2015 Adelaide Cup Next for Taiyoo

February 21st, 2015

The 2015 Adelaide Cup (3200m) is set to figure as the perfect next point of call for Taiyoo after the classy stayer comfortably took out the Torney Night Cup (2500m) at Moonee Valley with relative ease on Friday.

Taiyoo is set to contest the 2015 Adelaide Cup. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Taiyoo is set to contest the 2015 Adelaide Cup. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Jumping from the gates well, Taiyoo immediately settled into a good rhythm, off the pace of the race’s early leaders who set only a fair temp rounding onto the back straight.

Continuing to build in momentum, the son of Haradasun displayed an exceptional turn of foot in the final straight, hitting the line comfortably in the clear of his closest rivals.

Trainer Darren Weir was understandably thrilled with Taiyoo’s victory in the 2015 Torney Night Cup and said the while three weeks is not ideal between races for his runner; the 2015 Adelaide Cup will almost certainly be his next point of call.

“He’s a tough horse so he’ll pull up alright but it’s just a question of the timing,” Weir said after the race.

“I don’t like giving my horses too long between runs when they’re running over a trip but we don’t have too many other options.

“I told Darren (Dance, owner) that if we won tonight we’d have to think about the Adelaide Cup.”

Brad Rawiller delivered an exceptional ride on Taiyoo for success on Friday and was quick to praise Darren Weir’s training efforts for the success.

“It’s just a great credit to Darren Weir’s setup and ability as a trainer that he is able to keep this horse up this long and firing like he has for the second preparation in-a-row,” Rawiller said.

Tanby had us working but you just knew straightening up that we had him covered and with 60kg it was a great effort.”

Securing thirteen wins and a further three minor places over his 26 competitive starts so far, Taiyoo will be aiming for his fifth straight win when lining up for the 2015 Adelaide Cup, and is so-far untested competitively over two miles.

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