Dariana Claims 2010 Frank Packer Plate

April 27th, 2010

The Royal Randwick Racecourse saw the Sydney Cup Day go ahead on Saturday closing the Autumn Racing Carnival, with the $125,000 Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) one of many features.

The Bart Cummings-trained Dariana claimed the prestigious race after starting slow, but came from the back of the field to cross the line first.

The Bart Cummings-trained Dariana claimed the prestigious race after starting slow, but came from the back of the field to cross the line first.

The filly looks set to take place in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) on the 5th of June as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Finishing half-a-length behind the winner, Euphemism claimed the second spot and Viking Hero came in third, while Al Dhafra was disappointing surging late and not able to finish better than fourth.

Also taking place on Saturday alongside the 2010 Frank Packer Plater was the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m), the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) and the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1600m).

2010 Frank Packer Plate Results

Position

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

1st
Dariana
Bart Cummings Michael Rodd
2nd
Euphemism
Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy
3rd
Viking Hero
Michael Moroney Damien Oliver
4th
Al Dhafra
Guy Walter Kathy O’Hara
5th
She’smydarl
David Payne Nash Rawiller
6th
Lentini
Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla
7th
Landlocked (NZ)
Anthony Cummings Jay Ford
8th
King Sabeel (NZ)
Graeme Rogerson Blake Shinn
9th
Dralion
John O’Shea Glyn Schofield
Scratched
Family Matters
Clarry Conners Stathi Katsidis