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On Saturday Brandy Lane scored victory in the $80,000 Listed G.A. Towton Cup (2200m), one of the three black-type features that took place at Ascot Racecourse for Kingston Town Classic Day on December 4.
The Ray Saw-trained Brandy Lane was coming off an impressive second in the Listed Tattersall’s Cup (2100m) and proved their potential as a top stayer backing up with a win in the 2010 G.A. Towton Cup.
Ridden by Winterbottom Stakes-winning jockey William Pike, Brandy Lane ($4.20) was given a beautiful run settling third on the inside before hitting the front on the straight and holding off Mega Steel ($9) to win by a short-head in a blanket finish.
The Lou Luciani-trained Guyno ($4.80), former winner of the Perth Cup, was the same distance away again for third in a brave run after getting caught three-wide without cover early.
Marooned gelding Brandy Lane has now won five of their 24 career starts for $160,390 in prize money.
Connections have named the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) on New Year’s Day as the main aim for Brandy Lane.
The next feature event of the 2010 Perth Summer Racing Carnival is the Group 3 AJ Scahill Stakes (1400m) this Saturday, so get in early and lock in the best odds at Luxbet today!
2010 G.A. Towton Cup Finishing Order
|1||BRANDY LANE||William Pike||Ray Saw||2:18.94||$4.20|
|2||MEGA STEEL||Clint Harvey||Bruce McClune||SHD||$9|
|3||GUYNO (NZ)||Jason Whiting||Lou Luciani||SHD||$4.80|
|4||TELEXDEN||Danny Miller||Kylie Dowling||3/4 L||$11|
|5||SIMPLY ADORABLE||Troy Turner||Vaughn Sigley||2 1/4 L||$11|
|6||AQUINAS||Patrick Carbery||Bernie Miller||2 3/4 L||$5.50|
|7||CHIN CHIN||Daniel Staeck||Brett Wilkinson||5 1/2 L||$3.80|
|8||MASTER SIN||Shaun O’Donnell||Glenn McTaggart||7 1/2 L||$26|
|SCR||GEYSER PEAK||–||Frank Maynard||–||–|
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