Bill Ritchie Handicap results – 2015

View the results for today’s 19/9/2015 Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap at Randwick racecourse.

Of $125,000.1st $75,000, 2nd $25,000, 3rd $12,500, 4th $6,250, 5th $2,500, 6th $1,250, 7th $1,250, 8th $1,250 GROUP 3
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.Track Condition: Heavy 8 Time: 1:24.79 Last 600m: 0:35.88 Timing Method: Electronic INTERIM RESULTS


FinishNo.HorseTrainerJockeyMarginBar.WeightStarting Price
16SADLER’S LAKEChris WallerJim Cassidy154kg$2.80
23RUDYHelen PageKerrin McEvoy0.5L358kg$2.40F
34HEART TESTAChris WallerJason Collett1.3L256kg$9.50
48DRAGON FLYERJohn P ThompsonSam Clipperton2.3L554kg$21
52INDEX LINKED (GB)Chris WallerJames McDonald2.5L458kg$31
65DESTINY’S KISSJoseph PrideGlyn Schofield2.6L754kg$20
711NEVER BACK DOWNJim & Greg LeeMs Winona Costin (a)2.9L654kg$101
89REKINDLED POWERPaul MessaraChristian Reith3L854kg$9
1MESSENEMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTommy Berry0
10PUZZLING WONDERAnthony CummingsBrenton Avdulla0
7FORGETKim WaughTim Clark0


Kermadec has confirmed his rating as a leading Cox Plate contender with a breakthrough weight-for-age win in the George Main Stakes at Randwick.

Returning to the course where he claimed his first Group One success in the Doncaster Mile during the autumn, Kermadec came from midfield to win Saturday’s $500,000 race.

Kermadec relegated stablemate Royal Descent into second, consigning the mare to her third successive runner-up finish in the race.

Pornichet held down third after establishing a lead at the 200m that Kermadec’s jockey Glyn said he was always confident of pegging back.

“What a super horse he is,” Schofield said.

“Pornichet pinched a break but I had him in my sights and it was never in doubt really.”

Schofield was having his first ride in a race on Kermadec, taking over from Glen Boss who was suspended.

Kermadec’s win gave premier trainer Chris Waller his third in the past four editions of the George Main.

In all but ruling out an Epsom Handicap start, Waller said Kermadec needed to stand up on Saturday to be considered a genuine chance in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley next month.

“He’s done it now in terms of the mile and we’ve got to try and get a big weight-for-age win next to his name,” Waller said.

“He’s a colt, he’s a Doncaster winner, he’s lightly raced. If we can get one of those big ones in Melbourne, he (becomes) a very valuable horse.”

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