Randwick Races 2016 Summer Cup

Randwick Races 2016 Summer Cup

Randwick Races 2016 Summer Cup

The 2016 Summer Cup is the second feature Group race held in Sydney during the summer racing season and is a quality Group 3 event conducted at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.

The 2016 Summer Cup will be held on December 26th.

A 2000m gallop, the Summer Cup is run under open handicap conditions for horses aged three years and older. There is $125,000 in prize money on offer for the top-class field of local, and sometimes interstate, stayers the race attracts.

Godolphin owned Malice will start favourite in the race, the 6yr gelding by Darley’s Teofilo.

Malice just won the ATC Cup over 2000m and looks set to win the Summer Cup.

Centre Pivot looks the danger, he was not disgraced running 4th in the Villiers against much better horses, the son of Winstar Farms More Than Ready. The distance will suit him. Centre Pivot is owned by Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia (Mgr: K W Maloney) & G Harvey

Malice is trying to make it 2 in a row after a respectable victory in the ATC Cup over 2000m at Rosehill. Red Excitement a Canterbury winner three runs back and placed in two subsequent runs at Rosehill but not in this class, it is a big step up and he looks a place chance at best. Centre Pivot keeps improving, each of his three runs this time in culminating in a Villiers fourth last start. Centre Pivot won at 2000m and should be right there at the finish.

The Summer Cup was first held in 1890 when Stockwell claimed victory and was run over 13 furlongs (around 2600m).

In 1953 the race distance was shortened to 12 furlongs and then in 1972 the length was converted to the metric measurement of 2400m.

Originally a Principal race, the Summer Cup was elevated to its current Group 3 status in 1979.

There have been quite a few notable Summer Cup winners, including Rising Prince (1984), Super Impose (1988), Catalan Prince (1995), This Manshood (2004) and I’m Imposing (2013).

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One Response to "Randwick Races 2016 Summer Cup"

  1. Shayne Heffernan   December 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

    STEWARDS’ REPORT

    Australian Turf Club

    ROYAL RANDWICK RACECOURSE

    Monday 26 December 2016

    RACE 6: Summer Cup (Group 3) 2000m

    Amovatio – slow to begin. For a short distance rounding the home turn and in the early part of the straight was awkward on the heels of Malice, before shifting back to that runners inside near the 350m to improve. Rider B Avdulla stated his mount enjoyed a comfortable run on the back of the favourite Malice, but when asked for an effort in the straight was disappointing in its failure to respond and in his view may not have run out a strong 2000m.

    A post-race veterinary examination did not reveal any abnormalities.

    Stable representative L Prior concurred with the views of B Avdulla and undertook to advise the Stewards of the future race plans for the gelding.

    He indicated Amovatio would be brought back in distance for its next race start.

    Beyond Thankful – slow to begin. Passing the 1800m was steadied when crowded for room by Centre Pivot (B Shinn), which shifted in.

    B Shinn was advised to ensure he is sufficiently clear when shifting ground. Laid in in the straight.

    Destiny’s Kiss – slow to begin.

    Centre Pivot – a post-race veterinary examination revealed the gelding lost its near-fore plate and off-hind plate in running.

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