Wall Street makes amends in Emirates Stakes

New Zealand star Wall Street has an outstanding record at a mile and he arrived in the nick of time to win the G1 Emirates Stakes over his pet trip at Flemington on Saturday.

The Jeff Lynds-trained six-year-old did best in a four-way finish to defeat Dao Dao (Shinko Forest), Chasm (Umatilla) and Macau visitor Luen Yat Forever (Honours List) in the closest finish of the four days at the Melbourne Cup carnival.

In his homeland, Wall Street has won 8 times at 1600 metres headed by the G1 Thorndon Mile, G1 Windsor Park Challenge Plate and G2 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile.

He clocked 1:33.86s to win the Thorndon Mile at Trentham which was nearly three seconds faster than the time for the Emirates Stakes  He has now won 11 races in 19 starts and banked over $1.26 million for connections.

“He’s got a good turn of foot and it’s a great pleasure to come over and win a Group 1,” Lynds said.  “We’ve been here many times before and I haven’t had any luck but things went right today.”

Wall Street (6g Montjeu – Villa Wanda by Grand Lodge) booked his ticket across the Tasman after winning the G1 Kit Ormond Memorial Spring Classic (2040m) at Hastings on October 3.  His main mission was the Cox Plate but he was slowly away at Moonee Valley and was never in the hunt behind So You Think.

Wall Street was a $100,000 buy at the 2006 NZ Bloodstock Karaka Premier yearling sale.  His dam is a daughter of Goodwood Listed winner Gisarne (Diesis) and is closely related to Bezeal Bay (Zabeel) who won the 1998 VRC Emirates Stakes.

“We’re going to spell Wall Street and bring him back for the autumn,” Lynds said.  “He’s a real racehorse and we want another crack at the Cox Plate!”