The Platinum Plate – 27th August 2016 – Sydney Harbour Racecourse


The Platinum Plate

Shaded By The Grey

Trainer Angel from Angel’s Flight is on a purple patch at moment and he steps out Triple Crown winner Relaunch in The Platinum Plate at Sydney Harbour Racecourse on Saturday. The son of Money Bag found his mojo and he could go in again. Flying Zamboucca is a consistent runner and gets the services of Sharell Lage. Voodoo Child, Addie Over Magoo and Marrakech, all has some claims and they might surprise.

There must be an element of trepidation banking on a triple crown winner, but Relaunch ticks the boxes and he looks the right one.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Relaunch Angel’s Flight Lyman Eighmy 2:03.511
2 4 Flying Zamboucca flying spurs Sharell Lage 2:03.626
3 2 Voodoo Child Bristol Turks Bree Vascones 2:03.694
4 5 Marrakech Riddley Walker Racin Kathryn Verhagen 2:03.991
5 6 Chez Nous Raspadora Lodge Christia Petrin 2:04.488


1. Relaunch

6yo stallion from Angel’s Flight, Career earnings: $5,978,900
Overall rating: Excellent(63) – Competitive

Stable comments: – “Relaunch is coming into this race in great condition, probably the best I’ve seen him to date. If the Launch is on his A+ game he will be one tough competitor. He will face a lot of good 6yo’s in the race who has improved and gotten better over the seasons. The key instructions for my jockey is to remain out of traffic and keep him motivated throughout the course of the race.”

2. Voodoo Child

6yo stallion from Bristol Turks, Career earnings: $2,993,137
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Natural champion

Stable comments: – “I have a new horse/jockey combo for this event, just to try something new. My horse, Voodoo Child, will be fit and I’ll push him hard but can’t see past Relaunch on this one to be honest. Voodoo just hasn’t been able to catch him and I don’t see it being any different this weekend. Still, you gotta be in it to win so we’ll see.”

3. Addie Over Magoo

6yo mare from crowsrock, Career earnings: $2,702,600
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Natural champion

Stable comments: – “Not expecting much from this race to be honest. Better suited to epic than long. The 2 comps will be hard to beat and I expect one of them to win here. Top 3 finish would be a nice surprise.”

4. Flying Zamboucca

6yo stallion from flying spurs, Career earnings: $2,138,902
Overall rating: Grand(65) – Competitive

Stable comments: – “Zamboucca has been a work in progress is coming on nicely. I feel he ran a nice heat and the expectations are he will improve on that heat run. Considering the field that in so far a top 3 will be a good effort.”

5. Marrakech

6yo mare from Riddley Walker Racin, Career earnings: $2,485,743
Overall rating: Grand(66) – Needs space

Stable comments: – “I have Marrakech in the Platinum Plate. As a needs space horse always hard to get race instructions right, so at best I think we could place. Feel we need to be near the lead to get some clear running. Can’t win this race from behind and running wide. How do you beat Relaunch?”

6. Chez Nous

6yo stallion from Raspadora Lodge, Career earnings: $1,121,667
Overall rating: Admirable(55) – Natural champion

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