Happy Trails Wins 2012 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes – Results

September 17th, 2012

Happy Trails has won the 2012 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse last Saturday September 15, 2012.

Trainer Paul Beshara is already thinking towards the Group 1 Cox Plate on Saturday October 27, 2012, with Happy Trails.

“Everyone wants to be on a happy trail and we’re on one,” Beshara said.

“He’ll definitely go to the Cox Plate now and this is his ticket in.”

However, jockey Glen Boss was more wary of Happy Trail’s Cox Plate 2012 chances, and feels the Group 1 Emirates Stakes on November 10, 2012, could be more up his alley.

“I’m not sure if he can win a Cox Plate,” Boss said.

“He’s got some great form around some good horses but not at weight-for-age.

“So I’d more think the Emirates Stakes at the end of the carnival, but it costs you nothing to dream.”

Happy Trails won the 2012 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes by a nose ahead of Green Moon, who placed second, and Rekindled Interest, who finished in third.

He has now won four of his 26 race starts and has earned more than $550,000 in prize money.

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2012 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Race Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 7 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Glen Boss 10 59kg $5.50
2 5 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Craig Williams 0.1L 5 59kg $4F
3 4 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan Damien Oliver 1.6L 7 59kg $5
4 3 LINTON John Sadler Jamie Mott 2.6L 12 59kg $8.50
5 9 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4.6L 1 59kg $26
6 8 MR CHARD Dean Lawson Dean Holland 4.7L 3 59kg $81
7 12 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 4.9L 11 58.5kg $10
8 10 TOKUGAWA Leon Corstens Craig Newitt 5.65L 2 59kg $21
9 6 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens Nicholas Hall 5.95L 9 59kg $21
10 2 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott Steven King 6.95L 6 59kg $41
11 1 HEART OF DREAMS Mick Price Michael Walker 8.95L 4 59kg $13
12 11 SAPTAPADI (IRE) Jim Conlan Dwayne Dunn 14.45L 8 59kg $151