Speedy Sveta denied $6000 Shorts spoils

Stanga Tom with handler Ben Yates, owner Jason Marley and his two daughters.
Stanga Tom with handler Ben Yates, owner Jason Marley and his two daughters.

The well-performed speedster entered as the fastest qualifier and she looked to repeat her heat performance when she fired to the lead from box rise, before charging away to cross the line first.

The result was ified, however, after the stewards deemed that not all runners were given a fair start due to the boxes opening incorrectly.

The decision cost Sveta Monelli the $6000 first prize and what would have been her sixth win from her past seven starts.

In other racing, a front-running effort from Stanga Tom carried that dog to his third win during November, when he scored in the Essential Refrigeration Services Kanyana Stake (490m).

The youngster from Brad Yates’ kennels did not give his rivals a look-in as he launched immediately to the head of the pack from box three and rolled on to win by two lengths in 27.76.