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Race Day: Royal Randwick on Saturday, 19 October 2019
Beautiful sunshine and a perfect Royal Randwick surface provided the ideal backdrop for Sydney’s biggest day of racing today.
Connections of YES YES YES (picture) would have been cheering well into the early hours after they erupted when their three-year-old colt won the $14 million feature. The son of Rubick not only earning the $6 million first prize, but also positioning himself as a sire of the future.
It would have been a very different set of emotions for the owners of CLASSIQUE LEGEND, the promising grey held up for most of the straight as the towering ALIZEE kept him locked up in midfield.
Race favourite SANTA ANA LANE was brave charging home in second after working to find a run at the top of the straight. The perfectly judged ride from Tim Clark on the leader NATURE STRIP suited YES YES YES’s blistering turn-of-foot more than SANTA’s strong finishing surge.
In other races, DEPRIVE stayed unbeaten at Randwick in the Sydney Stakes, HAPPY CLAPPER narrowly held on to win the Craven Plate and HUSH WRITER controlled the lead in the long-distance St Leger before sprinting clear.
A full review will be on-line Tuesday 1pm (delayed).