Talented four-year-old Wouldnt It Be Nice has completed an exceptional run at Royal Randwick this afternoon, charging home in the final straight to win the Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) by a comfortable length.
Jumping from the gates well, the Choisir gelding settled well within in the pack over the back straight, allowing early leaders I’m All The Talk, Rain Affair and Nuclear Class to set a noticeably quick tempo.
Finding the final straight with plenty to do, Wouldnt It Be Nice quickly raced up to the leaders on the outside of the main pack, poking clear with 200m to run and finding the line comfortably clear of Nuclear Class; Rain Affair maintaining a strong-enough sprint to finish third.
Stable representative for trainer (and father) Paul Perry, Nathan Perry was understandably delighted with Wouldnt It Be Nice’s performance in the 2014 Concorde Stakes, crediting young jockey Sam Clipperton for producing a ride beyond his years for victory.
“All preparation he’s been terrific, he’s always been around the mark and last start he had to go right around and his run was terrific,” Perry said
“Full credit to dad for taking on the main event here today for sprinters; one thing we knew was we were happy coming in here today with a heavy track.
“The horse has done terrific all prep, glad for the owners and the stable, it’s going great.”
Securing just his fourth race win in taking out the 2014 Concorde Stakes, Wouldnt It Be Nice has now finished within the top three in eleven of a total 22 race starts.
Running on to finish third in two minor events over 1350m and 1200m respectively in early August, the gelding out of Mia Cat Dancer was unlucky to be blocked for a run when fourth in the Ranvet 3.y.o (1000m) on August 23rd, but responded in the best way possible this afternoon.