Top Of The Range Doubles Purchase Price

Savabeel gelding Top Of The Range took his earnings past $500,000, more than double his purchase price at Karaka in 2015, when he won Wednesday's $400,000 Bendigo Cup.

Trainer MICHAEL MORONEY
Trainer MICHAEL MORONEY  Picture: Racing and Sports

Representing the trans-Tasman stable of Mike Moroney, the $250,000 Premier Sale graduate recorded the fifth and most significant victory of his 27-start career.

With champion Western Australian jockey William Pike in the saddle, Top Of The Range emerged from the pack and flashed through the inside to score in the G3 feature over 2400m by a long head.

It was a deserved big-race breakthrough for the six-year-old gelding, who had run a close second in the G3 Coongy Cup (2000m) in his previous start. He also finished second behind leading Melbourne Cup contender and fellow Karaka graduate Surprise Baby in the G2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) earlier in the year.

"He's come of age," Moroney said. "He had a lot go wrong earlier in his career, heart fibrillation and things like that, but he's really matured now and he's a good horse to deal with."

Top Of The Range (Savabeel x Spiriting) was bred by Graham and Helen-Gaye Bax and sold under their Blandford Lodge banner.

A full sister to Top Of The Range was bought by Moody Racing for $240,000 in Book 1 of Karaka 2019.


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Bendigo

Wednesday, 30th October 2019

8
16:00
(local)

Jayco Bendigo Cup (G3)

WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $400,000
2400m TURF GOOD
8
16:00
(local)
AUD $400,000
2400m GOOD

Jayco Bendigo Cup (G3)

WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 11. TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) 6yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - SPIRITING (NZ)
WILLIAM PIKE
MICHAEL MORONEY
$8.00
54.0kg
Pinecliff Racing (Mgr: J B Munz), R & C Legh Racing (Mgr: R P Legh) & Gurners Bloodstock Co (Mgr: M Ramsden)

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2nd 4. BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) 5yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - COLIMA (IRE)
MICHAEL WALKER
CHRIS WALLER
$6.00
56.5kg
F W Cook, Mrs C M Cook, J T C Lake, N A Greenhalgh, Mrs M T Greenhalgh, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: N R J Werrett), Milo Racing (Mgr: T J D Merlehan), F E Ferrari, The Estate Of The Late Lindsay Carrucan, M S Burn, Walker Racing & Bloodstock (Mgr: L A Walker), R Smith, I Bruce & K H Warriner

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3rd 10. HANG MAN (IRE) 5yo G
WINDSOR KNOT (IRE) - HALLIARD (GB)
JAMES WINKS
MICHAEL MORONEY
$13.00
54.0kg
Ballymore Stables (Aust) P/L, R&C Legh Racing P/L (Mgr: R Legh), Pulitano Thoroughbreds P/L (Mgr: G Pulitano), B&C Thoroughbreds P/L (Mgr: B Dorman), Ms A Bergin, Werrett B'stock P/L (Mgr: N Werrett), C & Mrs J Madden, S & Dr C Cowan, F & Mrs R Cain, E Vaughan, P Moroney & Vermont Racing Club

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4th 5. CAPTAIN COOK (GB) 6yo G
DUBAWI (IRE) - CANDA (USA)
LINDA MEECH
CHRIS WALLER
$9.00
56.0kg
5th 8. BONDEIGER (AUS) 8yo H
WAR PASS (USA) - DEBUTANTE ROBE (JPN)
DWAYNE DUNN
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$31.00
54.0kg

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6th 14. RUPTURE (AUS) 6yo G
STREET BOSS (USA) - DARA SEANS (AUS)
DEAN HOLLAND
PAUL PREUSKER
$9.00
54.0kg
7th 7. SULLY (NZ) 5yo G
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - LADY WINIFRED (NZ)
BRETT PREBBLE
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$5.00
54.5kg

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8th 16. SUPER GIRL (AUS) 5yo M
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - HAILBELLA (AUS)
DAMIEN THORNTON
JOSHUA JULIUS
$61.00
54.0kg
9th 9. SIN TO WIN (NZ) 7yo G
SIR PERCY (GB) - LEDAHEAD (NZ)
LUKE NOLEN
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$21.00
54.5kg
10th 15. CREEDENCE (AUS) 5yo G
HELMET (AUS) - BORACAY (AUS)
JYE MC NEIL
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$61.00
54.0kg

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11th 1. ANGEL OF TRUTH (AUS) 4yo G
ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) - SCARLETINI (AUS)
LUKE CURRIE
GWENDA MARKWELL
$12.00
58.0kg
12th 13. SINGLE HANDED (AUS) 5yo G
AMBIDEXTER (AUS) - MISS ECLIPSE (AUS)
DECLAN BATES
NICK SMART
$101.00
54.0kg

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13th 2. RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) 5yo G
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - JUMOOH (GB)
BRENTON AVDULLA
W J HAGGAS
$8.00
58.0kg

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14th 6. VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL (NZ) 8yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - VOLKSTER (NZ)
DAMIEN OLIVER
DANNY O'BRIEN
$13.00
56.0kg

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