Soobooma wins Darren Gauci Handicap: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes after the Darren Gauci Handicap at Caulfield on Saturday taken out by Soobooma.

Race Result:

1st: Soobooma (R Besanko/B McDougall) - $71
2nd: Clemenceau (Team Hawkes/J McNeil) - $1.55F
3rd: Corkscrew (Price & Kent Jnr/P Maloney) - $15

Winning Time: 1:10.69 Last 600m: N/A

Margins: 1 & ¼ lengths x Long Head

SOOBOOMA winning the Darren Gauci Hcp at Caulfield in Australia.
SOOBOOMA winning the Darren Gauci Hcp at Caulfield in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

 

 

Winning Trainer: Ray Besanko

Unlucky run at Sale: "There's no doubt he should've won. Damian (Lane) came in and apologised that things just didn't go right. I think he's a very good horse and came here today thinking he could win.

On Blaike: "He couldn't have ridden him any better, he rode him perfect. He's a very good jockey, Blaike, very good."

What the win means: "Me and my daughter, she's a big part of it. I wouldn't be doing it without her."

Winning Jockey: Blaike McDougall

How the race unfolded: "He filled me with confidence, the more he got into a rhythm under pressure the better he felt and he let rip down the straight."

Riding for Ray: "Ray assured me he would (let rip), his run had a lot of merit the other day at Sale. It's fitting to get a win for Ray on a Saturday, it's my first winner for him and he's one of the trainers when I moved down here he's just been nothing but supportive, he's always thrown me on. To reward him with a Saturday winner was quite pleasing."

Om the horse: "The horse has always raced well throughout his career, he's probably just placed him in quite hard races because he's got such an opinion of the horse. Down in the weights today, lovely track like Caulfield suited him, there was good speed on and he just does his thing down the straight."


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Caulfield

Saturday, 07th May 2022

6
15:00
(local)

Darren Gauci Hcp

Age: 3yo WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $130,000
1200m TURF GOOD
6
15:00
(local)
AUD $130,000
1200m GOOD

Darren Gauci Hcp

Age: 3yo WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 13. SOOBOOMA (AUS) 3yo G
SOOBOOG (AUS) - MAKROOMA (AUS)
BLAIKE MCDOUGALL
R J BESANKO
$67.00
54.0kg
M S Anderson, N A Besanko, Mrs H R Vowles, M W Carroll, Mrs A Watts, Mrs N A S Abell, Mrs E J Weir, Mrs D A Knol, G Knol, P G McGuinness, A M Meakin, G R Eddy, Mrs B S Eddy, C W Parks, M J Quirk, Mrs R A Ross, Miss S R Halket, Ms S N Graham, J L Edwards & Fingers Crossed (Mgr: D J Moore)

Sales Information

2nd 2. CLEMENCEAU (AUS) 3yo G
CAPITALIST (AUS) - CAPITAL COMMANDER (AUS)
JYE MCNEIL
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
$1.57
58.5kg
A R Bell

Sales Information

3rd 6. CORKSCREW (NZ) 3yo G
REDWOOD (GB) - MARSH HARBOUR (NZ)
PATRICK MOLONEY
MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR
$16.00
54.5kg
M J Davidson, Dr B A Boan, Ms J Crewes, J Gibson, D Jenson, G J McMahon, L H Sholl, Wasat Racing (Mgr: W M Gilmore), M & P No. 5 (Mgr: W M Brown), Byron Bay Racing (Mgr: M C O'Hara) & Kambodians (Mgr: J R Bermingham)

Sales Information

4th 9. LUNA CAT (AUS) 3yo F
PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) - GAUZE (AUS)
MICHAEL DEE
BEN & JD HAYES
$13.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

5th 1. SCISSOR STEP (AUS) 3yo G
TORONADO (IRE) - WATCH YOUR STEP (AUS)
MATTHEW CARTWRIGHT
M J ELLERTON
$4.50
58.5kg
6th 12. DANCELITTLESISTER (NZ) 3yo F
SACRED FALLS (NZ) - SCRUTINY (AUS)
JOSH RICHARDS
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$31.00
52.0kg

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7th 4. LINAS LEGEND (AUS) 3yo C
TEOFILO (IRE) - CLOANTHY (AUS)
DAMIEN THORNTON
DANNY O'BRIEN
$17.00
56.0kg
8th 7. EXCEED EXPECT (AUS) 3yo G
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - IVYROSE (AUS)
CRAIG NEWITT
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$41.00
54.0kg

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9th 5. NEW YORK BABY (AUS) 3yo F
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - SHADOW DOLL (AUS)
Fred W Kersley
Leon & Troy Corstens
$31.00
55.0kg

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