Albert The Fat Claims Upset Win in 2010 BTC Cup

May 17th, 2010

On Saturday Queensland galloper Albert The Fat secured a narrow victory in the $400,000 Bundy Red Rum BTC Cup (1200m), the first Group 1 race of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, at Doomben Racecourse.

Trained by Eden Petrie and ridden expertly by Damian Browne, back in form after some serious leg injuries, Albert The Fat ($21) edged out Gerald Ryan’s filly Melito ($5.50) by a nose, stopping the daughter of Redoute’s Choice from becoming the first filly since 1991 to win the BTC Cup.

Melito and Albert The Fat settled mid-field and then made their move up through the field to get to the front on the home straight, with Albert The Fat edging out Melito in the final few metres.

Bart Cumming’s up-and-coming colt Latin News ($17) was impressive finishing a long neck away from Melito in third.

Many of the runners were held up as the bunched field moved towards the post, with the odds-on favourite Ortensia ($2.90) coming in fifth.

Albert The Fat, Melito and Ortensia will all meet again in a fortnight for the $650,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 on May 29, where the 1350m is likely to be more suitable for Melito in particular.

In the other group features at the meeting, The Hombre won the $125,000 Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2020m) and Crossthestart was victorious in the $100,000 Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2020m).

For a more detailed review of the 2010 BTC Cup visit Races.com.au, while Doomben.com.au is the place to go for all the results of the Group races at Doomben Racecourse.

Albert The Fat’s win showed that betting on the roughies can be very profitable, so check out markets for the rest of the Brisbane carnival’s Group races at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Results of the 2010 Bundy Red Rum BTC Cup:

Position

Horse

Trainer

Rider

SP

Margin

1
ALBERT THE FAT
Eden Petrie D Browne $21
2
MELITO
Gerald Ryan B Shinn $5.50 0.1
3
LATIN NEWS
Bart Cummings M J Cahill $17 0.5
4
MIC MAC
Paul Messara S Scriven $7.50 0.7
5
ORTENSIA
Tony Noonan H Bowman $2.90F 1.5
6
KING MUFHASA (NZ)
Stephen Mckee Ms S C Spratt $21 2.8
7
SET FOR FAME
Peter G Moody L Nolen $10 3.0
8
SHELLSCRAPE
Chris Waller S Katsidis $8 3.2
9
RUSSETING
Bart Cummings C J Grylls $41 3.6
10
GHETTO BLASTER
Gillian Heinrich L Cassidy $15 3.9
11
SISTER MADLY
Anthony Cummings J Byrne $17 4.1
12
MONTON
Tim Martin T Angland $11 4.3