The return of Gytrash turned out to be an upset event as the heroic favourite only managed to run third in the Group 1 $500,000 The Goodwood (1200m) behind shock winner Savatoxl and the second-placed filly Instant Celebrity.
Joe Pride's star sprinter Eduardo proved why he was at such short odds, the punters' pick leading from barrier to box to score another Group 1 win this time in the 2021 Doomben 10,000 up in Brisbane ahead of a well-earned spell.
The bookies had the 2021 Champagne Stakes results nearly spot-on at Royal Randwick with second elect Captivant finishing strongly off a lovely ride from the inside alley to beat the favourite Hilal by a half-length in the time-honoured two-year-olds’ classic.
Chris Waller’s $6 million plus earner Kolding celebrated his third Group 1 success with a fighting photo-finish victory over the brave Godolphin-raced mare Savatiano in an outstanding edition of the Group 1 $600,000 All Aged Stakes (1400m).
The powerhouse Godolphin stable saddle-up three livewire chances in a quality All Aged Stakes 2021 field this Saturday in Sydney including Savatiano who is second elect in markets led by the Hawkes Racing-trained Masked Crusader.