|Race 8 – 3:37PM AAMI STRADBROKE HANDICAP (1350 METRES)|
|Of $2,000,000.1st $1,280,000, 2nd $400,000, 3rd $200,000, 4th $80,000, 5th $40,000 GROUP 1
Handicap, Minimum Weight 50.5kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Track Condition: Good 3 Time: 1:18.26 Last 600m: 0:34.18 Timing Method: Electronic INTERIM RESULTS
|1||14||SRIKANDI||Ciaron Maher||Kerrin McEvoy||1||53kg||$12|
|2||1||BOBAN||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||1.8L||6||58kg||$16|
|3||5||GENERALIFE||John O’Shea||Hugh Bowman||2L||15||54.5kg||$12|
|4||6||TEMPLE OF BOOM||Tony Gollan||Michael Rodd||2.4L||11||54.5kg||$26|
|5||2||HOT SNITZEL||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||2.5L||12||55.5kg||$17|
|6||3||SACRED STAR||Tony Pike||Zac Purton||2.7L||4||55kg||$8.50|
|7||10||BIG MONEY||Rodney Northam||Robert Thompson||3.7L||7||53.5kg||$21|
|8||4||SMOKIN’ JOEY||Wez Hunter||Chris Symons||3.8L||8||54.5kg||$31|
|9||16||DELECTATION||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||4L||9||52kg||$12|
|10||17e||LUMOSTY||Robert Smerdon||Corey Brown||4.1L||10||50.5kg||$6EF|
|11||12||FONTELINA||Anthony Cummings||Tim Clark||4.3L||14||53.5kg||$101|
|12||9||KNOYDART||John O’Shea||James McDonald||4.5L||3||54kg||$9|
|13||13||EL ROCA||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Timothy Bell||4.8L||2||53.5kg||$41|
|14||8||CHARLIE BOY||Peter & Paul Snowden||Craig Williams||5L||5||54kg||$6EF|
|15||11||BLACK HEART BART||Vaughn Sigley||Glenn Smith||8.5L||13||53.5kg||$11|
|19e||FLAMINGO STAR (GER)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||0|
|20e||RIVA DE LAGO||Robert Heathcote||0|
|21e||TRIED AND TIRED||Leon & Troy Corstens||0|
|15||FAST ’N’ ROCKING||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Craig Newitt||0|
|7||LORD OF THE SKY||Robbie Laing||Tommy Berry||0|
|18e||ROCK STURDY||Joseph Pride||Tim Clark||0|
Champion New Zealand apprentice Rory Hutchings has walked away from Randwick with a win and a suspension.
The 20-year-old, who has an unassailable lead in his third apprentices’ championship across the Tasman, is in Sydney hoping to gain a foothold for the future.
His win on Saturday came on another newcomer to Sydney, New Zealand stayer Sir Mako who has joined the Chris Waller stable.
The gelding scored a three-quarter length win in the 2000m benchmark 78 in the colours of Melbourne and Sydney Cup placegetter Who Shot Thebarman.
But it was Hutchings’ actions at the 200m which caused concern when he moved the horse into a run stewards said was not there, causing interference to several other horses.
Stewards acknowledged there were contributing factors and Hutchings will serve a week after next Saturday.
Waller’s representative Peter Muscutt said he was unsure what the next step would be for Sir Mako.
“He is a typical tough, kiwi stayer and has settled in really well,” Muscutt said.
“He is not unlike Who Shot Thebarman and has a great temperament.
“I’m not sure what Chris has in mind. It’s no man’s land at this time of year to keep going or back off and get ready for the spring.”