Hot Snitzel has upset his more fancied rivals to win the 2015 Group 1 BTC Cup giving trainers Peter & Paul Snowden a treble and jockey Blake Shinn five wins for the day and the Group 1 double after taking out the Doomben Cup earlier.
Knoydart continued the upsets to finished second ahead of favourite Our Boy Malachi in third.
“When you’re hot, you’re hot!” jockey Blake Shinn said after the race.
“I really didn’t think we could win this race and neither did Peter but the horse came up here in good form, he was working really beautifully and drew a good gate.
“It’s amazing; Peter’s turned him around to win a Group 1 and unbelievable, my first Group 1 for the stable.
“The speed was quite genuine following Villa Verde and was able to push out into the turn.
“I was so impressed by this horse’s enthusiasm. Seven-years-old and gee he tried so hard, it was fantastic.”
Second favourite Srikandi was never in the race after missing the start and finished 8th.
2015 BTC Cup Results
|1||4||HOT SNITZEL||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||–||2||58.5kg||$26|
|2||7||KNOYDART||John O’Shea||James McDonald||0.8L||7||58.5kg||$17|
|3||8||OUR BOY MALACHI||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||1L||6||58.5kg||$3.10F|
|4||16||BRING ME THE MAID||Peter G Moody||Chad Schofield||2.3L||8||55kg||$17|
|5||11||SCISSOR KICK||Paul Messara||Tye Angland||2.5L||3||57kg||$6.50|
|6||5||BIG MONEY||Rodney Northam||Robert Thompson||2.6L||12||58.5kg||$31|
|7||1||TEMPLE OF BOOM||Tony Gollan||Tegan Harrison||2.7L||5||58.5kg||$26|
|8||15||SRIKANDI||Ciaron Maher||Damian Browne||7L||9||56.5kg||$3.40|
|9||13||NOSTRADAMUS||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Kerrin McEvoy||8L||13||57kg||$41|
|10||3||FONTELINA||Anthony Cummings||Jim Byrne||8.1L||1||58.5kg||$18|
|11||9||EL ROCA||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Hugh Bowman||10.4L||11||58.5kg||$12|
|12||10||CAPE KIDNAPPERS||Kelly Schweida||Ric McMahon||10.5L||4||58.5kg||$51|
|13||14||VILLA VERDE||Anthony Cummings||Glen Colless||14.3L||10||56.5kg||$81|
|–||2||TRUST IN A GUST||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||–||0||–||–|
|–||6||SACRED STAR||Tony Pike||Timothy Bell||–||0||–||–|
|–||12||TIME FOR WAR||Stuart Kendrick||Luke Tarrant (a)||–||0||–||–|