2013 ATC Cup Finish for Sysmo

November 26, 2013

2013 ATC Cup Finish for Sysmo

After a Seymour Cup win earlier this prep the Tony McEvoy-trained Sysmo will close their spring campaign in Sydney this Saturday running in the ATC Cup 2013.

Sysmo

Mouro (pictured) could be joined in the autumn Group 1's next autumn by ATC Cup hope Sysmo. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The imported My Risk four-year-old has been in good form this season, their three run campaign including a tidy win over Proverb in the Listed Seymour Cup (1600m) back on October 20.

That was their third win down under since joining McEvoy’s Angaston-based stables having started out in France where they won one of their three starts with an impressive five length mile win back in August of 2011.

Most recently the gelding ran third to Post D’France in a Flemington mile race on November 9, Emirates Stakes Day, when carrying 58kg.

They head to Sydney this weekend then for the first time since April where they’ll look to finish up the season with a victory in the $100,000 Listed ATC Cup (2000m) when ridden by James McDonald.

Third to Quintessential in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2100m) in the mud at Eagle Farm during the winter, Sysmo hasn’t raced over further than 1600m since.

The extra distance and their nice end-of-prep form will both work to their advantage in the ATC Cup, nominations for which have been extended due to a system failure at RISA this week.

If all goes to plan and Sysmo produces a nice ATC Cup win, McEvoy will begin planning an ambitious autumn return for the progressive staying type.

“His record could be a lot better than it is but there hasn’t been one day where I’ve been disappointed with him,” he said.

The trainer also has Group 1 targets on the agenda for stablemate Mouro, recent winner of the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), and believes Sysmo isn’t far off them class wise.

“I don’t think there’s much between him and Mouro, to be honest,” he told AAP.

“Their race records would say there is, but my knowledge of them is that they are very similar.

“So I want to give him (Sysmo) a chance in some nice races from 2000 metres to 2400 metres in the autumn.

“Where they will be I’m not sure yet.”

While autumn targets for Sysmo are still being discussed McEvoy plans to target Grand Slam four-year-old Mouro, who also won the Sale Cup this time in, at the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 19.

Races.com.au will publish the nominations and then the final fields for the three Listed Rosehill races this Saturday as soon as they are available.

In the meantime, why not get ready to back your weekend selections at the guaranteed best prices by opening a Ladbrokes.com.au account and enjoying a bonus bet valued up to $250 for your trouble!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

BRC Sires’ Produce Stake...

Waller contemplating blinkers ...

Waller contemplating blinkers for 2018 Queensland Oaks favourite Youngstar

Trainer Chris Waller will decide before final acceptance time on Wednesday...

Waller to have multiple runner...

Waller to have multiple runners in 2018 Queensland Oaks

Recently inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller is likely to have multiple...

McDonald to team up with Care ...

McDonald to team up with Care To Think in the 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

James McDonald will be hoping for a quick return to the Group 1 winner’s stall...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin’ Through beats stablemate Egg Tart

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through claimed his first Group 1 victory when...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field