Jessicabeel, trained by John O’Shea took out the $400,000 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on Saturday, beating the other 10 starters to claim the prestigious title.
Ridden by Craig Newitt, the mare got off to a bad start, but given the longer distance Newitt was happy to keep the winner at the back of the field, outstaying the other competitors and crossing the line first after a fantastic turn of foot.
Finishing three-quarters of a length behind, Divine Rebel claimed her second runner up spot in the Sydney Cup two years in a row, with Harris Tweed finishing in third at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.
Also taking place on Saturday was the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m), the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m).
2010 Sydney Cup Results
|John O’Shea||Craig Newitt|
Divine Revel (NZ)
|Michael Moroney||Kerrin McEvoy|
Harris Tweed (NZ)
|Murray & Bjorn Baker||Michael Rodd|
|Patrick Payne||Steven Arnold|
Get Up Jude
|Diane Poidevin-Laine||Kathy O’Hara|
|Bart Cummings||Blake Shinn|
|Steven Cooper||Nash Rawiller|
No Wine No Song
|Kevin Moses||Hugh Bowman|
|Nigel Blackiston||Craig Williams|
|Anthony Cummings||Damien Oliver|
|Bart Cummings||Luke Nolen|
|Jeff Lynds||Glyn Schofield|