Crossthestart Wins 2010 Gelzinnis Family Chairman’s Handicap

May 17th, 2010

At Doomben on Saturday, the Bevan Laming-trained Crossthestart claimed a decisive two-length win ahead of Larry’s Never Late in the $100,000 Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2020m).

Ridden by Chris Munce, Crossthestart ($10) took the lead as the field slowed on the turn going into the back straight, the five-year-old Cape Cross gelding running hard to the line as his rivals struggled to keep up.

The closest were fellow Kiwi-bred runner, Larry’s Never Late ($12) in second and The Grogoch ($18) a close third a long head further away.

It was a disappointing finish for the $5 favourite Tabulate who was left behind by more than five lengths, while the worst result of the race was the Bart Cummings-trained Dandaad ($5.50) finishing dead last in 16th.

The Brisbane Cup on June 12 is the next big goal for Crossthestart

Crossthestart’s big goal at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival is the $300,000 Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm on June 12.

The highlight race at Doomben on Saturday was the $400,000 Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) won by Queensland outsider Albert The Fat, while The Hombre took out the other group feature, the $125,000 Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2020m).

For the results of these two races and for a comprehensive coverage of Crossthestart’s win in the Chairman’s Handicap, visit Doomben.com.au.

Next Saturday the Queensland racing action continues with $500,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m), so make sure you get in early for the best online odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Results for the 2010 Gelzinnis Family Chairman’s Handicap:

Position

Horse

Trainer

Rider

SP

Margin

1
CROSSTHESTART (NZ)
B & R Laming C Munce $10
2
LARRY’S NEVER LATE (NZ)
Rodney Douglas S Scriven $12 2.0
3
THE GROGOCH
John Wheeler J Taylor $18 2.2
4
LYNCEAN ACADEMY
Steven O’dea R Wiggins $19 3.0
5
ENCOSTA TSZYU
Brian Smith M Walker $18 3.4
6
THE EMBASSY (NZ)
Chris Waller B Shinn $6 3.9
7
SHUFFLE THE CASH
Bryan Guy L Cassidy $14 4.2
8
DRUMSHANBO
Michael Nolan L P Rolls $41 5.2
9
TABULATE
Robert Heathcote J Byrne $5F 5.3
10
CASTLE HEIGHTS (NZ)
Donna Logan S Katsidis $21 5.6
11
SHI KIN FLY (NZ)
John Sargent R McMahon $7 5.7
12
GALLIONS REACH (NZ)
Richard Yuill S C Spratt $41 5.8
13
CALATRAVA (NZ)
Michael Moroney C J Grylls $31 7.1
14
ATTALLUS
Danny J Bougoure S Seamer $41 7.3
15
FIFTEEN CARAT
Howard Wilson J Holder $12 7.6
16
DANDAAD (NZ)
Bart Cummings L Nolen $5.50 8.9
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