2011 Results – Yallambee Classic Morphettville Racecourse

March 15th, 2011

The 2011 Yallambee Classic was led from the gates to the post in an incredible run from Shrapnel.

The Michael Kavanagh trained horse had a massive betting surge in the closing stages coming in on track to as short as $5 from double figure odds.

Punters were reward after Shrapnel drew clear of the field coming onto the home straight and never looked like being headed.

Earlier in the race jockey Michael Rodd was forced to go to the front after a lightning start and no other genuine pace setters.

For Kavanagh it’s a pretty handy win, especially after being so dissapointed with a fifth place in the Adelaide Cup with the favourite King Diamond.

In fact you can sense Group 1 glory isn’t too far away with Shrapnel, especially considering he has been placed at that level before in the Coolmore classic.

“He’s more than a very good horse,” Kavanagh said.

“We bought him as a stallion prospect and you’d have to think he’s halfway there now.”

There’s no concrete path on where too next for Shrapnel but an already valuable horse could very quickly become one of the most sought after sire’s in the country.

“I’m not decided yet about where he’ll go next but you may see him in the Galaxy in Sydney,” Kavanagh said.

“The Goodwood is not out of the question, but we’ll just sit down and work out how to build his record.”

Coming in second in the 2011 Yallambee Classic was Happy Trails in front of General Truce third.

The combination provided quite a healthy trifecta payout with online bookmakers Luxbet, especially with favourite Obsequious finishing out of the money.