The Schweppervescence is the first of the nine Group race program at Rosehill Gardens today, which includes the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.
Do You Think won the 2011 The Schweppervescence by a length despite his awkward starting gate of 11.
The race began when Gunhilda missed the start and Gal Pal took to the early lead.
Gal Pal began to slow the tempo in the early stages of the race, while Do You Think sat in a prime position near the front of the field.
Gal Pal held the lead as she rounded the home turn until Do You Think burst through the middle of the pack at the 300 metres and was untouchable as he powered home to an easy win.
Cocky Raider put in a brilliant run to come from behind and steal second away from Gai Waterhouse’s Satirical Boy, who finished in third.
Do You Think won the $125,000 The Schweppervescence in a time of 1 minute and 24.51 seconds on Rosehill Garden’s dead 5 rated track.
Bart Cummings made it clear after the race that he felt Do You Think would have run a great race in the Golden Slipper had he not been the first emergency.
Do You Think will now be heading to the Group 1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes at Randwick Racecourse on April 9, 2011 and the Group 1 Champagne Stakes at Randwick on April 23, 2011.
The Schweppervescence 2011 – Rosehill Race 1 Results
|01||2.DO YOU THINK||$2.40F||11||56.5||Hugh Bowman||Bart Cummings|
|02||4.COCKY RAIDER||1||$26.00||14||55.5||Corey Brown||David Payne|
|03||5.SATIRICAL BOY||1.3||$10.00||5||55.5||Nash Rawiller||Gai Waterhouse|
|04||1.FLIGHT OF PEGASUS||2.1||$4.40||1||57||Tim Clark||Scott Aspery|
|05||12.MUHAAJIR||3.8||$51.00||9||53.5||Chris Munce||Jason Coyle|
|06||3.IRISH TIMES||4||$16.00||7||56.5||Craig Williams||Clarry Conners|
|07||10.GAL PAL||4.1||$151.00||13||53.5||Kathy O’Hara||Wendy Lapointe|
|08||9.CONTINENTAL FLYER||4.8||$61.00||8||54||Rod Quinn||Bede Murray|
|09||7.DANKESHANE||5||$9.00||10||55||Glen Boss||John O’Shea|
|10||16.SUZANNE E1||5.4||$101.00||2||53.5||Nathan Berry (a)||Clarry Conners|
|11||15.CRUELLA DE VIL||5.9||$81.00||4||53.5||Josh Adams (a1.5)||Scott Singleton|
|12||6.BESA BOLA||6.3||$41.00||12||55||Brenton Avdulla||Grahame Begg|
|13||17.FRESHMAN E2||8.9||$71.00||6||53.5||Tommy Berry||Paul Perry|
|14||8.GUNHILDA||9.3||$15.00||3||54||Danny Nikolic||Clarry Conners|
|15||13.SANDHURST||10.9||$26.00||15||53.5||Glyn Schofield||Anthony Cummings|
|SC||11.INDUNA||NA||53.5||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|SC||14.BIKINI STAR||NA||53.5||Bart Cummings|