Lady Of Harrods Wins 2012 HDF McNeil Stakes – Results

September 3rd, 2012

Lady Of Harrods was the surprise winner of the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse last Saturday September 1, 2012.

The three-year-old came back from a tenth placingso in her first-up start in the Listed Quezette Stakes to win the 2012 HDF McNeil Stakes.

The Dubawi filly has now won two of her five race starts and has earned more than $140,000 in prize money.

Lady Of Harrods won the 2012 HDF McNeil Stakes by a neck in front of Kabayan, who finished second, and Shamexpress, who placed in third.

She is nominated for the $500,000 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield Racecourse on October 17, 2012.

Lady Of Harrods was paying long odds of $26 to win the 2012 HDF McNeil Stakes at

Elite Elle, who had been unbeaten prior to her 2012 HDF McNeil Stakes run, finished in fourth place.

Kabayan proved there were big things to come this spring for the three-year-old after his second place finish.

The Haradasun gelding placed second to Sizzling by a nose in the Group 1 The TJ Smith at Eagle Farm Racecourse during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

He has won one of his four race starts and has earned more than $150,000 in prize money.

Kabayan’s trainer, Gai Waterhouse, has high hopes for Kabayan and has nominated him for the Group 1 Cox Plate, Group 1 Caulfield Guineas 2012, and Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes 2012.

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2012 HDF McNeil Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 12 LADY OF HARRODS Russell Cameron Michael Walker 4 54kg $26
2 5 KABAYAN Gai Waterhouse Luke Nolen 0.2L 5 56kg $4.60
3 7 SHAMEXPRESS (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 0.4L 6 56kg $13
4 4 ELITE ELLE Tony Vasil Mark Zahra 0.6L 9 56kg $2F
5 10 SHEER TALENT Mark Kavanagh Glen Boss 1.1L 3 56kg $61
6 8 ABOUT SQUARE (NZ) Michael Moroney Luke Currie 1.3L 8 56kg $26
7 9 IF I COULD (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 1.5L 2 56kg $17
8 3 AMORINO Gerald Ryan Steven Arnold 2.5L 11 57kg $8
9 1 UNDERESTIMATION Dean Lawson Vlad Duric 3.75L 1 58.5kg $31
10 2 CHEYENNE WARRIOR Anthony Freedman Daniel Moor 4.15L 10 58kg $51
11 11 FORCE COMMAND Greg Eurell Chris Symons 4.25L 7 56kg $20