Knockout scored a major upset by downing the hot favourite Dexian in yesterdays
$40,800 Belmont Guineas (Listed) in Perth.
Serheed filly got home in a driving finish to down the classy Tribu gelding by a nose in
the 1600 metre event on a dead track.
The Stratham trained filly, who ran second in a class six
event for three-year-olds at Belmont on June at her previous start, was ridden to victory
by former leading Tasmanian hoop Glenn Smith.
Dexian, the winner of six of his twelve starts before
yesterdays listed race, was sent out a short priced favourite for the Guineas after
an impressive win over Shamrock Son at Belmont on June 1. Daniel Staeck was aboard the hot
Covering the trip in 1 minute 39.14 seconds, Lady Knockout
downed Dexian by a nose, while the Patrick Carbery mount Fortune Streak was just a further
short head away in third place.
With the win the Bradshaw trained filly enhanced her record
to two wins and a second from five starts and prizemoney of nearly $34,000.