Avienus dominates at Moonee Valley
Having her third run of her current campaign, the Mark Webb-trained Avienus (Reset) recorded a three length win in the G2 Stock Stakes at Moonee Valley.
Settling in second position behind the tearaway leader Viking Turf Belle, the Craig Williams-ridden five-year-old mare sprinted hard at the 300m mark to put the result beyond doubt.
Always showing promise, the Darley Australia-bred mare has now recorded five wins from 18 starts and connections are keen to try and secure a G1 Caulfield Cup start.
In producing the memorable win, Avienus became the sixth Stakes winner for her sire Reset (pictured) who will stand this season at a fee of $22,000 including GST at Northwood Park.
The race prior to Avienus saw Street Cry gelding Whobegotyou produce an outstanding effort to take out his second consecutive G2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes.
Trained by Mark Kavanagh, Whobegotyou settled back in the field and was set alight rounding the turn, producing his trademark sprint to defeat Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy by two lengths with Shoot Out a further length astern.
Having now had six starts at the track for five wins, Whobegotyou is now likely to head towards the G1 Yalumba Stakes, a race he won last year, before heading to the G1 Cox Plate, where he will start as one of the favoured runners.
The sire of twelve individual G1 winners worldwide, Street Cry will cover an outstanding book of mares this season at Darley Kelvinside at a fee of $137,500 including GST.
The last stakes race of the day saw the Sheikh Mohammed-owned Trim (Lonhro) jump from barrier 16 to work across the field and win the G3 Research Stakes by a long neck from dead-heaters Girl Hussler and Montana Flyer.
A Listed winner during her three-year-old season, the Peter Snowden-trained Trim has now recorded three wins from ten starts, two of those being at Stakes level. Bred by Woodlands Stud, Trim is out of the G3-winning Night Shift mare Firm.
The sire of 17 individual Stakes winners, Lonhro is standing the current season at Darley Kelvinside at a fee of $88,000 including GST, alongside his first-season sire son, the G1 winner Denman, who is standing for $38,500 including GST.
Earlier in the day G1-winning juvenile Reward For Effort (Exceed And Excel) finished third in the G3 Mc Ewan Stakes at Moonee Valley.