Turn Me Loose wins 2016 Futurity Stakes

February 27th, 2016

Turn Me Loose has won the 2016 Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Turn Me Loose was too strong for Stratum Star who finished second 3/4 of a length behind, with Suavito third.

“Once we ranged up to them turning in he doesn’t lay down, he ran it strong down to the line,” jockey Opie Bosson said after the race.

“He loves a dogfight and I knew the other day after the run he was always going to improve, so we were pretty confident coming into today.

“He’s looking for a mile now. He had to work a little bit to get there over the 1400m because they just went a little bit quickly early but he loves the mile, he gets up there and bowls along beautifully.”

According to part owner Scott Brown, Turn Me Loose will next head to the Group 1 Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick before possibly having a shot at the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

2016 Futurity Stakes Full Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker Opie Bosson 9 59kg $3.10F
2 6 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Mark Zahra 0.75L 5 59kg $17
3 10 SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Luke Currie 1.15L 3 57kg $7
4 2 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Damien Oliver 1.65L 8 59kg $19
5 9 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Michelle Payne 1.85L 11 59kg $51
6 5 TRUST IN A GUST Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2.85L 10 59kg $18
7 11 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 4.1L 1 57kg $10
8 4 HUCKLEBUCK Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 4.6L 4 59kg $5
9 7 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 5L 7 59kg $81
10 1 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5.1L 2 59kg $10
11 8 SCISSOR KICK Paul Messara Craig Williams 12.1L 6 59kg $13