Run over 1600m on April 09, 2016 at Randwick
Trainer: C Maher
Jockey: D Oliver
Track Conditions: Soft(5)
Race Club: ATC
Then came: Heavens Above, Noble Protector, Lady le Fay, Zanbagh, Our Vergara, Badawiya, Artistry, Miss Rose de Lago, Slightly Sweet, Suavito, Casino Dancer, Pasadena Girl, Risque, Coronation Shallan,
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, deceased Gr1-winning stallion Shinko King (Fairy King-Rose Of Jericho, by Alleged) celebrated an elite success when 4YO New Zealand-bred mare Azkadellia (Shinko King-Raving, by Centaine) scored by 2 lengths for trainer Ciaron Maher in the $1 million Gr1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+ f&m, over 4YO mare Heaven's Above (Street Cry-Reggie, by Germano) & 6YO UK-bred mare Noble Protector (Haafhd-All Glory, by Alzao). After successive Gr1 placings in the Donacster Mile and Coolmore Classic, Azkadellia finally broke through at the top level to boost her record to 6 wins (including the Gr3 Mannerism Stakes) and 7 placings (including the Gr1 Doncaster Mile, Gr1 Coolmore Classic & Gr1 Myer Classic) from 14 starts for $1,338,735 earnings. "She's always shown that ability, but because of her racing style she does run into a bit of traffic and gets a bit unlucky but she got the favours today," trainer Ciaron Maher told Sky Racing. "She's a valuable mare, so good job by all the team."