Skyerush has made up for her second place finish last year to win the 2012 Emancipation Stakes at Royal Randwick on Sydney Cup Day. Fibrillation was second ahead of Divorces and Shannara.
The six-year-old mare, trainer by Guy Walter, scored her eighth win from 33 career starts.
“She’s such a good little mare and an honest little mare,” Walter said after the win.
“She’s raced well now for two or three seasons.
“I thought it was a beautiful ride because he (Shinn) didn’t intend to be that far back.
“(She’s) an underrated mare.
“She just wanted to win and that’s been the mark of her career.”
2012 Emancipation Stakes Results
|1||7||SKYERUSH||Guy Walter||Blake Shinn||–||5||55.5kg||$5.50|
|2||3||FIBRILLATION||Tim Martin||Brenton Avdulla||0.4L||3||56kg||$6.50|
|3||6||DIVORCES||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||0.5L||12||56kg||$8.50|
|4||4||SHANNARA||Peter Snowden||Craig Williams||0.6L||11||56kg||$9|
|5||5||CRAFTY IRNA||Ron Quinton||Hugh Bowman||0.8L||10||56kg||$9|
|6||10||BRIGHTEST||Guy Walter||Rod Quinn||1.8L||2||54kg||$21|
|7||1||MISS KEEPSAKE (NZ)||Joseph Pride||Christian Reith||2.6L||9||57.5kg||$4.20F|
|8||12||TRIPLE SIX||Grahame Begg||James McDonald||3.8L||1||54kg||$71|
|9||8||FILL THE PAGE||Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones||Tommy Berry||4L||7||55.5kg||$17|
|10||9||FOXSTAR||Guy Walter||Ms Kathy O’Hara||4.6L||6||55kg||$20|
|11||2||MIRJULISA LASS||Gregory Hickman||Glyn Schofield||5.1L||8||57.5kg||$101|
|12||11||SONG SHAN||Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl||5.4L||4||54kg||$26|