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Classic win caps sweet Ipswich Cup day for Duric

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Vlad Duric has taken riding honours at Ipswich with a winning treble, including one of the day’s features.

WOLLOMBI winning the GORDON'S GIN GAI WATERHOUSE CLASSIC
WOLLOMBI winning the GORDON'S GIN GAI WATERHOUSE CLASSIC Picture: Michael McInally/Racing Queensland

Former Sydney-trained mare Wollombi has capped a successful afternoon for Vlad Duric, giving the experienced jockey a treble with her slashing come-from-behind victory in the Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich.

Duric notched earlier wins on her Tony Gollan-trained stablemate Rockribbed and Hedged for Mick Price and Michael Kent (Jnr), but it was Wollombi's Listed success that was the icing on the cake.

Starting at $12, the daughter of Extreme Choice drifted back to settle among the tailenders but unleashed a withering burst of acceleration to mow down barn mate Bezique ($9) by a half-length, with Party For Two ($5 fav) holding down third.

Duric said a strong early tempo aided Wollombi, despite the mare getting further back than anticipated.

"They went very quick. I was a lot further back than Tony and I planned," Duric said.

"But once I got out, she just exploded for me. Very impressive win."

Formerly with Peter and Paul Snowden in Sydney, Wollombi was purchased by Yulong Investments for $500,0000 at the recent Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

She delivered her new owners an immediate result, although Gollan admitted he wasn't sure if he was going to get her peaking in time for Saturday's feature.

"I wasn't sure where I was at with her a couple of weeks ago," Gollan said.

"She had to make up a bit of ground quickly and I thought the last ten days she made it up nicely.

"We came her quietly confident first run for the stable.

"I watched a lot of her replays down south and she really suited a race like this."

The Gai Waterhouse Classic (1200m) was Wollombi's second black-type win following her victory in the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington in February last year.


Racing and Sports

Ipswich

Saturday, 22nd June 2024

9
16:30
(local)

GORDON'S GIN GAI WATERHOUSE CLASSIC (LR)

Sex: FM WT: 53.0kg Type: Qlty
AUD $160,000
1200m TURF SOFT
9
16:30
(local)
AUD $160,000
1200m SOFT

GORDON'S GIN GAI WATERHOUSE CLASSIC (LR)

Sex: FM WT: 53.0kg Type: Qlty


FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 10. WOLLOMBI (AUS) 4yo M
EXTREME CHOICE (AUS) - HAZLEBROOK (AUS)
VLAD DURIC
TONY GOLLAN
$12
55.5kg
Yu Long Investments (Mgr: Y Zhang)

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2nd 3. BEZIQUE (AUS) 4yo M
SPIRIT OF BOOM (AUS) - KARUTA QUEEN (AUS)
RYAN MALONEY
TONY GOLLAN
$9
58kg
Black Soil Bloodstock (Mgr: B A Siemsen), G R Bachmann, S A Morris, Paddy's Pals (Mgr: A D'Arrigo), D J Tamblyn, A Geddes, P S Farrugia, Wysir Racing (Mgr: C Wardle), B Hrnjak, W I B Racing (Mgr: M L Williamson), C R Dunn, Ms T Poon, P P Carrazzo, G B Rollason & PROF P G Van Buynder

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3rd 11. PARTY FOR TWO (AUS) 3yo F
SIDESTEP (AUS) - PONTE ROMA (NZ)
MS NIKITA BERIMAN
S O'DEA & M HOYSTED
$5
54.5kg
Telemon Stud (Mgr: D J Fletcher), Mrs R J Fletcher, Miss J R Fletcher, Miss S R Fletcher, T Heeb, S A Flanagan, C J Norris, Mrs A Borges, M A Tobin, J McGowan, S E McGowan, B Harvey & Miss P L Corfield

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4th 4. GREY RIVER (AUS) 4yo M
AL MAHER (AUS) - GREY CHEVAL (AUS)
JUSTIN HUXTABLE
JON O'CONNOR
$26
58kg
5th 14. BLACK ON BEAUTY (AUS) 5yo M
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - FOOLS GOLD (AUS)
DAMIEN THORNTON
TONY GOLLAN
$12
53kg

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6th 6. MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO (AUS) 4yo M
KOBAYASHI (AUS) - ORABELLE (AUS)
MARTIN HARLEY
ANNABEL NEASHAM
$5.5
57.5kg

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7th 13. TYPHOON TAAVI (AUS) 5yo M
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - MY AMELIA (AUS)
ANGELA JONES
TONY GOLLAN
$8
54.5kg

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8th 12. LADY OF LUXURY (AUS) 6yo M
CRITERION (NZ) - MISS BEAUTY WORLD (AUS)
BAILEY WHEELER
BJORN BAKER
$41
54.5kg

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9th 17. CRAZY TRAIN (AUS) 6yo M
BULL POINT (AUS) - CRAZY IDEA (AUS)
RON STEWART
MATTHEW DUNN
$17
53kg

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10th 18. BURNING BELL (AUS) 5yo M
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - FLAMENCO (AUS)
JIM BYRNE
TOBY EDMONDS
$31
54kg

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11th 15. BLUE SPINEL (AUS) 4yo M
HELLBENT (AUS) - PLENTY TO LIKE (AUS)
MARK DU PLESSIS
TONY GOLLAN
$9.5
53kg
12th 2. EAGLE NEST (AUS) 4yo M
SHALAA (IRE) - ROUGH RIDE (AUS)
MICHAEL RODD
G RYAN & S ALEXIOU
$15
58.5kg

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13th 16. JUNQUEIRA (AUS) 4yo M
CAPITALIST (AUS) - BIBBY (USA)
ROBBIE DOLAN
JOHN O'SHEA
$14
53kg

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14th 8. SNEAKY PAIGE (AUS) 5yo M
DEEP FIELD (AUS) - MANANDRO GIRL (AUS)
CEJAY GRAHAM
BRAD WIDDUP
$41
57kg

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15th 5. YOU'LL BE MIST (AUS) 5yo M
HEADWATER (AUS) - DALNABEC (AUS)
JAKE BAYLISS
DARRYL HANSEN
$151
58kg

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16th 7. JAJA CHABOOGIE (AUS) 7yo M
YOUR SONG (AUS) - JAJA (AUS)
MICHAEL CAHILL
JOHN KEYS
$201
57kg

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