Consistent performer: Brenton Avdulla rides Pearls to win the Toy Show Quality at Randwick. Photo: Bradleyphotos南京夜网419论坛Brenton Avdulla has positioned himself to be the lightweight jockey for Godolphin and Chris Waller and it delivered a black-type double at Randwick on Saturday. After his explosive win on Omei Sword in the Silver Shadow Stakes, Avdulla lifted Pearls to victory in the Toy Show Quality holding off a late challenge from favourite Dixie Blossoms.
“I have worked hard to make myself an option for both stables when they get one down in the weights and that’s what happened today because James [McDonald] and Hughie [Bowman] could not get down to those weights,” Avdulla said. “It is a good place to be and if I keep getting the job done it will keep me in the good books.”
The win on Pearls was another strong ride from Avdulla, who knew Tim Clark on Dixie Blossoms was right on his hammer.
“She jumped, she travelled. I actually had a peek over my shoulder at the half mile to see where Tim was because I thought he was my main danger and he was right there stalking on my back,” Avdulla said.
“I had to be smart with my movements, when I pulled the trigger, I had to time it, and when I got up the rise I thought we’ll see how good Timmy is and if he can run me down, but my filly was too good.”
Storming home: Kerrin McEvoy rides Tycoon Tara to win race 6 at Randwick. Photo: Bradleyphotos南京夜网419论坛Tara proves doubters wrong
Tycoon Tara got under punters’ guard again as she proved too strong in the Show County Quality at Randwick on Saturday. The Written Tycoon mare had won the Missile Stakes at her first start for Peter and Paul Snowden and has continued to improve. “I don’t think people gave her the credit for that win on a heavy track. We knew she had improved and had a fitness edge on them,” Paul Snowden said. “She is the sort of the horse who is going to get better again and I think we can place her to advantage. She is one to follow.” Tycoon Tara ran away from her rivals and won by 1-1/4 lengths from favourite La Romain with Mount Nebo another length back third. “She’s obviously a smart mare and she’s really enjoying her new lodgings up here with Peter and Paul,” jockey Kerrin McEvoy said. “She’s thriving and today she has shown that by going out and winning again after that first-up win in heavy ground. You always just wonder what it takes out of them but Peter and Paul were happy with her.” Super Tycoon wins fourth on the trot
Gosford trainer Greg McFarlane will give Super Tycoon a shot at next month’s Cameron Handicap after he made it four on end at Randwick on Saturday.”My heart was pounding before the start of the race like it never has before,” he said. “It’s hard to win one in town let alone four in a row.” Mum’s the word for Calliope
Godolphin will consider the future of Calliope after she was once again scratched at the barriers before the Silver Shadow Stakes. The filly has twice been banned because of her barrier manners on raceday and twice failed to get passed at the trials from those bans because of poor behaviour. “We will get her home and have a discussion but she is likely to become a mum,” Godolphin trainer John O’Shea said. If she was to race on stewards indicated Calliope would have to trial on a number of occasion before being allowed back to the races. Legend guns down favourite
Will to win: Southern Legend runs down Haptic to win the last at Randwick. Photo: Bradleyphotos南京夜网419论坛
Southern Legend lived up to a series of good barrier trials as he gunned down favourite Haptic to take the final race at Randwick on Saturday. Tim Clark came with a well-timed charge and will wait to find out where trainer Les Bridge takes the four-year-old next. “He’s a good animal. I felt the only thing that would get him beat today was fitness and he’d had enough close to the line but he’s got a great will to win,” Clark said. “They ran quick and when they’re running such quick time up front it’s hard to make ground, his sectionals would be pretty fast. A really good effort, he’s a good horse.”
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