EMOTIONAL VICTORY IN THE MOËT & CHANDON SPRING CHAMPION STAKES
October 9, 2021
There was plenty of excitement and emotion on Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day as the Everest Carnival continued at Royal Randwick.
Irish jockey Robbie Dolan claimed his first Group 1 race after 26 rides at the top level when he won on boom colt Profondo for Richard Litt in the Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes.
It was Profondo’s third ever start in a race and he bounded back over the 2000 metres after being beaten last time out.
“He’s tricky to ride but Richard’s done an amazing job with the horse. The get him to win a Group 1 in his first couple of starts is insane,” said Robbie Dolan.
“My Dad sits up and watches every race I ride in. It doesn’t matter if it’s out in the country or in the city but he’d be up having a cup of tea now. I’d say the neighbours will know I’ve ridden a winner,” Dolan told Lizzie Jelfs on Sky Racing.
In other news Aim caused an upset first-up in the Silver Eagle (1300m) for the Snowden team and ridden by Hugh Bowman. Runners out of today’s race will be looking ahead at the $7.5 million Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on October 30.
Tommy Berry put in a stellar ride on Hilal for Team Hawkes to win the Group 2 Heineken 3 Stan Fox Stakes and beat fancied runner Coastwatch.
Godolphin star Paulele won with authority claiming the Group 2 Polytrack Roman Consul Stakes with James McDonald in the saddle.
The Everest Carnival continues next Saturday at Royal Randwick for Everest Day featuring the $15 million The TAB Everest and The Kosciuszko.
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