5-year-old gelding Acorns, with jockey Damien Oliver, pulled away to win by a long neck in the 1000m sprint from Zedi Knight with Happy Glen a head away in third.
Heavily backed favourite Quick Peek had a bad jump at the start and did not look comfortable during the race to never threaten the leaders and finish 7th.
Acorns, trained by Mike Price, might next head to the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield on Saturday 26th February.
Acorns’ career results now stands at 5 wins from 9 starts, with 1 second and 1 third place.
Rokk Ebony Cup – Caulfield Race 8 Results
|1st||4||ACORNS(3)||Damien Oliver||Mick Price||58.0||57.78|
|2nd||3||ZEDI KNIGHT(7)||Jake Noonan(a2)||Brendan McCarthy||57.0||0.4L|
|3rd||5||HAPPY GLEN(2)||Jordan Mallyon(a3)||Robbie Griffiths||54.0||0.6L|
|4th||7||SEQUALLAN(8)||Dean Yendall||Ricky Maund||56.5||1.9L|
|5th||8||ESPRIT DE BULLET(5)||Craig Newitt||Mark Lewis||56.0||2.0L|
|6th||10||GOING SPENDING(9)||Craig Williams||Kel Chapman||56.0||2.7L|
|7th||13||QUICK PEEK(6)||Michael Walker||Anthony Cummings||54.0||3.2L|
|8th||1||GLOBAL WARMING(1)||Jason Maskiell(a1.5)||Robert Smerdon||57.5||5.2L|
|9th||6||PLUMBAGO(4)||Michelle Payne||Brett Charry||56.5||7.7L|
|10th||2||JOHNNY FIASCO(10)||Adam McCabe(a3)||Nikki Burke||56.0||9.7L|
|Src||9||FLUSHING MEADOWS||Dean Holland||Russell Cameron|
|Src||11||KENNY KID||Steven Arnold||Byron Cozamanis|
|Src||12||LASPIEL||Jack Hill(a2)||Henry Dwyer|
Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography