Joseph O’Brien Strikes Two Saddles in Winning Sydney Cup
Joseph O’Brien will bid for extra profitable success in Australia this weekend on the Sydney Cup (G1) at Randwick Racecourse on April 8, and the coach is poised to grab two key probabilities within the AU$2 million competitors.
O’Brien will likely be represented by final season’s Chester Cup winner. Cleveland was purchased by Lloyd Williams final summer season. The 5-year-old ran the Tancred Stakes (G1) at Rosehill on March 25 in preparation for Saturday’s race, ending fifth by 2 1/4 lengths.
Proprietor Williams and O’Brien have beforehand teamed up for achievement in Australia’s flagship race, the Melbourne Cup (G1), with Rekindling in 2017 and Twilight Fee in 2020.
Baron Samedi He may also run for coach at Randwick and was final seen ending second within the Loughbrown Stakes (G3) at Curragh final October.
O’Brien mentioned: “It is all going properly there proper now. Cleveland ran very properly within the prep run within the Tankred Stakes and his essential aim was the Sydney Cup. Baron Samedi had plans for a prep run however the floor was too quick so he went straight with him. We determined to go to the Sydney Cup.”
Broad attracts had been made to each runners, with Cleveland set to come back on the seventeenth cease and Baron Samedi on the twentieth widest. The pair had been weighted at 112 and 121 kilos, respectively.
Improve You , Expression And The Temple of Artemis has additionally traveled to compete in Australia, however solely the Papers will compete within the A$1 million Queen Of The Turf Stakes (G1) this weekend.
Increase You encountered a setback whereas in Australia, whereas Temple Of Artemis was sadly fatally injured.
O’Brien added: “Assertion’s goal race can be this weekend. He already ran as soon as however was on very quick floor and did not run badly when solely 4 lengths handed. He prefers tender floor and the goal race is that this weekend.” extra.
“Increase You sadly had a delay so he will not be capable to run there however we are going to get him again for a fall marketing campaign in Europe. Temple Of Artemis sadly had an damage there.”
Whereas the Sydney Cup is a part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, O’Brien hopes it’s going to deliver reside contenders for the Melbourne Cup this 12 months to win the Flemington present for the third time within the final seven runs.
“We might doubtlessly deliver a number of the horses again for the spring carnivals in Melbourne. It is dependent upon how their summer season goes.”
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