The Movember Crown – 23rd July 2016 – Sydney Harbour Racecourse


The Movember Crown

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The Movember Crown brings a golden curtain down on the medium cups for the current crop of 6yo’s. The rematch of two outstanding horses could prove to be the highlight of a spectacular race in the making. Only seven runners line up for this race at Sydney Harbour Racecourse on Saturday.

So early in the week track nuts once again sent Alvin Crackers down to visit each trainer and get there take on this season Movember Crown .

CRACKERS-  “Angel, looking at Kingston Eclipse, he looks a treat so you must carry some confidence going into the race. How do you see this Movember Crown you once again take on Savannah Flyer and Achilles.”

ANGEL  – “Yes Crackers, Kingston Eclipse faces his nemesis Savannah Flyer once again holding a 2-1 cup standing against the champion mare. I expect it to come down to a hard fought battle once again between the two with the margin of error being slim. But also Achilles from NSY can’t be ignored. Overall it should be fun an exciting race to watch, may the best horse win.”

Crackers – “Chrissy once again Savannah Flyer looks primed and ready, you must be pleased with her going into a cup final. If the Movember is anything like the Pegasus Cup it may come down to the last stride, whats your take on this.”

CHRISSYA  – “Savannah Flyer has once again trained up so well, she has really been a joy to train and race. No surprise Kingston Eclipse is again the stumbling block, but as always my girl will try her best. May well again be decided on the line like the Pegasus.

CRACKERS – “Very nice to see you running in the Movember Crown, Norfolk, what tipped you into running Jockz Frith .”

NORFOLK – “I threw this horse in the heats as a companion on a long plane ride to Oz with my runner in the Sprintstar, and I wasn’t really hopeful of getting in the final so this is a massive surprise. Hope to finish better than last.”

CRACKERS – “Some tough nuts to crack Gray Dog, in what may be a small field, how do you see this seasons Movember Crown .

GRAY DOG – “Though a small field, 4 of the 7 runners have a cup under their belt which should make this a competitive race. Cutlass Supreme is looking to regain his winning form, but on a slow track against two tough muddies it may be too much to ask.”



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Kingston Eclipse Angel’s Flight Mackenzie Coberly 1:48.714
2 2 Savannah Flyer flying spurs Dominga Autullo 1:49.133
3 6 Shih Lakers NZ Thorobreds Merrill Brossett 1:49.444
4 9 Casino Princess Durbridge Corrina Cratty 1:50.920
5 4 Achilles New Scotland Yard Dave Centorino 1:50.972


1. Kingston Eclipse

6yo stallion from Angel’s Flight, Career earnings: $4,994,406
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Mud-lark

Crackers View : – “What can I say, Kingston Eclipse is a champion of his age, has the hardware and runs on the board, and my tip to win .”

2. Savannah Flyer

6yo mare from flying spurs, Career earnings: $3,715,248
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Mud-lark

Crackers View : – “”She may only be a mare but simply solid as a rock, and as hard as they come. She has a very bright future ahead of her and if Angel’s Flight is worried about any runner it’s this mare.

3. Jockz Frith

6yo stallion from Norfolk Inchance, Career earnings: $2,234,882
Overall rating: Admirable(56)

Crackers View : – “It great to see new blood in the cups and Jockz Fritz can only benefit from the experience, but on slow maybe in a lot of pain by the end.”

4. Achilles

6yo mare from New Scotland Yard, Career earnings: $2,695,348
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Competitive

Crackers View : – “On any other ground Achilles would be hard to beat, even on a slow track, Achilles has to be respected.”

5. Cutlass Supreme

6yo stallion from Gray Dog Stables, Career earnings: $2,466,336
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Stalker

Crackers View : – “Not a stable to be underestimated, Gray Dog runner Cutlass Supreme being a stalker, might be that smokey we see every now and then.”

6. Shih Lakers

6yo stallion from NZ Thorobreds, Career earnings: $2,062,591
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Breakaway

Crackers View : – “Another stable on the rise who knows how to race well in cups. Shih Lakers been a solid performer and we can expect that again here.”

7. Bijou Brun

6yo mare from Briarwood Stables, Career earnings: $989,680
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Mud-lark

Crackers View : – “On face value looks like a strong performer with a string of wins, but this is a world cup, and she may have to be at her very best to be in the money.”

8. Horror Fuel

6yo stallion from Truewind, Career earnings: $1,299,928
Overall rating: Excellent(61)

Crackers View : – ‘Tough task for this unstyled winless stallion out of Truewind. But glad to see stables trying and learning from this experience.”

9. Casino Princess

6yo mare from Durbridge, Career earnings: $693,614
Overall rating: Excellent(61) – Mud-lark

Crackers View : – ” Found lighting in a bottle in last weekend heat race. Can this mare from Durbridge put together one more run like that again?”






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