Cedarberg Claims Upset Win In 2011 The BMW – Rosehill Race 5 Results

April 2nd, 2011

Cedarberg

Cedarberg claimed an upset win in The BMW at Rosehill

Cedarberg has claimed an upset victory in the 2011 The BMW on Rosehill Garden’s Golden Slipper Day.

The four-year-old gelding won the $2.25 million The BMW by an astounding one and a half lengths.

This is the Helenus gelding’s first Stakes level victory, after he was beaten by a whisker in the $300,000 Listed Mornington Cup by Guyno on February 16, 2011.

The 2011 The BMW began with a jostle for the early lead, which was eventually taken by Mourayan.

Mourayan led the field by two lengths until they rounded the home turn and Cedarberg began to move through the pack.

The rest of the 2011 The BMW field was unable to keep up with the lightning fast Cedarberg as he dashed to victory.

Cedarberg, who had previously accrued almost $250,000 in prize money across his 14 starts, earned his connections a first prize of $1.23 million for his efforts in The BMW.

The Pat Carey-trained four-year-old was not well backed in the 2011 The BMW betting, and paid massive odds of $27.3 for the win at Luxbet.

Mourayan proved his is a true staying ability, hanging on for second, while the talented Linton ran on to finish third.

The race favourites, Descarado and Maluckyday, were nowhere to be seen in the finish, both having disappointing runs.

Descarado started as favourite for the Group 1 The BMW, paying odds of $2.90 at Luxbet.

Pat Carey said that he will most likely opt not to send Cedarberg to the Group 1 Sydney Cup on April 23, 2011, at Randwick Racecourse, and instead hold out for a spring carnival that will hopefully include the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup.