Group race double for Godolphin in Australia
Honeycreeper wins the G3 Adrian Knox Risks, while Heresy secures the G3 PJ Bell Risks
An Australian Derby triumph might have avoided Group Godolphin at Royal Randwick racecourse on Saturday, yet the Dubai-owned stable still delighted in a successful day when winning 2 Team races at the Sydney masterpiece.
Alegron (Hugh Bowman) completed third behind the excellent Hitotsu in the screening 2,400-metre competition, while Personality (Tommy Berry) fell short to see out the journey as well as completed 12th.
Also in loss, Bowman got all the positives as well as commented: “I was happy with him. Complete credit score to the group to obtain him right here in such wonderful order. The victor was as well great.”
Hitotsu once more showed off a lot of strength to acquire a 3rd Team 1 in his 8 beginnings, acting on the $2m Victoria Derby (2500m) as well as $1m Australian Guineas (1600m).
Brenton Avdulla aimed to have one more Team 1 in his pocket with Benaud running a large race, just to acquiesce the exceptional Hitotsu as well as John Allen.
Nonetheless, James Cumming, Godolphin’s major Australian trainer went house a delighted guy after saddling Honeycreeper to win the G3 Adrian Knox Risks over 2,000 metres prior to Heresy won the G3 PJ Bell Risks over 1,200 metres before 3 various other joggers standing for the Dubai-owned secure.
” She’s a child of Teofilo that we assumed would certainly remain well,” Cummings stated of Honeycreeper.
” We waited on the Adrian Knox as well as she needed to lug a little of weight being Stakes-placed, yet she stood up in a really leading style as well as needs to be an Oaks competitor on the back of that. We have actually obtained a couple of days to make certain we enjoy with her.”
” She won well, she remained in an attractive rhythm,” Bowman stated.
” I assumed the speed had not been frenzied yet it was authentic, specifically for this sort of ground, it was extremely screening.”
” She appeared to take a trip via it extremely well as well as they were beginning to peel the fencing.”
” I had a lap loaded with equine as well as I simply allow her raise within herself as well as discovered myself on the back of the leading lot, as well as she did the remainder.”
At the same time, the drape came down on the 2021-2022 UAE auto racing period at Al Ain on Friday evening as Tadhg O’Shea formally secured a document 10th UAE jockey’s title when riding Af Mukhrej to a hard-earned neck triumph over Sharkh in the Al Kaznah Handicap, the penultimate race on the card.