MRC Foundation Cup results – 2015

Race 8 – 4:45PM Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup (2000 METRES)
Of $150,000.1st $90,000, 2nd $27,000, 3rd $13,500, 4th $6,750, 5th $3,750, 6th $3,000, 7th $3,000, 8th $3,000 GROUP 3
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.Track Condition: Good 3 Time: 2:02.78 Last 600m: 0:34.77 Timing Method: Electronic INTERIM RESULTS


FinishNo.HorseTrainerJockeyMarginBar.WeightStarting Price
115MAGNAPALTerry & Karina O’SullivanLuke Currie554kg$5
217eTHE UNITED STATES (IRE)Robert HickmottDamian Lane0.2L954kg$4.60F
316GENUINE LADRobert SmerdonCraig Williams0.7L1554kg$20
413BOLD SNIPER (GB)David Hayes & Tom DabernigChris Parnham1.1L854kg$20
514KAPOUR (IRE)Ciaron MaherDamien Oliver1.3L1654kg (cd 54.5kg)$8.50
65ALMOONQITH (USA)David Hayes & Tom DabernigMichael Walker1.7L1455.5kg$17
73TAIYOODarren WeirBrad Rawiller1.8L157kg$9
811LET’S MAKE ADEALNigel BlackistonPatrick Moloney (a)2.1L654kg$13
91OUR IVANHOWE (GER)Lee & Anthony FreedmanBen Melham2.4L1260kg$12
107PRINCE CHERI (FR)David VandykeCraig Newitt3.15L354.5kg$14
114HAWKSPURChris WallerMark Zahra4.9L1056.5kg$15
129LA AMISTADMichael, Wayne & John HawkesJames Winks5.65L754kg$61
1310CAFE SOCIETY (FR)Gai WaterhouseStephen Baster5.75L1154kg$26
1418eETHIOPIAPat CareyDarren Gauci7.5L454kg$101
158SONNTAGHenry DwyerMichael Dee (a)8.5L254.5kg$71
1612LIKE A CAROUSELKen KeysMs Michelle Payne9L1354kg$101
20eLORD DURANTESimone FerchieDarren Gauci0
6BANCA MOScott BruntonDean Holland0
2SERTORIUSJamie EdwardsRyan Maloney0


Kermadec has raced himself out of Sydney’s major spring handicap and into the country’s premier weight-for-age event with victory in the George Main Stakes.

Already a Group One winner of the Doncaster Mile, Kermadec was the clear-cut favourite for Saturday’s George Main Stakes (1600m) at $2.35.

With Glyn Schofield replacing the suspended Glen Boss, Kermadec travelled sweetly midfield with Pornichet ($6.50) working his way to the lead.

Once in the straight, Kermadec began his drive to the front and kicked clear to hold off his Chris Waller-trained stablemate Royal Descent ($5) by half a length.

Pornichet held off the chasing pack for third, a short head behind the runner-up.

“I have no qualms about him at 2000 metres and I think the Epsom is out now. He needs something bigger,” Waller said.

“We have several horses in the Epsom and I would be looking to the Cox Plate with Kermadec.

“He is a valuable horse now. He has a Doncaster win and if he can get a 2000-metre Group One it makes him even more appealing at stud.

“He is also a quality looking horse. He might not be So You Think, but he’s not far off, just a different colour.”

Kermadec was immediately elevated to the top of the TAB’s Cox Plate markets at $8 alongside Fawkner, winner of the Makybe Diva Stakes.

In Kermadec’s absence, Royal Descent will be one of Waller’s leading hopes in the $1 million Epsom in two weeks with her George Main second the sixth time she has been placed at Group One level.

“I’ll have to speak to (owner) Gerry Harvey before we make a final decision,” Waller said.

“I’m very proud of her. She always tries her hardest.”

Gai Waterhouse was not disappointed with Pornichet who will now head to Melbourne for the Turnbull Stakes.

“He was a victim of circumstance,” she said.

“It was a muddling-run race and Blake (Shinn) elected to go forward.

“Nothing went his way and I thought he ran very well.”

Schofield was fulsome in his praise of Kermadec.

“What a super horse he is,” he said.

“He has got an amazing turn of speed and he can go on any surface.

“Pornichet pinched a nice mark on straightening but I had him in my sights and it was never in doubt.

“I know I’m only warming the saddle and it is a warm saddle to be on.”

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