Six-year-old Bianmick defied a long price to claim his first stakes victory in the Group 3 2012 JRA Cup at Moonee Valley tonight.
He was coming off two straight wins in midweek races and handled the step up comfortably with a fitness edge seeing him claim a strong win over Dance With Her and Ironstein.
It was a special win for trainer Michael Brady who has just the one horse in work at his Pakenham base.
“It’s unbelievable…this is all magic, it’s a dream,” Brady said.
“He’s come a long way, we can see the different attitude. He’s just thriving and it’s thrilling for everyone involved.
“He’s matured. He’s such a happy horse. He likes our environment at home…he just thrives.”
It’s been a progressive journey for the son of Bianconi who has risen through the grades and has now won nine times from 28 starts.
Jockey Darren Gauci was forced to ride the horse in a positive manner after he failed to settle early in the race and it was a move that paid dividends as he saluted paying $21.00.
“I was desperately looking for cover early and I just couldn’t get it,” Gauci said.
“I thought my horse is pulling pretty and actually took me to them sooner than I would’ve liked so I went the other way.
“I know I’m on a fit horse and he can run a strong 2400m so I thought catch me if you can.”
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JRA Cup 2012 – Results
|1||10||BIANMICK||Michael Brady||Darren Gauci||–||10||54kg||$21|
|2||5||DANCE WITH HER||David Brideoake & David Feek||Dwayne Dunn||1.75L||14||55kg||$10|
|3||3||IRONSTEIN||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||1.85L||8||56kg||$26|
|4||13||FRUEHLING (IRE)||Anthony Freedman||Daniel Moor||2.15L||2||54kg||$8|
|5||9||SABRAGE||Michael Moroney||Kerrin McEvoy||2.65L||4||54kg||$18|
|6||7||MISS ARTISTIC (NZ)||Shaune Ritchie||Craig Newitt||3.05L||1||54kg||$26|
|7||2||ALCOPOP||Jake Stephens||Dom Tourneur||4.05L||12||57kg||$31|
|8||6||EXCLUDED (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||Craig Williams||4.55L||9||54kg||$2.40F|
|9||8||KING DIAMOND||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||5.55L||11||54kg||$19|
|10||1||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Michael Rodd||5.95L||7||58kg||$6|
|11||11||GUNS AT FIVE (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Vlad Duric||8.2L||3||54kg||$14|
|12||4||MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB)||Jim Conlan||Mark Zahra||9.95L||13||56kg||$101|
|13||14||APPREHEND||Tony Vasil||Jake Noonan (a)||10.7L||5||54kg||$101|
|14||12||ULUNDI||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||11.45L||6||54kg||$41|