The countdown to the Sydney Spring Racing...
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.
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).
For all the latest Queensland Winter Racing odds and offers online head to our preferred sportsbook Ladbrokes.com.au.
2017 Gai Waterhouse Classic Results & Finishing Order
Ipswich Race 9 – 17/06/2017
|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||–||–|
|–||13||CRIQUETTE||Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler||Micheal Hellyer||–||0||–||–|
Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.