Max­imus ends run of favourites

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING - RAY THOMAS

TEAM Snow­den was able to book­end the Ep­som Hand­i­cap meet­ing when Max­imus won the closer at Royal Rand­wick yes­ter­day.

Max­imus, bril­liantly rid­den by Tommy Berry, sped through along the rails to win the Snitzel Hand­i­cap (1200m).

It com­ple­mented the win of sta­ble­mate Catch Me in the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes to start the day.

Max­imus ($5) didn’t go around a horse as he dived through to score by 1½ lengths from Right Or Wrong ($7.50) with Prob­lem Solver ($6.50) a luck­less third.

“Af­ter Max­imus ran sec­ond the other day, Peter (Snow­den) said the horse may need fur­ther and a dry track,’’ Berry said.

“He got that to­day and was too good for them.’’

The win of Max­imus ended the win­ning streak of favourites in the fi­nal race at Syd­ney Satur­day meet­ings.

Cor­us­cate ($3.80) was at­tempt­ing to be­come the 10th favourite in suc­ces­sion to win the last on the pro­gram but he was never on the track from a wide bar­rier and strug­gled to fin­ish sev­enth.

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