Prince Cheri finally won the Tattersalls Club Cup bagging over $150,000 prize at the Royal Randwick yesterday. Saddled by the experienced Corey Brown, the nine-year-old mare gave John O`Shea the first win since leaving Godolphin in May. According to the trainer O’Shea, it is Brown’s effort that contributed greatly to the win. Holding Prince Cheri up was the best strategy that helped him win the race comfortably.
It was a good race that gave Prince Cheri the first win in 1570 days. Brown said that Cheri had a great turn of foot in the first 200m. He believes that it was one of the factors that made him win. Prince Cheri ($6) won by a half-length after running down Vassal($3.80) while Destiny’s kiss ($12) who is also nine years old came third. Broadside ($2.05) who had been considered the favorite led throughout but succumbed to pressure to finish fourth.
Corey Brown has had a good season after riding five group 1 winners in the ended year carried the form into the New Year. This is what helped him to win on Prince Cheri. The trainer John O Shea observed that Cheri is a horse to ride despite the fact that he had not won any race ever since he took out the Kingston Town stakes in 2013. Of course, Prince Cheri did not participate in many events owing to the injury that kept him off the track for more than 18 months.
O’Shea started training him this season, and he is happy that the mare is racing with enthusiasm. The horse has a good demeanor and is one of those breeds that races past eight or nine years. O’Shea observed that the way the horse is going about his work suggests that he is ready to win more races in future.
Meanwhile, Destiny’s Kiss weighing 61 kg ran under a blinder to finish third. The Champion Jockey Blake Rode his second Randwick treble in three days after partnering with Savacool and Regine. On the other hand, Shinn rode a three winner Music Magnate, Hogmanay and Sasso Corbaro.
Regine won the second of the four starts after arriving from the John Sargent stable. She won the Youth In search Inspire Mile (1600) by a length giving Shinn a treble. In the meantime, Shinn celebrated the wins with Chris Waller Sydney’s leading trainer.