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More Strawberries Wins 2012 Darley Crown

Monday, 7th May 2012

Vinery Stud shuttler More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman's Girl, by Woodman) added a black-type success when top-weighted 4YO mare More Strawberries (More Than Ready-Milva, by Strawberry Road) scored a half-length victory in the $150,000 Listed 2012 Darley Crown (1300m) for fillies & mares at Hawkesbury. More Strawberries (ridden by Nash Rawiller for trainer Gai Waterhouse) defeated 5YO mare Ladys Angel (Arena-Lady Sublime, by Hurricane Sky) & fellow 4YO mare Potions (Encosta De Lago-Wichita, by Umatilla). More Strawberries took her record to 4 wins (also including 2011's Listed Patinack Farm Tibbie Stakes over 1400m at Newcastle, plus both 2010's Gr2 Tea Rose Stakes over 1500m at Rosehill & Gr2 Furious Stakes over 1400m at Randwick) & 5 placings (including 2011's Listed Triscay Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill, plus 2010's Gr1 Flight Stakes over 1600m at Randwick, Gr1 Golden Slipper over 1200m at Rosehill & Gr2 Magic Night Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill) from 17 starts for $841,700 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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