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The Queensland Winter Racing Carnival action kicks into gear at the Gold Coast Racecourse this afternoon for 2017 AD Hollindale Stakes Day, results for all eight races on the Brisbane lead-ups updated right here across the day.
The Gold Coast Turf Club may officially still call today’s meeting Prime Minister’s Cup Day, but the big one on the program is the $358,000 Group 2 A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m) for the Doomben Cup-bound horses.
The Gold Coast race results for two other Group status events will also be known today with the three-year-olds contesting the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) and the two-year-old young guns on show in the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m).
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Race 8 (4:16pm) – $125,000 Group 3 Mayford Contracting Gold Coast Guineas (1200m)
- 1st:#11 Savanna Amour
- 2nd: #2 Heroic Valour
- 3rd: #3 Tessera
Queensland local Savanna Amour held on in a tight finish in the last on Hollindale Stakes Day to take out the Gold Coast Guineas results over the colts and geldings. The filly was last seen enjoying a Group 2 Melbourne win at Caulfield on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day, form she franked coming back to 1200m to hold off the Kiwi Heroic Valour for her Group 3 success on Saturday. Tessera flashed home late for the Godolphin stable to take third.
Race 7 (3:40pm) – $358,000 Group 2 Attwood Marshall A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m)
- 1st: #1 It’s Somewhat
- 2nd: #11 Single Gaze
- 3rd: #6 Maurus
The John O’Shea-trained Doncaster Mile winner It’s Somewhat continued his undefeated campaign making up for a luckless run in the Hollindale last year to get the bikkies in 2017. The Group 1 champion was taken to the lead and held that position in a brilliant run, holding off the gallant mare Single Gaze who was with him all the way. Maurus made up the ground in third. It’s Somewhat will now shorten in Doomben Cup betting returning to Brisbane in a fortnight after running third in the 2000m Group 1 last winter.
Race 6 (3:00pm) – $150,000 Listed Garrard’s Horse And Hound Silk Stocking (1200m)
- 1st: #16 With A Promise
- 2nd: #1 Nancy
- 3rd: #5 Elegant Composure
Ben Currie’s $81 roughie from Toowoomba With A Promise scored a massive upset in the Silk Stocking results this afternoon, leading all the way to hang on in a tight finish with the better fancied Nancy from the stables of Peter & Paul Snowden. Ridden by Josh Oliver, I Am Invincible filly With A Promise stepped out in black-type company for the first time and enjoyed her fifth win at start number 11. She broke out of the pack early to get the lead and kicked away well in the final 200m to get the win on the inside in a photo over last start Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes placegetter Nancy who flashed home late under the 59kg top weight. Third went to Elegant Composure third-up who loomed on the outside after racing up on the pace throughout.
Race 5 (2:20pm) – $100,000 Listed Australia’s Gold Coast Prime Minister’s Cup (1400m)
- 1st: #2 Religify
- 2nd: #4 Siegfried
- 3rd: #3 Federal
Jockey Hugh Bowman made it three wins from as many Gold Coast rides this afternoon in an exceptional run on the heavily-backed favourite from the Chris Waller stable Religify in the Prime Minister’s Cup. All the money was on Waller’s 1400m specialist who didn’t disappoint the punters, fighting back to give chase to the local Toby Edmonds-trained Siegfried who had the lead down the straight. Bowman took Religify to the fence and the galloper had enough class to get there in the final stride to defeat the gallant runner-up by a neck, while Godolphin’s Federal ran third with the trifecta resulting in the exact order of the odds.
Race 4 (1:40pm) – $125,000 Listed 2K Thoroughbreds Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m)
- 1st: #3 Dawn Wall
- 2nd: #7 The Pinnacle
- 3rd: #1 Candika
Chris Waller‘s Sydney visitor Dawn Wall was too classy for her Gold Coast rivals in the Bracelet, running the perfect early Queensland Oaks lead-up race to sit off the speed early before charging home for a dominant one and a half length win over Peter & Paul Snowden’s The Pinnacle. After doing all the work early to find the front from the wide alley, last start Princess Stakes winner Candika did a terrific job to hold for third.
Race 3 (1:00pm) – $125,000 Group 3 Moreton Hire Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m)
- 1st: #2 Taking Aim
- 2nd: #7 Dissolution
- 3rd: #5 Lord Cecil
The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained colt Taking Aim saluted for the punters in the opening Group race on Hollindale Day, the Sydney raider racing for the first time since the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes in late February, enjoying a gun run at the Gold Coast from the inside alley in the Ken Russell. The favourite jumped about fifth out of the barriers and jockey Hugh Bowman got him settled into that position well as the Ben Currie-trained Girl In a Million and the Gary Moore-trained Risen worked up front leading. Once on the straight, Taking Aim shot through to hit the lead and held off the Team Hawkes-trained Dissolution who was fighting back on the inside in a photo finish. Third went to Lord Cecil. Taking Aim is expected to head towards the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Stradbroke Handicap Day via the traditional path, including a run next-up in the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on May 27.
Race 2 (12:25pm) – $60,000 Attwood Marshall Lawyers Benchmark 90 Handicap (1200m)
- 1st: #3 Sony Legend
- 2nd: #6 Primal Flight
- 3rd: #1 Londehero
Third-up on a seven day turnaround, the Brian Smith-trained Sony Legend flew home late down the outside in the second at the Gold Coast to set a new class record in a sharp winning time of 1:08.55. The Hard Spun six-year-old came off a fifth to Group 1 winner Music Magnate in tougher company when five lengths beaten in Brisbane’s Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) last weekend, but was in the winner’s stall on Hollindale Day. Ridden by Paul Hammersley, Sony Legend grabbed the soft lead to beat home the hard-working front runner Primal Flight by a long neck. In third was the Matthew Dunn-trained top weight Londehero who looked the winner half way down the straight before the big finish by Sony Legend.
Race 1 (11:50am) – $75,000 Brandons Bat Out Of Hell (900m)
- 1st: #2 Prompt Return
- 2nd: #1 Hidden Pearl
- 3rd: #13 Destiva
The local Toby Edmonds-trained four-year-old Prompt Return continued his dominant 900m record making it three-from-three over the distance with a first-up victory in the opening Gold Coast race on Hollindale Stakes Day. Given the gun run from jockey Jeff Lloyd, the equal favourite was just off the speed set by fellow top fancy Hidden Pearl and Cannizzaro before shooting up on the fence for a tidy late win. It was a blanket finish for the placings, the Barry Lockwood-trained Hidden Pearl hanging on for second over the consistent Destiva ridden by Paul Hammersley.
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