Race 1 – CITY TATTERSALLS CLUB VICTORY VEIN PLATE (1000M)
1st Madame Moustache – Kathy O’Hara
2nd Darhad – Josh Parr
3rd Ibanez – Mitchell Bell
Madame Moustache ridden out to kick up and hold the lead with Darhad outside the leader, a further 2 lengths back to Appetizing outside of Mahal then a length back to Ibanez outside of Pricing Power. Goodfella was very slow out of the machine and was tailed off five lengths last.
Turning for home the two leaders kicked clear for a two horse war, Darhad clearly heading Madame Moustache down the straight, but Madame Moustache under strong riding is kicking again to score. Ibanez, Pricing Power & Goodfella all made steady ground up the running without troubling the leaders.
Race 2 – BARTIER PERRY HANDICAP (1600m)
1st Fabrizio – Josh Parr
2nd Iggi Pop – Tim Clark
3rd Our Boy Nicholas – Taylor Marshall (a)
Hot pot Fabrizio found the lead comfortably with Herne’s Oak sitting a length behind the leader with Zin Zan Eddie its outside. A further length to Iggi Pop with Torgersen its outside and Our Boy Nicholas bringing up the rear.
The leader controlled the tempo and kicked strongly and eased down to record an easy victory. Iggi Pop made steady ground along the fence for a good first up run without ever threatening the winner.
Race 3 – ARISTOCRAT HANDICAP (1600m)
1st Bezel – Tim Clark
2nd Alliterate – Koby Jennings (a)
3rd Hessdalen – Josh Parr
Alliterate found the front from The Reverend Demon with Cross Stitch a length back with Hessdalen its outside. Power Law a length back with Bezel its outside, and Bring Me The Bling and Earth bringing up the tail.
Alliterate kicked strongly in the straight to shake of its nearest rivals. Half way down the running both Hessdalen and Bezel started to take ground off the leader, with Bezel just nailing Alliterate right on the line to score a tough victory from Alliterate and Hessdalen.
Race 4 – TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP (1200m)
1st Eckstein – Heather Poland
2nd Pumpkin Pie – Jason Collett
3rd Nic’s Vendetta – Josh Parr
Man of Peace was unable to cross Eckstein who held the fence, Nic’s Vendetta parked right behind the leader with Farah a length behind on the fence, and Try ‘N’ Run a Muck and D’Beak were caught deep with Budderoo inside of them. Pumpkin pie a further half length behind a wall of horses then back to Tiger By The Tale, Rinviata and Torio’s Delight bringing up the rear.
Turning for home Pumpkin Pie pushed out into the clear giving itself clear running down the straight. Eckstein kicked strongly on the fence with both Nic’s Vendetta and Pumpkin Pie having their chance to run down the eventual winner who was too strong to the line, none of the other beaten brigade making much headway down the straight. First and second look above country grade.
Race 5 – CITY TATTERSALLS CLUB HANDICAP (1400m)
1st Invinzabeel – Rory Hutchings
2nd Moher – Tim Clark
3rd Royal Tudor – Christian Reith
Bullrush found the front with Moher its outside, one and half back to Magicus. Powerline a further length back on the fence with Royal Tudor its outside, and a further two lengths back to Invinzabeel and Man Of His Word bringing up the tail. The speed in the race was very good.
Into the straight Bullrush knocked up and Moher found the lead with Invinzabeel charging home from well back to tackle Moher. Moher fought on well after setting up a hot speed at the 100m and record a fairly soft victory on the line. Both Royal Tudor and Man Of His Word steadily running home.
Race 6 – CITY TATTERSALLS CUP (2400M)
1st Junoob – Rory Hutchings
2nd Murphy’s Delight – Glyn Schofield
3rd Alegria – Christian Reith
Caped Crusader found the front with Sense Of Occasion outside of the leader, Alegria was a length back with Junoob its outside. Amexed a further length back with Ruling Dynasty its inside with Murphy’s Delight a further half length back, Danjeu settling last a further length back.
Amexed took off just before the turn to set the race alight, Junoob and Alegria had the perfect runs and settled down to fight it out, with Junoob kicking clear in the final 100 metres of the race. Murphy’s Delight ran on soundly from the tail after pulling through the run
Race 7 – AINSWORTH BRIAN CROWLEY STAKES (1200m)
1st Spright – Jason Collett
2nd Star Of Monsoon – Josh Parr
3rd Faraway Town – Jay Ford
Super Maxi was ridden out fast to find the lead and crossed 2 lengths clear of Fox Tales and El Divino with Guard of Honour a length behind. It was a further two lengths to Suspenders, then Spright with Souchez its inside. Faraway Town was trapped three-wide with Flash Fibian and Travancore its inside, Star Of Monsoon brought up the rear
The hot speed ensured the backmarkers would be in the finish with Spright sprinting best and dashing clear at 150m to record an easy victory. Faraway Town and Star of Monsoon both ran on soundly without ever looking like the winner.
Race 8 – ICD PROPERTY NIVISON (1200m)
1st Egyptian Symbol – Jason Collett
2nd Artistry – Josh Parr
3rd Rule The River – Paul King
Magic Alibi found the lead with Egyptian Symbol finding itself outside of the leader due to the muddling speed, with Rule The River a length back behind on the fence and Artistry trapped wide. Cana split the pair, then a further length to Kimberley Star was also wide but with cover, Slightly Sweet was on the fence with Just A Blur and Onemorezeta out 4 wide. A line of 3 brought up the tail Fitou, Nancy and Savoureux
Egyptian Symbol kicked in the straight with an impressive turn of foot to hold off his rivals and record a good victory first up. Artistry tried hard down the running after being wide and Onemorezeta ran on soundly just out of the placings and looks set for a good preparation
Watch: Egyptian Symbol, Artistry and Onemorezeta
Race 9 – CITY TATTERSALLS LIGHTNING (1100m)
1st Spieth – Jay Ford
2nd Kaepernick – Koby Jennings (a)
3rd Le Cordon Bleu – Christian Reith
Kinglike found the lead with Howmuchdoyouloveme its outside, Cool Ring a length behind with Decision Time its outside and That’s A Good Idea three wide, then a length to Hurrara, Boss Lane its outside, Spieth a further length behind after jumping away slowly, and Smart Volatilty and Inz’N’Out three wide with a trail, Fine Mist was the widest, with Sarajevo a further length behind then came Le Cordon Bleu, Kaepernick and Centre Pivot, speed was good.
Turning for home and Inz ‘N’Out sprinted quickly to hit the front at the 200 metres, and looked set to figure in the placings with Spieth, Kaepernick and Le Cordon Bleu charging home. Inz’N’Out peaked on its run at the 100m and Spieth finished well over the concluding stages to record an impressive victory first up.
Watch: Spieth, Kaepernick