Blue Lorian Wins 2010 AWM Distance Championship Ahead of Reign Over Me & Jarvis Bale

Classy stayer Blue Lorian secured their seventh straight win on Saturday night when the Peter Whye-trained dog held on to claim victory in the $25,000-to-the-winner Group 2 AWM Distance Championship (725m) at The Meadows.

A son of boom sire Surf Lorian, Blue Lorian ($6.60) had a good run from box seven finishing 2 ¼ lengths ahead of the Darren McDonald-trained Reign Over Me ($8.40) with Jarvis Bale ($8.90) a further three-quarter lengths back for third.

It was a poor finish for the $2.20 favourite Nellie Noodles, Robert Britton’s young runner last to jump from the boxes and dropping back by about three lengths early before eventually coming in seventh over 11 lengths away from the winner.

Eventual fifth placegetter Mickie Keato ($25.90) was first out of the boxes along with the longest-priced runner Dohtmann ($54).

The Andrea Dailly-trained Dohtmann, who held on to finish fourth, took the lead by four lengths going into the first bend with Blue Lorian weaving through the field to find second.

Blue Lorian drove to the lead off the back straight, Reign Over Me following closely and Jarvis Bale, in his 23rd Group race appearance, over on the outside.

On the home turn Blue Lorian found their stride and sprinted home to another classy win, their seventh on the trot giving us a nice payout as in our AWM Distance Championship Preview we had Blue Lorian as the dog to win at juicy odds.

In our race preview we named Blue Lorian as the dog to win at juicy odds at and enjoyed a good payout!

Blue Lorian (Surf Lorian x Winsome Bluebird) has now won 21 of their 41 career starts for $132,915 in prizemoney, the AWM Distance Title their second Group status victory following his win in the Group 3 Stayers Challenge at Cannington back in February.

The dog will now continue on to the National Distance Series at Wentworth Park this Saturday, and with Blue Lorian in such great form don’t forget to check out his odds for the series at

The Meadows was host to a bumper night of racing on Saturday with the highlight event being the Group 1 Maturity Classic won by El Grand Senor.

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2010 AWM Distance Championship Results






1 BLUE LORIAN P R Whye $6.60
2 REIGN OVER ME D N McDonald 2.25 $8.40
3 JARVIS BALE G J Bate 3.00 $8.90
4 DOHTMANN A L Dailly 3.75 $54.00
5 MICKIE KEATO R J Keating 5.00 $25.90
6 SATANTIC CASH R L Isaacson 6.25 $3.90
7 NELLIE NOODLES R J Britton 11.25 $2.20F
8 GALACTIC DIAMOND B J Iredale 13.00 $27.50