Yard to the Post @ City Tattersalls Club Cup Day

Race Day: Royal Randwick on Saturday, 15 October 2016

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He wasn't in Melbourne for the big staying test of the day, but grinding stayer JUNOOB felt the voices of a good Randwick crowd as he lifted late to win the City Tattersalls Club Cup over 2,400 metres.

He showed he just never gives up and a Melbourne trip may await next Saturday to force his way into the Cup. 

Another that has earned a ticket to Melbourne is the talented SPIETH, who overcame a tardy start and stormed home late, giving trainer Bryce Heys reason to dream of Group 1 glory! In a stable of only six horses, it would be a fairytale story.

The well-supported EGYPTIAN SYMBOL took on the best three-year-olds in the Autumn and she showed she has come back a better horse blowing her rivals away. She was simply too good for Snowden's ARTISTRY, Cummings' RULE THE RIVER and Waterhouse's KIMBERLEY STAR.

Earlier in the day, FABRIZIO showed us that his run in the Epsom a fortnight ago hadn't taken too much from his tank, setting a more even tempo and cruising to an easy win under the riding of Josh Parr. 

In other races, SPRIGHT announced herself as a start, blowing them away in the Brian Crowley Stakes in Race 7, while Godolphin unearthered another strong three-year-old in BEZEL, who lifted late under the 61kg to take out Race 3. 

A full review will be online Sunday at 10am.



Track Info

RailTrue
ConditionsGOOD 3
WeatherFINE
BiasFAIR

Race 1 CITY TATTERSALLS CLUB VICTORY VEIN PLATE

Another Waller 2YO wins by a hair

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 5232 Madame Moustache Chris Waller Ms Kathy O'Hara 2 55.0
2 60601 Darhad Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Joshua Parr 5 57.0
3 70369 Ibanez Gary Portelli Mitchell Bell 8 55.0

In The Yard

A few babies on toes including APPETIZING and PRICING POWER. MADAME MOUSTACHE relaxed and well. DARHAD has done some work and GOODFELLA holding condition.

In The Running

DARHAD jumped best before MADAME MOUSTACHE railed up. APPETIZING dropped out of the speed battle to do the chasing. GOODFELLA missed the start (3L).

The Result

DARHAD (2nd) took over strongly at the 300m in what was a two-horse-war down the straight only for MADAME MOUSTACHE (1st) to lift on the line and win by the smallest of margins. IBANEZ (3rd) made good ground from the 350m.

The Interest

It was only a week earlier when Chris Waller saluted in his 2YO ranks with Luiza and this time it was MADAME MOUSTACHE who got the job done. Race experience was the telling factor in the end with the daughter of Hinchinbrook not lying down in a dogged fight to the line. DARHAD looks to be a horse with some sense about him, knuckling down for the fight. IBANEZ had her chance to pick up the leaders and the debut run was full of merit. GOODFELLA missed the start and finished off ok after never being in the race. Follow the first three. Forgive GOODFELLA


Race 2 BARTIER PERRY HANDICAP

No Epsom hangover for Gai's tearaway leader

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 6747 Fabrizio Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 1 56.0
2 9382 Iggi Pop Peter Robl Tim Clark 4 60.0
3 9382 Our Boy Nicholas Peter Robl Taylor Marshall 6 54.0

In The Yard

HERNE'S OAK relaxed and well. IGGY POP fit enough, has done some work. No knock FABRIZIO.

In The Running

FABRIZIO jumped best to take up his customary leading role leading ZIN ZAN EDDIE who covered up HERNE'S OAK in behind.

The Result

FABRIZIO (1st) was cuddled to the turn and then gave a kick that was enough to safely hold IGGI POP (2nd) who railed through and OUR BOY NICHOLAS (3rd) who ran on from last after being ridden along on the turn.

The Interest

He didn't turn it on as he did in the Epsom a fortnight ago, however FABRIZIO still got an easy lead and had many lengths on his rivals with the Group 1 form holding strong in the end. We will wait and see if Gai and Adrian Bott take him down to Melbourne for a mile race or freshen him up for the Villiers. IGGI POP is a grinding stayer who's run was full of merit fresh making ground along the inside while OUR BOY NICHOLAS warmed up late. Follow FABRIZIO.


Race 3 ARISTOCRAT HANDICAP

The daughter of Beaded chisels away to get there late

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 9422 Bezel James Cummings Tim Clark 5 61.0
2 1683 Alliterate Pat Farrell Koby Jennings 8 58.0
3 72553 Hessdalen Michael Freedman Joshua Parr 3 57.0

In The Yard

BEZEL with it all to do with the 61kg, looks well. ALLITERATE a tough type. HESSDALEN coat shining.

