After a top day’s racing in Perth for Railway Stakes Day, an upset in the last rounded out the meeting with $61 outsider Global Flirt taking out the Tattersall’s Cup 2014.
It was a big day for the locals at Ascot Racecourse with all of the day’s majors won by WA-trained gallopers including Justin Warwick’s Myalup-based veteran Global Flirt who won the $100,000 Listed Tattersall’s Cup (2100m).
Race favourites in the handicap clash included Adam Durrant’s Son Of Something and Rebelson, ridden by Perth’s premier jockey William Pike, who finished second and fifth respectively.
But it was the longest-priced horse in the race who narrowly stole the show with hoop Willie White guiding McFlirt eight-year-old Global Flirt ($61) to a one length win in the Tattersall’s Cup result.
Peter Hall crossed second aboard Durrant’s Blackfriars gelding Son Of Something ($3.80), the winner of the Listed Northam Cup (1600m) in October caught three wide early before improving by the 600m mark on Saturday in a brave but luckless run.
Kirov Boy ($11) then crossed third in a blanket finish for the minor placings after coming from the tail of the field before speeding up from out wide from the mile, hitting the lead at the 1200m then battling on solidly to stay in the money.
Also nearly equal over the line with the second and third placegetters was then the Daniel Morton-trained Red Blast ($10), the Universal Prince gelding coming off a fifth to Pop Culture in the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m) from November 8, who came from last at the 800m to finish in the first four.
Saturday’s Tattersall’s Cup winner Global Flirt also came via the Ascot Gold Cup, the winner of which could only manage to cross three and three-quarter lengths away 11th to Global Flirt on the weekend, but ran a distant 14th before his dramatic improvement back at the track for ‘Super Saturday’.
Winning hoop White had Global Flirt, well weighted on the 55kg minimum, up front and leading in the early stages setting a moderate pace before settling into a handy position on the rails.
At the 200m he got the split he needed as a line approached the post running on solidly to score his one length black type win when stepping up to 2100m for the first time this season.
Connections are now considering a return to Ascot on New Year’s Day for a shot at the lucrative $500,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) where Warwick will shoot for back-to-back wins.
He won at the start of this year with the $5 favourite Black Tycoon saluting over Neville Parnham’s outsider God Has Spoken ($61) who ran a distant ninth in the Tattersall’s Cup this year.
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2014 Tattersall’s Cup Results & Finishing Order
Ascot Race 9 – 22/11/2014
|1||9||GLOBAL FLIRT||Justin Warwick||Willie White||–||5||55kg||$61|
|2||14||SON OF SOMETHING||Adam Durrant||Peter Hall||1L||8||55kg||$3.80|
|3||10||KIROV BOY||Arthur Mortimer||Danny Miller||1L||10||55kg||$11|
|4||13||RED BLAST||Daniel Morton||Ms Jerry Noske (a)||1L||14||55kg||$10|
|5||7||REBELSON||Darren Mcauliffe||William Pike||1.25L||6||56kg||$3.80|
|5||11||LUCCIOLA (IRE)||Justin Warwick||Dom Tourneur||1.25L||1||55kg||$10|
|7||8||BEDAMIJO||Tara Itzstein||Alan Kennedy||1.5L||4||55kg||$21|
|8||5||CLASSIQUE IVORY (NZ)||Gino Poletti||Shaun O’Donnell||2.25L||2||58kg||$41|
|9||1||GOD HAS SPOKEN||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||3.5L||7||59kg||$31|
|10||4||STRIKE THE STARS (NZ)||Daniel Morton||Damien Oliver||3.5L||12||58.5kg||$6|
|11||2||POP CULTURE||Colin Webster||Troy Turner||3.75L||3||59kg||$8.50|
|12||6||CYBER CRIME||Alan Mathews||Patrick Carbery||6.25L||11||56.5kg||$16|
|13||3||TALENT SHOW||Graeme Ballantyne||Jason Whiting||7.5L||13||59kg||$61|
|14||15e||MYSTIC PRINCE||Justin Warwick||Brad Parnham||11.75L||9||55kg||$31|
|–||17e||STARLIGHT LADY||Karen Kersley||–||–||2||–||–|
|–||18e||ASK ME NICELY (NZ)||Fred Kersley||–||–||14||–||–|
|–||12||MARDEN (IRE)||Adam Durrant||Peter Knuckey||–||6||–||–|
|–||16e||KNIGHTLIKE||Jemma Hayman||Ben Kennedy||–||12||–||–|