Goldolphin Goes Home With Big Bag of Aussie Racing Money
Qewy has taken the Sandown Cup to punt an emphatic exclamation point to the spring carnival success of the Goldolphin stables and trainer Charlie Appleby.
Qewy led straight from the jump to the finish in the Group 2 race over 2400 m at the track on the outskirts of Melbourne, backing his respectable fourth place finish in the Melbourne Cup.
Kerrin McEvoy took Qewy to the fore and held off Swacadelic by a long neck and third place finisher All I Survey.
The visitors from Appleby’s Goldolphin operation ran in 10 races, winning five of those in the four-week invasion and have over $1.5 million in their purses for their effort.
Other horses in the entourage included Scottish, who ran second in the Caulfield Cup, Oceanographer, winner of the Lexus, Francis of Assisi, winner at Bendigo and more significantly, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
If Appleby decides to bring any of the gang back for the autumn portion of the Australian racing calendar, Qewy could be well suited for the Sydney Cup, at least, that is, in the opinion of McEvoy, who seems to know a thing or two about thoroughbreds, it would seem.
The second in the Caulfield Cup by Scottish was the big money winner, accounting for $425,000 of the haul.