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Seven-year-old stayer Aquinas caused an upset result at Ascot’s Railway Stakes Day on Saturday, the double-figure roughie running away to win the $80,000 Listed Tattersall’s Cup (2100m).
The victory was a career highlight for Lark Hill trainer Bernie Miller as Aquinas ($14), ridden by experienced hoop Patrick Carbery, held on after a gallant run to beat home Brandy Lane ($7) by just a head.
Third place was a dead heat between Guyno ($6.50) and Double Barrel ($3.80) who finished a further length and a half away.
Street Value, the highly fancied $2.70 favourite, finished fifth nearly three lengths away from the winner.
Blackfriars gelding Aquinas, purchased for $24,000 at the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale, has had 31 starts for six wins, Saturday’s victory pushing their earnings to $148,785.
The brave Tattersall’s Cup performance has Miller considering Aquinas for the $400,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) on New Year’s Day.
There are three great black-type Festival of Perth Racing features set to run this Saturday headlined by the 2010 Winterbottom Stakes.
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2010 Tattersall’s Cup Results & Finishing Order
|1||AQUINAS||Patrick Carbery||Bernie Miller||–||$14|
|2||BRANDY LANE||William Pike||Ray Saw||HD||$7|
|3||GUYNO (NZ)||Jason Whiting||Lou Luciani||1 1/2 L||$6.50|
|3||DOUBLE BARREL||Alan Kennedy||Adam Durrant||1 1/2 L||$3.80|
|5||STREET VALUE||Paul Harvey||Michael Grant||2 3/4 L||$2.70|
|6||SIMPLY ADORABLE||Danny Miller||Vaughn Sigley||2 3/4 L||$26|
|7||GEYSER PEAK||Daniel Staeck||Frank Maynard||3 1/4 L||$8|
|8||RIVOTIO||Brad Parnham||Allen MCNamara||3 1/4 L||$10|
|9||MASTER SIN||Campbell McCallum||Glenn McTaggart||5 1/4 L||$31|
|10||MYTHICAL MAN||Steven Parnham||Sharon Taylor||15 3/4 L||$71|
|SCR||ITS JUDGEMENT DAY (NZ)||–||Peter Morley||–||–|
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