Bold Cruiser Wins Popular Alm Free-For-All

Bold Cruiser Wins Popular Alm Free-For-All

Last Friday night Tabcorp Park, Melton hosted an elite range of feature harness events, the most anticipated of which was the $30 000 Group 3 SEW-Eurodrive Popular Alm Free-For-All (2240m) where eight-year-old Bold Cruiser claimed an upset victory.

The Glenn Douglas-trained Bold Cruiser ($6.50) defeated the odds-on favourite and current Inter Dominion champion Mr Feelgood ($3) on protest. The Live Or Die gelding officially finished just a head behind Mr Feelgood but stewards determined that when Mr Feelgood moved into Express Post Lane, locking wheels with Bold Cruiser in the last stages of the 2240m event, that it deprived Bold Cruiser of winning the race.

Tanabi Bromac ($7) finished third 3.8m back while Maffioso, second favourite at $3.10, had a devastating race coming in last after struggling with his wide barrier.

Bold Cruiser is now exempt from ballot for next week’s prestigious $400 000 Group 1 SEW-Eurodrive Victoria Cup and boasts a career record of 23 wins from 136 race starts for over $500 000 in prizemoney earned.

2009 SEW-Eurodrive Popular Alm Free For All Results:

Placing

Past The Post

Horse

Prizemoney

Row & Br.

Trainer

Driver

Margin (m)

1 2
BOLD CRUISER (NZ)
$20 250 Sr1 G F Douglas D K Douglas HD
2 1
MR FEELGOOD (USA)
$4 500 Fr1 T G Butt A M Butt
3
TANABI BROMAC
$3 000 Fr2 K P Cotchin G Lang 3.80
4
CINCINNATI KID (NZ)
$1 5000 Sr4 M Peace M Peace 10.50
5
TI VOGLIOBENE
$750 Sr3 G R Norman G R Sugars 14.10
6
OHOKA UTAH (NZ)
Fr5 L J Justice L J Justice 14.10
7
MASTER OF DISGUISE
Sr2 D M Lewis C G Lewis 15.50
8
ALBERT JACCKA
Fr6 T J Bolitho B R Gath 17.10
9
MISTER GRIZZLY
Fr4 A P Gath G F Webster 18.70
10
IN MONACO (NZ)
Fr3 C L Wootton C T Demmler 21.60
11
MAFFIOSO
Fr7 P W Tonkin J N Quinlan 23.10