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Timeform Review - Hollindale Stakes Day

Timeform review of the Hollindale Stakes meeting at the Gold Coast.

Timeform Review - Hollindale Stakes Day

Oregon’s Day has followed up some strong recent form in Sydney with a win in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Oregon's Day winning the Group 2 Hollindale
Oregon's Day winning the Group 2 Hollindale Picture:Trackside Photography

Having run on well to finish fourth behind Alizee in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf (1600m) the start prior, the Mick Price-trained runner was able to find herself in the perfect spot on Saturday just behind the leaders from barrier seven.


Taking the lead at the 200m with Jim Byrne on board, Oregon’s Day was able to hold off her rivals for a one and a half length win over Tom Melbourne Horseform in second with Man Of His Word Horseform third.

Oregon’s Day ran to a new career peak Timeform figure of 112, two pounds above her run in the Queen Of The Turf in what was the biggest win of her career to this point.

The four-year-old is the first mare to win the race since Streama Horseform in 2014 who ran to a Timeform figure of 113 when getting the better of Mr O’Ceirin and Precedence Horseform.

Even with the mare's allowance, Oregon’s Day ran slightly below that of 2017 winner It’s Somewhat 118, but appears to have stamped herself as a strong middle distance contender going forward.

Connections indicated the daughter of Domesday will be aimed at the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) for her chance to claim Group 1 success with last years Doomben Cup winner Sense Of Occasion Horseform coming out of this race.

Tom Melbourne was terrific again in second, his last win now stretching back 23 starts and over two years with plenty of placings in between.

The Chris Waller-trained runner returned a Timeform figure of 113, the same he ran to in the All Aged Stakes last start.

One of the most impressive wins of the day came from Champagne Cuddles Horseform in the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m), following four second placings last campaign all at Group 1 and Group 2 level.

Settling a fifth on the rails for much of the race with Whypeeo Horseform setting a fast tempo up front, Corey Brown was able to peel out at the right time and run on strongly in the straight, beating Whypeeo by one length with Marble Horseform third.

Champagne Cuddles broke the track record in the process, clocking a very slick 1.07.65 for the 1200m race, smashing the previous record by 0.30 seconds, set by El Cambio in the 2008 Guineas.

The Bjorn Baker-trained runner returned a Timeform figure of 109 and is the first filly to win the Guineas since Florentina in 2012 who ran to 104.

With the fillies allowance, Champagne Cuddles is the highest rated winner of the race since Chakvetadze won in 2009, returning a Timeform figure of 112.

With a career peak Timeform figure of 111, achieved when runner up to Alizee in the Group 1 Flight Stakes before a spell, Champagne Cuddles also finished runner up to the likes of Trapeze Artist in the Golden Rose and Formality in the Silver Shadow Stakes.

Whypeeo in second would have lost no admirers after leading throughout from a wide draw and ran to a Timeform figure of 110, the same as his win in the Listed Mick Dittman and Listed Cantina Gold at Doomben.

Anatola
Anatola Picture:Racing and Sports

The final race of the day saw Anatola Horseform lead all the way to take out the Listed Silk Stocking as she looks to have a very promising Winter Carnival ahead.

Coming off a strong win when resuming at Randwick the start prior where she broke the track record, Anatola returned a new career peak Timeform figure of 106 in what was his sixth win from 18 starts, placing a further seven occasions.

With trainer Mark Newnham looking at a potential tilt at the Group 1 Tatts Tiara later in the winter, Anatola measures up pretty well to recent winners of the race and still appears to have more improvement to come.

Test The World Horseform who was second to Anatola the start prior was runner up once again, beaten just under two lengths.

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133283
R8 GOLD COAST 5 May 2018
A.D. Hollindale Stakes , 1800m
Race Synopsis: Mick Price-trained mare Oregon's Day put up another game performance in winning here, her third stakes win and her second at Group level. She raced in fourth place, behind a good pace, moved up well approaching the home turn, got to the front at the 200m and then held off challengers to score quite impressively, sprinting home in smart time (last 600m 33.67). Tom Melbourne had an ideal trip in third place on the rails, got through on the inner to challenge at the 200m but found the winner too good to finish second, his eighth such placing from his last 12 starts. Man Of His Word raced back in tenth place, got between runners at the home turn, switched deeper to gain clear running at the 200m and caught the eye with his late closing effort to take third. Japanese-bred Satono Rasen, now in the Chris Waller stable, was tenth on the rails at the home turn and ran on in restricted room for (2.5 lengths) fourth, while his stablemates Egg Tart was sixth at the home turn before battling on along the inner for (2.7 lengths) fifth and Comin' Through was handily placed, but trapped deep throughout, before finishing (2.8 lengths) sixth.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
11. OREGON'S DAY (AUS)
4yo Mare
MICK PRICE
JIM BYRNE
57.0
$6.00
 
DOMESDAY (AUS) - OREGON SEAL (NZ)
P F Girolami, Mrs M P Girolami, D J Danaher, Mrs C T Danaher, B X Danaher, C R Skelton, Dr A H Clarke, Mrs J E King, Dr A H Holden, Mrs T K Holden, M R Skelton, T R Power, Mrs N K McCue, B M McCue, R J Gehrig & Mrs H M Gehrig
2nd  
3. TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)
7yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
COREY BROWN
59.0
$6.50
 
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) - ROSHANAK (IRE)
O T I Racing (Mgr: T Henderson), Kiwiana, A & Mrs P Goodfellow, D & Mrs D Miller, L Webb, Ms D McKeown, Ms M Webb, W Bowker, J Higgins, Bobbin Along & Uthmeyer Racing
3rd  
7. MAN OF HIS WORD (AUS)
5yo Gelding
BRUCE W HILL
BRAD STEWART
59.0
$51.00
 
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - MANDALINA (AUS)
 Grand Syndicates Mandalina (Mgr: S M Lyons)
4th  6. SATONO RASEN (JPN)
6yo H
CHRIS WALLER
GLEN COLLESS
59.0
$26.00
5th  10. EGG TART (AUS)
4yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
J LLOYD
57.0
$6.50
6th  2. COMIN' THROUGH (AUS)
4yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
R FRADD
59.0
$3.00
7th  5. JUMBO PRINCE (AUS)
6yo H
MICHAEL NOLAN
RON STEWART
59.0
$61.00
8th  14. CONSENSUS (NZ)
6yo Mare
STEPHEN MCKEE
ALYSHA COLLETT
57.0
$26.00
9th  1. IT'S SOMEWHAT (USA)
7yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
DAMIAN BROWNE
59.0
$8.00
10th  9. BEDFORD (NZ)
4yo Gelding
ANTHONY FREEDMAN
LARRY CASSIDY
59.0
$17.00
11th  4. ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE)
6yo Rig
CHRIS WALLER
MICHAEL CAHILL
59.0
$26.00
12th  8. VIOLATE (AUS)
4yo H
BRENT STANLEY
JAMES WINKS
59.0
$81.00
13th  13. MONTOYA'S SECRET (AUS)
4yo Mare
Leon & Troy Corstens
JAMES ORMAN
57.0
$101.00


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