Hawkspur has pipped Royal Descent on the line to win the 2014 Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes at Royal Randwick while trainer Chris Waller claimed the top 6 placings.
In a race of Chris Waller horses, he saddled up 6 of the 8 runners in the feature race, it was an incredibly tight race will Royal Descent looking the likely winner before Hawkspur dug deep and got the bob on the line. Bagman finished third ahead Sacred Falls, Moriarty and Junoob.
“Getting the first one over the line is most important, and they’ve all been very good horses to our stable and it’s just a privilege to throw a saddle on them on race day,” Waller said after the race.
Chelmsford Stakes Results 2014
|1||3||HAWKSPUR||Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy||–||5||59kg||$10|
|2||9||ROYAL DESCENT||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||0.1L||1||57kg||$4.60|
|3||5||BAGMAN||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||1.4L||4||59kg||$31|
|4||1||SACRED FALLS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||1.5L||3||59kg||$3.40F|
|5||4||MORIARTY (IRE)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||1.7L||2||59kg||$21|
|6||6||JUNOOB (GB)||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||5.3L||8||59kg||$41|
|7||8||CRITERION (NZ)||David Payne||Hugh Bowman||5.9L||7||58.5kg||$5.50|
|8||7||ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James McDonald||7L||6||59kg||$4.60|
|–||2||LASER HAWK||Joseph Pride||Tim Clark||–||0||–||–|