Melito Conquers Hot Danish In 2011 Apollo Stakes

February 19th, 2011

The 2011 Apollo Stakes has been run and won with Melito rising from being a consistent horse to being a dominant horse.

He was perfectly positioned throughout the race sitting just behind the favourite Hot Danish. It wasn’t a terrible run at all by Hot Danish who toiled hard out front but just couldn’t match the kick of Melito over the final few hundred metres.

Expressway Stakes winner Centennial Park had a strong run down the straight and almost stole second from Hot Danish with Once Were Wild running fourth.

Overall it couldn’t really have been a better run from Melito comfortably beating a top class field with a little bit left in the tank as well.

It’s a handy situation for trainer Gerald Ryan to be in with a whole host of opportunities opened up after this one.

He said the one thing he won’t be doing is attempting to take on Black Caviar after her phenomenal run in the Lightning Stakes and he’ll probably target some of the longer events.

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