Skyerush Ready for 2012 Lord Mayor’s Cup

May 9, 2012

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Skyerush Ready for 2012 Lord Mayor’s Cup

Ace Warwick Farm trainer Guy Walter will shoot for his third victory in the Lord Mayor’s Cup 2012 since 2005 at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday with his Group winning mare Skyerush.

Skyerush

Emancipation Stakes winner Skyerush runs in the 2012 Lord Mayor's Cup this Saturday

The Super Jet six-year-old scored her eighth turf triumph from 33 starts last time out when she beat home Fibrillation in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick on Sydney Cup Day.

She goes to Rosehill this Saturday out for another black type success, Skyerush one of top fancies in the $100,000 Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup (2000m), retirement not too far off for the $480,960 earner.

“She’s been an excellent mare,” Walter said.

“She won a number of races in a row a couple of years ago and then won a Listed Belle Of The Turf at Gosford and has run very well (for fourth) in a Group One Myer Classic.

“I think she was a deserved winner of the Emancipation Stakes last start and that kind of caps her career.

“I thought she won very well and has pulled up well. I’m very happy with her.”

Blake Shinn has ridden Skyerush for her four most recent runs including the Emancipation Stakes win but Rod Quinn will take over on Saturday with Shinn riding in Brisbane on BTC Cup Day at Doomben.

Quinn has ridden the mare just once before when they finished second to Sworn To Secrecy in the 2011 Emancipation Stakes.

Walter is no stranger to the race having prepared two previous Lord Mayor’s Cup winners in the past seven years with Zing (2005) and Twin Wing (2008).

Following the Lord Mayor’s Cup Skyerush could still continue on to the riches of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival including the $500,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m) on May 19, but it was not a likely option at this stage.

“It’s an option but we’re probably not going to do it. It’s unlikely,” Walter said.

“It’s still a possibility but we’re looking at Saturday’s race first.”

If she were to go and win the Doomben Cup in an upset Skyerush would be the second winner in the classic for Walter following his success with Defier in 2004.

Current Doomben Cup odds at bookmaker.com.au are led by red hot import Manighar ($3.70) while Skyerush can be had at a juicy $21.

With acceptances due out shortly to reveal the Lord Mayor’s Cup final field for 2012, the other early entries include the past two The Metropolitan winners with The Verminator (2011) and Herculian Prince (2010).

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