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
|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|