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LIVE COVERAGE: Caloundra Cup Day

It's the final day of the 2019 TAB Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and what better way to round it out than at the picturesque Sunshine Coast Turf Club. 

The meeting features the Listed Caloundra Cup, Listed Glasshouse Handicap and Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas. 

Held over a mile for three-year-olds, the Guineas has become an important guide to finding future Group 1 winners.

The Bostonian (2018), Tivaci (2016) and, of course, Winx (2015) all went on to enjoy varying degrees of Group 1 success after saluting in the Guineas. 

It's going to be a wonderful day trackside. If you can't be there, you can follow all the action below. 

PREVIEW: Igraine on track to continue Kiwi success in Cup

PREVIEW: Baccarat Baby under close watch ahead of Guineas

PREVIEW: History against Big Duke in Cup

PREVIEW: Jamaican Rain on target for back-to-back Glasshouse success

RUNNERS TO WATCH - Saturday 29 June 2019

Race 1 - 12:48PM BUTLER MCDERMOTT LAWYERS BRUCE MCLACHLAN CLASSIC QTIS Two-Years-Old Handicap (1000 METRES)

1st – Raging Pole – Tony Sears – Glen Boss

2nd – Karaja – Matthew Dunn – Robbie Fradd

3rd – Jeweliana – Steven O’Dea – Matthew McGillivray

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Trainer – Tony Sears

“Michael Cahill said he should have run last the amount of work he did last start, Glen (Boss) gave him the right run today and we saw what he’s capable of.”

“I brought him here on Wednesday and worked him with Rockbeat and beat him comfortably, he’s always worked with good horses.”

“A couple of his placings have been behind possibly the best two-year-old colt and filly in Queensland, in Garibaldi and Gem of Scotland he just had to handle the wet and he did.”

Jockey – Glen Boss

“We travelled comfortably behind a nice tempo, we got to the front pretty early, but he was still working strong through the line.”

“It’s a genuine Heavy 10 out there, it’ll be tough going if it chops up.”

 

Sunshine Coast

BUTLER MCDERMOTT LAWYERS BRUCE MCLACHLAN CLASSIC QTIS Two-Years-Old Ha 1000m

Race 2 - 1:23PM XXXX GOLD OPEN Handicap (1000 METRES)

1st – Tarzan – Stuart Kendrick – Luke Tarrant

2nd – Misery – Stuart Kendrick – Matthew McGillivray

3rd – Bachelor’s Art – Andrew Williamson – Jeff Lloyd

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Trainer – Stuart Kendrick

“He just loves it here, I was a little but worried on the turn when they kicked up inside him, but Luke (Tarrant) knows him well and when he gave him a little squeeze away he went.”

“I think the big key for him is getting balanced, around the tight turning tracks he tends to lose a bit of momentum, but he just sweeps around the corner here and I hope he’ll be able to do it around Eagle Farm as well.”

“The plan was to get on the crown, I said I’d rather give away a bit of ground around the turn than give away the top.”

Jockey – Luke Tarrant

“What can I say he’s just too good around here!”

“He was on the bridle around the turn, he straightened up nicely and it was all over.”

 

Sunshine Coast

XXXX GOLD OPEN Handicap 1000m

Race 3 - 1:58PM THE WHARF MOOLOOLABA BenchMark 85 Handicap (1600 METRES)​

1st – Red Colour – Les Ross – Luke Tarrant

2nd – Savacool – Chris Waller – Glen Boss

3rd – Mewstone Rock – Symons & Laxon – Jackson Murphy

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Trainer – Les Ross

“We wanted it to keep raining throughout the week and to stop today so she could go around on the heavy.”

“We wanted to lead last start at Ipswich and when he gave that up it was race over.”

“It wasn’t wet at Ipswich like this and she was backing up on consecutive weekends, where she got a week off for today where there was a lot more in her favour.”

Jockey – Luke Tarrant

“Honestly on a track like today’s if you’re travelling just let them run, if you try to put them on the bridal there’s not much benefit to it.”

“You can look at her wet track credentials all you like, but it’s tough to do the form for a track like that it’s a genuine heavy.”

 

Sunshine Coast

THE WHARF MOOLOOLABA BenchMark 85 Handicap 1600m

Race 4 - 2:37PM BOQ MAROOCHYDORE BenchMark 75 Handicap (1400 METRES)

1st – Victory Eight – Trevor Miller – Jim Byrne

2nd – Le Dude – Graeme Boyd – Luke Tarrant

3rd – Seentoomany – Michael Costa – Robbie Fradd

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Trainer – Trevor Miller

“He was pretty impressive at Ipswich the other day, he only got out late and rattled home, so Jimmy (Byrne) was pretty keen to get on him again.”

