Sammy Maguire Wins Bendigo Pacing Cup

Sammy Maguire Wins Bendigo Pacing Cup

Last Saturday night at Bendigo, the Gavin Lang-trained Sammy Maguire claimed an imposing lead all the way victory in the feature pacing event of Victorian meeting, the $50 000 Group 2 Integrating Technology Bendigo Pacing Cup (2650m).

Five-year-old Sammy Maguire ($4.50) beat home the $3.30 favourite and reigning Inter Dominion Champion Mr Feelgood by 2.6m with Ti Vogliobene ($22.40) some four metres back from the winner for third.

Sammy Maguire well and truly atoned for his last start defeat to Mr Feelgood in the New Year Sprint, the winning Mach Three gelding running a mile rate of 1:49.4 that included a sizzling 27.7second final quarter.

It was a disappointing result for driver Brian Gath, who was going for his second Bendigo Cup victory.

Gath drove the Tony Peacock-trained third favourite Power Of Tara ($4.80) in the feature but only managed to finish sixth despite leading on the outside at the bell.

The victory elevated Sammy Maguire’s career record to 17 wins from 30 starts, and he will now focus on this season’s Watpac Inter Dominion that commences at Harold Park on February 19.

2010 Bendigo Pacing Cup Results:

Placing

Horse

Prizemoney

Trainer

Driver

Row & Br

Margin (m)

1
SAMMY MAGUIRE (NZ)
$33 750 G A Lang G Lang Fr1
2
MR FEELGOOD (USA)
$7 500 T G Butt A M Butt Sr4 2.60
3
TI VOGLIOBENE
$5 000 G R Norman G R Sugars Fr6 4.20
4
BROADWAY PLAY
$2 500 S R McLean C A Alford Sr1 4.70
5
NOTASWETHORT (NZ)
$1 250 G F Douglas D K Douglas Sr2 6.30
6
POWER OF TARA (NZ)
A L Peacock B R Gath Fr4 6.50
7
OHOKA NEVADA (NZ)
A L Peacock D R Wilson Fr7 9.40
8
TEAR IT ALL AWAY
G F Webster C T Demmler Fr3 9.60
9
KARLSRUHE
D Aiken J N Quinlan Sr3 12.20
10
MISTER SWINGER
G F Webster G F Webster Fr2 23.30
11
THATS MISTER ALI
J D Justice J D Justice Fr5 24.70