Scelto shocks in Stony Creek Cup

Mar 14, 2016

A smart front-running ride from apprentice Brandon Stockdale helped lift Scelto to a shock Stony Creek Cup victory on Sunday.

While the Peter Moody-trained Pemberley ($1.65) was all the rage, it was $31 outsider Scelto who landed the prize in the $75,000 feature.

Stockdale controlled the race from the front and that proved the difference, beating home Adirondack($8) with the odds-on pop Pemberley fighting home strongly for third after being buried three-back on the rail.

The change in tactics did the trick for Robbie Laing’s Scelto, who finished almost 10 lengths behind Pemberley two starts back.

Scelto is now building an imposing country cups record, adding the Stony Creek Cup to the Great Western and Colac Cups he already boasts.

It was also a terrific result for Stockdale, who has gone one better after finishing second in last year’s renewal of the race on Unique Assassin.

Story by Tom Biddington for Racing.com / Image: Slickpix