“We’ll just keep trying to pick suitable races for him, I’m rapt for the owners they are a bunch of first timers from Hervey Bay and he’s got them six wins now.”

“Obviously I train here at the track and to win a city race on our biggest day of the year is just great.”

Jockey – Jim Byrne

“It wasn’t his fault (he went through the barriers), sometimes they just don’t press the button at the right time.”

“He get’s through the going fine and was pretty unlucky at Ipswich the other day where the track wasn’t suited to him.”

“He got his chance under ideal conditions today and took it.”

 

Sunshine Coast

BOQ MAROOCHYDORE BenchMark 75 Handicap 1400m

Race 5 - 3:17PM YALUMBA WINES WINTER PROVINCIAL SPRINTERS SERIES (FINAL) BENCHMARK 80 Handicap (1200 METRES)

1st – Tisani Magic – Kevin Kemp – Luke Tarrant

2nd – Removal – John Smerdon – Jimmy Orman

3rd – Tardis – Toby Edmonds – Jeff Lloyd

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Trainer – Kevin Kemp

“He led up the other day and we probably got the tactics wrong, he loves a little but of cover and Luke (Tarrant) is riding like a man possessed today.”

“He’s had fifteen runs this time in and seventeen in his life, he just loves being in the stable, we put him out to the paddock once and he hated it.”

“We only race him every two or three weeks, he’s the type of horse you wish you had ten of he’s a champion.”

Jockey – Luke Tarrant

“I don’t know what to say, I haven’t changed my plan throughout the day, just let them travel in the run and things have been going my way.”

“I wanted to be the first one to the crown, we got there again and won again.”

 

Sunshine Coast

YALUMBA WINES WINTER PROVINCIAL SPRINTERS SERIES (FINAL) BENCHMARK 80 1200m

Race 6 - 3:57PM TAB SUNSHINE COAST GUINEAS (1600 METRES)

1st – Baccarat Baby – David Vandyke – Michael Hellyer

2nd – Junipal – Maher & Eustace – Ryan Maloney

3rd – Zavance – P&P Snowden – Jim Byrne

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Trainer – David Vandyke

“I’ll tell you what I’ve had better horses, but she’s as tough as any, she’s been in work since November and tops it off with a Group Three at home on a heavy ten.”

“At the five hundred I thought she can’t win hopefully she can run third and pull up alrigh.”

“Last Sunday I told the owners she’s going straight to the paddock, but I got there Monday and she said to me I’m not done with yet let’s go again.”

“She’s had such a huge preparation won a Group race, won a listed race, second in a couple of Group races, couldn’t have asked anymore from her, I’m getting emotional.”

“It was testing she had a hard run, but she just kept coming her four from four at the track is now a perfect five.”

Jockey – Michael Hellyer

“I was pretty confident throughout, it’s all about rhythm and that’s why I chose to stay three wide no cover and she got through the track a treat.”

“She deserved this one hundred percent, she’s given me my first Group win I’ll always remember this one.”

Sunshine Coast

TAB SUNSHINE COAST GUINEAS 1600m

Race 7 - 4:33PM KENDRICK RACING CALOUNDRA CUP (2400 METRES)

1st – Igraine – Robert Priscott – Robbie Fradd

2nd – Sopressa – Maher & Eustace – Matthew McGillivray

3rd – Travistee – Paul Jenkins – Ron Stewart

 

Trainer – Robert Priscott

“When won well today, she enjoys the ground that’s made the world of difference.”

“Robbie (Fradd) rode her brilliantly and I was very confident when he peeled out in the straight.”

“This race wasn’t his main target the Brisbane Cup was, but things didn’t quite go to plan, she tried hard, but the tracks were a bit firm for her.”

“We’ll take her down to Grafton next, it’s very wet and cold at home so we’re enjoying every minute with her over the ditch.”

“She’s going to stud in New South Wales later this year, so we’ve got a decision to make where we take her.”

Jockey – Robbie Fradd

“I think I was on the right filly, being German bred she flourished on this kind of track, carrying 54 kilos she gets through it no trouble, she was doing her best work at the end.”

“I hit a few of those bad patches in the run, but she just kept travelling the whole way, a big thankyou to Robert Priscott.”

 

Sunshine Coast

KENDRICK RACING CALOUNDRA CUP 2400m

Race 8 - 5:10PM OAKS HOTELS, RESORTS & SUITES GLASSHOUSE HANDICAP (1400 METRES)

 

Sunshine Coast

OAKS HOTELS, RESORTS & SUITES GLASSHOUSE HANDICAP 1400m

Race 9 - 5:50PM ACCESS INSULATION SUNSHINE COAST QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap (1200 METRES)

 

Sunshine Coast

ACCESS INSULATION SUNSHINE COAST QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap 1200m