O’Shea and McDonald get 4 winners with Havana Cooler in Doncaster Prelude

March 26, 2016

O’Shea and McDonald get 4 winners with Havana Cooler in Doncaster Prelude

Trainer John O’Shea combined with stable jockey James McDonald to collect four winners at Rosehill today when Havana Cooler stormed home to take out the Group 3 $150,000 Hyland Race Colours Doncaster Prelude (1500m).

Doncaster Prelude winner Havana Cooler was the 4th winner for the day at Rosehill for trainer John O'Shea and jockey James McDonlad. Photo by Steve Hart.

Doncaster Prelude winner Havana Cooler was the 4th winner for the day at Rosehill for trainer John O’Shea and jockey James McDonlad. Photo by Steve Hart.

Havana Cooler was having his first run back since running third in the Group 3 $300,000 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington on the first day of the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival and a first class training performance from O’Shea saw the English import record his first win on Australian soil.

O’Shea and McDonald had teamed up earlier in the day to record wins with Federal in the Security Handicap (1400m), It’s Somewhat in the Group 3 $150,000 The Daily Telegraph Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m) and with Old North in the Group 2 $175,000 Tulloch Stakes (2000m).

“All our horses really ran well and we are really happy with how they turned up,” O’Shea said.

“James was at his stellar best today which is always good to have him like that.”

“It was a wonderful team effort.”

Havana Cooler will now be set for the Group 2 $300,000 Brisbane Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm during the Brisbane Winter Carnival and O’Shea will now have to map out a program for the six year old stayer.

“That is ultimately where he is headed. Just on how we get there I don’t know,” O’Shea said.

“We will just space his runs every three weeks and he will have a couple of more runs before going there.”

McDonald settled Havana Cooler ($7.50) in the second half of the field and he finished too strongly to beat Cosmic Cube ($6.50) by a neck with Rudy ($10) fighting to the line for third a further half a length away.

Sadler’s Lake ($5.50) was sent out as the favourite even though he had drawn the outside barrier but after crossing to the front, faded in the straight to wind up in tenth spot.

Doncaster Prelude Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 9 HAVANA COOLER (IRE) John O’Shea James McDonald 3 54.5kg $7.50
2 14 COSMIC CUBE (NZ) David Vandyke Blake Spriggs 0.2L 9 54kg $6.50
3 10 RUDY Helen Page Craig Williams 0.7L 8 54kg $10
4 15 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Thomas Huet 0.8L 6 54kg $15
5 5 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Damien Oliver 1.5L 15 56kg $8.50
6 6 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Jason Collett 1.6L 10 56kg $101
7 2 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2.3L 4 57kg $9
8 11 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 2.4L 7 54kg $6
9 4 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Opie Bosson 2.7L 12 56.5kg $101
10 8 SADLER’S LAKE Chris Waller Blake Shinn 3.2L 16 55kg $5.50F
11 3 ROCK STURDY Joseph Pride Dwayne Dunn 3.4L 14 57kg $9
12 7 INDEX LINKED (GB) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 3.8L 2 56kg $101
13 13 SHOREHAM Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 3.9L 13 54kg $61
14 16 SPY DECODER (NZ) Anthony Cummings Daniel Moor 4.3L 11 54kg $26
15 12 MAGICOOL Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4.4L 1 54kg $31
16 17 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson Craig Newitt 6.9L 5 54kg $101

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

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

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