Disclaimer Takes Out 2014 Newcastle Cup

September 18th, 2014

Overcoming a particularly poor start with an ideal turn of foot in the final straight, classy gelding Disclaimer has charged home to win the Group 3 Newcastle Cup (2300m); finding the line comfortably in the clear of Brigantin; Wish Come True running on for third.

Disclaimer has won the 2014 Newcastle Cup

Disclaimer has won the 2014 Newcastle Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Forced straight to the rear of the field when missing the start, the Dansili gelding quickly worked his way back towards the forward of the pack; settling in prime position on the heels of early leaders Travolta, Oriental Lady and Multilateral who set only a fair tempo.

Finding the final straight with a clear racing line, Disclaimer quickly spooled up and charged clear of the pack, finding the line more than two length in the green.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden was understandably thrilled to take out the 2014 Newcastle Cup, laying the praise on his classy entrant.

“It was slow to jump, that wasn’t the plan we wanted to be in the box seat but Jason was able to get him into a good spot, a trailing position, he followed the right horses throughout the race and gee he was good late,” Snowden said following the race.

“Took me a while to work him out; I was a bit kind to him early I just thought to me he wasn’t a horse you could work hard, he’s a revvy type, I didn’t want to overcook him too early in the preparation.

“From Wyong on I really stepped the work up and as I said this morning these horses really thrive on work, you see it in their demeanour he was eating twice as much as he was before, he’s just a different horse and he just feels like a rock now and it’s just really brought him right on.”

Jockey Jason Collett delivered a sensational ride on Disclaimer in the 2014 Newcastle Cup and was thrilled to have picked up the ride on the classy import only last week.

“I thought I was a bit of a smokey there, thought I was a chance on the way he worked on Saturday so very happy,” Collett said immediately after dismounting.

“Peter said second up I guess being an overseas stayer he sort of took a while to get to know him, so we’ve found what’s best for him now and it’s really clicking.

“I was blocked for a bit of a run at the 600 there when I half wanted to be out finding the line but I was able to navigate a path underneath them and out.”

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2014 Newcastle Cup Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 9 DISCLAIMER (GB) Peter & Paul Snowden Jason Collett 6 54kg $11
2 3 BRIGANTIN (USA) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 1.8L 2 58kg $15
3 6 WISH COME TRUE (IRE) Peter G Moody Blake Shinn 1.9L 13 57kg $6
4 2 TRAVOLTA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 2L 5 58.5kg $8.50
5 1 DESTINY’S KISS Joseph Pride Joshua Parr 2.2L 1 59kg $10
6 14 KHALID (GB) Paul Perry Thomas Huet 3.6L 12 54kg $17
7 7 MULTILATERAL (USA) Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 4.1L 7 56kg $3.80F
8 10 ORIENTAL LADY (GER) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6.7L 11 54kg $8
9 8 CANNY BALLAD Joseph Pride Ms Kathy O’Hara 7L 10 55kg $10
10 5 TUPAC AMARU John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 7.3L 9 57kg $26
11 15 SAMSILI Philip Minter Robert Thompson 7.7L 4 54kg $31
12 11 SLIVOVITZ Kris Lees Andrew Gibbons 8.4L 3 54kg $26
13 12 AMBIVALENT Ken Lantry Mitchell Bell 10.9L 8 54kg $61