Crafty Irna Wins Randwick Race 9 – 2011 Adrian Knox Stakes Results

April 9th, 2011

Crafty Irna

Crafty Irna wins the last at Royal Randwick on Derby Day in an upset result

The last race of the day at Randwick has been won by Crafty Irna in Race 9 in the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m).

The 2011 Adrian Knox Stakes was a quality handicap race open to three-year-old fillies only.

Worth $150,000, the Adrian Knox stakes featured a 16-horse capacity starting field.

Who’s Ready was the early leader of the 2011 Adrian Knox Stakes field, leading the others by more than a length for the majority of the race.

The field was spread across the track down the home straight until Crafty Irna stormed through the middle of the field to win by over a length.

Raspberries ran home well to finish in second while Becerra held on for third.

Crafty Irna’s trainer, Ron Quinton, felt that his filly deserved to win today.

“She’s been taking nice steps along the way,” Quinton said.

“I couldn’t have been happier with her coming into today.”

Crafty Irna won the 2011 Adrian Knox Stakes in a time of two minutes and 4.69 seconds.

The filly will now head to the Australian Oaks at Randwick on April 16, 2011.