2010 Lee Steere Classic Won by Playcidium Mint over Black Felix

December 6th, 2010

In an upset 2010 Lee Steere Classic result, smart Foreplay filly Playcidium Mint nosed out the favourite Black Felix claiming a narrow victory at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday December 4.

Slow out of the barriers, the Craig Wright-trained Playcidium Mint quickly found her feet and settled in a beautiful position just behind the early leader Even Astar.

Pronounced favourite with the punters, Black Felix wasn’t so lucky and was caught out wide three deep without cover after jumping from the far outside barrier.

On the home straight Even Astar quickly faded as the field moved up to put on the pressure, and Playcidium Mint ($11) and Black Felix ($2.50) turned the $125,000 Group 3 Lee Steere Classic (1400m) into a two horse race fighting it out stride for stride.

Playcidum Mint bobbed her head down on the line to snare victory over Black Felix by a nose while an eye-catching run from Veracious ($26) saw them move up to finish third a length away.

Purchased for just $25,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale, Playcidium Mint has now won two of her four career starts for $94,350 in prize money.

Saturday’s win was the third stakes success for her sire Foreplay.

The next major race during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival is the Group 3 AJ Scahill Stakes (1400m) this Saturday December 11 followed by the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) on December 18.

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2010 Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic Results

Finish Pos. Horse Rider Trainer Margin SP
1 PLAYCIDIUM MINT Troy Turner Craig Wright 1:23.17 $11
2 BLACK FELIX Paul Harvey Stephen Miller NOSE $2.50F
3 VERACIOUS Shaun McGruddy Trevor Andrews 1 L $26
4 SOUND SYSTEM Lucas Camilleri Quona Cooke 2 1/2 L $15
5 MOONLIGHT BAY William Pike Jim Taylor 3 1/2 L $16
6 MANAHARA Brad Parnham Neville Parnham 3 1/2 L $10
7 EVEN ASTAR Steven Parnham Neville Parnham 5 L $4.60
8 WHAT DO YOU KNOW Peter Knuckey Sharon Miller 5 1/4 L $61
9 MISS CONDITION Jason Brown Jim Taylor 5 3/4 L $8
10 COCKEYED BOB Alan Kennedy Darryn Pateman 5 3/4 L $8.50
11 SPARKADIA Shaun O’Donnell Darren MCAuliffe 7 1/4 L $81
12 AMREEKA Daniel Staeck Fred Kersley 8 L $31