Steps In Time Claims Maiden Group 1 in 2014 Coolmore Classic

March 22, 2014

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Steps In Time Claims Maiden Group 1 in 2014 Coolmore Classic

Classy six-year-old Steps In Time has led from start to finish to claim a maiden Group 1 title in the featured Coolmore Classic at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon, beating a fast-finishing Sweet Idea on the line, pre-post favourite Catkins rounding out the places.

Steps In Time wins 2014 Coolmore Classic

Steps In Time wins 2014 Coolmore Classic from Sweet Idea. Picture: Steve Hart

Jumping particularly well from the gate, jockey Jim Cassidy immediately led the Danehill Dancer mare to the front, dictating pace and terms over the back straight ahead of Sweet Idea and Longport before opening a near-ten length gap to her closest competitor rounding onto the final straight and just managing to hold on for the win upon reaching the line.

Trainer Joseph Pride was delighted with the performance by both horse and rider, but admitted he was a bit nervous over the Coolmore Classic’s dying stages.

“It was probably a bit of a bold call to take her here second-up today but I just thought it was the best way to go with her” Pride said following the race.

“Bold ride from Jimmy, he only just got it right but when it comes off it all looks good.

“She had a good trial the other day and we came here today having been narrowly beaten by Catkins and made her a bit better on the weights.

“I knew she’d improve and I just couldn’t be happier with the result.

“She’s got the Group 1 beside her name now so she’s got fantastic pedigree.”

While looking to have broken away from the pack slightly too soon when quickly fading in the final 100 metres, Cassidy delivered what turned out to be a perfectly-timed ride on the talented six-year-old and revealed he was confident his pre-race plan would be successful if in good position rounding the bend

“I said to Joe if I can get cheap sectionals early and stay out a little bit wide and they come back underneath me, 600 from home I’m pedal to the medal; make the other ones carry their weight” Cassidy said after recording his 102nd win at Group 1 level.

“I knew they couldn’t come from behind me and beat me, but I knew Sweet Idea was going to be close.

“Great training performance; she had one run hard trial that we used as a race.

“He’s a freak, Joe, my job is easy I’ve just got to try and win on them but they’ve got to get them here in one piece for the Group 1’s.”

Likely to retire from racing and take up a breeding career this year, a final tilt at the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) in April is shaping as the last major event for Steps In Time.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best odds on all major autumn races, including the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes!

Open an account at Ladbrokes.com.au today and Bet Better!

2014 Coolmore Classic Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 4 STEPS IN TIME Joseph Pride Jim Cassidy 7 57kg $8
2 9 SWEET IDEA Gai Waterhouse James McDonald 0.1L 9 54.5kg $21
3 1 CATKINS Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2.4L 13 58kg $4.20F
4 11 A TIME FOR JULIA Peter G Moody Glen Boss 2.7L 3 54kg $12
5 2 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 2.8L 12 58kg $13
6 17 SCORPIO QUEEN Les Kelly Craig Newitt 2.9L 2 53.5kg $61
7 8 SHARNEE ROSE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 3.1L 1 55kg $9.50
8 14 REAL SURREAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 3.3L 15 53.5kg $14
9 15 GYPSY DIAMOND John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 3.4L 16 53.5kg $31
10 10 BONARIA Pat Hyland Tim Clark 3.7L 8 54.5kg $18
11 3 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners Damien Oliver 3.9L 10 57.5kg $9
12 16 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees Chad Schofield 4.1L 6 53.5kg $26
13 6 FIRE UP FIFI Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 4.7L 11 56kg $26
14 7 HANA’S GOAL (JPN) Kazuhiro Kato Craig Williams 5.3L 14 56kg $9
15 5 ARINOSA Chris Waller Blake Shinn 8.1L 4 56kg $17
16 12 LONGPORT Danny J Bougoure Jay Ford 13L 5 54kg $41

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

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Alizee is the standout in 2018...

Winx is 1 of 6 Waller horses i...

Winx is 1 of 6 Waller horses in 2018 Chipping Norton Stakes

Champion mare Winx is one of six Chris Waller trained horses among the...

Price could have 3 runners in ...

Price could have 3 runners in 2018 Australian Guineas

Leading Caulfield trainer Mick Price could have three runners in the Group 1...

2018 Hobartville Stakes Race D...

2018 Hobartville Stakes Race Day Results: Kementari wins Hobartville Stakes

A great day’s racing at Rosehill today that will make the Golden Slipper...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 Expressway Stakes nominations

Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist is among the nominations for the Group 2...

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