Skrikandi Wins Stradbroke Handicap 2015 – Results

June 6th, 2015

Favourite in the race last year, Ciaron Maher’s classy mare Srikandi returned to the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival for a second shot in Queensland’s richest race and this year came away with the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap win.


Srikandi Wins the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap after running third in the race 12 months earlier in Brisbane. Photo: Daniel Costello.

She ran third as the beaten top fancy 12 months ago and started at $12 odds through in this year’s $2 million Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1350m), held at Doomben Racecourse for the first time in history, without the winning form.

The talented four-year-old daughter of Dubawi ran a luckless eighth in the BTC Cup two back before a Doomben 10,000 sixth to Boban last time out, but her superb work on Tuesday morning convinced the Warrnambool-based Maher she was ready to atone.

“Just this week her work was super,” Maher said post-win.

“The barrier draw was ideal and the rails position played into her hand.”

And atone she did, Srikandi ridden to perfection by Melbourne Cup winning hoop Kerrin McEvoy to beat home Chris Waller’s multiple Group 1 hero Boban by a tidy margin in the Stradbroke.

“Kerrin gave her a super ride,” Maher added.

“He’s a big race jockey and I was wrapped to have him on.”

In a photo for third it was the John O’Shea-trained Generalife from the outside barrier finishing off the Stradbroke Handicap trifecta with Hugh Bowman aboard on the back of a Doomben 10,000 third also.

McEvoy was full of praise for the mare who really dug deep over the closing couple of hundred metres to shrug off the challengers and was full of running on the line.

Skrikandi has now won eight of her 12 career starts for over $1.8 million in prize money thanks to the Stradbroke Handicap result.

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2015 Stradbroke Handicap Result

Doomben Racecourse – Saturday, June 6

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 14 SRIKANDI Ciaron Maher Kerrin McEvoy 1 53kg $12
2 1 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 1.8L 6 58kg $16
3 5 GENERALIFE John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 2L 15 54.5kg $12
4 6 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 2.4L 11 54.5kg $26
5 2 HOT SNITZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 2.5L 12 55.5kg $17
6 3 SACRED STAR Tony Pike Zac Purton 2.7L 4 55kg $8.50
7 10 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 3.7L 7 53.5kg $21
8 4 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Chris Symons 3.8L 8 54.5kg $31
9 16 DELECTATION Chris Waller Glen Boss 4L 9 52kg $12
10 17e LUMOSTY Robert Smerdon Corey Brown 4.1L 10 50.5kg $6EF
11 12 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings Tim Clark 4.3L 14 53.5kg $101
12 9 KNOYDART John O’Shea James McDonald 4.5L 3 54kg $9
13 13 EL ROCA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Timothy Bell 4.8L 2 53.5kg $41
14 8 CHARLIE BOY Peter & Paul Snowden Craig Williams 5L 5 54kg $6EF
15 11 BLACK HEART BART Vaughn Sigley Glenn Smith 8.5L 13 53.5kg $11
19e FLAMINGO STAR (GER) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0
20e RIVA DE LAGO Robert Heathcote 0
21e TRIED AND TIRED Leon & Troy Corstens 0
15 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Newitt 0
7 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Tommy Berry 0
18e ROCK STURDY Joseph Pride Tim Clark 0