Grafton Results (Race 7)

Thursday, 11th July 2019

7
16:05
(local)

Grafton Cup (LR)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $164,000
2350m TURF GOOD
7
16:05
(local)
AUD $164,000
2350m GOOD

Grafton Cup (LR)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN

The Tony Pike-trained gelding Sacred Day followed his win in a benchmark 65 (2240m) at Doomben on June 19 when having his third Australian start with a narrow but good win here, his fourth success - and first at stakes level - in 16 starts. He settled in seventh place on the rails from his inside barrier (1). He improved behind runners nearing the home turn, got through on the inner to hit the front at the 200m and then fought back to win well. Sopressa had a good trip in third place on the rails. She got a split to challenge on straightening and then kept battling well for (long-neck) second. Vaucluse Bay was fourth early on before racing in sixth place, one off the rails. He improved well (deep) from the 600m to challenge at the home turn. He then kept battling well for a close-up third. The favourite Igraine raced in eighth place, one off the rails, before making a wide move from the 600m. She went to fourth at the 200m and then kept battling on under 59kg to retain that position at the post, beaten 1.8 lengths.

Previous Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
FIRST CRUSH (AUS) 6G
HUSSON (ARG) - LOVING NEW (BRZ) CHOCTAW RIDGE (USA)
M R DU PLESSIS 55.5 CHRIS MUNCE 7
SUPPLY AND DEMAND (AUS) 4G
SEBRING (AUS) - DEMANDING (AUS) OCTAGONAL (NZ)
J PARR 58.5 G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT 13
REDNAV (AUS) 5G
HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA) - REDOUTESKI (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
P GRAHAM 54.0 SALLY TAYLOR 12
BONFIRE (GB) 6G
MANDURO (GER) - NIGHT FROLIC (GB) NIGHT SHIFT (USA)
B SHINN 59.0 MS G WATERHOUSE 12
QUEENSTOWN (AUS) 4M
STRATUM (AUS) - REGAL HEIGHTS (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
TIM CLARK 54.0 MS G WATERHOUSE 6
MR O'CEIRIN (NZ) 5G
POSTPONED (USA) - CADELL (NZ) YACHTIE (AUS)
B SHINN 56.0 CIARON MAHER 16
SHAMARDASHING (AUS) 5G
SHAMARDAL (USA) - BEAUX ART (AUS) NOMROOD (USA)
J LLOYD 57.5 JOHN P THOMPSON 8
WARRIOR WITHIN (AUS) 5G
KING CUGAT (USA) - AVA BOLLI (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
P HAMMERSLEY 53.0 BRUCE W HILL 9
TWIN WING (NZ) 7G
ISTIDAAD (USA) - TIGER MOTH (NZ) SKY CHASE (NZ)
J FORD 57.5 G H WALTER 8
CASTLE HEIGHTS (NZ) 4G
GOLAN (IRE) - CAERNARFON (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
S KATSIDIS 53.0 D LOGAN 4
ART SUCCESS (NZ) 6G
PENTIRE (GB) - ZABELETTE (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
J LLOYD 58.0 JOHN COLLINS 2
ASHRAF (AUS) 4G
DANEHILL (USA) - DIS LA (USA) DIESIS (GB)
DALE SPRIGGS 53.0 STUART PHEGAN 4
ROCKING ON (NZ) 5G
ZABEEL (NZ) - LAMBERT MISS (NZ) DANZIG (USA)
J INNES 53.0 MS G WATERHOUSE 4
STORMHILL (AUS) 3C
DANEHILL (USA) - TORRENTIAL STORM (NZ) SIR TRISTR (AUS)
C MUNCE 52.0 T R MARTIN 7
PACIFIC DANCER (NZ) 3G
GROOM DANCER (USA) - PACIFIC GEM (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
M RODD 53.5 SHAUN DWYER 3
BELUS (AUS) 5G
BLETCHARM (AUS) - SWALK (AUS) GODSWALK (USA)
M J ZAHRA 54.0 R W SMERDON 9
MASTER POM (NZ) 6G
GARCIA (USA) - POMPOM (NZ) LORD CHEVAL (NZ)
N CUMBERLAND 53.0 STEPHEN QUINTANO 5
DESK TOP LOVER (AUS) 5G
BUREAUCRACY (NZ) - LOVE TO SPARE (AUS) DAYBREAK LOVER (AUS)
M J CAHILL 53.0 BILL MITCHELL 14
SIMIGAN (NZ) 4G
HONOR GRADES (USA) - KARAMEA LADY (NZ) LORD BALLINA (AUS)
A ROBINSON 52.5 BRIAN SMITH 5