Precedence Wins 2010 Moonee Valley Cup

October 23rd, 2010

Today the $250,000 Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) took place as Race 7 on the Cox Plate card and was won by the Bart Cummings-trained Precedence who has now earned a spot in the 2010 Melbourne Cup field.

Precedence always looked the winner, heavily backed into the odds-on favourite at bookies across the country including Luxbet.

After wanting to over-race soon after the jump, Precedence eventually settled will in fifth position, jockey Black Shinn poising him to pounce at the right moment.

Niptious lead the field early and then with 200m to go Precedence ($2.05) was let loose and raced well to hit the line first a length ahead of Lee Freedman’s Above Average ($10), a gallant second, with Capecover ($15) three lengths back in third.

Precedence is now set to run in the 2010 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday November 2 and is sure to firm strongly in the odds.

2010 Moonee Valley Cup Results

Finish No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Margin
1st 2 PRECEDENCE(10) Blake Shinn Bart Cummings 56.5 2-38.94
2nd 5 ABOVE AVERAGE(7) Damien Oliver Lee Freedman 56.0 0.8L
3rd 1 CAPECOVER(14) Steven Arnold Patrick Payne 57.0 3.0L
4th 7 IRAZU(4) Steven King Steve Richards 55.0 4.0L
5th 11 NIPTIOUS(6) Danny Nikolic Danny Curran 55.0 4.8L
6th 8 SADDLER’S STORY(3) Nash Rawiller Robert Smerdon 55.0 5.0L
7th 16 SEA GALLEON(15) Michael Walker Colin & Cindy Alderson 53.0 5.2L
8th 6 MASTER O’REILLY(1) Dwayne Dunn Danny O’Brien 55.0 5.5L
9th 14 GOLDEN CHARMER(9) Dean Yendall Dan O’Sullivan 53.0 6.0L
10th 13 PERSIAN STAR(12) Glen Boss Robert Smerdon 54.0 7.2L
11th 15 MONTAHLIA(13) Craig Williams Michael Kent 53.0 7.5L
12th 9 AJHAR(2) Chris Symons Lee Freedman 55.0 7.6L
13th 10 DOOSRA DIAMOND(11) Craig Newitt Bob Challis 55.0 8.4L
14th 3 JESSICABEEL(5) Corey Brown John O’Shea 56.0 23.4L
15th 4 BERLIOZ(8) Brad Rawiller David Hayes 56.0 25.1L
Src 12 MY BENTLEY Luke Nolen Michael Kent