On Saturday as part of Brisbane’s Doomben Cup Day, the Chris Waller-trained Pressday claimed a sharp win in the $150,000 Group 2 Bollinger Champagne Classic (1200m) ahead of a classy field of two-year-old rivals.
Starting the race at $8.50 after being backed in from $11, Pressday ran strongly to the line and finished a comfortable one and a quarter lengths ahead of Tony Gollan’s improving Sequalo colt Spirit Of Boom ($7), while local champ Buffering ($5) was beaten for the first time in his five starts finishing a further one and a half lengths away in third.
For a detailed review of the 2010 Champagne Classic and Pressday’s win ahead of Sprit of Boom & Buffering follow the link.
The scheduled highlight at the meeting was the $500,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m) where Pressday’s stablemates Metal Bender and Triple Honour ran first and third respectively, while another of Waller’s runners Stryker also secured victory on Saturday in the $125,000 Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m).
Pressday will now head towards the $250,000 Group 2 Sire’s Produce Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm in a fortnight
Pressday will now head towards the $250,000 Group 2 Sire’s Produce Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm in a fortnight before hopefully tackling the $500,000 Group 1 T J Smith (1600m) the next week on June 12.
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2010 Champagne Classic Results
|1||PRESSDAY||Chris Waller||N Rawiller||$8.50||–|
|2||SPIRIT OF BOOM||Tony Gollan||S Katsidis||$7||1.3|
|3||BUFFERING||Robert Heathcote||L Cassidy||$5||2.8|
|4||ADEBISI||Desleigh Forster||S Scriven||$4.60EF||3.0|
|5||SMOKIN’ JOEY||Lee Freedman||D Dunn||$4.60EF||3.4|
|6||BROADWAY HARMONY||Darren Weir||D Nikolic||$11||3.5|
|7||JESSE’S GIRL||Peter Morgan||B Shinn||$15||3.7|
|8||DEMANDING MISS||Barry Baldwin||C Munce||$19||4.5|
|9||DEVINARDI||Trevor Bailey||D Griffin||$41||4.8|
|10||SECESSION||Peter Snowden||K McEvoy||$12||6.3|
|11||CHOSEN TO FLY||Mick Mair||M A Hughes||$91||7.6|
|12||FASHION||Clarry Conners||J Byrne||$16||7.8|
|13||DIVINE SCENT||Tony Crane||M J Cahill||$41||9.3|
|14||STICKSY||Murray Thompson||M J Walker||$151||12.3|
|15||POSH CHICK||Kevin Moses||T Clark||$31||13.6|
|16||HIDDEN TREASURE||Mark F Webb||S Seamer||$101||18.1|