Muir wins the 2011 Adelaide Cup

March 14th, 2011

Muir has won the 2011 Adelaide Cup at Morphettville today from Saddlers Story and Macedonian. Race favourite King Diamond finished fifth.

5-year-old Muir, trained by Robert Hickmott, put in a great staying run to be near the lead the entire race after a great jump from the widest barrier (18) and surged to the front in the home straight, holding off the fast finishing Saddlers Story and Macedonian.

It looked like second favourite Macedonian might have threatened, but the real danger came from Saddlers Story who finished strongly down the outside over the 3200m race.

WA raider Big Ted lead the field around until the final 900m where Pergola took the lead from Muir. While it looked like favourite King Diamond was going to reward his backers when he started his run through the middle of the field, he was unable to find the needed speed over the last 400m to make the placings.

Adelaide Cup Results 2011

Horse Jockey Finishing Order Starting Price
MUIR(GB) DARREN GAUCI 1st $21
SADDLER’S STORY GLEN BOSS 2nd $21
MACEDONIAN(NZ) LUKE NOLEN 3rd $4.20
OLYMPIC WIN(NZ) CRAIG WILLIAMS 4th $20
KING DIAMOND MICHAEL RODD 5th $3.50F
VESPER NICHOLAS HALL 6th $9
ZAUBERIN DEAN HOLLAND 7th $26
FAST FUTURE(NZ) JAMIE MOTT 8th $41
GUYNO(NZ) JASON WHITING 9th $7
OUR SERENA CLARE LINDOP 10th $61
MAUNATRICE MARK ZAHRA 11th $11
PERGOLA(NZ) DWAYNE DUNN 12th $13
STAKHANOVITE ADRIAN PATTERSON 13th $101
SKYSTREAMER DANNY NIKOLIC 14th $81
TIBOOBURRA TRAVIS JASON MASKIELL 15th $31
KINCAPLE(NZ) KERRIN MCEVOY 16th $21
BIG TED KYRA YUILL 17th $101
SANDHILL LAD JUSTIN POTTER 18th $501
LADY AVACAN CRAIG ROBERTSON Scratched
INTERAQ DEAN YENDALL Scratched