McCafe Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Group 2 : Moonee Valley - 26th October 2019

Hunting Horn wins McCafe Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Group 2 $500,000 at Moonee Valley, 2500m.

Hunting Horn winning the McCafe Moonee Valley Gold Cup
Hunting Horn winning the McCafe Moonee Valley Gold Cup Picture: Racing and Sports

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Hunting Horn staged a solid performance in winning here on his Australian debut.

Given a good trip by Ryan Moore, racing in fourth place (behind a steady tempo), he moved up well rounding the home turn, took the lead at the 100m and then went on to score comfortably, looking suited to further in a good lead up to the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m).

The favourite Mr Quickie raced in fifth place on the rails before switching out and improving well (deep) from the 600m.

He challenged strongly at the home turn and then fought well for second, finding the winner a bit too good.

The Joseph O'Brien-trained Downdraft raced outside the leader (Shraaoh), went to the front at the home turn and then fought on well for third, when having his first start since racing in Ireland in August.

Humidor raced in last place in the eight-horse field, went widest of all approaching the home turn and then battled on quite well for (2.4 lengths) fourth, the lack of a solid early pace eventually proving a disadvantage.
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Moonee Valley

Saturday, 26th October 2019

7
15:35
(local)

McCafe Moonee Valley Gold Cup (G2)

Age: 4yo and up Type: OPEN
AUD $511,000
2500m TURF GOOD
7
15:35
(local)
AUD $511,000
2500m GOOD

McCafe Moonee Valley Gold Cup (G2)

Age: 4yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 5. HUNTING HORN (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - MORA BAI (IRE)
RYAN MOORE
A P O'BRIEN
$4.25
56.0kg
Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor & D Smith
2nd 6. MR QUICKIE (AUS) 4yo G
SHAMUS AWARD (AUS) - SPECIAL FAVOUR (AUS)
LUKE NOLEN
PHILLIP STOKES
$3.75
56.0kg
Wylie Dalziel Roy Higgins Racing, P G Moody, Snow Road Thoroughbreds (Mgr: G N McNulty), Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd (Mgr: A P Mithen), F Cimera, 21st Century Trade Group No 5 Pty Ltd, B W Hurrell, R Y Recep, C De Bortoli, M A Mitchell, K H Warriner, Shangi Charges & K F McDonald

Sales Information

3rd 4. DOWNDRAFT (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - CINNAMON ROSE (USA)
J ALLEN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$4.00
56.5kg
Oti Racing (Mgrs: T Henderson & S Driscoll), J Boyd, P Farrugia, P Flavel, J Higgins, G Sharp, G Van Ameyden, L Webb, Ms D McKeown, Ms M Webb, A & Mrs P Goodfellow, D & Mrs D Miller, J & Mrs J Spence, Werrett Bloodstock & Uthmeyer Racing

Sales Information

4th 7. HUMIDOR (NZ) 7yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - ZALIKA (NZ)
DAMIAN LANE
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$4.50
55.0kg

Sales Information

5th 2. VENTURA STORM (IRE) 6yo G
ZOFFANY (IRE) - SARAWATI (IRE)
MARK ZAHRA
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$15.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

6th 1. SHRAAOH (IRE) 6yo G
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - JUMOOH (GB)
NASH RAWILLER
CHRIS WALLER
$31.00
58.0kg

Sales Information

7th 9. ALFARRIS (FR) 5yo G
SHAMARDAL (USA) - ROSE ET NOIRE (IRE)
KERRIN MCEVOY
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$21.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

8th 3. ETYMOLOGY (AUS) 7yo G
NEW APPROACH (IRE) - WEAVER OF WORDS (GB)
BEN MELHAM
JAMES CUMMINGS
$26.00
56.5kg