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Merlot Now Wins John Lee Stakes

Monday, 24th September 2007

The 7YO gelding Merlot Now (Akhadan-Babelle, by Francis Bacon) scored a 1.5-lengths victory in the $50,000 Listed John Lee Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville. Merlot Now (ridden by Michael Hoppo for trainer Darryl Hewitt) defeated 6YO gelding Jim's Party (Akhadan-Pitapat's Party, by King's Party) & 8YO gelding Finniss D'Or (Dieu D'Or-Ole, by Kala Dancer). Merlot Now now has 9 wins & 7 placings (including last start's Listed Balaklava Cup over 1600m on September 5) from 46 starts for $254,380 prize-money.

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