Platinum Kingdom has won the Listed South Pacific Classic in the wet at Royal Randwick Racecourse today April 20, 2013.
The three-year-old won the race ahead of Casual Choice, who placed second, and Limes, who finished in third.
Heart Testalooked the winner 30 metres from home, however, failed to run on and had to be content with fourth position.
Platinum Kingdom made his move late down the final straight and easily overtook the leaders, however, almost gave it all away when he suddenly jumped sideways across the track.
The Magnis gelding was paying odds of $12 to win the 2013 South Pacific Classic at bookmaker.com.au, while third place-getter Limes was the $4.40 favourite.
Stable representative Bruce Herd was pleased to see the trip over from New Zealand paid off for Platinum Kingdom in the 2013 South Pacific Classic.
“He certainly gives a hundred percent,” Herd said.
Herd confirmed that Platinum Kingdom would now go on towards the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Jonathan Riddell was the jockey aboard Platinum Kingdom for today’s 2013 South Pacific Classic.
“I popped off but I wasn’t letting go of the reigns,” Riddell said of the horse’s errant ways in the final straight.
“He gets himself worked up like that but he’s got the ability.”
“He was probably just too good for them really.”
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2013 South Pacific Classic Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||1||PLATINUM KINGDOM||Lisa Latta||Jonathan Riddell||–||4||58kg||$12|
|2||5||CASUAL CHOICE||Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy||1.3L||3||54kg||$5|
|3||4||LIMES||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||2.8L||8||55.5kg||$4.20F|
|4||2||HEART TESTA||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||3L||5||57kg||$5|
|5||3||EXIMIUS||Mick Price||Hugh Bowman||7.7L||6||56.5kg||$5.50|
|6||11||THUNDER ROW||Andrew Eastcott||Peter Robl||10.7L||1||54kg||$151|
|7||10||RECESS||Clarry Conners||Brenton Avdulla||11.5L||7||54kg||$81|
|8||9||AIR STRIKER (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Glen Boss||11.7L||2||54kg||$31|
|9||7||MAXIMILIAN||Bart Cummings||Christian Reith||27.6L||9||54kg||$5.50|