Eagle Farm Cup Results: Werther Dominantly Victorious

Werther

There was hardly any competition for the Andrew Campbell trained Werther as the gelding eased his way to a dominant victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Group 2 Pages Event Equipment Hire Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) at Doomben. Starting as the third favourite at $4.60, the Kiwi speedster performed much better than the Chris Waller trained punters’ favourte Moriarty, who could only manage a second place finish, 2-1/4 lengths behind the winner.

Campbell sounded proud of his winning gelding post victory. “He has come through the race well,” he said. “He left a little bit of food [overnight] but was bright and sound this morning,” he added.
“It was a great Derby trial and I don’t think he will have any trouble backing up. He’s a tough and genuine Kiwi stayer.”
“This trip has made him and turned him from a boy into a man.”

Winning jockey Jim Byrne looked fairly impressed with the gelding. “Originally I thought I’d be a little bit closer,” Byrne said. “I was pretty determined I wanted to go forward,” he added.
“He’s got a really good turn of foot and I was really happy with the way he switched off in the run.”
“We probably ran sub 34 (seconds) over the closing 300 (metres) so that’s really good.”
“I’m looking forward to the Derby.”

The Micheal Kent trained Epingle finished third, while the Waller trained Forteller finished fourth.


James is an Australian Horse Racing enthusiast and latest news reporter

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