Who rode to victory in Round 3 of SuperCoach Racing?, SuperCoach Racing, SuperCoach, horse racing, Round 3, Caulfield, Randwick
Believe it or not, we’re a third of the way through the SuperCoach Racing season. It was another weekend of highs and lows, but there certainly looks to be some big scores coming through with Group 1 races to profit from across Caulfield and Randwick.
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My team managed 318 points this week with captain SHADOW HERO getting the job done for my stable. I’ve moved up to 70th overall and 23rd in Victoria which honestly is as good as it gets for me. Would somebody please blow the siren!
Let’s start with the big races.
FLIT ($200,000) monstered home to kick G1 racing off in style in the Thousand Guineas, adding $50,000 and 40 points to the 19,500 stables who backed it. Back in my Round 3 preview, I made mention of a horse called MISSILE MANTRA who started at $175,000 and came home strong for second, adding $25,000 to the kitty. If you backed in $100,000 starter SOUTHBANK ($100,000) you’d be pleased with third place and 24 points from that outlay.
The Caulfield Stakes produced a boilover of epic proportions with CAPE OF GOOD HOPE ($450,000) beating home the more fancied AVILIUS ($500,000) who most were on, and managed only fourth position for just 18 points. There were only 97 stables who picked Cape of Good Hope who obviously know a bit more than we do! Hats off if you backed in nine-year-old BLACK HEART BART ($375,000) who has now finished first in the Underwood and second in the Caulfield Stakes and as such has increased $75,000 in value while making 72 points from two races. If you backed in the G1 winning GATTING ($350,000) that’s a $50,000 deduction and no points to show. Ouch. Similarly, DANCETERIA ($300,000) was scratched, so if you were running both in your stable, that’s a bad, bad day!
In the Caulfield Guineas, SUPER SETH ($200,000) did away with the more fancied DALASAN ($175,000) who had to contend with a bad barrier. Super Seth rocketed home to add max points which is great from a horse who started at $150,000. ALLIGATOR BLOOD ($200,000) continues its strong form, having won the Guineas Prelude two back and finishing second in the main event. Owners of KUBRICK ($150,000) were left fuming after a 14th position delivered no points and money not-so-well spent while cheapie EMERALDS ($50,000) finished sixth for 12 points.
The Toorak delivered mixed results with all the money favouring NIGHT’S WATCH ($300,000), and it was good enough for second and a bank boost of $25,000 but not good enough to beat out Japanese import FIERCE IMPACT ($325,000).
Only 850 stables backed THE CHOSEN ONE ($250,000) who won the Herbert Power Stakes while more than 3,500 stables were left with a doughnut after STEELE PRINCE ($325,000) was a late scratching. The Schillaci Stakes saw TREKKING ($450,000) salute for 32 points and a nice bank increase.
If you were a backer of the heavily fancied LOVING GABY ($225,000) you’d be left feeling flat after it managed second for 24 points. While I’m not one to harp on about a second place, this horse was a deadset moral and 5,500 teams thought so too.
Over at Randwick in the only Group 1 of the day, the Spring Championship Stakes delivered everybody’s captain SHADOW HERO ($175,000) maximum points and bank, as it did away with CASTELVECCHIO ($275,000) who finished second which is how most would have seen the quinella playing out.
The Silver Eagle carried G2 points and inevitably THE INEVITABLE ($250,000) got the chocolates and banked points and cash money for the 5,744 teams that backed it.
The big race though for stables was the Roman Consul Stakes; only seven runners and G2 points up for grabs made this a target race for the strategy-driven stables. If you had COSMIC FORCE ($175,000), STANDOUT ($100,000) and / or MICROPHONE ($275,000) then you’ve banked well enough.
Similarly, the Stan Fox Stakes had only nine runners and if you had cheapie BOTTEGA ($50,000) then a second place for 24 points is great return on investment.
Boom picks who added bank and points to our stables rated by price and output:
SHADOW HERO ($125,000) + 40 Points, $50,000
FLIT ($150,000) + 40 Points, $50,000
SUPER SETH ($150,000) + 40 Points, $50,000
SHADOW HERO ($150,000) + 40 Points, $50,000
MISSILE MANTRA ($175,000) + 32 points, $25,000
GATTING ($350,000) — $25,000, 0 points
STEEL PRINCE ($325,000) — Scratched
DANCETERIA ($300,000) — Scratched
AVILIUS ($500,000) + 18 points — lost the unlosable race
KUBRICK ($150,000) — 0 points — was heavily favoured but went to water
$100,000 or less selections that delivered points:
COLADA ($50,000) + $25,000 + 32 points
BOTTEGA ($50,000) + 24 points
BRATTENBURG ($75,000) + 24 points
STANDOUT ($100,000) + 24 points
SOUTHBANK ($100,000) + 24 points
Tim Clark — 9 Points
Kerrin McEvoy — 8 points
Damian Lane — 8 points
Nash Rawiller — 8 points
Josh Parr — 7 points
TOP RANKED TEAMS R3
THE RUG + WEIR GEAR — 358 Points
DENNIS — 356 points
FINE COTTON LODGE — 356 points
MAXIEBOYS — 354 points
CARNIVAL — 350 points
Originally published as Who rode to victory in Round 3?