Congratulations to our long-time partners who race Cappo D’oro with us. Although not a stakes race, which it should be, the Western Australian Cup over the traditional staying Cup’s distance of 3200 metres is a race enjoyed by Perth racing fans now that the Perth Cup is know run over 2400 metres.
Oakland Park has always enjoyed breeding horses that can stay. We were confident Cappo D’oro would run out the 3200 metres strongly being a half – brother to Sydney Cup winner (3200 metres) No Wine No Song, and the Oakland Park bred No Song No Supper who won up to 5,500 metres including winning the famous Warrnambool Grand Annual Steeple. He is also a brother to top jumper Lord Of The Song, a winner of over $600,000 and won up to 4,950 metres.
His win takes his record to 36 starts for six wins (17%), seventeen places (47%) and $420,175 in prize money.
Comments from West Australian News report by Jay Rooney
Meanwhile, consistent stayer Cappo D’Oro made light work of his 60kg impost to record a strong win in the $100,000 WA Cup (3200m).
Ridden by cups king Peter Hall, Cappo D’Oro ($6.50) charged home from fourth on the turn to beat the $2.25 favourite, Come Play With Me, by 2 ¼ lengths.
“It shouldn’t be underestimated the degree of difficulty with 60kg plus over the two-mile,” trainer Fred Kersley said.
“Excellent effort. One of the reasons Pete got the ride was I think there’s no one better at settling horses and winning cups and it was a marvellous ride.”