View the full race results for the 2016 Magic Millions Country Cup run at Gold Coast racecourse on 9/1/2016.
|1||2||WAR JET||Joe Cleary||Noel Callow||5||58kg||$4.80|
|2||15||THREE SHEETS||Jeremy Sylvester||Robert Thompson||2.3L||3||54kg||$4F|
|3||13||STAR WARS (NZ)||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||2.4L||2||54kg||$6.50|
|4||4||REAL FAVULOUS||Donald Baker||Glen Boss||4.7L||1||57kg||$12|
|5||6||FLORIDA FELLOW||Bryan Guy||Paul Hammersley||5.1L||12||55kg||$41|
|6||8||ZINDZELA||John Manzelmann||Chris Symons||5.6L||7||54kg||$41|
|7||12||MESTALLA||Chris Munce||Craig Williams||6.1L||16||54kg||$13|
|8||16||OL’ BROWN EYES||Gerard Blades||Ms Michelle Payne||7.1L||4||54kg||$26|
|9||11||BORIS BADENOV||Chris Munce||Tommy Berry||7.2L||11||54kg||$15|
|10||1||VO HEART||Mark Dale||Glen Colless||7.5L||8||59kg||$21|
|11||9||HYDRAZINE||Helen Page||Jim Byrne||7.8L||10||54kg||$31|
|12||10||REGAL TRADER||Marcus Wilson||Michael Cahill||8L||9||54kg||$26|
|13||17e||CROUPIER||Phyllis Kalinowski||Todd Banks||8.5L||13||54kg||$201|
|14||7||BURLEIGH BULLET||Darryl Hansen||Eddie Wilkinson||8.9L||15||54kg||$12|
|15||3||EQUISSENTIAL||Neville Saunders||Jeff Lloyd||9.9L||6||57kg||$81|
|16||5||STORM MAGIC||Jackie Crompton||Ms Tegan Harrison||10.1L||14||56kg||$101|
|19e||SPECIAL JAY||David Kelly||0|
|14||STERNO||Heath Conners||Stephen Baster||0|
|18e||PIVOTAL POINT||Kevin Kemp||0|
Unfashionably bred French Fern has lowered the colours of some blue blood rivals in the two-year-old race at Canterbury to give Jess Taylor a perfect start to her day.
The apprentice will become a fully fledged rider next week with Canterbury her last Saturday meeting with a weight allowance.
Taylor’s 3kg claim was an advantage for the David Payne-trained French Fern ($13) who led all the way to beat Detective ($2.80) who carried 58kg, 6.5kg more than the winner.
By Lope De Vega, French Fern held off Snitzel colt Detective by three-quarters of a length with another 1-1/4 lengths to Jeanneau ($4.60).
Godolphin’s Dissolute started the $2.50 favourite but could only manage to finish fourth of the five runners.
“She relaxed well for me and I knew Sam Clipperton (Dissolute) was coming up behind me and putting pressure on but she found plenty,” Taylor said.
“It’s great to get a winner on my last Saturday as an apprentice.
“I am a senior rider after Wednesday so I hope it can continue.”
On a day when many of Sydney’s senior riders were at the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions, apprentices got their chance to shine.
For embattled youngster Brodie Loy, his win on Rose Of Man in the Highway Handicap (1100m) was especially sweet as he searches for a new master after being sacked by David Pfieffer.
He showed his elation with a costly wave of the whip as he guided the Terry Robinson-trained Rose Of Man across the line 1-1/2 lengths in front of Gunnaza.
Robinson has a big opinion of the mare and plans to bring her back to town for races other than Highway Handicaps which are restricted to country-trained horses.
“I hope she turns out to be Saturday horse,” he said.
“She has always shown a heap of speed.”
Loy, who was fined $200 for his display of emotion, will find out next week where his indentures will be transferred.