Saturday’s Randwick Race Results – Sensational Day for Waterhouse

January 11th, 2010

Last Saturday, January 10th, the Royal Randwick Racecourse hosted a fantastic day of racing, their third meeting for 2010.

It was a successful day for local trainer Gai Waterhouse, who began by taking out the first race of the meeting, the Randwick Betting Auditorium Handicap, with her improving stayer Lorne Dancer. Lorne Dancer ($3.20) defeated the Chris Waller-trained Vintedge ($6) by a length with Peter Snowden’s Pinatas ($12) in third. The favourite at $2.50 heading into the race, Informality, could only manage fourth.

The winning horse was ridden by heavyweight apprentice Kody Nestor, in his first ride for Waterhouse after being transferred to the stable two months ago. It was only the second start for five-year-old Lorne Dancer following a 12 month spell for a slab fracture to his knee.

Waterhouse missed out on the second race of the meeting, the Mahogany Handicap, as her starter Judicial, second favourite at $4, finished a disappointing sixth behind the David Payne-trained winner Magic Model ($7.50). Magic Model beat home the $2.20 favourite Killian by two lengths with Movie in third. Magic Model will now be aimed at the lucrative fillies races in the Autumn following her impressive victory at Randwick on Saturday.

Waterhouse was back on track in race three, the Autumn Carnival Package on Sale Now Handicap, seeing her second victory of the day with her long-shot Zutara ($20), who won on debut in an intense and controversial race. Two-year-old Zutara was awarded the race after an initial dead heat with Third Man following a protest by Zutara’s jockey Joshua Parr and Brenton Avdulla, who was aboard Ilovethiscity, against Third Man’s rider Berry for interference. The final result was Zutara in first, Ilovethiscity ($5) second and Third Man ($11) demoted to third.

The premier trainer backed up with a second placing in race five, the Naturalism Handicap, as Waterhouse’s Kinnersley ($2.80 favourite) finished a half-length behind Brother Patrick ($3.30) with the Peter Snowden-trained Daytona Beach ($8) in third.

Waterhouse’s final major placing of the day came in race seven, the Octagonal Handicap, with runner-up Princess Quality ($2.45 favourite), who finished two lengths behind the Peter Snowden-trained Clothing ($5) with Visa Lisa ($13) in third.

The next race meeting at Randwick is scheduled for Wednesday January 20.

Randwick Racecourse Race Results – Saturday January 9:

Race #

Race Name

Distance

Winner

Trainer

Jockey

Second

Third

Time

1 Randwick Betting Auditorium Handicap 1600m LORNE DANCER Gai Waterhouse K Nestor Vintedge Pinatas 1:34.62
2 Mahogany Handicap 1200m MAGIC MODEL David Payne J D Adams Killian Movie 1:10.05
3 Autumn Carnival Package On Sale Now Hcp 1000m ZUTARA Gai Waterhouse J Parr Ilovethiscity Third Man
4 Eremein Handicap 2000m COME ON CUGAT Chris Waller M Beadman Stifle Sir James 2:03.2
5 Naturalism Handicap 1600m BROTHER PATRICK Paul Messara T D Berry Kinnersley Daytona Beach 1:34.76
6 AJC Members Handicap 1300m DEALER PRINCIPAL Anthony Cummings R M Quinn Imperial Applause Noble Edict 1:15.92
7 Octagonal Handicap 1200m CLOTHING Peter Snowden J Parr Princes Quality Visa Lisa 1:09.72
8 BIG6 Jackpot Today Handicap 1100m LIGHTHORSEMAN Gary Portelli N J Berry Motspur Prior Baron 1:03.17