2020 Schweppervescence Resuts: Inglis Sires’ Odds Firm on Upset Winner Holyfield

March 28, 2020

2020 Schweppervescence Resuts: Inglis Sires’ Odds Firm on Upset Winner Holyfield

A brilliant ride from Tom Marquand in Saturday’s Group 3 Schewppervescence has seen the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained Holyfield firm from $51 into $12 ahead of next week’s Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Randwick.

The two-year-old I Am Invincible colt set a frantic pace from the barriers before Marquand put his foot down at the final turn to win by half a length. A late challenge by fellow double-digit pop Untamed loomed on the inside, but Holyfield’s turn of foot proved enough to secure his third win from four starts.

Holyfield has firmed from $51 into $12 for the Inglis Sires’ on April 4 at Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart.

“He is obviously a horse with plenty of ability. He got a bit worked up in the prelims. He has put in some fairly decent performances at his last few runs and I was always confident that it was going to be a good draw to be able to work the race out how I wanted it to,” Marquand told Sky Racing. 

To be fair everything fell perfectly and as soon as the other horse joined him up the 250m or 300m he battled on really well all the way through the line. There was never a moment’s doubt.”

Holyfield won a midweek 2YO handicap race at Sandown back in February before failing to run a place in the Group 2 VRC Sires’ at Flemington on March 7. He’s now looking to become Maher and Eustace’s first Sires’ winner, but stable representative Annabel Neesham indicated that they might have their eyes on an even bigger prize.

“He (Holyfield) is always quick away, we thought he would end up in that spot. They all concertinaed up towards the turn but he kicked for home and he just kept finding the line,” Neesham said of Saturday’s win.

“If we are still racing we’ll probably press onto a Champagne.”

Untamed has also firmed in the all-in 2020 Inglis Sires’ betting market at Ladbrokes.com.au from $34 into $19.

The full market can be viewed by clicking here.

2020 The Schweppervescence Results

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 3 57kg $8.50
2 8 UNTAMED Peter & Paul Snowden Nash Rawiller 0.8L 1 56.5kg $17
3 6 TIME IS PRECIOUS Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 4.1L 2 56.5kg $5EF
4 11 MONTEFILIA David Payne Glen Boss 4.6L 4 54.5kg $21
5 7 I AM SWERVING Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Joshua Parr 4.9L 5 56.5kg $5EF
6 10 ARGENTEUS Peter & Paul Snowden Adam Hyeronimus 5.7L 13 55.5kg $19
7 9 JEMSS David Payne Glyn Schofield 6.4L 6 55.5kg $13
8 12 TICKET TO RIDE Richard & Michael Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 8.4L 7 54kg $17
9 5 RETURN WITH HONOUR Gerald Ryan Hugh Bowman 11L 12 57kg $5.50
10 16e SUNBORN Edward Cummings Tim Clark 13.2L 8 54kg $21
11 2 AFTERMATH Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 18.2L 11 57kg $13
12 13 PINK BEAU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 18.4L 9 54kg $51
13 15e OBLIGATORY Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jason Collett 34.1L 10 55kg $31
18e AZALY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 0
19e ROCK MY WAND Matthew Smith 0
17e MUCH MUCH BETTER John O’Shea Robbie Dolan (a) 0
4 POSTCODE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0
1 NOT AN OPTION Tony Pike Sam Clipperton 0
14e DISMISSAL Gary Portelli Jason Collett 0

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