2010 Frank Packer Plate Won By Dariana

April 27th, 2010

Dariana claimed the $125,000 Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) on Saturday when the filly exceeded her pre-race favourite expectations.

Trained by Bart Cummings, who is at St Vincent’s Private Hospital due to an illness, Dariana started slow but came home strong on the last day of the Sydney Racing Carnival.

Trained by Bart Cummings, Dariana started slow but came home strong on the last day of the Sydney Racing Carnival.

Al Dhafra was the favourite heading into the 2010 Frank Packer Plate, but the Guy Walter-trained gelding was disappointing on the Royal Randwick Racecourse and finished fourth and heads to the paddock for a spell.

Euphemism, trained by Peter Snowden finished second by half-a-length while Viking Hero rounded out the top three finishers.

Dariana looks set to travel to Queensland and compete in the Brisbane racing carnival, with the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) on the 5th of June a strong possibility, with two wins from just six races as the filly sets out her first campaign.

Also taking place on Saturday alongside the 2010 Frank Packer Plate 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