next season.

Also held at Caulfield on Saturday were two Group 1 features, the $1million Blue Diamond Stakes won by Star Witness and the $400, 000 Oakleigh Plate in which Starspangledbanner claimed victory.

2010 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results:

Position

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

1
SET FOR FAME
Luke Nolen Peter G Moody
2
GIGAS
Brad Rawiller Gai Waterhouse
3
IRISH LIGHTS
Brett Prebble David Hayes
4
NO EVIDENCE NEEDED
Craig Williams John P Thompson
5
NAKAAYA
Craig Newitt Mick Price
6
ROSTOVA
Steven King Steve Richards
7
BALLET POINT
Ben Melham Pat Carey
8
STARRY EYED
Michael Rodd Grant Craven
9
MISTY BLUE
Chris Symons Greg Eurell
10
UMATAIN
Nicholas Hall Clinton McDonald
11
LINKY DINK (NZ)
Danny Nikolic John P Thompson
Scratched:
JOLIE BRISE