In The Running

ALLITERATE jumped best to lead THE REVEREND DEMON with CROSS STITCH and HESSDALEN in behind. EARTH was slowly away.

The Result

ALLITERATE (2nd) turned for home and quickly beat off THE REVEREND DEMON (8th) before getting a little wobble at the 150m which allowed BEZEL (1st) to dive late and win. He made his run with HESSDALEN (3rd) who finished right there, and they gapped the rest.

The Interest

There was a lot of pre-post money to suggest BEZEL was one of the best of the day, and punters had their hearts in their mouths with Tim Clark throwing everything at the son of Beaded under the 61kg. He looks a promising colt making it a hat-trick of wins. ALLITERATE was game as always and enjoyed the firm surface, while HESSDALEN made his run with the winner and had no excuses. Follow BEZEL.


Race 4 TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 6126 Eckstein Kurt Goldman Ms Heather Poland 5 54.5
2 11636 Pumpkin Pie Danny Williams Jason Collett 4 54.5
3 68222 Nic's Vendetta Todd Howlett Joshua Parr 11 59.0


Race 5 CITY TATTERSALLS CLUB HANDICAP

Rory calmly puts them away

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 10336 Invinzabeel Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 8 58.5
2 9422 Moher James Cummings Tim Clark 6 57.0
3 2374 Royal Tudor Rodney Ollerton Christian Reith 3 57.0

In The Yard

ROYAL TUDOR and BULLRUSH parade best. MAGICUS fit enough.

In The Running

BULLRUSH railed through to lead MOHER and they kicked away from MAGICUS who did the chasing. A STRONG tempo was set up.

The Result

MOHER (2nd) quickly beat off BULLRUSH (7th) early in the straight before INVINZABEEL (1st) finished best out wider to draw clear late. ROYAL TUDOR (3rd) tried hard while MAN OF HIS WORD (4th) ran on from last.

The Interest

He has always been a consistent type and that is exactly how INVINZABEEL has come back this prep in winning both his starts. Ridden patiently by Rory Hutchings from an awkward draw and the STRONG tempo helped get the win again. That's two STRONG tempo races from two this prep for two wins! MOHER was perhaps the run of the race given how badly fav' BULLRUSH compounded inside him. MAGICUS was the unlucky runner having got chopped out at the 150m and struck a whip across the nose and was not ridden out. BULLRUSH will now be spelled. Follow MOHER. Forgive MAGICUS.


Race 6 CITY TATTERSALLS CLUB CUP

No retirement yet for this grinding stayer!

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 10830 Junoob Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 4 58.0
2 5039 Murphy's Delight Eric Musgrove Glyn Schofield 8 54.0
3 9422 Alegria Darren Beadman Christian Reith 1 54.0

In The Yard

ALEGRIA relaxed. Tough, grinder JUNOOB looking well. No knock others.

In The Running

CAPED CRUSADER took up the running from SENSE OF OCCASION with ALEGRIA and JUNOOB getting a lovely trail. MURPHY'S DELIGHT overraced in the early and middle stages.

The Result

CAPED CRUSADER (FF) went amiss before the turn to leave SENSE OF OCCASION (4th) straightening in the lead. He was quickly under pressure from ALEGRIA (3rd) before JUNOOB (1st) pounced and fought on best holding off the late challenge of MURPHY'S DELIGHT (2nd).

The Interest

Tough, grinding stayer JUNOOB was back to his best and retirement plans were again put on hold. His fight over the concluding stages is what makes his profile, and he lifted when required giving Rory Hutchings a winning double. MURPHY'S DELIGHT delighted his connections running well up in grade while ALEGRIA seemed to have every chance, but didn't quicken as we would expect. SENSE OF OCCASION only battled away after being left in the lead from the 800m as CAPED CRUSADER quickly dropped out and later was found to be lame in the off-hind leg. Forgive CAPED CRUSADER (lame).


Race 7 AINSWORTH BRIAN CROWLEY STAKES

Spright sprouts wings and relishes the Strong tempo

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 11106 Spright Garry Frazer Jason Collett 7 54.0
2 68396 Star of Monsoon Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 9 56.0
3 6144 Faraway Town Matthew Smith Jay Ford 8 54.0

In The Yard

SUPER MAXI calm then flighty. SOUCHEZ and EL DIVINO relaxed. STAR OF MONSOON parades well. Big test today for GUARD OF HONOUR.

