Coldie wins cup

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY JOSH MACKAY

Dar­ren Weir’s dom­i­na­tion of the coun­try cup scene con­tin­ued at Don­ald on Sun­day.

Aus­tralia’s lead­ing sta­ble had Another Coldie lin­ing up in the 1620-me­tre Don­ald Cup, with Dean Yen­dall in the sad­dle.

Yen­dall gave the four-year-old a beau­ti­ful run, in the box seat off a good tempo set by sta­ble-mate Re­ful­gent.

Another Coldie, $1.45, con­tin­ued to stalk the lead­ers, and when in the straight be­gan to let down strongly. The Snitzel en­tire struck the front, but had a tough fight on his hands, even­tu­ally gain­ing the as­cen­dancy over La Fleurette to score by a long neck.

Another Coldie’s fu­ture looks very bright, hav­ing won six times in 15 starts, for $233,675 in stake money.

Gin Atomic has her day

Horsham trainer Paul Preusker’s frus­trat­ing run with his maiden mare Gin Atomic came to an end in the 1350m plate on Don­ald Cup day.

Rid­den by reg­u­lar jockey Holly Mckech­nie, Gin Atomic, $1.90 favourite, was po­si­tioned beau­ti­fully, sit­ting at the leader’s girth.

The daugh­ter of Atomic was trav­el­ling strongly be­fore the home turn. Once in the straight, Gin Atomic went to the lead, and soon es­tab­lished a gap on her ri­vals, boot­ing clear for a three-length win.

Af­ter six mi­nor plac­ings from as many starts, Gin Atomic fi­nally got the win she so thor­oughly de­served and hope­fully can go on with the job for her con­nec­tions.

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