In the closing race at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday, Peter Snowden’s consistent mare Beaded secured a narrow win in the $125,000 Group 3 Darley BRC Sprint (1350m).
A four-year-old daughter of boom sire Lonhro, Beaded started as the clear $2.90 favourite and held on to defeat the fast approaching $14 outsider Secrets Untold by a long head with Drenalin ($13) a further three-quarter lengths back in third.
The BRC Sprint gave a good insight into many of the runners’ chances in the lead-up to the coveted $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) on June 12, for which Ortensia is still the $5 early favourite with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Beaded has now finished in the top three at all her 13 races including eight wins
Beaded, who has now finished in the top three at all her 13 races including eight wins for $441,680 in earnings, was one of many interstate raiders who saw success at the Kirks Doomben Cup Day on Saturday.
The headline race at the meeting, the $500,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m), was taken out by Rosehill-based gelding Metal Bender, trained by Chris Waller who also saw success in the $150,000 Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) with talented two-year-old Pressday and the $125,000 Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) with up and coming colt Stryker.
2010 BRC Sprint Results
|Peter Snowden||K McEvoy||$2.90F||–|
|Phillip Cox||L Cassidy||$14||0.2|
|James Lyons||B Stewart||$13||1.0|
|Tony Vasil||D Nikolic||$11||1.1|
|Michael Moroney||M J Zahra||$16||1.3|
|Robert Heathcote||M J Walker||$101||1.7|
|Gillian Heinrich||M Rodd||$14||2.7|
|Gerald Ryan||B Shinn||$6||3.0|
|Kelly Schwida||J Byrne||$6||3.4|
|Lindsay Gough||S Scriven||$61||3.6|
|Tracy Green||P Hammersley||$41||3.8|
|Steele Ryan||B El-Issa||$26||4.1|
|John P Thompson||S Katsidis||$15||4.2|
|Trevor Miller||M J Cahill||$41||4.4|
|Rodney Douglas||B J Melham||$7.50||5.2|
HARD TO CATCH
|Pat Duff||J Taylor||$101||8.2|
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