Bid Spotter Wins 2011 Hobart Cup

February 14th, 2011

The richest race at the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival, the $300,000 Group 3 Hobart Cup (2200m), took place at Hobart Racecourse on Sunday February 13 and Sydney raider Bid Spotter claimed an upset win.

It was the sixth year in a row that a horse from interstate scored victory in the Hobart Cup.

After jumping away well from barrier four and getting a nice clear run, the Graeme Rogerson-trained Bid Spotter ($14.90) and jockey Michael Rodd went wide on the straight and stormed home in a career best win for the Redoute’s Choice five-year-old.

The official 2011 Hobart Cup result was Bid Spotter ($14.90) a half-length winner over local runner Organised ($18) and Davon ($19.30) a half-length away again in third.

After having the run of the race from the inside alley along the rails, dual Country Cups winner Red Buttons ($7.10) finished fourth one place ahead of race favourite Dream Pedlar ($5.70) in fifth.

The Hobart Cup victory bought Bid Spotter’s career record up to six wins from 26 starts for over $437,000 in prize money earned.

The $225,000 Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) on Wednesday February 23 is next on the agenda for Bid Spotter who has dual Group glory in Tasmanian in their sights.

See below for the full 2011 Hobart Cup finishing order.

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2011 AAMI Hobart Cup Results

Finish Pos. Horse Rider Starting Price
1 BID SPOTTER Michael Rodd $14.90
2 ORGANISED David Pires $18.00
3 DAVCON Lincoln Coffey $19.30
4 RED BUTTONS Brad Rawiller $7.10
5 DREAM PEDLAR Craig Williams $5.70F
6 WHITE YARD Craig Newitt $238.70
7 SKYSTREAMER Jason Maskiell $81.60
8 ABITOFADO (NZ) Chris Symons $14.40
9 FAST FUTURE (NZ) Jamie Mott $7.40
10 FORBIDDEN QUEST Darren Gauci $8.20
11 GEEGEES BLACKFLASH Billy Egan $18.10
12 GUEST WING Danny Nikolic $17.40
13 MR TIPSY (NZ) Ben Melham $6.80
14 STADACONA Ben Knobel $39.80
15 TESTASAURUS Clare Lindop $13.00
16 FAMILY TRUST Talia Rodder $26.00