GR1 DARLEY CLASSIC
MALAGUERRA (AUS) 2011
6 G (Magnus - Tennessee Morn by Bletchingly)
Run over 1200m on November 05, 2016 at Flemington
Prizemoney: $1,002,500
Trainer: Peter Gelagotis
Jockey: B Melham
Time: 01:10.3
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: VRC
Winners Details
Sale: 2013 Melbourne VOBIS Gold Yearling
Vendor: Ballarto Lodge
Purchase Price: $32,000
Sales Co: Inglis
Then came: Spieth, Fell Swoop, Lankan Rupee, Sheidel, The Quarterback, Keen Array, Turn Me Loose, Japonisme, Our Boy Malachi, English, Holler
Mark Gatt
At Flemington in Melbourne, Eliza Park's Gr1 Galaxy-winning stallion Magnus (Flying Spur-Scandinavia, by Snippets) celebrated an elite success when 5YO gelding Malaguerra (Magnus-Tennessee Morn, by Bletchingly) held off a late challenge to score a narrow 0.1 length win for trainer Peter Gelagotis in the $1 million Gr1 Darley Classic (1200m) for 3YO+, over the very unlucky 4YO entire Spieth (Thorn Park-Stella Livia, by Titus Livius) & fellow 5YO gelding Fell Swoop (Not a Single Doubt-Touched in Flight, by Fasliyev). A $32,000 yearling consigned by Ballarto Lodge at the 2013 Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale, Malaguerra improved his record to 11 wins (including the Gr1 BTC Cup, Gr3 ATC Star Kingdom Stakes & Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap) & 3 placings from 21 starts for $1,432,600 earnings. "I'm very numb at the moment. He's an amazing horse," Gelagotis told racing.com. "And I want to pay special tribute to the Freedman brothers. They have obviously prepared this horse very well and given me a walk-up start with a really nice horse." He added: "A lot of credit's got to go to them."