- Tom Kitten gained Group 1 in emphatic style at Royal Randwick
- Elegant colt took lead within the house straight, by no means seemed troubled
- Jockey Adam Hyeronimus rewarded for affected person experience on favorite
- Espiona then claimed The Invitation in an exhilarating end over 1400m
Tom Kitten has gained the Group 1 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes at Royal Randwick in convincing style over 2000m.
Jockey Adam Hyeronimus produced a affected person experience, and as soon as the promising Godolphin colt took the lead within the house straight, the $2.40 favorite was by no means going to be concerned.
The ring additionally collected $1.15million in prizemoney after comfortably saluting.
Remarkably, it was the forty first Group 1 success for James Cummings and the third for Hyeronimus.
Cummings additionally would have been relieved given Tom Kitten had been luckless in his three earlier runs – however when it mattered, he delivered in grand fashion.
Adam Hyeronimus seemed calm forward of driving the favorite Tom Kitten within the Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes – he then confirmed his class within the Group 1 race
As soon as Adam Hyeronimus took the lead within the house straight, there was solely going to be one winner (the ring is pictured, after his spectacular run)
Keen punters have been seen strolling via the gates from 12pm earlier than having fun with the Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day
When it got here to the minor placings, the Chris Waller educated Cap Ferrat ($3.70) completed second, with Ganbare ($3.50) in third spot.
Earlier winners of the celebrated Spring Champion Stakes embody the extremely regarded Kiwi Sharp ’N’ Sensible and Profondo, in what was simply his third profession begin again in 2021.
On Saturday, keen punters have been noticed making their approach via the gates in Sydney‘s east from 12pm, with the primary race – the Halfway Handicap – at 12.30pm over 1100m.
Kiwi sprinter Eye Pea Oh set the tone early for star jockey Jason Collett, who additionally rode Tutta La Vita in the principle race at 4pm forward of The Invitation at 4.45pm.
Bookies favorite Kerrin McEvoy gained The Invitation over 1400m on board Espiona, shading the desperately unfortunate Ruthless Dame ($4), with Magic Time ($1.50) in third.
McEvoy has now gained The Invitation thrice, which carried a prize purse of $2million – together with $1million to Espiona’s connections.