Screen Wins Golden Pendant 2011 In Photo Finish

September 26th, 2011

Screen won the 2011 Golden Pendant at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday September 24, 2011, in a narrow victory ahead of Gybe.

The five-year-old mare won the $250,000 race in a photo finish that featured second place-getter Gybe, while Ofcourseican ran home for third.

It was the third win of the day for jockey Christian Reith, who had also won aboard John O’Shea’s Big Time and John Thompson’s Renewed Vitality.

“I was pretty confident I had won but it was pretty close,” Reith said.

“It’s been a good day.”

Trainer Peter Snowden’s stable foreman, Brad Widdup, was thrilled Screen was able to win her first Group 3 race.

“I thought we got there but when you wait that long for the result you start to worry,” Widdup said.

“Screen was always going to be a stakes mare and it’s good she got the win today.

“She had a great run in the race and found the line well.

“It’s been a great day, we’ve had two stakes wins here and it was a big relief we saw the real Helmet in Melbourne.”

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2011 Golden Pendant Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 14 SCREEN Peter Snowden Christian Reith 6 55kg $17
2 6 GYBE Anthony Cummings Ms Kathy O’Hara 0.1L 11 56kg $9.50
3 10 OFCOURSEICAN Ron Quinton Hugh Bowman 0.3L 4 55.5kg $4.60
4 8 SHANNARA Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 1.6L 2 55.5kg $12
5 5 LITTLE SURFER GIRL Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 1.9L 5 56kg $10
6 13 PHENOMENAL LASS Joseph Pride Corey Brown 2.5L 8 55kg $3.70F
7 4 KANZAN Peter Snowden Nash Rawiller 3.6L 12 56kg $7
8 3 GRACEFUL ANNA David Pfieffer Jim Cassidy 4.3L 7 56kg $10
9 2 OBSEQUIOUS Peter Snowden Robert Thompson 4.7L 9 56.5kg $21
10 15 FLYING SUCCESS Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 4.9L 1 54kg $11
11 7 DEER VALLEY John O’Shea Nathan Berry 5L 13 56kg $31
12 12 VINTEDGE Chris Waller Jay Ford 5.1L 10 55.5kg $101
13 9 DORF COMMAND Clarry Conners Brenton Avdulla 5.8L 3 55.5kg $26