Pressday Wins 2010 Champagne Classic

May 24th, 2010

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

Place Horse Trainer Jockey SP Margin
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