It was redemption for Chris Waller after he started the day so well but faced heartbreak in the Golden Slipper when his horse was scratched in the barriers.
In The Queen’s Cup though he trained the quinella with Syreon taking the victory after holding on in the final 400m.
Beijing Boy took second spot in a big upset paying more than $13.00 for a place and giving a bit of satisfaction back to Waller after such an emotional day.
He joked in the post race interview that connections had insisted on paying up for Syreon for the Doncaster Mile and after that run he’s now not without a chance.
Beijing Boy finally found some elusive form without being given a hope by punters making it a big value $300 quinella.
Base was the heavily backed favourite and looked out of it when they rounded the final turn but weaved his way through the field and did enough to grab third spot.
There was probably about six horse within a length as they hit the line so defiantly use this race as a form guide for races moving forward in the carnival.
There’s one more event to go on Golden Slipper day and with the amount of twists and turns already taken throughout the day make sure you savour every bit of Sydney’s richest day of racing.
2011 Queen’s Cup Results
1st – Syreon ($13)
2nd – Beijing Boy ($13.50)
3rd – Base ($1.60)