Brazilian rider Tiago Pereira added another G1 win to his resume when he guided Australian bred 4-y-o Golden Gunner (Black Minnaloushe-Clever Clogs, by Woodman) to victory in the HK$1.2 million Macau Gold Cup G1 over 1800m at the Taipa racetrack in Macau.
Golden Gunner went home too strongly for race favourite St Peter’s Gift to score by a short head going away, with Good Uncle, a stablemate to the winner, a length and a half away in third.
Prepared by the combined stable of Brian Kan and Tommy Tse, Golden Gunner has now won 5 races in Macau and earned close to HK$2 million.
Golden Gunner was purchased as a yearling for A$32,000 at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale
MACAU GOLD CUP
G1 Taipa 1800 metres 3yo+ 08-May-2011 Turf, $1,200,000 (HK)
1. GOLDEN GUNNER by Black Minnaloushe–Clever Clogs, by Woodman; bred by R. A. Emery (NZ); trained by P. Kank & C. Tse; ridden by T. Pereira
2. ST PETER’S GIFT by St Petersburg–Royal Pass, by Kingdom Bay; bred by E.J. & Mrs M. Strauss (NZ); trained by J. Lau; ridden by M. Nunes
3. GOOD UNCLE by My Halo–Tesse O’shea, by Rhythm; bred by A.W. Jones & Mrs E.W. Morris (NZ); trained by P. Kank & C. Tse; ridden by K. Yu
Margins: short head, 11/2 length