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Arapaho fresh for distance drop

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Apprentice Dylan Gibbons reunites with Arapaho at Randwick.

ARAPAHO.
ARAPAHO. Picture: Martin King / Sportpix

In-form stayer Arapaho will be out to kick off the new season in the same vein that he finished the last – with a win. 

The Bjorn Baker - trained gelding has gone from strength to strength since breaking through for his first Australian win with a stunning 7-1/2 length romp at Rosehill in May. 

His four subsequent runs have included a Caloundra Cup placing and an authoritative last-start victory in the Listed Grafton Cup, both over staying journeys. 

He drops back to 1800m for Saturday's Premier's Cup Prelude at Randwick and while Baker admits coming back in distance is always a challenge, he says Arapaho has done well and any rain will boost his chances. 

"You've got to be a little bit concerned (coming back in trip) and he's got an awkward gate, so we've got to try to offset that somehow," Baker said. 

"It's a tough race but (apprentice) Dylan Gibbons of course won on him when he won by a big margin at Rosehill that day (in May) and I'm happy to have him back on. 

"He gets in well at the weights and he's rock-hard fit." 

The Premier's Cup Prelude has attracted an intriguing mix including 2021 Andrew Ramsden Stakes winner Realm Of Flowers, who hasn't raced since finishing sixth in The Bart Cummings last spring. 

The promising Chris Waller-trained pair of Lord Ardmore and Francesco Guardi will be out to showcase their credentials for carnival campaigns, while classy stayer Carif tackles the race second-up after returning with an encouraging sixth to Taksu over an unsuitable journey in the Civic Stakes (1400m). 


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Randwick

Saturday, 06th August 2022

7
14:55
(local)

Recovery Partners Cup Prelude

Age: 3yo and up WT: 52.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $150,000
1800m TURF SOFT
7
14:55
(local)
AUD $150,000
1800m SOFT

Recovery Partners Cup Prelude

Age: 3yo and up WT: 52.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 6. LORD ARDMORE (NZ) 5yo G
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - OUTSHINE (NZ)
HUGH BOWMAN
CHRIS WALLER
$2.25
56.0kg
A J A Bosma, A R Johnson, Mrs A J Beech, M K Beech, A A Young, Mrs B Gerard, C A Fischer, Mrs A M Anderson, C H Anderson, Mrs J E Kelman, A J A Clark, J Neville, K L Pollard, Mrs K M Shaw, L R Clifford, L J Mounce, Mrs R J Fowler, S P France, A J Laurenson & Mrs J A R Parry

Sales Information

2nd 9. GROVE FERRY (IRE) 5yo G
EXCELEBRATION (IRE) - REBELLINE (IRE)
TIM CLARK
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$21.00
54.0kg
Mystery Downs (F W Cook), C M Cook,m M Maloney, E Knox, J M Simmons, P S Hall, B W Gordon, Mrs H L Fransz, J R Lindsay, A G Harvey, T J Pender, V M Anderson, H Waterhouse, C Y Hsiau, N W Kelly, P Pongas, A Dragovic, The Agents Racing (P J Martin) & Australian Chinese Jockey Club Racing 5 (T Chau)

Sales Information

3rd 8. FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) 4yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - TROPHEE (FR)
WILLIAM PIKE
CHRIS WALLER
$6.50
54.5kg
Ballylinch Stud (Mgr: Miss S Kennedy), Grand Parkview Stud (Mgr: Ms L C Timms), N A Greenhalgh, Mrs M T Greenhalgh, B K Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd (Mgr: B J Hunt), A M Shead & R J Shrimpton

Sales Information

4th 11. LA CHEVALEE (AUS) 6yo M
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - HAUTVILLERS (AUS)
LOUISE DAY
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$13.00
52.0kg

Sales Information

5th 13. YIYI (AUS) 5yo G
NO NAY NEVER (USA) - MEMORIES OF YOU (IRE)
JAY FORD
CHRIS WALLER
$31.00
52.0kg

Sales Information

6th 12. ALCYONE (AUS) 5yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - PURPLE (AUS)
REECE JONES
JAMES CUMMINGS
$4.25
51.0kg
7th 1. ARAPAHO (FR) 5yo G
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - ALZUBRA (GB)
DYLAN GIBBONS
BJORN BAKER
$13.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

8th 14. SHE'S A MANEATER (NZ) 6yo M
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - EBONY AND IVORY (NZ)
TYLER SCHILLER
P W LOCK
$51.00
51.5kg
9th 4. CARIF (AUS) 7yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - NORZITA (NZ)
ROBBIE DOLAN
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$41.00
57.5kg
10th 7. BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) 7yo G
MOUNT NELSON (GB) - LADY FRANCESCA (GB)
MS RACHEL KING
ANNABEL NEASHAM
$51.00
54.5kg

Sales Information

11th 2. REALM OF FLOWERS (AUS) 6yo M
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - ASTRAL FLOWER (GB)
BRENTON AVDULLA
A & S FREEDMAN
$61.00
58.0kg

Sales Information

12th 10. MUBARIZ (GB) 6yo G
DANSILI (GB) - COULD IT BE (IRE)
TOMMY BERRY
CHRIS WALLER
$31.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

13th 3. ATTORNEY (FR) 7yo G
MAKFI (GB) - TIA KIA (IRE)
REGAN BAYLISS
MATTHEW SMITH
$101.00
57.5kg

Sales Information

14th 15. SKYMAX (GER) 6yo G
MAXIOS (GB) - SET DREAMS (FR)
ELLEN HENNESSY
LAURI PARKER
$101.00
50.5kg

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