Calliope Overcomes Poor Start To Win Gimcrack Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Calliope overcame a poor start to record an impressive victory in the 2015 Gimcrack Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Calliope hit the line strongly to take out the 2015 Gimcrack Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Photo by: Steve Hart

Calliope hit the line strongly to take out the 2015 Gimcrack Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Photo by: Steve Hart

Calliope showed early speed in a barrier trial at Royal Randwick on September 21, but she was the last horse out of the gates in the Gimcrack Stakes and she was two lengths off the rest of the field in the early stages of the race.

Jockey James McDonald maintained his cool throughout the race and Calliope worked her way through the field and he was forced to bump a couple of other horses out of his way to give the daughter of Exceed And Excel the chance to finish over the top of her rivals and record a most impressive win.

The talented hoop said that missing the kick may have been the best thing possible for Calliope because of the hot, early tempo in the race and he was thrilled with the turn-of-foot that he showed to win the 2015 Gimcrack Stakes.

“They are all very green and mine was just a little bit fractious in the gates which wasn’t ideal, but in hindsight they ran very quickly and it was probably a blessing in disguise,” McDonald said

“The turn-of-foot was amazing and she is a true professional.”

Trainer John O’Shea admitted that he was worried when Calliope missed the start, but he said that he started to gain confidence when he saw just how well the two-year-old was travelling in the early stages of the race.

O’Shea confirmed that Calliope would now head to the spelling paddock and he is hopeful that she will be able to stack up in the major two-year-old races during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

“It didn’t pan out at the start overly well, but James rode her confidently and once she sort of tacked on and was travelling that was always a good sign,” McDonald said.

“She is a real talent by this great sire Exceed And Excel.

“There is a lot of quality about her as well and she has been a beautiful filly from day one.

“Hopefully she has a good spell now, comes back in the autumn, improves a little and that will have her in the mix for the majors in the autumn.

“She has done a great job and hopefully she will improve a bit next year.”

Paul Perry-trained Jeanneau also hit the line strongly to finish second in the Gimcrack Stakes, while Gai Waterhouse filly Slumber Party found the line well to finish third.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


  1. uch.zncai.com

    Great site. A lot of useful info here. I am sending it to some buddies
    ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks
    for your effort!

  2. smart phone applications

    It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without
    a doubt donate to this excellent blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed
    to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this website with
    my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  3. website designing agencies

    Asking questions are truly fastidious thing if you are not understanding something totally,
    but this article presents nice understanding yet.

  4. tercio borlenghi jr

    When someone writes an paragraph he/she keeps the plan of a
    user in his/her mind that how a user can be aware of
    it. So that’s why this article is perfect.

  5. Grupo Serval presídios

    Hi Dear, are you really visiting this website daily, if so then you will absolutely get pleasant know-how.

  6. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this weblog and I am inspired!
    Very useful info specially the last part :) I maintain such info much.
    I was seeking this certain information for a long time. Thanks and best of luck.

  7. http://pmztechnology.com

    Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all folks you really recognize
    what you’re talking about! Bookmarked. Please also talk
    over with my site =). We can have a link change contract among us

  8. Marcos

    Thankfulness to my father who stated to me about
    this webpage, this website is really amazing.

  9. asbestos wont

    Simply desire to say your article is as amazing. The
    clarity in your post is just spectacular and i can assume you are an expert on this subject.
    Well with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.

  10. http://udhec.com.br/index.php/component/k2/itemlist/user/1601374

    I like the helpful info you supply to your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your weblog and check once more right here frequently.
    I am slightly certain I will be informed a lot of new stuff proper here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  11. Itamar Serp

    Very good blog post. I definitely appreciate this website.

    Keep it up!

  12. Lélio Vieira Carneiro Junio

    Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so
    I came to give it a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and
    will be tweeting this to my followers! Excellent blog and superb design.

  13. short websites

    Great delivery. Outstanding arguments. Keep up the good spirit.

  14. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head.
    The problem is something that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about.

    I’m very happy I stumbled across this during my hunt for something relating
    to this.

  15. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Hello, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this blog post.
    It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

  16. Lelio Junior

    hello there and thank you for your info – I have definitely picked up something new from right here.

