|Race 6 – 3:21PM HUTCHINSON BUILDERS QUEENSLAND CUP (3200 METRES)|
|Of $150,000.1st $96,000, 2nd $30,000, 3rd $15,000, 4th $6,000, 5th $3,000 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 58kg, Weight Raised 4kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Track Condition: Soft 7 Time: 3:31.16 Last 600m: 0:37.99 Timing Method: Electronic INTERIM RESULTS
|1||3||MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB)||Michael Moroney||Robbie Fradd||1||58kg||$4.80|
|2||5||POP ’N’ SCOTCH||Liam Birchley||Paul Hammersley||0.1L||5||58kg||$7.50|
|3||7||MONACO DOLL (NZ)||Toby Edmonds||Ryan Wiggins||9.6L||4||58kg||$6|
|4||2||MAJOR MAJOR||Bryce Heys||Timothy Bell||13.4L||7||58kg||$4.20F|
|5||9||COUNT ROMANO||Peter Blackwell||Micheal Hellyer||18.2L||6||58kg||$81|
|6||8||BACHELOR ZEEL (NZ)||Frank Ritchie||Jason Taylor||19L||3||58kg||$21|
|7||4||HUSSON CHOICE||David Vandyke||Tegan Harrison||22.3L||2||58kg||$6|
|8||1||LOVETHEBEACHES||Steve Hodge||Paul King||25.3L||9||58kg||$5.50|
|9||6||BARGE AND CHARGE||Andrew Williamson||Glen Colless||28.8L||8||58kg||$17|
Mister Impatience continued the domination of overseas-bred horses in Australian staying races when he won the Listed Queensland Cup on Saturday.
Originally bought as a Melbourne Cup horse, Mister Impatience ($4.80) lived up to a long-range plan by trainer Mike Moroney to score in the last stride at the Sunshine Coast.
Mister Impatience scored by a nose to Pop ‘N’ Scotch ($7.50) with 9-1/2 lengths to Monaco Doll ($6) in third place.
Clients of the Moroney stable bought Mister Impatience in late 2013 and the gelding made his Australian debut last August.
Mister Impatience was trained by Mark Johnston in the UK and had 15 starts for two wins and four minor placings.
Moroney, who won the Queensland Cup with Tinsel Town in 2011, had Mister Imperative gelded and considered a spring Cups campaign with him.
But when he didn’t measure up Mister Impatience was spelled and brought back for a winter campaign.
After Mister Imperative won a 3000m race at Ballarat, Moroney set him for the Queensland Cup with a stopover for a fourth at Randwick on the way north.
Moroney wasn’t at the Sunshine Coast but his stable foreman John Pisani said the trainer had a wonderful record in distance races.
“Mike always seems to be able to pick the right races for his horses in the winter and he usually gets a winner or two up here each year,” Pisani said.
International jockey Robbie Fradd scored his biggest win since moving to Queensland last year.
Fradd, who won two Listed races including the Sunshine Coast Cup on Tarloshan earlier this season, has ridden Group One winners from his homeland of South Africa to Hong Kong and Singapore.
However, he got a special thrill out of winning on Mister Impatience who got the run of the race in third place for much of the race.
“I probably should have won easier as I got held up when I wanted to get out,” he said.
International horses have yet again had a great impact on Australian staying races with such horses as Perfectionist (Melbourne Cup), Admire Rakti (Caulfield Cup), Grand Marshal (Sydney Cup) and Adelaide (Cox Plate).
Jockey Paul Hammersley said Pop ‘N’ Scotch had been going so well he had no choice but to roll to the front at the top of the straight.
“I really needed something to follow into the race but there was nothing there. It was a great run in the circumstances,” he said.