Metal Bender Wins 2010 Kirks Doomben Cup – Road To Rock Finishes Fourth

May 24th, 2010

The Chris Waller-trained Metal Bender managed to fight back after a slow start in the $500,000 Group 1 Kirks Doomben Cup (2020m) on Saturday, to secure a heartfelt win in the latest Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival feature.

Starting as the odds-on favourite at $3.20 after their impressive last start win in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m), Danasinga gelding Metal Bender put in their all to overtake the Gai Waterhouse-trained Gold Water ($7.50) in the final stride to win by a head, with Metal Bender’s stablemate Triple Honour ($12) running a determined and promising third a further short-half-head back.

Metal Bender put in his all to overtake Gold Water in the final stride

Road To Rock, the $3.70 second elect having his swansong race before heading to stud, finished fourth.

For a detailed wrap-up of the 2010 Doomben Cup, see the news articles and results at Races.com.au and Doomben.com.au, where you will also find info on the other great races from Saturday’s meeting including the $150,000 Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) taken out by another of Waller’s runners, Pressday.

While Metal Bender, now a winner of seven of his 13 starts for $1,365,450 in prizemoney, is sent to the paddock for a spell before the spring, other Group winners from Doomben on Saturday are continuing onto other Brisbane races over the next few weeks.

Check out their odds right now at Ladbrokes.com.au and get in early to make the most of your wagering dollar!

2010 Kirks Doomben Cup Results:

Position

Horse

Trainer

Rider

SP

Margin

1
METAL BENDER (NZ)
Chris Waller K McEvoy $3.20F
2
GOLD WATER
Gai Waterhouse N Rawiller $7.50 0.2
3
TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ)
Chris Waller L Cassidy $12 0.3
4
ROAD TO ROCK
Anthony Cummings D Oliver $3.70 2.3
5
PAGAN PRINCESS
Grahame Begg B Shinn $26 2.5
6
EKSTREME (NZ)
Bryce Revell J L Waddell $31 3.8
7
VISION AND POWER (NZ)
Joseph Pride J Cassidy $16 4.1
8
NEWPORT
Paul Perry M Rodd $61 4.3
9
SIR SLICK (NZ)
Graeme Nicholson S Collett $61 4.5
10
SIR TIME KEEPER (NZ)
Graeme Nicholson C Munce $7.50 5.8
11
RIVA SAN
Bart Cummings M J Cahill $61 8.3
12
READY TO LIFT
Gerald Ryan J Byrne $41 9.1
13
DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB)
Lee Freedman D Dunn $12 9.9