Jetset Lad Wins 2015 Brisbane Cup in a Photo Finish

June 6, 2015

Jetset Lad Wins 2015 Brisbane Cup in a Photo Finish

It was a thrilling photo finish in the last at Doomben Racecourse for Stradbroke Handicap Day with a local trainer-jockey combination coming away with the win as roughie shot Jetset Lad won the Brisbane Cup 2015 by the bob of the head.

Closing the all black-type card in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival’s biggest meeting, this year’s $300,000 Group 2 Evergreen Turf Brisbane Cup (2200m) was a blanket finish as Brian Smith’s locally-trained Elusive City seven-year-old Jetset Lad came away the winner in a boilover.

Smith won the Brisbane Cup back in 1975 and his patience paid off with another victory 40 years on with the veteran Jetset Lad who came off a good third in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2020m) at the track a fortnight earlier.

“If you’re patient, you get one,” Smith said post-win.

“You just keep living the dream in this game.”

Carrying 57kg in the Premier’s Cup last time out, Jetset Lad appreciated a notable drop back to 53kg in the Brisbane Cup under handicap conditions with jockey Paul Hammersley retaining the ride.

As per Smith’s instructions, Hammersley cuddled the horse throughout the race and saved Jetset Lad for the fighting finish.

Crossing from a wide barrier 12 of 13 draw to lead the Brisbane Cup field around was the Matt Laurie-trained Escado, runner-up in the Caloundra Cup last time out on May 16.

Jetset Lad meanwhile was caught out three deep doing all the work up on the outside to sit up near the pace along with the likes of the Robert Heathcote-trained Volkhere and Joe Pride’s well-fancied Street Sense four-year-old Sense Of Occasion, coming off a win in the Listed WJ McKell Cup (2400m) at Randwick from May 23, who was travelling fourth on the rails.

With 500m left to travel approaching the turn for home, Escado had the lead from Jetset Lad while a host of other runners started their runs including Surpass and Landlocked.

After the hard run throughout, Jetset Lad ($41) dashed to the front and looked to be running on empty but held on in a gutsy effort to beat home Sense Of Occasion ($6) while the rails-drawn Epingle ($12) prepared by Michael Kent crossed for another third having also run third last Saturday in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m).

“What a great, dogged horse,” Smith said of Jetset Lad.

“What a game horse.”

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2015 Brisbane Cup Results & Finishing Order

Doomben Race 9 – 06/06/2015

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 JETSET LAD (NZ) Brian Smith Paul Hammersley 13 53kg $41
2 10 SENSE OF OCCASION Joseph Pride Tim Clark 0.1L 6 53kg $5.50
3 3 EPINGLE (NZ) Michael Kent Hugh Bowman 0.2L 1 55kg $11
4 4 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston Craig Williams 1L 5 53kg $5F
5 11 VOLKHERE Robert Heathcote Tegan Harrison 1.3L 8 53kg $41
6 2 INDEX LINKED (GB) Chris Waller Damian Browne 1.4L 2 56.5kg $5.50
7 7 SURPASS (NZ) Michael Moroney Timothy Bell 3.2L 9 53kg $81
8 5 ESCADO Matt Laurie Craig Newitt 4.5L 12 53kg $15
9 1 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 6.3L 3 59kg $5.50
10 6 LANDLOCKED (NZ) Joe Cleary Glen Boss 7.8L 4 53kg $13
11 8 VILANOVA (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8.1L 10 53kg $10
12 12 LUCCIOLA (IRE) David & Coral Feek Jason Taylor 8.4L 7 53kg $31
13 13 MAJOR MAJOR Bryce Heys Corey Brown 8.6L 11 53kg $31

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