2017 Futurity Stakes Results: Black Heart Bart Wins

February 25th, 2017

Black Heart Bart savaged the line in the final stages to record his fifth Group 1 victory in the 2017 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon.

Black Heart Bart and Tosen Stardom fought out the finish in the 2017 Futurity Stakes. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Black Heart Bart and Tosen Stardom fought out the finish in the 2017 Futurity Stakes. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Japanese galloper Tosen Stardom received a lovely run just behind the speed in the early stages of the Futurity Stakes and he looked the winner at the 100 metre mark, but Black Heart Bart continued to find and stole victory on the line.

Jockey Brad Rawiller has developed an extremely successful relationship with Black Heart Bart and he was clearly delighted to have claimed another Group 1 victory with the genuine marvel.

“All of his defeats have all had so much merit in them and there would have been so much merit in today,” Rawiller said.

“It didn’t worked out like I thought.

“I thought that Turn Me Loose would push forward, but he didn’t get away that great at the start and I was worried when I was one more pair further back.

“I wasn’t really getting a great cart into the straight and I thought that we would win when we straightened, but the second horse Tosen Stardom is a very smart horse and he had the perfect run.

“It took this blokes heart that we know he has got to get up and win.

“He loves a fight.”

Trainer Darren Weir is yet to confirm where Black Heart would have his next race start, but he revealed that a return to Adelaide for the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) is on the agenda for the Blackfriars gelding.

Tosen Stardom could not have been more impressive in the Futurity Stakes and Weir said that the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) before a trip to Sydney is the likely path for the Japanese galloper.

2017 Futurity Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Caulfield Race 5 – 25/02/2017

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 6 59kg $1.90F
2 4 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Craig Williams 0.1L 2 59kg $17
3 7 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 0.6L 1 59kg $10
4 9 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 0.9L 9 55.5kg $41
5 2 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Damian Lane 1.65L 4 59kg $17
6 6 PALENTINO Darren Weir Mark Zahra 2.15L 7 59kg $8
7 8 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 2.55L 3 59kg $26
8 3 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Kerrin McEvoy 2.95L 5 59kg $6.50
9 5 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3.7L 8 59kg $81