2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Won By It’s A Dundeel

April 19, 2014

2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Won By It’s A Dundeel

Talented stayer It’s A Dundeel has produced an incredibly final straight sprint to hunt down whole-race leader Carlton House and win the $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwickthis afternoon.

It's A Dundeel scored his sixth win at Group 1 level in the 2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

It's A Dundeel scored his sixth win at Group 1 level in the 2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

Jumping well, the High Chaparral entire settled in prime position on the heels of Carlton House and My Kingdom Of Fife, easing off a relatively quick pace over the back straight.

Rounding the bend nearly five lengths off the pace of Carlton House, It’s A Dundeel appeared to have slightly too much work to do, however quickly kicked into top gear, swallowing up Her Majesty’s runner and maintaining to finish half a length ahead of Doncaster Mile champion Sacred Falls; Carlton House running on for third.

Trainer Murray Baker was thrilled with It’s A Dundeel’s impressive fifth career Group 1 victory, crediting the fast tempo rounding the bend for the strong victory.

“We’ve been aiming for this all along, and we thought his run on Thursday was back to last year as a three-year old; it’s the most spark he’s shown” Baker said following the race.

“Good effort, we thought he was spot on today.

“We thought this was his go, that was the plan all along; to only give him four races. He’s been half a race behind but I think The BMW really topped him off.

“Carlton House really made it for him and he got a good run.

“He’s a stayer and kicked home.”

Jockey James McDonald broke through for his second Group 1 win of the day in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes after partnering Rising Romance to victory in the Australian Oaks just one hour earlier, and was quick to praise the impressive condition of It’s A Dundeel in both preparation and today’s feature race.

“I can’t believe it; I don’t know if im more happy about winning $4 million or winning the race” an excited McDonald said with a laugh following the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

“I worked him on Tuesday and I got off and I said they don’t work as good as what he word worked; he was back to his brilliant best and it’s so good to win today.

“I’m very lucky with the support I’ve had since I moved here; Hawkes and (John) O’Shea, obviously it was O’Shea who got me over here and now Sydney’s home.

“To win this for New Zealand; obviously New Zealand has been very good to me.”

A decision will now be made in regards to the future of It’s A Dundeel, with a career as a stallion looming as the most likely avenue taken with the classy four-year-old.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best odds on all remaining races throughout the 2014 Autumn Racing Carnival!

Punters who placed a winning bet on It’s A Dundeel in the 2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and signed up for the Ladbrokes Card can already take advantage of their winnings!

2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 IT’S A DUNDEEL (NZ) Murray Baker James McDonald 1 59kg $4.40
2 3 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller Zac Purton 0.8L 12 59kg $11
3 5 CARLTON HOUSE (USA) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 3.8L 5 59kg $8
4 10 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James Nash Rawiller 4.8L 7 57kg $4F
5 11 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller Damien Oliver 6.9L 11 57kg $6
6 8 TOYDINI Guy Walter Blake Shinn 8.7L 2 59kg $41
7 4 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 12.1L 8 59kg $15
8 12 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners Kerrin McEvoy 12.9L 6 57kg $31
9 9 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy Craig Williams 13.8L 3 59kg $41
10 6 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 14.3L 4 59kg $10
11 1 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 17.1L 9 59kg $13
12 7 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 20.4L 10 59kg $71

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