Stardome wins Gold Coast Cup: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes after Stardome takes out the XXXX Gold Coast Cup at Gold Coast on Saturday.

Race Result:

1st: Stardome (C Waller/M Du Plessis) - $7.50
2nd: Soprano Supreme (M Walker/K McEvoy) - $7.00
3rd: Isabella's Spring (B Lockwood/S Collett) - $16

Winning Time: 2:37.04 Last 600m: 37.73

Margins: 1/2L x Long Neck

STARDOME.
STARDOME. Picture: Steve Hart

 

 

Winning Trainer: Chris Waller (Stable representative Brett Killian interviewed)

Thoughts on the win: "It was a good, tough effort, a mile-and-half on a real bog track. He really was in for the fight today. It's probably been his most productive preparation. He's just getting in the with lighter weights in these races and he's really appreciating it."

"He's an old pro. He had the run of the race. Mark (du Plessis) knows him, Mark has won a race on him on a heavy track before so he knew the conditions wouldn't bother him."

Winning Jockey: Mark Du Plessis

Thoughts on Stardome and his association with horse: "I think it's just the case of getting on the horse at the right time. And I've done that twice now. Thanks to Chris and his team. He is a, tough fit, really good in form horse that I wouldn't say relished the going, but his fitness has got him home."

Thoughts in run: "He was just beautiful. He was off the bridle, but I had him there whenever I wanted. Youngblood had me in trouble I thought at one stage and then I thought the second horse had me in trouble, but he just kept putting his head out, which is the main thing.

Thoughts on the track: "It's going to be a long day for those that don't get through it. It's very sticky. It is definitely worse than an (Heavy) eight."


Racing and Sports



Gold Coast

Saturday, 07th May 2022

3
12:33
(local)

XXXX Gold Coast Cup

WT: 54kg Type: OPEN
AUD $125,000
2400m TURF HEAVY
3
12:33
(local)
AUD $125,000
2400m HEAVY

XXXX Gold Coast Cup

WT: 54kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 5. STARDOME (NZ) 6yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - CELESTE (NZ)
MARK DU PLESSIS
CHRIS WALLER
$8.00
55.0kg
A J A Bosma, Mrs N Mackenzie, P J Crotty, I D Dobson, G P Vaney, M L Solomon, Mrs N K Stuart & A Belsham

Sales Information

2nd 10. SOPRANO SUPREME (NZ) 4yo M
CONTRIBUTER (IRE) - FALSETTO (NZ)
KERRIN MCEVOY
MARK WALKER
$7.00
54.0kg
Fortuna No.88 (Mgr: J E Galvin)

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3rd 8. ISABELLA'S SPRING (AUS) 5yo M
FRUEHLING (IRE) - TAFEER (AUS)
SAMANTHA COLLETT
BARRY LOCKWOOD
$16.00
54.0kg
B W Pitts
4th 7. YOUNGBLOOD (AUS) 5yo G
SACRED FALLS (NZ) - PORT PROVIDENCE (GB)
BEN THOMPSON
TONY GOLLAN
$8.00
54.0kg

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5th 6. TAVION PRINCE (NZ) 6yo G
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - ON ARRIVAL (NZ)
STEPHANIE THORNTON
TONY GOLLAN
$9.00
54.0kg

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6th 1. SWORDS DRAWN (AUS) 6yo G
CAMELOT (GB) - SARVON (AUS)
OPIE BOSSON
SHAUNE RITCHIE & COLM MURRAY
$8.00
58.0kg

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7th 9. DUNHILL (NZ) 4yo G
PINS (AUS) - CLASSY CHOICE (AUS)
ROBBIE DOLAN
K & A TYLER
$21.00
54.0kg

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8th 2. ALAKAHAN (IRE) 6yo G
MOTIVATOR (GB) - ALIYAMA (IRE)
LARRY CASSIDY
R & W FREEDMAN
$8.00
57.0kg
9th 4. LE BAOL (FR) 6yo G
ORPEN (USA) - LA TERANGA (FR)
WILLIAM PIKE
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$3.25
56.0kg

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10th 11. LOVE THE LOOK (AUS) 5yo M
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - MISS SHAMARDAL (AUS)
JAMES P INNES
CHRIS ZINTILIS
$101.00
54.0kg

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