The Michael Lakey trained Champagne Blaze won impressively in the MITAVITE AUSTRALIA Ratings Band 0-70 Handicap (1200 METRES) at Doomben on Melbourne Cup day.
The Monashee Mountain mare made it her fifth career win when she settled just behind the leaders to be too strong in the concluding stages for All My Angels and Coruba Queen.
Champagne Blaze ran a slick 1.10.19 and home in 34 seconds for the last 600m in a dominant win.
Congratulations to owners: Mr S P Flanigan, Mr G R Moffett, Mrs D Moffett, Mr J D H Maclean, Mr W J Morgan, Miss K I Lunney, Miss J J Lunney, Mrs J L Lakey, Mrs J Meira De Oliveira, Mr B S Gleeson, Mr D J Molineux, Mr D W Dean, Mrs C A Dean, Mr R Churchill, Mr P J Sherriff
Miracle Pill another runner for the Lakey stable also finished very impressively from last at the top of the straight to flash home for second at only her second start in a race so she is definitely one to follow.