Scenic Shot Wins 2011 Doomben Cup

May 24th, 2011

Scenic Shot has produced a fantastic run to win his second Group 1 Doomben Cup win last Saturday May 21, 2011.

The rising nine-year-old gelding snuck up the inside of the track at Doomben Racecourse to win the $500,000 race ahead of My Kingdom Of Fife, who ran on well for second, and Glass Harmonium, who held on for third.

The race began with Glass Harmonium going to the front and leading the field by six lengths until the home turn when he was unable to continue his fast paced start.

Scenic Shot’s jockey Shane Scriven was thrilled to have won aboard what is clearly his favourite horse.

“This is not a horse, it’s a machine,” he said.

“He’s a champion this horse.

“He’s going better now than two years ago.

“He’ll go down in the record books now.

“God damn I love him.”

Scriven was relieved when a space on the rail opened up for him down the home straight.

“(Glass Harmonium) took off over the back and I didn’t know whether to follow him or the favourite and then they just got out of my way,” he said.

Scenic Shot’s trainer, Daniel Morton, was over the moon with his horse’s second Doomben Cup win.

“I couldn’t believe the run he got through it was fantastic,” he said.

“I was a little bit worried back in on the fence (because) he doesn’t normally like that.

“It’s a short straight but it seemed a long way home for me.

“My only worry was he couldn’t see the one on the outside.”

When asked if Scenic Shot would be back to contest a third Doomben Cup as a nine-year-old Morton answered “Why not?”.

The next assignment for Scenic Shot is set to be the Brisbane Cup on June 11, 2011, should he keep his current horse racing form.

“If he’s fit and well we’ll roll the dice and run in the Brissy Cup,” Morton said.

Scenic Shot has now won 17 of his 65 race starts and has earned just under $3 million in prize money.

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2011 Doomben Cup Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 SCENIC SHOT Daniel Morton Shane Scriven 2 59kg $6.50
2 6 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 0.2L 5 59kg $4.40
3 7 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney Hugh Bowman 0.4L 4 59kg $3.70EF
4 10 SHOOTOFF (NZ) Graeme Rogerson Michael Rodd 1.4L 7 55.5kg $9
5 5 SHOOT OUT John Wallace Corey Brown 1.5L 3 59kg $3.70EF
6 3 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 2.3L 6 59kg $14
7 8 THE HOMBRE John Bary Jonathan Riddell 3.6L 9 59kg $26
8 9 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings Tim Clark 4.9L 1 55.5kg $19
9 4 VISION AND POWER (NZ) Joseph Pride Jim Cassidy 10.9L 8 59kg $41