Keepin’ The Dream Wins 2010 Gosford Gold Cup

November 19th, 2010

Yesterday, Thursday November 18th, New South Wale’s Gosford racecourse hosted their premier event of the year with $41 roughie Keepin’ The Dream causing a massive upset with a win in the $125,000 Listed Gosford Gold Cup (2100m).

After The Paymaster over-raced early and lead the field, Keepin’ The Dream and jockey Tommy Berry made their move up the outside on the home straight getting a nice position behind Strike One who lead from the 750m mark.

Hitting the front with 100m to go, six-year-old Keepin’ The Dream hung on to defeat the Chris Waller-trained Strike One ($16) by a neck with Waller’s other runner Alexander Of Hales ($13) finishing off the trifecta a further length and three-quarters away in third.

Group 3 Naturalism Stakes winner Rainbow Styling, who started the $3.60 favourite in the 2010 Gosford Gold Cup, found themselves caught three deep and despite a strong run couldn’t get there in the end and only managed fourth.

The boilover Gosford Cup result was a dream outcome for the bookies and for winning jockey Tommy Berry who had just been awarded the Gosford Apprentice Premiership for the second season in a row.

Keepin’ The Dream is currently under the care of Patrick and Wayne Webster as regular trainers Jim and Greg Lee serve a three month suspension.

The Keeper gelding has now won five of their 41 career starts for $372,855 in prize money, their other most notable win being the 2009 Hawkesbury Cup.

For the full 2010 Gosford Gold Cup Results & Finishing Order follow the link to one of Australia’s leading racing information sites, Races.com.au, where you will also find the field, form and Luxbet odds for this weekend’s $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot.