Carlisle caused an upset at nice odds on Oaks day at Flemington, notching his fifth-career-win at start fourteen and his most notable winner to date in the Cirka Trophy over 1800 metres.
Jockey Blaike McDougall continued his terrific association with the So You Think four-year-old gelding, giving him the perfect run from the outside barrier and bringing up their second win for the preparation together.
Rated to perfection and gaining a lovely mid-race breather under McDougall, Carlisle quickened nicely in the straight and hit the front 150 metres out, winning impressively by a length on the line even after rolling around near the post with no competitors nearby to keep him straight.
It was the second winner for the week for the Moloney Racing stable following Brillant Sapphire’s victory last Friday at Pakenham, and the team are still a chance to round out their Melbourne Cup Carnival with a win tomorrow on Champions Stakes Day with Legionnaire and Fine Dane to represent the stable.
Congratulations to owners and breeders of Carlisle, Julie Sampson and Meridy Taite, and all of the team at Moloney Racing.