Muir is the 2011 Adelaide Cup Winner – Morphettville Results

Muir

Muir has won the 2011 Adelaide Cup

Muir has displaying a strong staying performance over the 3200m Cup distance to win the 2011 Adelaide Cup and cause an upset in the feature race results today at Morphettville.

Paying $27.30 with online bookmaker Luxbet, five-year-old Galileo gelding Muir had a great start out wide in barrier 18 and ran towards the front the whole distance. Western Australian runner Big Ted set the pace for the majority of the race, leading the strung out field until the final 900m when Pergola, Muir and Guyno moved up to take over.

Around the final turn Muir surged forward while race favourite King Diamond started his run through the middle from the tail of the field. It looked like second favourite and late mail tip Macedonian was going to swamp Muir, but Muir never relented and even the strong finishing Saddlers Story could not catch him. At the line Muir won from Saddlers Story while a photo was needed for third, with Macedonian getting the nod ahead of Olympic Win.

King Diamond finished 5th while the other favourite in betting, Guyno never threatened finishing 9th.

Today’s win in Adelaide is the 6th from 22 starts for the Robert Hickmott trained Muir.

2011 Adelaide Cup Results

Horse Jockey Finish Starting Price
MUIR(GB) DARREN GAUCI 1st $21
SADDLER’S STORY GLEN BOSS 2nd $21
MACEDONIAN(NZ) LUKE NOLEN 3rd $4.20
OLYMPIC WIN(NZ) CRAIG WILLIAMS 4th $20
KING DIAMOND MICHAEL RODD 5th $3.50F
VESPER NICHOLAS HALL 6th $9
ZAUBERIN DEAN HOLLAND 7th $26
FAST FUTURE(NZ) JAMIE MOTT 8th $41
GUYNO(NZ) JASON WHITING 9th $7
OUR SERENA CLARE LINDOP 10th $61
MAUNATRICE MARK ZAHRA 11th $11
PERGOLA(NZ) DWAYNE DUNN 12th $13
STAKHANOVITE ADRIAN PATTERSON 13th $101
SKYSTREAMER DANNY NIKOLIC 14th $81
TIBOOBURRA TRAVIS JASON MASKIELL 15th $31
KINCAPLE(NZ) KERRIN MCEVOY 16th $21
BIG TED KYRA YUILL 17th $101
SANDHILL LAD JUSTIN POTTER 18th $501
LADY AVACAN CRAIG ROBERTSON
INTERAQ DEAN YENDALL

Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography