2015 Premier’s Cup Winner Faust onto Gold Coast

May 23, 2015

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2015 Premier’s Cup Winner Faust onto Gold Coast

Continuing to frank the good form coming out of this year’s Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, runner-up in that Faust has earned a trip to the Gold Coast in three weeks’ time after an impressive all-the-way Premier’s Cup 2015 win at Doomben.


Brisbane’s Premier’s Cup winner Faust is set to return to Queensland for the 2015 Tattersall’s Cup on the Gold Coast. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The Kurt Goldman-trained, Gouldurn-based Librettist gelding has been up since the start of the year but has been kept fresh with a number of seven – 10 day trips to the paddock with the plan always being a trip to Queensland to chase the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival riches.

“In that time he’s had a few little trips out to the paddock to keep him fresh,” Goldman said post win.

“He’s a very tough horse and I think I’m just getting to know the horse so we’ve got some exciting times ahead.”

Winner of the Listed Canberra Cup (2000m) on March 8, before today’s race Faust was last seen running second in the Listed Wagga Wagga Gold Cup (2000m) on May 1 won by Landlocked.

An impressive run that was meant to just really be a fitness test to get him ready for the Sunshine State raid, Faust travelled to Doomben Racecourse and slid under the radar in the $125,000 Group 3 Channel 7 Premier’s Cup (2020m).

“My intention was always coming here,” Goldman said.

A small field of just seven contested the handicap clash first-up on Doomben 10,000 Day, and Goldman was always mindful of that with the pace the issue.

“The small field was always going to be tricky with the temp,” he said, adding that he left the call of where to settle up to the very capable jockey James McDonald.

“I left all instructions to James.

“He made the right decision.”

When the Tony Gollan-trained Hi Son didn’t want to lead from the jump, talented Sydney-based McDonald made the right decision in taking his fit horse Faust to the front.

And at the front with the uncontested, comfortable lead is where the horse stayed all the way to the winning post.

“It was a tough effort and it’s good to get a win in the first race,” McDonald said after the victory.

“I’m blowing harder than him!”

Faust led throughout from the well-fancied Lloyd Kennewell-trained Baligari who dropped back to third when Wish Come True circled round the outside as the speed dropped off with 1200m to go to settle into second.

At the 1000m mark those positions held with Baligari traveling sweetly along the fence in third while race favourite Hvasstan, who eventually dropped off to finish over 15 lengths away last with something obviously amiss, slid forward on the outside to run into a clear fourth.

Approaching the 500m the temp quickened and Faust quickly had Wish Come True coming after him on the outside down the straight while Baligari tried to get there up on the inside.

Faust ($5.50) fought all the way after McDonald’s beautiful ride however and beat home the Adelaide raider Baligari ($5) by nearly a length while the Brian Smith-trained roughie of the pack Jetset Lad ($21) worked from towards the back to finish off the Premier’s Cup trifecta in third.

Plans are now to send Faust home for a quick freshen-up and then return to Queensland for a shot at the $200,000 Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) at the Gold Coast on June 20.

“He’ll probably go home Monday night and go into the paddock for a week,” Goldman confirmed.

“Then he’ll come back in three weeks’ time for the Tattersall’s Cup on the Gold Coast.”

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2015 Premier’s Cup Results & Finishing Order

Doomben Race 1 – 23/05/2015

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 FAUST (NZ) Kurt Goldman James McDonald 6 56kg $5.50
2 7 BALIGARI Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 0.4L 5 54kg $5
3 3 JETSET LAD (NZ) Brian Smith Paul Hammersley 1.7L 7 57kg $17
4 1 WISH COME TRUE (IRE) Peter G Moody Glen Boss 1.8L 4 59kg $4.40
5 5 HI SON Tony Gollan Zac Purton 2L 3 55.5kg $7.50
6 2 VILANOVA (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.1L 2 57.5kg $9
7 6 HVASSTAN Tony Gollan Tommy Berry 10.1L 1 54.5kg $3.90F
8 SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ) John, Dan & Chris Meagher Timothy Bell 0

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