The hype, the buzz, the noise and every other accolade that was thrown at Amelia’s Jewel before her debut in the Listed MGIB Supremacy Stakes was well and truly vindicated. The daughter of Siyouni is the number one seed for the Karrakatta Pate and her price will continue to tumble if she takes out the Gimcrack Stakes on her way to getting there.
The Tabtouch Bunbury Stakes was to have been a race in one with Clairvoyance justifiably all the rage, but eight-year-old Carocapo didn’t read the script. The Jim Taylor-trained Husson gelding, who before the race had won eight of nine victories over 1200m, caused a massive boil over at $55.
A thrilling conclusion to the 2100m event with the judge unable to separate Paddy’s Shadow, last year’s winner and True Attraction. Utgard Loki and Bogart were a breath away behind, giving trainer Adam Durant three of the first four place getters.
The diminutive pocket dynamo continues to churn out feature race winners: Amelia’s Jewel in the Supremacy Stakes and True Attraction in the Bunbury Cup, sharing the latter with best mate, Shaun O’Donnell, who doesn’t mind winning the Bunbury Cup, he’s done it five times now.
A courageous effort to push through in an emotional week following the sad passing of his former boss, Rob Harvey Jr. He started the meeting booting home River Rubicon and ended it on Bragwell.
Dan and Ben Pearce have called time on Vital Silver’s racing career after the Bunbury Stakes. The eight-year-old couldn’t go out on a high, but he has been a beauty for the Pearce brothers. His CV reads eight wins and nearly $800,000 in prizemoney. The G3 Roma Cup stands out as the pinnacle, but he came close to claiming a G1 when runner-up to Loving Gaby in the Manikato at Moonee Valley.
HOW’S THE SERENITY.
An explosive start from a wide gate set up the win for the Magnus mare who kept going to win by a whopping five lengths. She put the writing on the wall first-up after a tough wide run and capped a good day for the Miller stable and their apprentice, Holly Watson, who led from the front on Native Chimes, prepared by underrated trainer, Paige Kenney.