Growl Wins 2010 Hobart Cup

February 9th, 2010

Growl, trained by the successful David Hayes, crossed the line first at Elwick Park on Monday, winning the 2010 Hobart Cup.

The Group 2 staying event over 2,200 metres was full of surprises as Growl went into the race without any expectations.

The seven-year-old gelding beat De Fine Lago by over four lengths, while winner of the Tasmanian Stakes (1200m) Dream Pedlar, came in third.

The seven-year-old gelding beat De Fine Lago by over four lengths.

Favourite going into the race, the Robert Smerdon-trained Rathsallagh, had an incredibly disappointing run, finishing last in the 16-horse field.

Fellow favourite to succeed at the 2010 Hobart Cup was the five-year-old Bangerang Quikpic who finished in 13th spot.

It looks as though Growl will go on to race in the 2010 Launceston Cup on the 24th of February and the last horse to complete the Hobart Cup/Launceston Cup double was Zacielo in 2004.

2010 Hobart Cup Results

Position

Horse

Jockey

Trainer

1
Growl
Brad Rawiller David Hayes
2
De Fine Lago
Dwayne Dunn Tony Vasil
3
Dream Pedlar
Michael Rodd Troy Blacker
4
Larry’s Never Late (NZ)
Craig Newitt Rodney Douglas
5
Playwright (NZ)
Steven King Steve Richards
6
The Tiger
Danny Nikolic Colin & Cindy Alderson
7
Zavite (NZ)
Nash Rawiller Anthony Cummings
8
Maybe French
Lincoln Coffey Mark Everett
9
Syndrome (NZ)
Blake Shinn Michael Moroney
10
Ballack (NZ)
James Winks Danny O’Brien
11
Mr Isaac
Chris Pace Gary White
12
Beven Heights
Darren Gauci George Blacker
13
Bangerang Quikpic
Craig Williams Darren Weir
14
Assent
Garry Murphy David & Scott Brunton
15
Ista Kareem (NZ)
Danny Brereton Colin Little
16
Rathsallagh(NZ)
Glen Boss Robert Smerdon