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Waller stayer Lords it over Prelude rivals

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Promising galloper Lord Ardmore has made it back-to-back wins at Randwick.

LORD ARDMORE winning the Recovery Partners Cup Prelude at Randwick in Australia.
LORD ARDMORE winning the Recovery Partners Cup Prelude at Randwick in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

Former New Zealander Lord Ardmore has continued his rise through Sydney's middle-distance ranks with a hard-fought win in the Premier's Cup Prelude at Randwick. 

The $2.30 favourite had to dig deep to get the better of Grove Ferry ($19), who refused to lay down, but Lord Ardmore pulled clear over the final stages to score by a half-length with the winner's Chris Waller-trained stablemate Francesco Guardi ($6.50) another length away third. 

The winner will progress to the Group 3 Premier's Cup (2000m) at Randwick in two weeks, a race Waller hopes can be a launchpad to bigger targets. 

"That fits into Wyong Cups and Newcastle Cups and maybe even a Metropolitan," Waller said. 

"He's a five-year-old too so he's (eligible) for the Five Diamonds, he might get a wildcard for The Big Dance. There are lots of options, which is great. 

"He seems to be going from strength to strength and coming out of winter at the right time and there are some nice races there for him. 

"He will need to lift but his fitness will improve as well, and I think he can get better over 2000 metres." 

Waller was also pleased with the effort of Francesco Guardi, a son of Frankel who is closely related to dual Arc winner Trev

He expects the five-year-old to come into his own once get gets to a staying journey and nominated the Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick in October as a possible goal. 

"If we can get him to stretch out to 2400 metres, he is a genuine Metropolitan-type horse," Waller said. 

Lord Ardmore gave Sydney's champion trainer his first Sydney metropolitan win of the new season. 


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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

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

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

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