In The Running

SUPER MAXI jumped best from the outside and sped across at a Strong tempo. FOX TALES and EL DIVINO did the chasing off the hot speed with GUARD OF HONOUR on their backs. FARAWAY TOWN raced wide without cover.

The Result

SPRIGHT (1st) sprouted wings late and thundered down the outside racing away from the 250m with STAR OF MONSOON (2nd) and FARAWAY TOWN (3rd) both making their runs from the tail of the field.

The Interest

SPRIGHT has returned a bigger, stronger filly and ran on best aided by the Strong tempo up front. STAR OF MONSOON made it six placings from seven starts and is getting closer to breaking his maiden and can be followed. FARAWAY TOWN is another that looks to have come back well after racing wide the trip and will relish a step up in distance.GUARD OF HOUNOUR stuck to his task late after having every chance and may not be as high class as some thought, while SUSPENDERS peaked on her run. Note the leaders all faded in the race with none being able to stick on off the Strong tempo with EL DIVINO suffering a poor post-race recovery and will now be spelled. Tearaway leader SUPER MAXI did not do himself any favours racing keenly in the lead and will also be spelled. Follow the first four. Forgive EL DIVINO (poor post-race recovery).


Race 8 ICD PROPERTY NIVISON

$$$ signs all week for the punters was a symbol

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 36276 Egyptian Symbol Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 9 54.0
2 72418 Artistry Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 11 56.0
3 9825 Rule the River Anthony & Edward Cummings Paul King 1 54.0

In The Yard

No yard notes available.

In The Running

MAGIC ALIBI was urged forward from an outside gate to then back off the speed to only a Steady tempo and lead EGYPTIAN SYMBOL who strode up to sit outside. RULE THE RIVER enjoyed a nice trail in behind while ARTISTRY worked forward wider without cover. A number of runners overraced in behind when the tempo slowed.

The Result

EGYPTIAN SYMBOL (1st) was full of running straightening and kicked clear from the 300m for an impressive win. ARTISTRY (2nd) kept chasing to the line and was brave in holding off RULE THE RIVER (3rd) who poked through along the inside.

The Interest

EGYPTIAN SYMBOL was the money horse all week, and Jason Collet didn't let punters down with a positive ride on a very talented mare. She showed she can quicken off the Steady tempo and sprinted best to win impressively. It will be interesting to see where Bjorn Baker now heads with her. ARTISTRY tried her guts out after racing wide without cover, while RULE THE RIVER never went around a horse and looks similarly placed to last prep when she was good fresh before going on a string of wins. A few of these overraced due to the Steady tempo including KIMBERLEY STAR, JUST A BLUR, ONEMOREZETA, MAGIC ALIBI and NANCY. Follow EGYPTIAN SYMBOL.


Race 9 CITY TATTERSALLS LIGHTNING

Bryce Heys books a speedy ticket to Melbourne

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 65629 Spieth Bryce Heys Jay Ford 2 54.0
2 49423 Kaepernick John O'Shea Koby Jennings 14 57.5
3 38260 Le Cordon Bleu Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 16 54.0

In The Yard

No yard notes available.

In The Running

KINGLIKE sped out of the gates to lead HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME with THAT'S A GOOD IDEA racing wide without cover outside of DECISION TIME and COOLRING. FINE MIST raced wide without cover throughout, while SPIETH missed the start (2L).

The Result

KINGLIKE (bled) stopped quickly at the 300m before INZ'N'OUT charged to the lead only for SPIETH (1st) to click into gear late and power home once clear for an exciting win. The closers KAEPERNICK (2nd) and LE CORDON BLEU (3rd) both charged home out wide in an exciting finish.

The Interest

SPIETH has always been touted as a horse with some X-factor, and today we saw it. It was a smart ride by Jay Ford after he missed the start, holding his composure to muster along the rails before edging clear and sprinting away. With only six horses in his stable, Bryce Heys can now eye off a Melbourne sprint feature with his smart Chestnut. KAEPERNICK bounced back to form after his failure in the Premiere, while LE CORDON BLEU was the over achiever of the race after drawing wide in much harder company here. INZ'N'OUT, as always was around the money in just behind the placings. A few bleeders in the race with SMART VOLATILITY bleeding for the second time resulting in a mandatory lifetime ban and KINGLIKE for the first time being barred from racing for three months. Follow SPIETH. Forgive KINGLIKE and SMART VOLATILITY (bled).



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