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Sydney Cup, Group 1 : Randwick - 13th April 2019

Shraaoh wins Sydney Cup Group 1 $2,000,000 at Randwick, 3200m.

Sydney Cup, Group 1 : Randwick - 13th April 2019

Shraaoh wins Sydney Cup Group 1 $2,000,000 at Randwick, 3200m.

Shraaoh winning the Schweppes Sydney Cup
Shraaoh winning the Schweppes Sydney Cup Picture:Racing and Sports

Irish-bred stayer Shraaoh Horseform followed placings at his three prior starts, the most recent when second in the Chairman’s Handicap (Gr 2, 2600m) here on April 6, to score a solid win in this Group 1.

He settled in eighth place, on the rails, improved (between runners) nearing the home turn, got a split to hit the front at the 200m and then fought back well under his limit weight (51kg) to win well.

It was also a good ride by Jay Ford. Vengeur Masque Horseform raced in fifth place, improved well (wide) coming to the home turn, challenged strongly at the 200m and then battled well for a very good second.

New Zealand stayer Glory Days Horseform settled back in 14th place from her difficult barrier (18), started a move (deep) from the 600m, moved up quickly (centre of the track) to go to third at the 100m and then fought well to hold that position.

Another New Zealand stayer Rondinella Horseform travelled nicely in seventh place, got into clear running at the 300m and kept battling well from that point for (2.9 lengths) fourth.

The favourite, the Charlie Appleby-trained Dubhe Horseform, settled back in 12th place on the rails, was under pressure from Kerrin McEvoy at the 700m and he just battled from that point to finish (7.4 lengths) 12th at his first Australian start.
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R8 RANDWICK 13 April 2019
Sydney Cup 3U , 3200m
Race Synopsis: Irish-bred stayer Shraaoh followed placings at his three prior starts, the most recent when second in the Chairman's Handicap (Gr 2, 2600m) here on April 6, to score a solid win in this Group 1. He settled in eighth place, on the rails, improved (between runners) nearing the home turn, got a split to hit the front at the 200m and then fought back well under his limit weight (51kg) to win well. It was also a good ride by Jay Ford. Vengeur Masque raced in fifth place, improved well (wide) coming to the home turn, challenged strongly at the 200m and then battled well for a very good second. New Zealand stayer Glory Days settled back in 14th place from her difficult barrier (18), started a move (deep) from the 600m, moved up quickly (centre of the track) to go to third at the 100m and then fought well to hold that position. Another New Zealand stayer Rondinella travelled nicely in seventh place, got into clear running at the 300m and kept battling well from that point for (2.9 lengths) fourth. The favourite, the Charlie Appleby-trained Dubhe, settled back in 12th place on the rails, was under pressure from Kerrin McEvoy at the 700m and he just battled from that point to finish (7.4 lengths) 12th at his first Australian start.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
16. SHRAAOH (IRE)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
JAY FORD
51.0
$12.00
 
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - JUMOOH (GB)
Mrs R Hillen, D M Ackery, Mrs K Ackery, Australian Bloodstock (Mgr: L G Murrell), J A Shaw, Jalana (Mgr: D Gremmo), Denise And Al (Mgr: A J Fanning), R F Rebgetz, B A Watkins, Mrs R L Butcher, Hytoan (Mgr: M D Wicks), Margaret Pensabene (Mgr: A Pensabene), J M Simmons & Ms S M Fitzgerald
2nd  
6. VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)
7yo Gelding
MICHAEL MORONEY
DAMIEN OLIVER
54.0
$31.00
 
MONSUN (GER) - VENETIAN BEAUTY (USA)
R & C Legh Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: R P Legh), G G Syndicate Ltd (Mgr: G G Peterson), Pulitano Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: G Pulitano), B & C Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: B Dorman), G Devonport, G & Mrs S Lygoyris, F W & Mrs C M Cook, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: N Werrett) & C H & Mrs J G Madden
3rd  
12. GLORY DAYS (NZ)
6yo Mare
B THURLOW
COREY BROWN
52.0
$17.00
 
RED GIANT (USA) - BILANCIA (NZ)
 G D Thurlow, Mrs P A Thurlow, B J McAree & Mrs S McAree
4th  15. RONDINELLA (NZ)
4yo Mare
ROGER JAMES & ROBERT WELLWOOD
SAM CLIPPERTON
52.0
$9.00
5th  20. DOUKHAN (IRE)
10yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
ANDREW GIBBONS
51.0
$101.00
6th  14. GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR)
6yo H
ARCHIE ALEXANDER
GLEN BOSS
51.5
$17.00
7th  3. PATRICK ERIN (NZ)
7yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
GLYN SCHOFIELD
54.5
$67.00
8th  2. SOUND (GER)
6yo H
MICHAEL MORONEY
DAMIAN LANE
55.5
$41.00
9th  11. MIDTERM (GB)
6yo Gelding
LIAM HOWLEY
JAMIE KAH
52.5
$6.50
10th  5. BIG DUKE (IRE)
7yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
BRENTON AVDULLA
54.0
$13.00
11th  18. TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ)
5yo Gelding
MICHAEL MORONEY
MICHAEL DEE
51.0
$151.00
12th  10. DUBHE (GB)
4yo Gelding
C APPLEBY
KERRIN MCEVOY
52.5
$4.50
13th  19. RODRICO (AUS)
6yo Gelding
BJORN BAKER
JAMES P INNES
51.0
$151.00
14th  13. ZACADA (NZ)
6yo Gelding
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
KATHY O'HARA
52.0
$101.00
15th  17. SEMARI (NZ)
4yo Mare
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
TIM CLARK
52.0
$61.00
16th  8. YOGI (NZ)
6yo Gelding
C MAHER & D EUSTACE
CRAIG WILLIAMS
53.0
$10.00
17th  4. RED CARDINAL (IRE)
7yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
JASON COLLETT
54.0
$12.00
18th  1. THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)
5yo H
LIAM HOWLEY
JAMES MCDONALD
56.0
$21.00
19th  7. SIR CHARLES ROAD (AUS)
5yo Gelding
LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT
ROBBIE DOLAN
53.0
$15.00
20th  9. BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)
5yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
TOMMY BERRY
53.0
$41.00


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