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2020 Caulfield Cup Winner: Verry Elleegant Earns Chris Waller First Cup Win
 Verry Elleegant got the job done for Chris Waller on Saturday winning the champion trainer his first Caulfield Cup in yet another brilliant staying performance. Already with five Group 1’s to her name - four of which belonged to James McDonald - this time it was Mark Zahra’s turn to add to the mantelpiece after winning the Turnbull Stakes aboard the four-year-old a fortnight ago at Flemington. The step up to the 2400m looked ideal for the New Zealand import having her fourth run back from a spell, although Zahra wasn’t without work to do in the capacity field of internationals. Dashing…
2020 The Everest Winner: Kerrin McEvoy Claims Third Win on Classique Legend
The market proved dead right at Royal Randwick on Saturday as the Les Bridge-trained Classique Legend won the world’s richest turf race, The Everest, in an absolute canter. The five-year-old son of Not A Single Doubt had never made a start at Group 1 level but looked every bit a champion nabbing a slice of the $15 million prize-money thanks to another patient ride from Kerrin McEvoy. Eduardo and Nature Strip set a cracking pace out front and appeared to have the race on their terms over the final 300m, right before McEvoy pressed the button to stoke up his…
Trumbull Claims 2020 Sydney Stakes First Up
Trumbull added to his outstanding first-up at Royal Randwick on Saturday by taking out the Group 3 Sydney Stakes (1200m) in his return to the races. Kim Waugh’s troublesome five-year-old has notoriously missed the jump in several of his 20 starts to date, but the in-form Tommy Berry managed to keep him in line among a tough field of sprinters to win narrowly at the line. Prime Candidate got out to the front from the barriers and managed to hold that position coming into the turn. Berry tracked into the straight three-wide on the outside of Tactical Advantage before Trumbull’s…
Neds Classic Winner Albarado Firms into Victoria Derby Second-Elect
The Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young team now have their sights set firmly on this year’s Victoria Derby following Albarado’s win in the Group 3 Neds Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday. A competitive field of three-year-old’s lined up eyeing a spot in the $2 million feature race at Flemington on October 31st, only to be trumped by Mark Zahra, who scored himself an early double on Caulfield Cup Day. The winning hoop found himself in a tricky four-wide position out of the gates, which turned into an advantage rounding the final turn as the Savabeel colt beat home a…
Kennedy Oaks on the agenda for Spring Champion Stakes winner Montefilia
Trainer David Payne is seriously considering heading to Melbourne for the Kennedy Oaks with his filly Montefilia who scored a commanding win over the colts and geldings in the Group 1 $1m Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick today.
2020 Toorak Handicap Winner: Cantala Stakes Up Next for Long Shot Winner Mr Quickie
Mr Quickie walked away with the spoils at Caulfield on Saturday thanks to a brilliant ride from Jamie Kah in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap over the mile. A capacity field of gallopers lined up to grab a piece in the $2 million prize-money, only to be blanked by the five-year-old son of Shamus Award, who was paying a whopping $26 with Ladbrokes bookmakers. Unlike many that have ridden him before, Kah managed to get Mr Quickie to jump cleanly from the gates before establishing a spot behind the speed. From there, the pair grabbed a gap over the final…