Brilliant three-year-old Shoot Out scored a magnificent and hard earned win at Randwick on Saturday when he overcame all odds and a quality field of rivals to score in the $350, 000 Group 1 Randwick Guineas.
Shoot Out went into the race as the $3 top elect but had favourite backers holding their breaths throughout the 1600m gallop after he missed the start.
Following his slow get away from barrier five, Shoot Out proceeded to have a terrible run settling worse than mid-field and getting caught up.
All looked lost, especially when Shoot Out stumbled and nearly fell around the 250m. Then the High Chaparral gelding, ridden by Stathi Katsidis, found an opening and went full charge in an unexpected explosion of speed and determination.
Shoot Out displayed a tremendous will to win, overtaking the three leaders over the final 200m and coming away with an impressive 1/2 length victory ahead of Gai Waterhouse’s Viking Legend ($12) and Captain Sonador ($12).
Shoot Out’s win gave Gold Coast based trainer John Wallace his first Group 1 victory since Mother Of Pearl’s Queensland Oaks win back in 1982.
Click on the race name for more details of the 2010 Randwick Guineas results.
Other headline races on the day included the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) where De Lightning Ridge broke the time record, the Group 3 Skyline Stakes (1200m) won by promising youngster Hinchinbrook, as well as the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) taken out by Crystal Lily, and Group 3 Randwick City Stakes (2000m).
2010 Turnpoint Randwick Guineas Results:
|John Wallace||Stathi Katsidis|
|Gai Waterhouse||Brad Rawiller|
|Roger Milne||Scott Seamer|
|John O’Shea||Hugh Bowman|
RUN FOR NAARA
|John P Thompson||Chris Munce|
|Tim Martin||Jay Ford|
|Mick Price||Blake Shinn|
|Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr|
|John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy|
|Peter G Moody||Damien Oliver|
|Gary Portelli||Nathan Berry|
|David Harrison||Patrick Carbery|
MORE THAN GREAT
|David Payne||Brad Pengelly|
|Paul Messara||Daniel Ganderton|