The 2011 Hobartville Stakes certainly lived up to the high expectations many people had for the race.
All the money came for Ilovethiscity late which eventually took favouritism from Somepin Anypin.
From the gates the race was all but over for the badly faltering Pressday.
At the front of the field it was Audacious Spirit which was locked in a battle with Somepin Anypin and Light Brigade for the front spot.
Those three continued to set the pace right until they straightened after the turn.
They spread across the track with he majority of horses having a clear run but it was only Ilovethiscity which could really take full advantage.
Retrieve went as well but just couldn’t match the pace of Ilovethiscity nor could Skilled which made ground late.
In the end it was a comfortable win for Ilovethiscity from Retrieve and Skilled third.
Masquerader again failed to place and crossed the line in fourth spot.
After this win it looks like Ilovethiscity will head to the Randwick Guineas scheduled to be run at Warwick Farm.
Depending on results in that race there are options to tackle the George Ryder or even the Doncaster Handicap.
Final Luxbet Results
- 1st #6 Ilovethiscity
- 2nd #3 Retrieve
- 3rd #2 Skilled