New Metropolitan Winner for Vancouver

Tara Madgwick - Friday October 30

Golden Slipper winning sire Vancouver added a new metropolitan winner to his tally at Moonee Valley on Friday night when Captain Canuck shook off maiden status in the first event of the night.

Second and third at his previous two starts in country Victoria, the Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained colt enjoyed stepping up to 1600m to score a cavalier length and a half win.

Captain Canuck wins at Moonee Valley - image Ross Holburt / Racing Photos

Allowed to roll forward by John Allen from an inside draw, he cruised home to win in good style at his fifth start.


Captain Canuck was bought from Karaka Book 1 by Ciaron Maher Racing from the Henley Park draft and runs for a syndicate that includes Raffles Racing in whose colours he runs.

He was a successful pinhook having been sourced from the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale where he made $75,000 when offered by Erinvale Thoroughbreds.

Captain Canuck is the fourth winner from four foals to race from Miss Fidler, a half-sister by Royal Academy (USA) to Group I winner Hurtle Myrtle, the dam of current season Group III winning 3YO Holyfield.

Medaglia D’Oro’s Group I winning son Vancouver stands at Coolmore at a fee of $30,250.



Race Result - Ladbrokes Easy Form Mdn Plate 1600m

Moonee Valley Track: Good(3) Time: 1:36.96
Captain Canuck
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 57
3c Vancouver (AUS) x Miss Fidler (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $150,000
V:Henley Park
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $75,000
V:Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Buckley
B: Devcich Bloodstock Ltd
Sweet Karolina
T: L & T Corstens J: Lachlan King 55
3f Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Sweet Hollow (GB) (Beat Hollow (GB))
T: John McArdle J: D W Stackhouse 57
3c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Just Our Girl (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Imagine Howe
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: L Currie 57
3g Reset (AUS) x Rememba Howe (NZ) (Handsome Ransom (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $90,000
V:Merrivale Farm, Gooram
B: Robbie Griffiths Racing / Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $52,500
V:Devilbend Thoroughbreds, Moorooduc
B: Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
Golden Able
T: S Foster J: Declan Bates 59.5
4g Savabeel (AUS) x Hameeda (GB) (Hector Protector (USA))
T: Richard Laming J: Jamie Kah 57
3g Snitzel (AUS) x Serious Speed (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
Celtic Samurai
T: Adam O'Neill J: Dean Holland 59.5
4g Fiorente (IRE) x Dandenong (NZ) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Secret Palace
T: Alexander Rae J: M Rodd 57.5
4m Rebel Raider (AUS) x Sky Vista (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
Orrong Road
T: D Binaisse J: Patrick Moloney 59.5
5g Toorak Toff (AUS) x Plans (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Stallion Parade
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