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Alzora Australasian Oaks bound after Vanity win
16 Feb 2013 | Racingandsports.com.au 

Alzora has resumed in most encouraging fashion as she commenced an Australasian Oaks campaign by taking out the $150,000 Group 3 Mittys Vanity (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday.

 

Alzora and Nick Hall win the Vanity, picture quentinjlang.com

 



The David Hayes-trained filly is being aimed at the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville on April 27 and has picked up additional black type at Flemington on Saturday heading towards her Group 1 goal.

Settled midfield by jockey Nick Hall, Alzora put in a long sustained run to edge out race favourite You’re So Good and the fast finishing Petite Diablesse.

Your're So Good (NZ) (Savabeel) and Glen Boss were second with Petite Diablesse (Denon) and Vlad Duric third.
The margins were a short head and a nose with the time 1.22.59 on the Good 3 track with the final 600m in 33.74.

“It is a juggling act with a stayer in a sprint,” winning trainer David Hayes said.

“We had her fresh and maybe too fresh.

“I thought her run might have ended at the 50m but to her credit she was tough and hung in there and picked up a bit more valuable black type.

“She has always worked really well, it took her a long time to break maiden status but she did it in a stakes race.

“I am hoping she can develop into an Australasian Oaks filly.”

Alzora’s success continued an emerging association the Redoute’s Choice filly is forming with jockey Nick Hall.

The pair have now combined for two stakes level wins during three starts with their only defeat coming at the hands of Dear Demi in the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) last spring.

“It is a juggling act with a stayer in a sprint. We had her fresh and maybe too fresh," said Hall.

“I thought her run might have ended at the 50m but to her credit she was tough and hung in there and picked up a bit more valuable black type.

“She gave me a fantastic feel.

“We were only getting to learn a little bit about her last preparation but I think David [Hayes] has got her pretty well worked out now so look out for her,” he said.

Alzora is out of the Gulch mare Bryce Canyon and this was her second win from ten starts. With three third placings she has earned stakes of $204,840 for owner Dorrington Farm Syndicate (Mgr: R J Crabtree).


 
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