Guleph Wins 2013 ATC Sires Produce Stakes – Overreach Third

Darley filly Guelph has emerged from deep in the field to produce a flying finish and win the Group 1 2013 ATC Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick today.

Guelph was too strong in the Sires Produce Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

Golden Slipper winner Overreach led into the straight before being tackled by Scandiva.

At one stage it looked to be a race in two before Guelph showed an appreciation for the extra distance and the long Randwick straight to fly past the leaders.

The daughter of Exceed And Excel was coming off a fourth-place finish in the Golden Slipper after failing when well backed in the Blue Diamond Stakes in February.

Trainer Peter Snowden has always had a strong opinion of the filly and praised her ability to continue to perform in what has been a long preparation.

“I let them tell me what they want to do and she’s been saying all week it [the Golden Slipper run] ┬áhasn’t hurt me at all,” Snowden said

“She’s a good eater, she’s good in the stable, she looks after herself and produces her best on raceday when it counts.”

Snowden said he would wait and see how Guelph pulls up before deciding her next move but said the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) in two weeks is a tempting proposition.

“Gee she was impressive today you’d have to give it a lot of thought,” he said.

McEvoy endorsed the filly’s potential to step up in distance in the Champagne, describing her as a “dream to be around.”

“She’s still only two but she’s just doing it really well,” McEvoy said.

“The world’s her oyster trip wise.”

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ATC Sires Produce Stakes 2013 – Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 8 GUELPH Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 13 54.5kg $9.50
2 10 SCANDIVA Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 0.8L 7 54.5kg $71
3 7 OVERREACH Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 1.3L 6 54.5kg $1.35F
4 6 DRAGO Anthony Cummings Hugh Bowman 4.1L 12 56.5kg $71
5 11 SHAHAD Gai Waterhouse James McDonald 4.3L 11 54.5kg $61
6 1 CHARLIE BOY Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 5.6L 2 56.5kg $20
7 2 CHAMPOLLION Peter Snowden Corey Brown 6.8L 8 56.5kg $71
8 4 HAVANA Paul Messara Craig Williams 7L 4 56.5kg $51
9 13 FLORID AFFAIR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 7.1L 3 54.5kg $41
10 12 THUMP John P Thompson Craig Newitt 8.2L 1 54.5kg $151
11 9 VILLA VERDE Shaun Dwyer Michael Rodd 8.4L 9 54.5kg $13
12 3 WINDJAMMER Bjorn Baker Nash Rawiller 21.1L 5 56.5kg $41
FF 5 SO MAN UP (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 56.5kg $31