    I did however expertise some technical points using this website, since I experienced to reload the site many times previous to I could get
    it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web
    hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will sometimes
    affect your placement in google and can damage your high-quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords.
    Well I’m adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective
    interesting content. Ensure that you update this again very soon.

  17. Umanizzare Gestão Prisional Ltda

    Thanks in support of sharing such a fastidious opinion, piece of writing is pleasant, thats why i
    have read it entirely

  18. internet protocol cameras

    A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment.
    There’s no doubt that that you should write more about this
    subject matter, it may not be a taboo subject but generally people
    do not discuss these subjects. To the next! Kind

  19. reverse phone directory

    Hi, I check your blog regularly. Your humoristic style is awesome,
    keep up the good work!

  20. webevcil.com

    I simply could not depart your site before suggesting that I
    really loved the standard info a person provide for your guests?

    Is going to be back ceaselessly in order to check out new posts

  21. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article.
    I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more
    of your useful information. Thanks for the post.

    I will certainly comeback.

  22. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article!
    It is the little changes that make the largest changes.

    Thanks for sharing!

  23. Umanizzare presídios

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my web site thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find
    things to enhance my website!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  24. payfirstsolutions.com

    You’re so awesome! I don’t suppose I have read through something like that before.
    So wonderful to find someone with a few unique thoughts on this
    topic. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is needed on the internet, someone with a
    bit of originality!

  25. phones encapsulate

    This paragraph is in fact a pleasant one it assists new
    web users, who are wishing in favor of blogging.

  26. Itamar Serp

    There is certainly a lot to learn about this issue.
    I love all of the points you made.

  27. Jose Wilame Araujo Rodrigues

    I am truly happy to read this web site posts which includes tons of
    useful information, thanks for providing these kinds of data.

  28. Reyna

    Good article! We are linking to this particularly great post on our site.
    Keep up the good writing.

  29. tercio borlenghi jr

    Hi there friends, pleasant paragraph and nice arguments commented
    at this place, I am genuinely enjoying by these.

  30. Umanizzare

    Great beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your site, how could i subscribe
    for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.
    I were tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered shiny clear idea

  31. Itamar Serp

    It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and
    it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions.
    Perhaps you can write next articles referring to
    this article. I wish to read more things about it!

  32. Lelio Junior

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who was conducting a little research on this.
    And he in fact ordered me dinner simply because I discovered it for him…

    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this topic here on your web

  33. domain availability

    Right here is the right webpage for anyone
    who really wants to understand this topic.
    You realize a whole lot its almost hard to argue
    with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic that has been discussed for decades.

    Excellent stuff, just excellent!

  34. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Great website. A lot of useful information here.
    I’m sending it to several pals ans additionally sharing in delicious.

    And certainly, thank you for your effort!

  35. Umanizzare

    I don’t know if it’s just me or if perhaps everyone else experiencing
    issues with your blog. It looks like some of the text within your posts are running off the screen.
    Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this
    is happening to them as well? This might be a problem with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen before.

  36. эльбанру.xn--p1ai

    Hello are using WordPress for your blog platform?
    I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and
    set up my own. Do you need any html coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  37. tercio borlenghi junior

    Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative.
    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you continue this in future.
    Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  38. Umanizzare Gestão Prisional Ltda

    Can I simply just say what a relief to find somebody that truly knows what they are discussing over the
    internet. You definitely realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    More people really need to look at this and understand this side of the story.
    I can’t believe you’re not more popular because you most certainly have the gift.

  39. Dadado Veig

    Ridiculous quest there. What happened after? Good luck!

  40. Umanizzare presídios

    Hi there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to give it a look.
    I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Superb blog and wonderful design and style.

  41. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    Excellent blog here! Also your website loads up fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate
    link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast
    as yours lol

  42. domain name

    Greetings from Florida! I’m bored to tears at work so
    I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break.
    I really like the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.

    I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my phone ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, great blog!

  43. Grupo Coral fraude

    Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team
    of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  44. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    Hey there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website
    with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting
    this to my followers! Terrific blog and excellent design.

  45. tercio borlenghi jr

    I like the helpful information you provide in your
    articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently.

    I am quite certain I’ll learn a lot of new stuff right here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  46. Itamar Serp

    That is a very good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Short but very accurate information… Thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read post!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *