Lucky Hussler has won the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate at Doomben racecourse on December 29, 2012.
The three-year-old won the race by a nose ahead of Sizzling, who placed second, and Heza Jetsetter who rounded out the placings in third.
Lucky Hussler has now won three of his six race starts and has earned more than $145,000 in prize money.
While Lucky Hussler took the prize, Sizzling had been the red hot favourite to win the race.
Jockey Chris Munce is confident we did not see the best of Sizzling in the 2012 Vo Rogue Plate.
“During the race he travelled a bit more keenly than I wanted him to and it was similar to how he raced at Flemington when he was beaten,” Munce said.
“Normally he settles nice and relaxed but he really got up on the bridle and wanted to get going which isn’t like him.”
Munce admits he expected more from Sizzling when the colt angled into the clear in the final 200m.
“When he got the split I thought he would be able to pick up the winner but he really made hard work of it,” he said.
“He wasn’t the same horse today and I felt if he was at the top of his game he should’ve been able to pick up the ground on the winner that he needed to.”
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2012 Vo Rogue Plate Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||7||LUCKY HUSSLER||Kent Fleming||Matthew Palmer||–||4||57kg||$12|
|2||1||SIZZLING||Kelso Wood||Chris Munce||0.1L||5||57kg||$1.45F|
|3||6||HEZA JETSETTER||Robert Heathcote||Ryan Wiggins||1.4L||7||57kg||$17|
|4||2||SALUTER||Jason McLachlan||Damian Browne||1.5L||8||57kg||$12|
|5||3||DANCES ON STARS (NZ)||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||1.8L||9||57kg||$5|
|6||8||MISHANI PERSUADER||Les Ross||Brad Stewart||2L||2||57kg||$10|
|7||11||CALIENTE||Bruce W Hill||Paul Hammersley||2.2L||1||55kg||$11|
|8||15||STOLEN KISSES||Maryann Thexton||Jeff Lloyd||3L||6||55kg||$51|
|9||12||LADY COLOURS||Bruce W Hill||Jim Byrne||4.3L||3||55kg||$61|
|10||9||SNIPZU||Liam Birchley||Larry Cassidy||4.5L||10||55kg||$101|