Along with his major competitors reputedly intent on beating every different, Quackerjack has stayed out of bother and worn down Vegadaze to win the Staff 3 Liverpool Town Cup at Randwick.
Imaging ($3.80 fav) and Cascadian ($6) completed out of the placings after a heavy bump within the immediately as Quackerjack ($5) chased down Vegadaze ($4.60) to win Saturday’s 1300m race through a brief head.
Skilled through Mark Newnham, Quackerjack is headed to the Doncaster Mile on April Four after incomes his position with victory within the Staff Two Villiers Stakes in December.
“He is an excellent horse and when it comes right down to the struggle extra regularly than now not he will have his head out at the line,” Newnham stated.
“He is handiest come off a three-week smash. His first-up shape is somewhat combined however in a race the place he appeared to sit down one-two across the nook he was once at all times going to be onerous to overcome.
“When it got here right down to the closing 200 metres and there was once handiest two horses in it I used to be assured he’d win.”
Newnham stated Quackerjack would run within the Staff Two Ajax Stakes (1500m) in two weeks.
“He will have every other run within the Ajax then 3 weeks into the Doncaster,” he stated.
“I had it deliberate immediately after the Villiers. His absolute best runs were 3 weeks between runs so he handiest will get a fortnight into the Ajax then he will get 3 weeks into the Doncaster.”
His rider Josh Parr was once filled with reward for Quackerjack despite the fact that he’ll forfeit the Doncaster trip to Rachel King since the gelding will lift simply 51kg.
“He has that decision to recover from the road,” Parr stated.
“You realize with him that he is now not going to forestall. His will is simply exceptional. He loves the struggle.”
The Hawkes Racing-trained Rock ($7) completed greater than two lengths from the runner-up however confirmed he, too, was once on target for the Doncaster received closing 12 months through stablemate Brutal.
“I in reality idea I used to be going to place them to the sword on the furlong however he simply ran out of fuel overdue,” jockey Tommy Berry stated.
“He is handiest had two trials and his 2d trial was once in reality cushy so he will in reality come on immensely from that.”