Maternal Heads Beadman’s 2017 Gai Waterhouse Classic Quinella

June 19, 2017

Maternal Heads Beadman’s 2017 Gai Waterhouse Classic Quinella

Godolphin’s interim trainer Darren Beadman may be about to hand the reins over to James Cummings but the former hoop capped off a top Ipswich Cup Day on Saturday with Maternal and Kinshachi running the quinella in the Gai Waterhouse Classic 2017 results.

Jeff Lloyd

Jockey Jeff Lloyd guided the Godolphin-raced Maternal to victory in the Gai Waterhouse Classic 2017 on Ipswich Cup Day. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Earlier in the day Beadman and Godolphin took out the $60,000 Bundamba Plate (1100m) with race favourite Revenire, before dominating the card closer when Maternal also saluted for the punters in the $100,000 Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m).

Ridden by veteran Queensland hoop Jeff Lloyd, the four-year-old Street Cry mare jumped favourite in the Gai Waterhouse Classic, tipped to enjoy softer going at Ipswich after her lead-up ninth behind Bonny O’Reilly on a Good (4) Doomben track on June 3 in the Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes (1200m).

Jumping from the outside barrier (14) on Saturday, Maternal ($2.90) didn’t disappoint holding on narrowly to beat home the fellow Beadman-trained Kinshachi ($5) by a neck.

“I rode a lot for Gai over the years and to win her race gives me a great thrill,” Beadman told the media post-win on Saturday.

“And Jeff is a good mate of mine. We were both in Hong Kong at the same time and when I was riding for John Moore, he would often ride a lot of the lighter ones.

“He left a bit of meat on the bone for me!

“He’s riding like a 20-year-old at the moment. He’s a legend.”

Rounding out the Gai Waterhouse Classic trifecta in third over two lengths further back was the Stuart Kendrick-trained Banda Spice ($13) ridden by leading Queensland apprentice Tiffani Brooker who won the Listed Eye Liner Stakes the race prior aboard the Darryl Hansen-trained Monsieur Gustave.

Beadman said that going forward on the well-bred Maternal proved the winning move on Ipswich Cup Day and that it was nice to tick-off the important Black-Type success with the mare.

“We wanted to ride her forward again today,” he said.

“That’s how she won at Sandown [over 1300m on April 17] and the same again at Doomben [over 1350m on May 13].

“So back up to the 1350m today we put her right there and she responded.

“For Maternal to win Black-Type is very deserving.”

Beadman is keeping the option open to run both Maternal and or Kinshachi at Doomben this coming Saturday in the $500,000 Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m).

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2017 Gai Waterhouse Classic Results & Finishing Order

Ipswich Race 9 – 17/06/2017

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 MATERNAL Darren Beadman Jeff Lloyd 14 54.5kg $2.90F
2 1 KINSHACHI Darren Beadman Damian Browne 0.2L 3 59kg $5
3 4 BANDA SPICE Stuart Kendrick Ms Tiffani Brooker (a) 2.5L 7 54.5kg $13
4 17e SLUMBER PARTY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Tegan Harrison 2.7L 6 54kg $12
5 14 MADAME DE BAN Matthew Dunn Corey Brown 2.9L 5 54kg $21
6 2 I AM ZELADY Joseph Pride Glen Colless 3.2L 9 58kg $8
7 11 MARAAM Peter & Paul Snowden James Orman 4L 13 54kg $17
8 7 HERMOSA BEACH Matthew Dale Michael Cahill 4.3L 8 54kg $26
9 8 QUEEN OF WANDS Bryan & Daniel Guy Paul Hammersley 5.6L 10 54kg $26
10 15 BAROQUE GIRL Scott Henley Josh Oliver 7.6L 12 54kg $81
11 10 LUCKY SHOW GIRL Matthew Dunn Ronnie Stewart 9.6L 1 54kg $41
12 3 DEE NINE ELLE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 10.6L 4 55kg $9.50
13 16 ROUND MOUNTAIN GAL Philip Kimmet Andrew Spinks 11.4L 11 54kg $151
14 18e GALWAY TOWN Kellie Monckton Ms Bridget Grylls 16.2L 2 54kg $301
6 NOTONYOURLIFE Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 0
9 MY LITTLE FLICKA Ben Ahrens 0
12 ABOHAR Richard Laming 0
13 CRIQUETTE Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler Micheal Hellyer 0

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