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Timeform Recap - 2017 Sydney Cup

Timeform Recap 2017 Group 1 Sydney Cup

Timeform Recap - 2017 Sydney Cup

Polarisation has proved too strong in the re running of the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Polarisation
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With the feature event having been called off mid race due to a fall three weeks ago, Polarisation Horseform was one of a handful of runners to complete the race on that occasion when first past the post.

Last seen when running fourth at Doncaster in September the Charlie Appleby-trained runner settled off the speed with Lasqueti Spirit setting a very fast early tempo, leading by ten lengths at one point.


Coming to the turn, Corey Brown edged Polarisation forward, taking the lead at the top of the straight with Who Shot Thebarman Horseform prominent and Big Duke Horseform running on.

Staying on strongly in the straight, Polarisation ran out a narrow winner over the tough Who Shot Thebarman in second with Big Duke not far away in third.

The five-year-old gelding ran to a new career peak Timeform figure of 110, two pounds above his previous best achieved at Epsom last year when runner up.

Polarisation is the lowest rated winner of the race since Mahtoum in 2005 who also ran to 110, well below 2016 winner Gallante who returned a figure of 117.

The Godolphin runner is the now the fifth winner of the race in as many years to be bred in the UK, Niwot in 2012 the last Australian bred horse to win the race.

Resuming and winning over 3200m is no easy feat and Polarisation is the first Sydney Cup winner to achieve that since Just A Dancer in 1991.

The Racing and Sports field strength value of 113.6 is very low for a Group 1 race and well below the 119.2 of last years renreal.

This is outlined by the fact that Polarisation had not even run in yet alone won a black type race leading into the Sydney Cup and had not yet won past 2816m.

Who Shot Thebarman in second was outstanding again continually showing up and running well in staying feature races.

The Chris Waller-trained runner returned a Timeform figure of 122 with the 57kg, his highest since last years Sydney Cup.

Big Duke in third was also solid again and ran to 110, five pounds below his win in the Chairman’s Handicap.

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R8 RANDWICK 22 April 2017
Schweppes Sydney Cup 3U , 3200m
Race Synopsis: The Charlie Appleby-trained, Godolphin-raced stayer Polarisation put up a solid staying performance in taking out this Group One race at his first Australian start, albeit after crossing the line in front in the subsequently declared ‘no race’ of this event a fortnight ago. Corey Brown settled him, well back in fifth place, before improving nicely from the 700m. He got to the front on turning for home and then dug deep when challenged for a good win. The top weight (57kg) Who Shot Thebarman raced back in seventh place, improved well (deep) coming to the 600m and challenged strongly rounding the home turn. He then fought very gamely for a very good second, putting up an impressive effort after conceding 5.5kg to the winner. The favourite Big Duke was a distant 12th to the 800m before improving in a packing field at the 600m. He switched deep at the 300m, put in a good run, going to third at the 200m. He then kept battling on strongly for a close up third in a solid staying effort while the three-year-old filly Lasqueti Spirit went to the front as expected, set up a big lead in the mid-stages but dropped out from the 600m to finish 12th.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
14. POLARISATION (GB)
5yo Gelding
C APPLEBY
COREY BROWN
51.5
$6.50
 
ECHO OF LIGHT (GB) - CONCORDIA (GB)
Godolphin
2nd  
1. WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)
8yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
BLAKE SHINN
57.0
$12.00
 
YAMANIN VITAL (NZ) - EARS CAROL (NZ)
D M O'Leary, H T O'Leary, M J O'Leary, S C O'Leary, Mrs J C Nugent-O'Leary, Mrs A M O'Leary, Mrs F J O'Leary & Mrs L O'Leary
3rd  
6. BIG DUKE (IRE)
5yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
GLEN BOSS
52.0
$3.75
 
RAVEN'S PASS (USA) - HAZARAYNA (GB)
 Australian Bloodstock, Get The Dukes Out Racing, Leroys No 2, Bartholomeusz Racing, Buckling, G & M Barnett Racing, J Shaw, Carty Racing, S McInnes, P Johnson, C Caudell, O Barry, G Makauskas, M Makauskas, Ms C Cook, C Gall, D McKee, C Renshaw & J Hunter
4th  8. ANNUS MIRABILIS (IRE)
6yo Gelding
STUART WEBB
DEAN HOLLAND
52.0
$31.00
5th  5. CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE)
7yo Gelding
S AUTRIDGE & J RICHARDS
CHRISTIAN REITH
53.0
$21.00
6th  7. HARLEM (GB)
5yo H
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
CHAD SCHOFIELD
52.0
$17.00
7th  10. PENGLAI PAVILION (USA)
7yo Gelding
C APPLEBY
KERRIN MCEVOY
52.0
$5.50
8th  9. MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB)
7yo Gelding
MICHAEL MORONEY
JAY FORD
52.0
$61.00
9th  11. KINEMA (IRE)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
TIM CLARK
52.5
$21.00
10th  3. TALLY (AUS)
4yo Gelding
JOHN O'SHEA
TOMMY BERRY
55.0
$12.00
11th  4. BOOM TIME (AUS)
5yo H
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
COREY PARISH
53.5
$11.00
12th  12. LASQUETI SPIRIT (AUS)
3yo Filly
L W CURTIS
BOB EL-ISSA
51.5
$21.00
13th  13. PENTATHLON (NZ)
5yo Gelding
J WHEELER
JEFF PENZA
51.5
$41.00
99th  2. LIBRAN (IRE)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
BRENTON AVDULLA
56.5
$21.00


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