Flamberge causes upset in 2016 Oakleigh Plate Results

February 27th, 2016

Top-weight Flamberge has upset his more fancied rivals to win the 2016 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

$34 shot Flamberge created history by carrying 58kg to victory as previously no horse had carried more than 57kg to win the Oakleigh Plate.

Top-weight Flamberge upset the field to win the 2016 Oakleigh Plate

Top-weight Flamberge upset the field to win the 2016 Oakleigh Plate. Picture: Ultimate Racing Photos

Flamberge held off the fast finishing Fell Swoop by 0.1 length, while Heatherly finished third.

“He’s a super little horse, never runs a bad race,” jockey Damian Lane said.

“Barrier 15 with 58kgs, all the odds were against him but he’s done a super job.

“I had a beautiful run and I thought the tempo was right for where I was and when we straightened up he gave me a good kick.

“It’s super to get a Group 1 for Peter Moody but also for David [Moodie] because he’s a great supporter of mine and I’m just thrilled to repay him with a win like this.”

Trainer Peter Moody will now decide whether Flamberge heads to the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington or heads up to Sydney to contest the Group 1 The Galaxy at Rosehill.

“The Newmarket or the Galaxy in Sydney may be more suitable because he has won at Rosehill, 1100m, and you can get a bit of give in the ground up there,” Moody said after the race.

“1200m down the straight at Flemington might be outside the Galaxy. We have Kinglike at home with similar connections ready to go so we will try to keep them apart and give them their chance.”

2016 Oakleigh Plate Winner & Placings

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 FLAMBERGE Peter G Moody Damian Lane 15 58kg $31
2 8 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Glyn Schofield 0.1L 5 53kg $14
3 16 HEATHERLY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Katelyn Mallyon 0.85L 2 50kg $3.70F
4 14 PITTSBURGH FLYER Lee & Shannon Hope Jye McNeil (a) 0.95L 8 52kg $41
5 19e RELDAS Robert Smerdon Craig Newitt 1.45L 14 52kg $31
6 11 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 1.95L 10 52.5kg $17
7 2 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Steven Arnold 2.15L 17 56.5kg $41
8 9 GREGERS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Williams 2.25L 1 53kg $26
9 7 BOUNDING Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 2.75L 7 55.5kg $5
10 3 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3.15L 6 56.5kg $16
11 10 KURO (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Daniel Stackhouse 3.9L 11 53kg $41
12 13 GRIANTE David Brideoake Harry Coffey (a) 4L 9 52kg $31
13 15 VEZALAY Leon & Troy Corstens Glen Boss 4.2L 16 52kg $31
14 4 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Jamie Mott 4.7L 13 56.5kg $61
15 18 KEEN ARRAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Stephen Baster 7.7L 4 50kg $4.40
16 5 ECLAIR CHOICE Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 8.45L 12 56kg $31
17 12 ATMOSPHERICAL Robert Smerdon Ms Michelle Payne 15.45L 3 52kg $41
20e SWINGING ARMS Scott Trenowden Regan Bayliss (a) 0
21e SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Craig Newitt 0
17 HEADWATER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Patrick Moloney (a) 0
6 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 0