Saturday saw the Gerald Ryan-trained Rothesay dominate at the Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane after the colt proved too classy for the rest of the field in the Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup (1615m).
Forming part of the Kirks Doomben Cup Day, the 2010 Lord Mayor’s Cup jumped at 3pm with 14 horses fighting for a share in the $100,000 purse, and saw an unexpected youngster see off his more experienced opponents.
Rothesay now heads into the Queensland Guineas on the 12th of June as a leading favourite after his performance on Saturday.
Rothesay now heads into the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) on the 12th of June as a leading favourite after his performance on Saturday, and therefore will not be facing older horses once again in the Stradbroke Handicap (1400m)
The colt was three deep throughout the 1,615 metres although proved his worth in the home straight and left the rest of the field to battle it out for the consolation prize, and saw Blake Shin riding.
Brisbane-based Our Lukas took the runners up flag after the gelding overcame the widest barrier, and proved gallant in the closing stages finishing two and a half lengths behind Rothesay, while Hadaaf finished a further length and a quarter behind in third.
Also taking place on Saturday at the Doomben Racecourse was the headlining Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m) which saw Metal Bender come away with the glory, the Group 2 Champagne Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 Doomben Roses (2020m).
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2010 Lord Mayor’s Cup Results
|Gerald Ryan||Blake Shin|
Our Lukas (NZ)
|Robert Heathcote||Stathi Katsidies|
|Joseph Pride||Michael Rodd|
|Chris Jordan||Larry Cassidy|
|Bryan Guy||Jim Byrne|
|John Morrisey||Mark Zahra|
|Kelly Schweida||Shane Scriven|
|Liam Birchley||Michael Cahill|
|Bruce W Hill||Paul Hammersley|
|Steven O’dea||Damien Oliver|
|Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen|
|David Murphy||Nash Rawiller|
|Bill & Simon Wilde||Ben Melham|
|John Wallace||Chris Munce|