Lochinvar Vogue Wins 2010 Gold Cup

On Saturday night top stayer Lochinvar Vogue claimed victory at Wentworth Park in the $25, 000 Group 2 Hesa Felon @ Stud Gold Cup Final (720m) giving the black bitch her first Group win.

Starting at the long odds of $10.20, the Robert Smith-trained Lochinvar Vogue beat home Queenslander Dashing Corsair ($3.90) by 2 ¼ lengths with roughie Chilli Jim ($32.20) just a head back in third.

The warm pre-race favourite Forty Twenty ($2.20) had a disappointing run and could only finish fifth after a slow start that saw him trying to make up ground on the outside. He finished just back from the also well fancied Blue Lorian ($4.50) in fourth who was aiming for their seventh consecutive win at Wentworth.

It was a sensational win for Lochinvar Vogue however, as she made up for her third place run in heat two last week when defeated by Forty Twenty.

Despite a less than ideal start that saw the eventual winner sitting third last on the first turn, Lochinvar Vogue made up an incredible amount of ground. She moved up consistently on the outside before a brilliant burst of acceleration over the final few metres saw her charge away with the lead to win by a widening margin.

Lochinvar Vogue (Bombastic Shiraz x Sensation Lee) ran a sharp 43.40 in the fast paced and tight finishing Gold Cup, as she secured her tenth win from 29 career starts.

2010 Gold Cup Results:

Position

Dog

Trainer

Time

Margin

1 LOCHINVAR VOGUE Robert Smith 43.40
2 DASHING CORSAIR Dwyer Lennon 43.57 2 ¼
3 CHILLI JIM Kenneth Burnett 43.58 head
4 BLUE LORIAN Peter Whye 43.61 neck
5 FORTY TWENTY John Heard 43.66 ¾
6 FREE YOUR MIND Jeff Crawford 43.67 head
7 CHILLI PUG Kenneth Burnett 43.78 1 ½
8 MISS CONTENT Michael Jenner 43.90 1 3/4