Swift Alliance put in a marvellous run to win the 2011 Sebring Stakes by an effortless three and a half lengths.
The five-year-old Don Eduardo entire has had a roller coaster preparation thus far, winning the Listed Razor Sharp on December 18, 2010, while being unable to finish better than seventh in any of his other three starts.
The talented five-year-old has made amends with a Group 3 victory in today’s 2011 Sebring Stakes.
This was Swift Alliance’s second win in a Sebring Stakes, with the entire claiming victory in last year’s race.
Swift Alliance won this year’s race ahead of News Alert, who finished well in second, and Cardinal Virtue, who ran on for third.
Swift Alliance’s owners, the Gooree Pastoral Company Syndicate, were thrilled to have a winner in the final race of Golden Slipper Day after suffering terrible luck in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper in Race 7.
Their other horse, Smart Missile, was a shock late scratching from the premier event for two-year-olds after acting fractious in the stalls.
Swift Alliance will now certainly be a prominent feature in the remainder of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.