IT was fitting that The Stifmeister won at Eagle Farm on the day of trainer Stuart Kendrick’s 50th birthday party.
The Stifmeister’s movie persona Steve Stifler, of American Pie fame, loves a party.
He was nearly late for the party in the 2YO (1300m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, March 6, but scrambled home in the final bound.
Ridden by Michael Rodd, The Stifmeister ($2.60-fav) scored at his second career start in a photo finish.
The Lohnro gelding had gone close over 1200m at the same circuit on debut but had just failed to reel in Mishani Enchanted after finishing with a rush from well back.
“He just missed first up,” Kendrick said.
“I was a little bit worried they didn’t look to be going too hard early and we were way off the speed again,” he said.
“He’s a determined little fellow. He’s not big but he’s got plenty of ticker, so good win today.”
Kendrick said connections would see how the Krew Racing-syndicated galloper pulled up before deciding whether to push on or give him a spell.
“He really thrived after that last one. We’ll just see how he pulls up and make a decision from there.”

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