Complacent has won the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes 2013 at Royal Randwick in only his 5th career start.
In an impressive staying performance, Complacent had a perfect run just off the pace and show great acceleration when required to take the lead with 300m to go and win by 1.3 lengths.
It was a close finish for the minor placings, with Criterion grabbing second ahead of Savvy Nature and Hooked.
The three-year-old Authorized colt could now head to the Group 1 Victoria Derby 2013 at Flemington on Saturday 2 November.
“He is a talented horse, there is no doubt he can stay, but he is still very raw and there is lot of improvement left in the horse,” trainer Peter Snowden said.
“He will make a lovely autumn three-year-old but Group 1s are great to win and the Derby is just around the corner. We will certainly give it a lot of thought.”
Complacent has now won 3 races from 5 starts with 2 seconds and adds another $240,000 in prize money to their total.
2013 Spring Champion Stakes Results
|1||5||COMPLACENT||Peter Snowden||Christian Reith||–||1||56.5kg||$5.50|
|2||1||CRITERION (NZ)||David Payne||Brenton Avdulla||1.3L||7||56.5kg||$12|
|3||4||SAVVY NATURE (NZ)||John O’Shea||Jim Cassidy||1.4L||8||56.5kg||$3.20F|
|4||7||HOOKED||John P Thompson||Timothy Bell||1.6L||3||56.5kg||$31|
|5||10||LIBERTY’S CHOICE||Gai Waterhouse||Thomas Huet||1.7L||5||56.5kg||$31|
|6||9||EQUATOR||Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn||3.2L||13||56.5kg||$13|
|7||6||DRAGO||Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl||3.5L||9||56.5kg||$10|
|8||8||ROCK HERO||David Payne||Glyn Schofield||3.8L||6||56.5kg||$5|
|9||11||THUNDER FANTASY||Anthony Cummings||Jason Collett||4.6L||11||56.5kg||$21|
|10||3||VILANOVA (NZ)||Chris Waller||Jay Ford||5.8L||10||56.5kg||$71|
|11||2||FUERZA||Bjorn Baker||Nathan Berry||7.1L||12||56.5kg||$61|
|12||12||FAST DRAGON||Bruce Wallace||Paul Taylor||7.9L||14||56.5kg||$151|
|13||14||MOUNTAIN VIEW (NZ)||John Sargent||Tim Clark||8.6L||4||56.5kg||$81|
|14||13||SHIKRA||Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr||10.1L||2||56.5kg||$71|