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Timeform Recap - Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Timeform review of Hawkesbury Saturday April 29

Timeform Recap - Hawkesbury Gold Cup

Fabrizio made a return to the winners circle, leading all the way to take out the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) last Saturday.

Fabrizio
Fabrizio Picture:Racing and Sports

Producing a poor effort when favourite in a Benchmark 100 the start prior over 1400m, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained runner appreciated the step up in trip to claim his eighth win from only 14 starts.


With Jason Collett on board, Fabrizio Horseform was taken straight to the lead from the inside draw and was able to hold off his rivals over the concluding stages with Moher Horseform a length away in second and Testashadow Horseform not far away in third.

Fabrizio returned a new career peak Timeform figure of 111, two pounds above his previous best achieved when winning in Listed company at Flemington last year (1800m) on Melbourne Cup day.

The five-year-old gelding ran three pounds below 2016 winner Amovatio but is the fourth highest rated winner of the race in the last ten years interestingly all of them geldings.

The Racing and Sports Field Strength value of 110.1 is slightly below par for a Group 3 race and below the 114.2 of last years renewal.

Waterhouse indicated Fabrizio will more than likely line up in the Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) at Doomben next start rather than progress to Scone.

Of the beaten runners, Moher ran to 101 in second, seven pounds below his previous best achieved when winning at Randwick before a spell last campaign.

Testashadow in third appreciated the drop in grade and an to 108, the same figure as his third placing to It’s Somewhat in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes.

Shazee Lee
Shazee Lee Picture:Racing and Sports

Earlier in the programme the big priced Shazee Lee Horseform came from back in the field to claim the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m), getting the better of Prompt Response Horseform in second with Salsonic Horseform third.

Prompt Response was the only runner to settle up on the speed and feature in the finish but was narrowly beaten by Shazee Lee over the concluding stages.

Finishing worse than midfield in the Provincial Championship Final (1400m) the start prior, Shazee Lee jumped at the price of $51 for the Guineas having not even placed in city company yet alone win.

The Scott Singleton-trained runner returned a new career peak Timeform figure of 95, six pounds above his winning effort in the Provincial Qualifier at Hawkesbury.

Not surprisingly Shazee Lee is the lowest rated winner of the race since its inception in 2000, running significantly lower than 2016 winner Spill The Beans (115) with the last filly to win the race Najoom running to 101p in 2015.

Prompt Response who carried the 55kg in second ran to 97, only beaten a quarter of a length, running well below his previous best of 103 in the PJ Bell Stakes resuming.

Salsonic in third also ran to a new career peak Timeform figure of 98, two pounds above his third placing behind Invincible Gem in the Group 3 Spring Stakes last campaign.

With fillies completing the quinella, this is the first time this has happened in the Hawkesbury Guineas with only two other fillies winning the race previously.

The final Group race of the day saw Shillelagh Horseform take out the Group 3 Godolphin Crown (1300m).

Shillelagh
Shillelagh Picture:Racing and Sports

Also settling back in the field, the Chris Waller-trained runner was able to make good ground in the straight to run out a narrow winner over Daysee Doom Horseform in second with Kinshachi Horseform over a length away in third.

The former NZ galloper ran to a new career peak Timeform figure of 105, her highest since beating Sovereign Nation at Caulfied late last year.

Shillelagh is the lowest rated winner of the race since first Aerobatics’ first Crown win in 2013 and the lowest rated winner since the race became a Group 3 event in 2014.

Recent renewals have Nancy (2016) and Solicit (2015) both running to 109 with Aerobatics returning a Timeform figure of 107, the second year she won it in 2014.

Daysee Doom in second was unable to run up to her Emirates Stakes second placing (107), returning a figure of 102 after settling up on the speed.

Kinshachi in third returned a Timeform figure of 99, one pound above her win at Eagle Farm late last year.

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R8 HAWKESBURY 29 April 2017
Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup , 1600m
Race Synopsis: Fabrizio returned to his best form, improving on the Good 3 track here after failing when resuming on a Heavy 8 at Randwick on 15 April. He went to the front as expected, set a solid tempo and then fought off a number of challengers in the straight to score well, and in smart time (1:34.66). Godolphin’s Moher settled behind the leader after beginning well from his good barrier (2). He moved up to challenge on straightening and then fought well for second just finding the winner (whom conceded him 3.5kg) too good. Testashadow settled in fourth place, one out and one back, was under riding on turning for home but responded well in the closing stages to take third. Vanbrugh raced back in 12th place in the 16-horse field, got along the inner from the 200m and battled on nicely for (1.2 lengths) fourth. Auvray raced in fifth place, on the rails, went deeper and into clear running at the 200m before fighting on for a good first up (1.3 lengths) fifth. The favourite Spectroscope raced in tenth place, between runners, improved from the 300m but was in restricted room over the closing stages before finishing (2.1 lengths) sixth.

FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
5. FABRIZIO (AUS)
5yo Gelding
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
JASON COLLETT
56.5
$9.00
 
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - DESINA (AUS)
Corumbene Stud Pty Ltd Synd (Mgr: G Altomonte), G Altomonte, Ms L N Smith & G Severino
2nd  
13. MOHER (AUS)
4yo Gelding
JOHN O'SHEA
KERRIN MCEVOY
53.0
$11.00
 
LONHRO (AUS) - AN CHLAIS (AUS)
Godolphin
3rd  
7. TESTASHADOW (AUS)
5yo Gelding
GARY PORTELLI
DEANNE PANYA
56.5
$17.00
 
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - MOONLIGHT SHADOW (AUS)
Elite Thoroughbreds Racing (Mgr: A Allan), J N Love, L L James, G J Howitt, D R Cull, W R Nelson, P Miller, N J Cusick, M O'Keefe, L D Vaughan, D G Burgun, Mrs D Smallman, A K Martin, A C Martin, R Angeloni, M Adamiec & A Allan
 Jan 13, 2013 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Kerrie Vic, $50000, ELITE THOROUGHBREDS P/L, NSW
 
4th  4. VANBRUGH (AUS)
4yo H
CHRIS WALLER
HUGH BOWMAN
58.0
$11.00
5th  10. AUVRAY (FR)
6yo Gelding
R A FREEDMAN
GRANT BUCKLEY
54.0
$101.00
6th  6. SPECTROSCOPE (USA)
4yo H
JOHN O'SHEA
BRENTON AVDULLA
56.5
$4.00
7th  1. MIGHTY LUCKY (AUS)
7yo Gelding
FRED COWELL
CHRIS O'BRIEN
59.0
$16.00
8th  8. PAJARO (NZ)
6yo Gelding
P & P SNOWDEN
BLAKE SHINN
56.0
$13.00
9th  2. FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ)
8yo Gelding
NOEL MAYFIELD-SMITH
JAY FORD
58.0
$26.00
10th  16. DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE)
5yo Gelding
JOHN O'SHEA
TOMMY BERRY
53.0
$6.00
11th  11. BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE)
7yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
CHRISTIAN REITH
54.0
$101.00
12th  12. JESSY BELLE (AUS)
6yo Mare
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
COREY BROWN
53.5
$15.00
13th  15. KELLYVILLE FLYER (AUS)
7yo Mare
JASON ATTARD
PAUL KING
53.0
$16.00
14th  9. MARENOSTRO (NZ)
6yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
TYE ANGLAND
55.5
$17.00
15th  14. RULING DYNASTY (AUS)
5yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
KATHY O'HARA
53.0
$17.00
16th  3. HAVANA COOLER (IRE)
7yo Gelding
JOHN O'SHEA
JOSH PARR
58.0
$17.00


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