Gai's secret weapon to take her to another Group 1
It might be drinks all round if Gai Waterhouse’s ‘secret weapon’ can tip her filly Shout The Bar into a well-earned Group 1 with success in the Australian Oaks. So charge your glasses for what promises to be a thrilling final day of The Championships.
Sky Racing news update 09-04-2020
Hall of Fame trainer Gai Waterhouse has revealed the “secret weapon” which has guided Shout The Bar’s stellar debut race preparation – jockey Adam Hyeronimus.
“I have believed in Adam for a long time, he is a very committed jockey who has done a remarkable job to get his weight under control,’’ Waterhouse said.
“He understands speed and the pace of races perfectly, as Tim Clark does, and he suits this filly. They are a great match.’’
Shout The Bar went to the races for the first time only two months ago, she’s won three of her four starts, ran a close second in the other, and has graduated from a provincial maiden to Group 1 success in the Vinery Stud Stakes.
Hyeronimus has been on Shout The Bar in each of her four starts, winning three races including the first Group 1 success of his riding career in the Vinery Stud Stakes last start.
They combine again seeking another major $500,000 The Star Australian Oaks (2400m) at Royal Randwick.
Shout The Bar is at $4.60 in overnight betting to become the eighth filly to complete the Vinery Stud Stakes-Australian Oaks double, a feat achieved last year by Verry Ellegant.
Waterhouse and co-trainer Adrian Bott also have $41 outsider Dorothy Of Oz lining in the Oaks.
The Oaks shares the final day of The Championships with three other Group 1 races – the $500,000 Legacy Coolmore Stakes, the $1 million Sydney Cup and autumn racing’s flagship, the $2 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
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R1 (11.35am): FERNHILL MILE (1600m)
R2 (12.10pm): SOUTH PACIFIC CLASSIC (1400m)
R3 (12.45pm): PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL (1400m)
R4 (1.20pm): PERCY SYKES STAKES (1200m)
R5 (1.55pm): ARROWFIELD SPRINT (1200m)
R6 (2.30pm): AUSTRALIAN OAKS (2400m)
R7 (3.15pm): SYDNEY CUP (3200m)
R8 (3.55pm): QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES (2400m)
R9 (4.35pm): COOLMORE LEGACY STAKES (1600m)
R10 (5.10pm): SAPPHIRE STAKES (1200m)
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