Hot Snitzel wins the 2015 BTC Cup

May 9th, 2015

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.

Hot Snitzel gives jockey Blake Shinn the Group 1 double after winning the 2015 BTC Cup

Hot Snitzel gives jockey Blake Shinn the Group 1 double after winning the 2015 BTC Cup. Photo: Daniel Costello

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

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
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