Sydney Specials: Randwick - 13th April 2019

If you aren’t excited about a program of this quality, horse racing may not be for you.

A ten event program greets punters on Saturday with four capacity fields including the Sydney Cup (3200m) and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) where we farewell champion mare Winx from the racetrack.

The meeting boasts some excellent value plays including Wild Planet contesting the South Pacific Classic (1400m).

 

wild planet
Wild Planet Picture: Racing and Sports

 

Wild Planet resumed with a slender second in the Darby Munro, just collared late by a rival he faces again here in Krone whilst narrowly beating Les Bridge’s boom three-year-old Classique Legend.

The Darby Munro trifecta put five lengths back to the chasing pack which includes another runner in the South Pacific Classic - Gem Song.

It shapes as the strongest form line brought into the contest however progressive types coming out of midweek events such as Green Aeon and Fasika are also in the mix for favouritism.

 

 

Considering the Darby Munro shapes as the pick of the form lines taken into the South Pacific Classic, Krone in theory represents Wild Planet’s biggest danger.

From the Darby Munro, Wild Planet meets Krone 1.5kg better at the weights for a slender defeat with Krone’s jockey Damien Oliver to ride 1kg over on Saturday.

He also likely brings more upside into the contest being earlier in his campaign.

The Sydney Cup is shaping as a staying spectacle with a full field of starters.

Midterm at his current double figure quote is too good to ignore.

The Team Williams-trained stayer has returned in superb order this prep and contests the Sydney Cup off a dominant victory in the N.E. Manion Cup (2400m) at Rosehill on March 23.

The son of Galileo had the race put to bed by the 600m as he cruised to the front early ahead of a chasing pack well under pressure.

While Midterm hasn’t raced since the Manion Cup, placegetters Big Duke and Shraaoh have finished second in the Tancred Stakes and Chairman’s Quality respectively.

The UK import is having his second Australian prep after an encouraging spring campaign where he performed well in both The Metropolitan (2400m) and the Geelong Cup (2400m).

Midterm’s Manion Cup victory was his best Australian performance to date by some way however still well shy of career best runs while based in Europe.

We are still only scratching the surface in Australia of what the Team Williams-trained runner is capable of.

After how strong he was through the line in the Manion Cup, Midterm looks poised on Saturday to build on the run.

 

 

The Offer for Gai Waterhouse in 2014 was the last horse to claim the Manion Cup-Sydney Cup double.

Team Williams know what it takes to win Sydney’s premiere two mile feature and head to Randwick on Saturday looking for a fifth Sydney Cup after Major Drive (1987), Gallic (2007), Mourayan (2013) and Gallante (2016).

 

Sydney Specials: Randwick - April 13

 

Each Way Play #1: R2; #4 Wild Planet @ $6.00

Each Way Play #2: R8; #11 Midterm @ $10.00


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Randwick

Saturday, 13th April 2019

8
15:50
(local)

Sydney Cup (G1)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 51.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $2,159,500
3200m TURF GOOD
8
15:50
(local)
AUD $2,159,500
3200m GOOD

Sydney Cup (G1)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 51.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 16. SHRAAOH (IRE) 6yo G
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - JUMOOH (GB)
JAY FORD
CHRIS WALLER
$12.00
51.0kg
Mrs R Hillen, D M Ackery, Mrs K Ackery, Australian Bloodstock (Mgr: L G Murrell), J A Shaw, Jalana (Mgr: D Gremmo), Denise And Al (Mgr: A J Fanning), R F Rebgetz, B A Watkins, Mrs R L Butcher, Hytoan (Mgr: M D Wicks), Margaret Pensabene (Mgr: A Pensabene), J M Simmons & Ms S M Fitzgerald

