Bring Something Takes Out 2014 Bendigo Cup

October 29th, 2014

Classy four-year-old Bring Something has completed an exceptional performance this afternoon, displaying a keen turn of foot to win the Listed Bendigo Cup (2400m) in a photo finish from Massiyn; clear favourite Order Of The Sun hanging on for third.

Bring Something secured an impressive race win in the 2014 Bendigo Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Bring Something secured an impressive race win in the 2014 Bendigo Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Jumping from the gates well, Bring Something settled in ideal position with the Bendigo Cup pack, allowing early leaders Massiyn, Order Of The Sun and Kourkam to set only a fair tempo past the post the first time; strengthen when Order Of The Sun took up the running over the back straight.

Finding the final straight with plenty to do, the Sebring gelding steadily spooled up and charged home down the outside, bobbing his head at the right moment to secure arguably his biggest career win to date.

Trainer Ken Keys was understandably pleased with Bring Something’s victory in the 2014 Bendigo Cup, and outlined the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington on November 8th and likely to be his final point of call this time in.

“I don’t think I want spring to stop, it’s wonderful!” Keys said after the Bendigo Cup.

“I think now with credibility we can go to the Queen Elizabeth but then that will be put away time and I think we’ve got an exciting horse to look forward to next year.

“I actually thought he was a nice horse and I had no idea; his pedigree with quite stout, he’s a good enough type so we’re pretty happy with that.”

Jockey Luke Nolen delivered a perfectly timed ride on Bring Something in the 2014 Bendigo Cup and arguably won the race when leading the four-year-old around the outside of the field rounding onto the final straight.

Thrilled to have helped Ken Keys in winning the Bendigo Cup, Nolen echoed the trainer’s sentiments that Bring Something is an exciting staying prospect leading into 2015.

“This bloke is still working his craft out, I probably hit the front at the furlong and probably gained a nice advantage but he hasn’t completely worked out his craft,” Nolen said immediately after dismounting.

“I had to get moving when I did because he does take a bit of staking up.

“He appreciates a bit of room but yeah, he just hasn’t quite worked out his trade just yet but he’s an exciting stayer going forward.

“Albeit he didn’t do any of the donkey work he still had to give away a fair advantage … he’s a stayer of some quality.

“You can always aim high because there’s plenty of places to hide in between the top and the bottom but he’s heading in to right direction this bloke.”

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2014 Bendigo Cup Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 7 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys Luke Nolen 2 56.5kg $8
2 3 MASSIYN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Chad Schofield 0.1L 6 56.5kg $4.40
3 5 ORDER OF THE SUN Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 1.85L 9 56.5kg $2.25F
4 4 ALI VITAL (NZ) Robbie Laing Vlad Duric 1.95L 7 56.5kg $20
5 1 COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) Mick Price Glen Boss 2.15L 4 58kg $7
6 8 KOURKAM (FR) Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 3.4L 8 56.5kg $13
7 2 ANCIENT KING (IRE) Peter G Moody Ms Linda Meech 3.7L 1 56.5kg $21
8 6 SURPASS (NZ) Michael Moroney Chris Symons 5.45L 5 56.5kg $31
9 9 CAVES Danny Curran Ms Nikita Beriman 14.45L 3 56.5kg $101