Suavito wins 2016 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes

February 13th, 2016

Suavito has returned to racing with an impressive win in the 2016 Group 1 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield today.

The Nigel Blackiston trained Suavito hasn’t been seen at the races since last year’s Autumn Carnival after requiring surgery to remove bone chips.

In a field that featured 13 Group 1 winners, jockey Luke Currie gave Suavito the perfect run in the large field.

Lucky Hussler was unlucky to finish second, while Hucklebuck stormed home for third.

“When we drew barrier one I was really confident that she would get a nice run early and she is just so tough and strong this mare,” Blackiston said after the race.

Blackiston may keep Suavito in Melbourne during the Autumn, with the Coolmore Classic in Sydney an option as well.

“She loves it here, so I think that we should come back here and run in the Futurity Stakes and then we will make a decision whether we go up to 2000 for the Australian Cup or we go to Sydney for the Coolmore or the other races around.”

2016 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 17 SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Luke Currie 1 57kg $15
2 4 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Glen Boss 0.75L 8 59kg $4.40
3 8 HUCKLEBUCK Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 1.15L 18 59kg $15
4 7 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker Opie Bosson 1.25L 10 59kg $3.80F
5 5 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Blake Shinn 1.35L 4 59kg $15
6 3 BOBAN Chris Waller Douglas Whyte 2.1L 13 59kg $14
7 10 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Mark Zahra 2.3L 14 59kg $21
8 9 TRUST IN A GUST Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2.5L 15 59kg $21
9 18 FENWAY Lee & Shannon Hope Damien Oliver 2.6L 3 57kg $31
10 2 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Ms Jamie Kah 2.7L 11 59kg $91
11 16 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 3L 16 57kg $51
12 15 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 3.2L 17 59kg $151
13 13 BOW CREEK (IRE) John O’Shea Ben Melham 3.3L 2 59kg $10
14 1 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 4.05L 12 59kg $21
15 12 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4.15L 9 59kg $31
16 14 RED BOMBER Mick Price Craig Newitt 5.4L 6 59kg $81
17 6 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Vlad Duric 5.7L 7 59kg $26
18 11 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 8.2L 5 59kg $61