Sales Information

2nd 6. VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) 7yo G
MONSUN (GER) - VENETIAN BEAUTY (USA)
DAMIEN OLIVER
MICHAEL MORONEY
$31.00
54.0kg
R & C Legh Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: R P Legh), G G Syndicate Ltd (Mgr: G G Peterson), Pulitano Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: G Pulitano), B & C Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Mgr: B Dorman), G Devonport, G & Mrs S Lygoyris, F W & Mrs C M Cook, Werrett Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: N Werrett) & C H & Mrs J G Madden
3rd 12. GLORY DAYS (NZ) 6yo M
RED GIANT (USA) - BILANCIA (NZ)
COREY BROWN
B THURLOW
$17.00
52.0kg
G D Thurlow, Mrs P A Thurlow, B J McAree & Mrs S McAree
4th 15. RONDINELLA (NZ) 4yo M
OCEAN PARK (NZ) - OUR VALPOLICELLA (NZ)
SAM CLIPPERTON
ROGER JAMES & ROBERT WELLWOOD
$9.00
52.0kg
5th 20. DOUKHAN (IRE) 10yo G
DANSILI (GB) - LUNA WELLS (IRE)
ANDREW GIBBONS
KRIS LEES
$101.00
51.0kg

Sales Information

6th 14. GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) 6yo H
TAMAYUZ (GB) - KATERINI (FR)
GLEN BOSS
ARCHIE ALEXANDER
$17.00
51.5kg

Sales Information

7th 3. PATRICK ERIN (NZ) 7yo G
GALLANT GURU (AUS) - MEGA BABE (NZ)
GLYN SCHOFIELD
CHRIS WALLER
$67.00
54.5kg
8th 2. SOUND (GER) 6yo H
LANDO (GER) - SKY DANCING (IRE)
DAMIAN LANE
MICHAEL MORONEY
$41.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

9th 11. MIDTERM (GB) 6yo G
GALILEO (IRE) - MIDDAY (GB)
JAMIE KAH
LIAM HOWLEY
$6.50
52.5kg
10th 5. BIG DUKE (IRE) 7yo G
RAVEN'S PASS (USA) - HAZARAYNA (GB)
BRENTON AVDULLA
KRIS LEES
$13.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

11th 18. TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) 5yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - SPIRITING (NZ)
MICHAEL DEE
MICHAEL MORONEY
$151.00
51.0kg

Sales Information

12th 10. DUBHE (GB) 4yo G
DUBAWI (IRE) - GREAT HEAVENS (GB)
KERRIN MCEVOY
C APPLEBY
$4.50
52.5kg
13th 19. RODRICO (AUS) 6yo G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - TRULY A BEAUTY (USA)
JAMES P INNES
BJORN BAKER
$151.00
51.0kg

Sales Information

14th 13. ZACADA (NZ) 6yo G
ZABEEL (NZ) - LACADA (AUS)
KATHY O'HARA
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$101.00
52.0kg

Sales Information

15th 17. SEMARI (NZ) 4yo M
SEBRING (AUS) - KUMARI (NZ)
TIM CLARK
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$61.00
52.0kg

Sales Information

16th 8. YOGI (NZ) 6yo G
RAISE THE FLAG (GB) - MALOZZA (AUS)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
C MAHER & D EUSTACE
$10.00
53.0kg

Sales Information

17th 4. RED CARDINAL (IRE) 7yo G
MONTJEU (IRE) - NOTABLE (GB)
JASON COLLETT
KRIS LEES
$12.00
54.0kg
18th 1. THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) 5yo H
GALILEO (IRE) - YOU'RESOTHRILLING (USA)
JAMES MCDONALD
LIAM HOWLEY
$21.00
56.0kg
19th 7. SIR CHARLES ROAD (AUS) 5yo G
MYBOYCHARLIE (IRE) - GIANT MYSTIQUE (AUS)
ROBBIE DOLAN
LANCE O'SULLIVAN & ANDREW SCOTT
$15.00
53.0kg

Sales Information

20th 9. BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) 5yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - COLIMA (IRE)
TOMMY BERRY
CHRIS WALLER
$41.00
53.0kg

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