Sacred Choice Upsets More Joyous With Doncaster Win

April 16, 2011

Sacred Choice Upsets More Joyous With Doncaster Win

Sacred Choice

Sacred Choice upstages the field to win the Doncaster

More Joyous has failed to feature in the placings of $2 million Doncaster Mile at Randwick today, finishing 11th despite starting as the short priced favourite.

The four-year-old More Than Ready mare was upstaged by Sacred Choice on the Heavy rated track, who won the race by a convincing two lengths.

Sacred Choice proved that she was a true swimmer as she powered to the lead to win the mile-long race in stunning style.

Trainer Joseph Pride was full of praise for Sacred Choice, who has now added an extra $1.2 million to her current prize earnings of nearly $730,000.

“I was just worried without cover but she settled well,” Pride said.

“When she broke away nothing was going to catch her.

“I’d love to think that I can get the best out of her and this mare has been a phenomenon”

The trainer gave the impression that the Doncaster Mile could possibly be the five-year-old mare’s last race.

“I think she’s probably done all she can do,” Pride said.

“I’d like to finish her on a good note.”

Jockey Tim Clark was overjoyed with Sacred Choice’s gutsy win.

“(I’m) absolutely wrapped to be able to win such a prestigious race,” he said.

“This is definitely the best race I’ve won.

“She was the fresh horse on the scene and she showed that”

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