Paths Of Glory Wins the Wyong Cup in a Thriller

Mark Smith - Friday September 4

Paths Of Glory (IRE) arrived at the stables of Richard and Michael Freedman with a perfectly acceptable record in England, four wins and four placings from nine starts, however, it took a bit of time to acclimatise to the new surroundings in his adopted homeland.

Paths of Glory wins the Wyong Cup - image Steve Hart

After two unplaced runs at Rosehill in June, the son of Mastercraftsman was a shock $31 winner over 1800m on the Kensington track at Randwick on July 18.

The China Horse Club colour bearer was at extended odds again in Friday’s Listed Wyong Cup (2100m) but another inspired ride by Rachel King resulted in  Path Of Glory (IRE) defeating the Chris Waller-trained The Lord Mayor by a long-head with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Hush Writer (Rulership) the same distance back in third.


uo;Rachel’s ride was just sensational,” Richard Freedman told Sky Thoroughbred Central.

“I said to Rachel he is first-up for a while over 2100 metres, you are going to have to give him a rest somewhere. She might have takes that a bit literally. He was resting up out the back where he has never races, but I thought coming to the corner that he is running into this, I didn’t think he would run all the way but he did.

Mastercraftsman (IRE)

“He is a genuine stayer and the longer they get the better he will go. He likes the 2400m trip so I suppose it’s off to the Newcastle Cup now.”

Purchased by China Horse Club for €60,000 out of the Castlebridge Stud draft at the 2016 Orby Fillies Sale, Paths Of Glory (IRE) is the best of two winners from three to race out of the Group II Prix de Malleret winner Pacific Rim (Singspiel) who is a half-sister to Group II Prix Hocquart winner and Group 1 Prix Gran Criterium de Saint-Cloud third Prairie Star (Peintre Celebre) who finished fourth in Alcopop’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes when trained by Danny O’Brien.

Paths Of Glory (IRE) becomes the 72nd stakes winner for the former Windsor Park shuttler Mastercraftsman (IRE)


Race Result - Carlton Draught Wyong Gold Cup LR 2100m

Wyong Track: Good(4) Time: 2:10.45
Paths Of Glory
T: R & M Freedman J: Rachel King 54
6g Mastercraftsman (IRE) x Pacific Rim (IRE) (Singspiel (IRE))
The Lord Mayor
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 55.5
6g Rock 'n' Pop (AUS) x Soph (NZ) (Lord Ballina (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $52,000
V:Ardsley Stud Ltd
B: Hughes Bloodstock
Hush Writer
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 58.5
6g Rulership (JPN) x Star Of Sapphire (USA) (Tapit (USA))
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 54.5
6m Savabeel (AUS) x Chilled Out (NZ) (Anabaa (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Chris Waller Racing
Attention Run
T: K A Lees J: K Mc Evoy 54
6m Hurricane Run (IRE) x Attention Please (GER) (Sternkoenig (IRE))
T: Bjorn Baker J: G Schofield 54
6g Pierro (AUS) x Alice's Smart (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Edinburgh Park, Wingham
B: Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds
T: David Payne J: R Dolan 54
5g Americain (USA) x La Famelia (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
T: Ms K Buchanan J: G Buckley 54
6g Home On The Grange (AUS) x Dix (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Kiss The Bride
T: Bjorn Baker J: G Boss 54
5g Savabeel (AUS) x I Do (NZ) (No Excuse Needed (GB))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Bjorn Baker Racing / Blandford Bloodstock
Raheen House
T: K A Lees J: N Rawiller 60.5
7g Sea The Stars (IRE) x Jumooh (GB) (Monsun (GER))
T: J & G Lee J: Regan Bayliss 55
8g Zabeel (NZ) x Lacada (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
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