Stryker Wins 2010 Fred Best Classic for Chris Waller

May 24th, 2010

Promising three-year-old Stryker was the first of an eventual three winners for in-form trainer Chris Waller at Doomben on Saturday, claiming victory in the $125,000 Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m).

Stryker ($7.50) overcame their wide barrier 14 draw and displayed a brilliant turn of foot to find the line strongly three-quarters of a length ahead of Shamardal filly Happy Hippy ($12), with the $2.25 favourite Graceful Anna finishing a further half-neck back in third after racing on the fence.

It was a promising result from runner-up Happy Hippy, who after starting wide from barrier 13, worked her way from the back of the field to second place inside the final 600 metres.

Fastneck Rock colt Stryker has now won two of his 13 career starts for over $350,000 in prizemoney.

Despite his impressive win on Saturday he is still number 25 on the ballot for this weekend’s $650,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) and although unassured of a start is still one of the favourites in the pre-post betting markets at $8 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Although unassured of a start in next week’s Doomben 10,000 Stryker is still one of the favourites

Rosehill-based trainer Chris Waller also enjoyed success in the $150,000 Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) with his top two-year-old Pressday, and then went on to secure the first and third prizes in the $500,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m) with odds-on favourite and winner Metal Bender and gallant third placegetter Triple Honour on Saturday.

Check out the full results of these races on the news page of this site and visit Ladbrokes.com.au for the best horse racing odds and betting options for the remainder of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

2010 Fred Best Classic Results:

Place

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

SP

Margin

1
STRYKER
Chris Waller J Cassidy $7.50
2
HAPPY HIPPY
John P Thompson S Katsidis $12 0.8
3
GRACEFUL ANNA
David Pfieffer L Cassidy $2.25F 1.0
4
TIERQUALO
Kelly Doughty M Palmer $21 1.2
5
LOCHIEL
Gerald Ryan B Shinn $16 2.2
6
PURETTAN
Trevor Bailye D Oliver $21 3.5
7
UMANUGGET
Brian Gentle S Seamer $101 3.7
8
LAUNAY
Peter Snowden K McEvoy $7 3.8
9
SOPHROSYNE
Michael Moroney M J Zahra $15 3.9
10
LISTEN SON
Tony Gollan K Banks $21 4.1
11
CAPTAIN CLAYTON
Robert Heathcote S Scriven $61 4.3
12
MISS WITH ATTITUDE
L Macdonald & A Gluyas C Lindop $17 4.5
13
DUAL CHAMBER
Rex Lipp C Munce $11 5.3
14
STREETS AWAY (NZ)
Alan Bailey G Colless $26 5.7
15
BEETHOG
Les Kelly J P Stanley $15 7.7
16
PATAPINDA
Troy Hall D Browne $51 17.7
Scratched
IRISH DREAM
Gillian Heinrich
Scratched
SWISS ROSE (NZ)
Gillian Heinrich