Sir Moments Pokes Clear to Win 2014 Queensland Guineas

Outsider Sir Moments has produced an exceptional turn of foot to cut through the middle of the field in the final straight and win the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m) in a fanning finish at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse this afternoon.

Sir Moments has claimed the 2014 Queensland Guineas in a close finish

Sir Moments has claimed the 2014 Queensland Guineas in a close finish. Photo: Daniel Costello

Jumping only fairly, the Choisir gelding settled well within the pack nearly seven lengths off the pace of early leaders Ryker, Dothraki and Havana who set a noticeably quick tempo over the final straight and rounding the bend.

Finding the straight blocked for a run and in awkward position, Sir Moments began to thread through the field, finding a clear run and poking through to beat Liberty’s Choice and Ryker on the line by a short nose.

Trainer Steven O’Dea was understandably thrilled with Sir Moments’ performance in the 2014 Queensland Guineas, and is excited with his winning potential leading into future preparations.

“He was in behind a wall of horses and I did say to myself I knew this was going to happen from the good gate,” O’Dea said immediately after the triumph.

“To his credit he just kept picking up and picking up and he ran through the line really strong.

“Even now he’s just a big baby still and he’s going to furnish even more as he gets older and I think he’ll run even further too.”

Jockey Tim Bell delivered an exceptional ride on Sir Moment in the 2014 Queensland Guineas, and was pleased to have taken the ride having also considered alternate options.

“A bit of an interrupted run throughout stages, but I knew the quality of horse I was on today and his run last start had a lot of credit to it,” Bell said immediately after the race.

“I was sort of tossing up between riding another runner in the races and he said you’re going to get off my best horse to ride something that can’t win, and I said how about I rode your horse and we’ll get a first Group race together.”

Securing a fourth win in just his ninth competitive appearances in the 2014 Queensland Guineas, Sir Moments has more than stamped his claims as one to watch throughout the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

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2014 Queensland Guineas Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 5 SIR MOMENTS Steven O’dea Timothy Bell 4 57kg $17
2 4 LIBERTY’S CHOICE Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 0.1L 9 57kg $14
3 8 RYKER Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 0.2L 14 57kg $41
4 20e OLYMPIC ANTHEM (NZ) Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 0.3L 2 57kg $81
5 15 JAZZ SONG Mick Price Craig Newitt 0.4L 5 55kg $16
6 2 SAFEGUARD John O’Shea Michael Rodd 1.2L 10 57kg $9
7 13 PALMERA LAD Roslyn Pratt Anthony Allen (a) 1.4L 13 57kg $19
8 1 DOTHRAKI Gerald Ryan Nash Rawiller 1.5L 1 57kg $5F
9 14 COSTA VIVA Jason Bridgman Jim Byrne 2L 16 55kg $17
10 19e LONGMA Gai Waterhouse Damian Browne 3.3L 6 57kg $11
11 17 SPLENDORA Matthew Dunn Glen Boss 3.8L 8 55kg $31
12 12 BODEGA NEGRA Bruce W Hill Tye Angland 4L 12 57kg $101
13 18 QUEST FOR PEACE Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 4.8L 17 55kg $101
14 10 AGADIR John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 5L 7 57kg $7
15 6 HAVANA Paul Messara Luke Nolen 5.5L 3 57kg $6.50
16 16 WORDPLAY Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 5.7L 11 55kg $21
17 7 INTO THE RED Kelso Wood Chris Munce 5.9L 15 57kg $19
18 11 LE VAL Noel J Doyle Ric McMahon 7.9L 18 57kg $31

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