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Timeform Review - Moreton Cup Day - Sunshine Coast

Timeform review of the Group 2 Moreton Cup at Sunshine Coast.

Timeform Review - Moreton Cup Day - Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast held the feature meeting in Queensland on Saturday which included two Group 2 races along with a handful of listed events.

The Monstar
The Monstar Picture:Racing and Sports

The feature race of the day saw The Monstar Horseform take out the Group 2 Moreton Cup (1200m), leading all the way to hold out Platinum Angel Horseform, a half length away in second with Calanda Horseform third.


Returning with a fifth placing in the Listed Luskin Star at Scone, The Monstar was able to improve off that effort to win on Saturday, his first victory in just over a year.

The Brett Cavanough-trained runner returned a Timeform figure of 112, his highest since running third to Rich Charm in the Group 2 Multiplier Stakes at Flemington last spring.

The Monstar returned a Timeform figure much higher than that of 2017 winner Deply (106) with second placegetter Dothraki running to 118 in that renewal.

The seven-year-old gelding who will back up into the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) this Saturday returned a figure slightly above the average for the last five year of 112 (formerly the QTC Cup).

With a career peak Timeform figure of 115, you would expect he will need to show significant improvement to be winning a race like the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap.

Egg Tart
Egg Tart Picture:Racing and Sports

The other feature race of the day saw Egg Tart Horseform also claim her first win in just over a year when taking out the Group 2 P.J O’Shea Stakes over 2200m (Formerly the Eagle Farm Cup).

Egg Tart who’s last victory came in the 2017 Group 1 Brisbane Cup ran to a Timeform figure of 111 on Saturday, five pounds below the 116 she ran first up when second in the Group 1 Doomben Cup.

Coming up against a fairly modest bunch, Egg Tart did enough to beat Tradesman Horseform by two and a half lengths with Megablast Horseform not far away in third, all three placegetters running to 111.

Egg Tart is the lowest rated winner of the race since Mahtoum ran to 109 in 2006 over 2400m at Eagle Farm.

2017 winner Single Gaze Horseform ran to a Timeform figure of 113 with the race run at Doomben last year, below the 117 Werther ran to in 2016.

Egg Tart will now go for a spell in sunny Queensland before being aimed at the Melbourne Spring Carnival with a race like the Group 1 Caulfield Cup a potential target in the spring.

Epidemic
Epidemic Picture:Racing and Sports

Of the other winners, three-year-old filly Epidemic Horseform was able to get the better of the older horses with a narrow win in the Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes (1200m) making it five wins from just 10 starts.

Coming along the inside to edge out Pomelo Horseform and Just Dreaming Horseform, the James Cummings-trained runner ran to a new career peak Timeform figure of 103, six pounds above her previous win over 1100m at Rosehill.

The daughter of Lonhro out of Group 1 winner Mnemosyne has won all three outings this campaign and is certainly one to keep an eye on going into the spring.

Pomelo was very good in second returning a new career peak Timeform figure of 104 with the 56kg and Just Dreaming in third running up to her previous best of 103.

Racing And Sports



134930
R7 SUNSHINE COAST 2 June 2018
Ubet Moreton Cup , 1200m
Race Synopsis: Brett Cavanough-trained sprinter The Monstar took his record to 12 wins and 13 placings from 46 starts in taking out his first Group win and his third stakes success in scoring here. He showed his customary pace and soon crossed to the lead. He then settled nicely at a reasonable tempo and kept fighting back when challenged in the straight to score a game win, again showing his liking for affected going. Progressive Darren Weir-trained filly Platinum Angel raced in sixth place (between runners), got a split at the 300m, challenged at the 200m and battled gamely for a good second, later surviving a protest from connections of Calanda. He had a nice trip from his good barrier (3) racing in third place on the rails, before getting through to challenge shortly after straightening. He then kept battling on well for a close-up third. Connections protested unsuccessfully against the runner-up for interference over the latter stages.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
2. THE MONSTAR (AUS)
8yo Gelding
BRETT CAVANOUGH
SKYE BOGEN-HUBER
57.0
$5.00
 
CALIFORNIA DANE (AUS) - SIROCCO MIST (AUS)
B F Cavanough, G Edgar, G Chapman & J Armstrong
2nd  
11. PLATINUM ANGEL (AUS)
4yo Mare
DARREN WEIR
J LLOYD
53.0
$4.25
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - RAPIDEMENT (AUS)
B J Spicer, Shinboners, D Portelli, Thirty Two Fifteen, Ms D Pope, Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, R Peters, Jaybeeque Racing, D Wockner, Shades Of Grey, J Wu, Magnus Magic, B Pund, T Hanley, F Magnabosco, M Mathewson, P Reed, M Hayne, M Chan & M Boyd
3rd  
3. CALANDA (AUS)
5yo Gelding
P & P SNOWDEN
JIM BYRNE
57.0
$7.50
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - SPEEDY BELL (AUS)
Newgate S F, China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd, Horse Ventures, E M & J B Rea & A D Mitchell
 Apr 15, 2015 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Scone NSW, $200000
 
4th  7. IRISH CONSTABULARY (AUS)
10yo Gelding
J G SYMONS & S LAXON
MICHAEL HELLYER
56.0
$10.00
5th  8. RINGO'S A ROCKSTAR (AUS)
5yo Gelding
NORM STEPHENS
RON STEWART
56.0
$26.00
6th  4. LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ)
5yo Mare
HENRY DWYER
DAMIAN BROWNE
57.0
$10.00
7th  6. HANDSOME THIEF (IRE)
5yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
DEAN YENDALL
56.5
$4.25
8th  1. AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ)
7yo Mare
KRIS LEES
COREY BROWN
58.5
$12.00
9th  5. IN HIS STRIDE (AUS)
6yo Gelding
R G LIPP
JAMES ORMAN
56.5
$26.00
10th  10. PEPPERANO (AUS)
6yo Mare
LIAM BIRCHLEY
MICHAEL CAHILL
54.0
$51.00


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