Flamberge Claims Upset 2015 The Goodwood Win

May 18th, 2015

Classy sprinter Flamberge has franked his form around Chautauqua at Morphettville over the weekend; displaying a keen turn of foot to take out the featured Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) by a length.

Flamberge has won a maiden Group 1 title in the 2015 The Goodwood. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Flamberge has won a maiden Group 1 title in the 2015 The Goodwood. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Flamberge ran on for a close second to Chautauqua in the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) first-up this season, but returned to the paddock for a brief freshen-up after failing to match the pace and 12th in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) in late February.

Jumping from the gates well, jockey Vlad Duric settled Flamberge in prime position on the heels of early leaders Lord Of The Sky and Tudor, who set a noticeably quick tempo away from the barriers and rounding the bend.

Finding the final straight slightly wide and with room to make up on Lord Of The Sky, Duric quickly wound the Exceed And Excel gelding forward and locked in a fierce sprint battle with Robbie Laing’s stable star; poking clear 100m from home.

Under The Louvre has returned to racing in exceptional form this season and was gallant in boxing home for a credible third place finish; hitting the line half a length in the clear of favourite Black Heart Bart, who never really looked a winning chance when failing to jump from the gates well.

Punters who backed Flamberge to win the 2015 Goodwood Handicap with Ladbrokes.com.au have been paid out on generous $21 odds for success!

2015 The Goodwood Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 4 FLAMBERGE Peter G Moody Vlad Duric 16 56.5kg $21
2 6 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 0.7L 15 56kg $9
3 10 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 1.3L 5 55.5kg $6
4 9 BLACK HEART BART Vaughn Sigley Glenn Smith 1.7L 7 55.5kg $4.60F
5 5 THERMAL CURRENT Peter G Moody Ben Melham 1.9L 4 56.5kg $21
6 12 GREGERS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Williams 2.2L 6 55kg $10
7 2 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Glen Boss 2.8L 11 58.5kg $7.50
8 17 TUDOR Doug Harrison Dean Yendall 3.2L 17 53kg $41
9 15 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney Jake Noonan 3.3L 12 54.5kg $31
10 11 IT IS WRITTEN Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 3.7L 1 55.5kg $61
11 16 VAIN QUEEN John Sadler Ms Katelyn Mallyon (a) 3.9L 10 54kg $10
12 1 HUCKLEBUCK Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 3.9L 3 58.5kg $4.80
13 14 LIGHT IT UP Ryan Balfour Joe Bowditch 5.4L 2 54.5kg $201
14 3 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Chris Parnham 5.4L 8 58.5kg $21
15 13 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon Ms Michelle Payne 6.3L 13 54.5kg $16
16 7 RIZIZ Ken Sweeney Paul Gatt 6.6L 9 56kg $51
17 8 DAYTONA GREY Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 7.3L 14 56kg $71