High Earner Wins 2010 Perth Cup

Queensland raider High Earner lived up to all expectations at Cannington on Saturday night when he claimed his maiden Group 1 victory in the $140, 000-to-the-winner Group 1 SKY Racing Perth Cup final.

The Christine and David Robartson-trained High Earner began as the $2.10 favourite and went on to lead all-the-way in a superb display of speed and style to beat home the two roughies filling the minor placings.

Runner-up Arvo’s Breeze ($19.20) finished seven lengths back from High Earner while Wassim Bale ($25.90) was a further one and three quarter lengths back for third.

Oxley Spirit in three was one of the first dogs out of the boxes but faded in the first few metres while Wassim Bale wearing the white got to the front early.

The Linda Britton-trained Wassim Bale was quickly overtaken as speed and class prevailed and High Earner exploded into the lead by the first turn.

By the back straight High Earner was racing five lengths clear of his closest rival, eventual runner-up Arvo’s Breeze who had worked his way up on the outside to get into second spot.

A son of Collision, High Earner has now saluted in 24 of his 46 career starts. The May 2007 whelp ran a very fast 29.97 over the 530m, just .05s outside of Velocette’s track record set in the Group 3 Perth Cup Consolation last year.

It was a well deserved Group 1 success for High Earner, as it was his sixth attempt in a Group 1 final. Most recently High Earner made it to the final of the Group 1 Australian Cup but fell on the first turn and failed to finish.

The Macro Meats Golden Easter Egg is next on the agenda for High Earner as he lines up in the heats this Saturday night.

A brilliant line-up of races took place at the Cannington meeting including the Group 1 Galaxy where Drill ‘Em secured his fifth Group 1 success and the Perth Cup Consolation where Prankster reigned supreme.

2010 SKY Racing Perth Cup Results:

Place

Dog

Trainer

Time

Margin

1 HIGH EARNER David Robartson 29.97
2 ARVO’S BREEZE Tina Womann 30.44 7
3 WASSIM BALE Linda Britton 30.56 8 ¾
4 OXLEY SPIRIT Andrew McLaren 30.64 10
5 ZINI’S GUMP Terry Erenshaw 30.65 10 ¼
6 REGENT DIAMOND Linda Britton 30.82 12 ¾
7 JOANNE MONELLI David Hobby 30.98 15 ¼
8 HOW I ROLL Linda Britton 31.15 17 ¾