Scone Cup Winner Becomes Brisbane Cup Winner
Tracking the pace of the free-wheeling Naval Warfare, Tim Clark set the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Sedanzer to an all-out drive before the home turn in Saturday’s $300,000 Group II Brisbane Cup (2200m) at Doomben and the daughter of Sebring was up to the task.
Keeping up a relentless gallop, the Scone Cup winner was untroubled to defeat Anton En Avant by two and a quarter lengths.
“Barriers made the difference, she drew wide at her last start (when third in the Premiers Cup), so I had to go back and her run was super, it was the run of a horse that was always going to be hard to beat in the Brisbane Cup,” Clark said.
“She had a lovely quiet run early along the inside, they went along at a nice genuine tempo. She got into a beautiful rhythm, I had to expose her a bit earlier than I would have liked because I was caught behind some slow ones. I popped out and she dragged her way to the front and it was never in doubt.”
A $125,000 Magic Millions purchase for Blueblood Thoroughbreds from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft, Sedanzer advances her record to eight wins and three placings from 18 starts with earnings of $786,221.
Bred by Three Bridges in partnership with Richard Pegum, Sedanzer is a half-sister to stakes-placed So Detached and is one of three winners from Voltdanze, a three-quarter sister to Group I winner Dealer Principal from the family of Group I winners Grand Armee, Drum and Anamato.
Sebring will stand the upcoming season at Widden Stud at a fee of $66,000.