Chris Waller’s Hawk Island powered home down the outside to blitz the field by nearly three lengths.
The race began when Barlagarney burst to the lead and quickly set an incredibly fast tempo.
Gai Waterhouse’s Fusakeo sped to the lead and quickly put four lengths between herself and the rest of the field.
Favourite at Luxbet, Beijing Boy, settled early at the rear of the field and was never able to challenge any of the front runners.
The eventual winner, Hawk Island, was caught in an awkward position without cover for the most part of the race, but found the perfect run 300 metres from home.
Chris Waller picked up the quinella in the 2011 Parramatta Cup with his other horse, Alexander Of Hales, finishing second ahead of the early leader Barlagarney who held on for third.
Hawk Island’s win today continued his winning streak at Rosehill Gardens, which has seen him win 23 consecutive Saturday meetings in a row.
The six-year-old gelding won the 2011 Parramatta Cup in a time of 2 minutes and 0.71 seconds has now won nine of his 28 starts so far.
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2011 Parramatta Cup Results – Rosehill Race 5
|01||1.HAWK ISLAND (IRE)||–||$6.50||3||103.00||59||Hugh Bowman||Chris Waller|
|02||6.ALEXANDER OF HALES (USA)||3.5||$18.00||4||90.00||53||Tim Clark||Chris Waller|
|03||5.BARLAGARNEY||3.7||$8.50||1||91.00||53||Jim Cassidy||Graeme Rogerson|
|04||7.IRONSTEIN||5.2||$3.40||7||90.00||53||Corey Brown||Gerald Ryan|
|05||3.BEIJING BOY (NZ)||7.7||$3.00F||6||94.00||54.5||Kerrin McEvoy||Chris Waller|
|06||9.FUSAKEO||9.5||$9.00||2||86.00||53||Tommy Berry (a)||Gai Waterhouse|
|07||4.HADAAF||10||$21.00||5||93.00||54||Josh Adams (a2)||Joseph Pride|
|SC||2.LARRY’S NEVER LATE (NZ)||–||NA||–||102.00||58.5||Nash Rawiller||Jim Conlan|
|SC||8.LANG (NZ)||–||NA||–||87.00||53||Taylor Lovelock-Wiggins (a)||Gwenda Markwell|
|SC||10.ZAUBERIN||–||NA||–||84.00||53||Dean Holland||Russell Cameron|
Photo courtesy (c) Steve Hart Photographics