The Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes was won by Longport on protest at Royal Randwick Racecourse last Saturday September 22, 2012.
Norzita was originally past the post first, however, was relegated to second position after stewards made the controversial decision to uphold the protest lodged by Longport’s jockey Jim Cassidy.
As the final record stands, Longport won the race by a nose in front of Norzita, who remains in second, while Jade Marauder placed third in the 2012 Tea Rose Stakes.
Longport has now won three of her five race starts and has earned more than $180,000 in prize money.
The three-year-old finished ninth in the $85,000 TVN Jockey’s Trust Handicap prior to her 2012 Tea Rose Stakes win last weekend.
Trainer John Thompson was pleased with the form turn around and revealed she would go towards the Group 1 Flight Stakes on October 6, 2012.
“She ran disgracefully last start but I knew she could turn it around,” Thompson said.
“I gave her a trial and plenty of work in between and the three weeks between runs helped.
“She will go on to the Flight Stakes now.”
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2012 Tea Rose Stakes Race Results
|1||5||LONGPORT||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||–||5||56kg||$81|
|2||6||NORZITA (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Corey Brown||0.1L||6||56kg||$5|
|3||3||JADE MARAUDER||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||1.6L||7||56kg||$6|
|4||1||DEAR DEMI||Clarry Conners||James McDonald||2.1L||3||56kg||$2.50F|
|5||9||VAQUERA (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||4.2L||1||56kg||$31|
|6||2||FLYING SNITZEL||Gerald Ryan||Hugh Bowman||4.8L||9||56kg||$9.50|
|7||4||MEIDUNG||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||5.3L||2||56kg||$4.40|
|8||7||CALAMBA||Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl||8.2L||4||56kg||$101|
|9||8||DOLPHUS||Anthony Cummings||Blake Shinn||8.7L||8||56kg||$101|