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R8 FLEMINGTON10 March 2018
Australian Cup G1 OPEN ($1,505,000), 2000m 2:00.46
Race Synopsis: Harlem caused a major upset, reversing some average recent form to win his second race in Australia and fourth overall including three stakes. Michael Walker settled the European import in sixth early (rails) improving slightly to be fourth at the 800m. Turning in he was still fourth looking for a way through but the split didn't take place until the 300m where Walker thrust him between the two leaders at the 200m then drove hard for the line, having a half length to spare when it mattered. Gailo Chop sat outside the winner around the corner and into the straight, co-led at the 300m and held the lead alone at the 200m but could not answer the winner over the last 100m for a game second. Ventura Storm held sixth (rails) near the last corner, was crowded at the 300m then ran home strongly when clear for a nice third from Almandin who didn't see daylight until the 150m then rattled into fourth down on the inner.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
7. HARLEM (GB)
6yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
MICHAEL WALKER
59.0
$61.00
 
CHAMPS ELYSEES (GB) - CASUAL (GB)
D A Hayes, M B Lee, Blacktype Racing Syndicate (Mgr: J M Andrews), A J Haberfield, W B Keighran, D J Livingston, V McDonald, M R White, C J Atkins, J Grose, R J Row & Ms M W Ng
 
2nd  
4. GAILO CHOP (FR)
7yo Gelding
DARREN WEIR
MARK ZAHRA
59.0
$2.63
 
DEPORTIVO (GB) - GRENOBLE (FR)
Oti Racing (Mgr: T Henderson), J Higgins, Mrs F Archibald, L Webb, Ms D McKeown, Ms M Webb, D & Mrs D Miller, A & Mrs P Goodfellow, Werrett Bloodstock, Bobbin Along & Uthmeyer Racing
 
3rd  
5. VENTURA STORM (IRE)
5yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
REGAN BAYLISS
59.0
$31.00
 
ZOFFANY (IRE) - SARAWATI (IRE)
 D A Hayes, S D & Mrs R J Perrin, B Pang, Dr A Pang, B & Mrs V B Gupta, M Angelini, B & C Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (B A Dorman), A T Harrison, R & C Legh Racing P/L (R P Legh), Pulitano Thoroughbreds P/L (G Pulitano), G F Austin, R W Hill-Smith, J C Charlton, J F Valmorbida, M A Whiting & B Blundy
 


4th  2. ALMANDIN (GER)
8yo Gelding
LIAM HOWLEY
DAMIEN OLIVER
59.0
$4.50
5th  11. SINGLE GAZE (AUS)
5yo Mare
NICK OLIVE
KATHY O'HARA
57.0
$9.00
6th  10. HOMESMAN (USA)
4yo Gelding
LIAM HOWLEY
MICHAEL DEE
58.5
$21.00
7th  8. LORD FANDANGO (GER)
5yo Horse
ARCHIE ALEXANDER
JORDAN CHILDS
59.0
$67.00
8th  9. THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)
4yo Horse
LIAM HOWLEY
BEN MELHAM
58.5
$9.00
9th  3. AMBITIOUS (JPN)
6yo Horse
ANTHONY FREEDMAN
DAMIAN LANE
59.0
$21.00
10th  1. HARTNELL (GB)
7yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
CRAIG WILLIAMS
59.0
$9.00
11th  6. SUPPLY AND DEMAND (AUS)
5yo Gelding
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
STEPHEN BASTER
59.0
$41.00
12th  12. DEVISE (NZ)
4yo Mare
SHAUNE RITCHIE
CHAD SCHOFIELD
57.0
$31.00

Harlem Sneaks Through To Take The G1 Australian Cup

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