Falklands, Wins War Of Attrition
Mar 18, 2013
The Marc Quinn stable was again in the spotlight this time in the feature $35,000 Tooheys New Armidale Cup (1900m) on Monday 18th March.
The Marc Quinn-trained, Falklands started around even money in the cup, and from the jump Falklands was never travelling back further than second the whole event with Jockey Danny Edmonds letting his gelding roll along nicely, until the combination decided to slide under 2nd favourite, Brave Ali and head for the judge, at that stage they booted well clear and despite a late challenge from Circle Of Fame, in the final 200m it would prove forgone as the Port Macquarie trained four-year-old finished far too strongly,and out-stayed his opposition.
Circle Of Fame finished 2nd, with the Wyong gelding, Centabeel, a length and three quarters away third.
Danny Edmonds's perfect ride produced a length and a quarter win for the short-priced favourite and Marc Quinn was full of praise for Edmonds commenting"Danny rode him terrifically,' Quinn added
"He (Falklands) had an edge in class over them. And to be honest this was just as much about Danny as the horse. He's been coming up riding work every morning, never misses. And he rode him perfectly, let him slide down the hill and had them all off the bridle."
On Trainer Quinn he has raced at Armidale before but his win in the Cup, is his first at the track, and Jockey Edmonds had ridden at Armidale when he was younger but he had also never saluted the judge. On Falklands Danny said "I ride this bloke every morning. He's a lovely horse." Edmonds moved to Port Macquarie seven months ago and is starting to reap the rewards he set out to achieve.
Story by Rod Wheeler
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