Eduardo Toughs it out in Doomben 10000

Mark Smith - Saturday May 15

Although he was running on empty at the end, the admirable Eduardo ran the chasing pack off their legs in Saturday’s $1million Group 1 Doomben Ten Thousand (1200m).

Given a positive ride by Nash Rawiller, the fleet-footed 7yo son of Host (CHI) led at every call to defeat the fast-finishing Animal Kingdom (USA) gelding Wild Planet by a long-neck with the 7yo Fastnet Rock gelding The Harrovian a half-neck back in third.

Winning trainer Joe Pride said his dual Group 1 winner had earned a spell in the Queensland sunshine.

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uo;There was so much pressure this week. All my Group 1s have been at double figures. I think Eduardo was the shortest when he won the Galaxy at about $7.” Pride said.

“He is a great horse. He got the job done. We came here as a bit of an afterthought. It is a testament to the quality he has.  

“You don’t often see a horse that has so much speed have so much fight. He is a bulldog, he just keeps fighting.

“He will have a little break in Queensland. He seems to like it up here. He will have a break before the spring and look forward to what he can do next time around."

Eduardo (image Steve Hart)

 Eduardo advances his record to eight wins, three seconds and four thirds from 21 starts with earnings of 2,607,900.

 Raced in partnership by his breeder Jane Kaufmann, Eduardo is the third winner from as many foals out of the unraced Fantastic Light (IRE) mare Blushing who has not been returned to the Stud Book since Eduardo was foaled in 2013.

Blushing is a granddaughter of the Group III QTC Lightning Handicap winner Peggy Ann.

Eduardo is the only Group 1 winner among the seven stakes-winners for Hussonet's Chilean-bred son Host (ARG), who died last year.

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Race Result - Doomben 10,000 Gr1 1200m

Doomben Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:10.71
1
Eduardo
T: Joseph Pride J: N Rawiller 58.5
7g Host (CHI) x Blushing (AUS) (Fantastic Light (USA))
2
0.4
Wild Planet
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Ryan Maloney 58.5
5g Animal Kingdom (USA) x Salutations (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
3
0.6
The Harrovian
T: A J & T Edmonds J: B N Stewart 58.5
7g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Harrow (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Fastnet Rock
4
0.7
Vega One
T: T J Gollan J: G Boss 58.5
5g Lope De Vega (IRE) x One Funny Honey (USA) (Distorted Humor (USA))
5
0.8
Trekking
T: James Cummings J: K Mc Evoy 58.5
6g Street Cry (IRE) x Outdoor (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
6
1.5
Splintex
T: Mark Newnham J: J Parr 58.5
4h Snitzel (AUS) x Acquired (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
7
4.0
Pennino
T: D J Hansen J: R Fradd 56.5
5m Easy Rocking (AUS) x Alpha Girl (AUS) (Clang (AUS))
8
5.0
Kings Will Dream
T: C J Waller J: L R Dittman 58.5
7g Casamento (IRE) x Road Harbour (USA) (Rodrigo De Triano (USA))
9
6.3
Wild Ruler
T: P & P Snowden J: J B Mc Donald 57
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Gypsy Robin (USA) (Daaher (CAN))
10
10.5
Graff
T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne 58.5
5h Star Witness (AUS) x Dinkum Diamond (AUS) (Keep The Faith (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Rick Worthington/Scone Bloodstock
11
20.5
Embrace Me
T: Edward O'Rourke J: Jake Bayliss 56.5
5m Shamexpress (NZ) x Party Royal (NZ) (King's Chapel (AUS))
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