Cockram Stakes 2012 Results – Lady Melksham Wins

August 20th, 2012

The 2012 Cockram Stakes was won by Lady Melksham at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday August 18, 2012.

Lady Melksham won the race by 0.4 of a length in front of Le Societe, who finished second, and Glows, who placed third.

The Artie Schiller mare has now won four of her five race starts and has earned more than $170,000 in prize money.

The four-year-old is trained at Flemington by John Sadler, who was thrilled with her win.

The trainer is yet to mark out a spring racing program for Lady Melksham, who is set to take on some of the top carnival’s top feature sprints.

“We’d only planned to give her two or three runs this campaign,” Sadler said.

“We’ll be pretty careful with her as to whether she has another run or whether she might go out and tackle something a little later in the spring.

“We’ll just leave our options open at the moment.”

Saturday’s 2012 Cockram Stakes was the first spring target for Lady Melksham.

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2012 Cockram Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 14 LADY MELKSHAM John Sadler Glen Boss 5 55kg $3.50F
2 10 LE SOCIETE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 0.4L 12 56kg $5
3 3 GLOWS Peter Snowden Vlad Duric 1.65L 6 57kg $12
4 9 AVOID LIGHTNING David Jolly Adam McCabe (a) 2.4L 8 56kg $4.60
5 11 BONARIA Pat Hyland Michael Walker 3.9L 7 56kg $12
6 7 SPURCIFIC Robbie Griffiths Peter Mertens 5.65L 4 56kg $21
7 5 OASIS BLOOM Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison James Winks 6.9L 2 57kg $51
8 8 BOOKLET Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Oliver 7.9L 10 56kg $17
9 13 NEVER FORGET (FR) Peter G Moody Ben Melham 8.9L 9 55kg $101
10 1 YOSEI Stuart Webb Ms Michelle Payne 9.4L 11 59kg $19
11 6 STOLE (NZ) Brian Jenkins Craig Newitt 10.9L 3 56kg $101
12 4 LUCKY PENNY Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Danny Nikolic 12.9L 1 57kg $9.50