Jumps Win for Toffee Tongue Brother

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday May 5

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable were hoping to be winners over the jumps at Warrnambool on Tuesday with Geelong Cup winner Runaway, but the exciting jumper had to play second fiddle to a blueblood in the $135,000 Sovereign Resort Hurdle (3200m).

Toffee Tongue's full brother Gobstopper was a winner at Warrnambool - image Racing Photos The five year-old Manhattan Rain gelding had won his only two previous starts over the jumps and was favourite for this assignment.

He led all the way before going down narrowly on the line to tough Kiwi bred Gobstopper, who is trained by jumping legend Eric Musgrove.

A seven year-old gelding by Tavistock from Bagalollies, Gobstopper won the Group III New Zealand Cup at 3200m in 2017 and then came to Australia to go jumping in late 2019 when he switched from his new Zealand trainer and co-owner Andrew Campbell to Musgrove.

Gobstopper has won 10 of 42 starts earning nearly $400,000 in prizemoney.

It’s certainly been a big week for Bagalollies and you can read more about this New Zealand Broodmare of the Year here.


 

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Race Result - Sovereign Resort Hrdl 3200m

Warrnambool Track: Soft(7) Time: 3:40.27
1
Gobstopper
T: E V Musgrove J: Ronan Short 70
7g Tavistock (NZ) x Bagalollies (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
2
0.2
Runaway
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: S Jackson 66
5r Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Catshaan (AUS) (Catrail (USA))
3
1.5
Ancient King
T: D R Brideoake J: Clayton Douglas 71
10g Ramonti (FR) x Queen Of Rap (IRE) (Alhaarth (IRE))
4
2.9
Robbie's Star
T: P A Chow J: Lee Horner 66
8g Shinzig (AUS) x Denison Star (AUS) (Hemingway (IRE))
5
5.7
Mr One Eleven
T: E V Musgrove J: Nathan Newton 67.5
9g Shaft (AUS) x Benita (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ))
6
23.7
Mr Coyne
T: B A Charry J: T Ryan 66
7g Reset (AUS) x Rich Ruby Red (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
7
38.7
Mystic Prince
T: E V Musgrove J: A Lynch 68
10g Reset (AUS) x Purfect Size (NZ) (Catbird (AUS))
8
88.7
Woodsman
T: P F Ryan J: Thomas Sadler 66
8g Mastercraftsman (IRE) x Silkwood (NZ) (Grosvenor (NZ))
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