New Stakes-Winner for Sebring
Dashing grey Sebring gelding Coolring scored the biggest win of his career when leading throughout to win the Listed Prime Ministers Cup at the Gold Coast on Saturday landing a betting plunge.
He was on a seven day back up after finishing unplaced at Hawkesbury last week, but turned that form around to win the 1400 metre feature by three quarters of a length for the Bjorn Baker stable.
Stable foreman Jack Bruce said Baker’s decision to back up Coolring at the Gold Coast after finishing sixth at Hawkesbury was a masterstroke.
“This horse hasn’t had a saddle on his back in the past seven days and he freshened up really well for this race,” Bruce said.
“Since Coolring’s been here he’s really thrived and the way the horse is racing Bjorn could even keep him going for a few more races while he’s in this sort of form.”
Coolring has the overall record now seven wins and nine placings from 27 starts with prizemoney nearing $460,000.
Passed in at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Coolring was retained to race and is the second foal of former brilliant sprinter Coolroom Candidate, who won nine races with prizemoney topping $447,000 and posted highlight wins in the Group II AJC Sapphire Stakes and Group III STC Research Stakes.
Coolring is the 21st stakes-winner for Sebring, who stands this spring at a fee of $77,000.
Sebring also had metropolitan winners at Rosehill and Flemington with promising three year-old Sir Bacchus scoring for the Chris Waller stable and Supido continuing his great run of form to post his sixth consecutive win.
The Mick Kent trained four year-old stallion is likely to head to Adelaide for the Group I SAJC Goodwood Handicap in two weeks time.