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1 November, 2021

Beaudesert horse takes Clifton Cup

The bay gelding Reset’s Son, trained at Beaudesert by Ben Robinson, was the winner of the 2021 Pacific Seeds/Pursehouse Rural Clifton Cup on Saturday afternoon, 23 October.

Beaudesert-raised jockey Brooke Ainsworth guided Reset’s Son to victory across 1580 metres in this year’s Pacific Seeds/Pursehouse Rural Clifton  Cup, with a good lead over Vermutin in second place and By The Law in third.

First race on the card at Clifton was the PB Agrifood Maiden Plate over 1000 metres.

It was won by Lavelle, trained at Canungra by Kacy Fogden.

Second in the event was Oakey horse Beef ‘n Black Bean with Nanango runner Informer third and Darlhisma, trained at Clifton by Bill Keenan, fourth.

Race two, the Felton Produce/Nutrien Harcourts-Cooke Class B Handicap, also across 1000 metres,
was taken out by another horse from Nanango, Mr Noddy.

Second was Exceptional Belle from Goondiwindi, third Longshot Lizzie, trained in Toowoomba by Tom Dougal, and fourth Peta Calada trained by Warwick’s Les Clarke.

The third event of the day was the 1100 metres Raff Group Benchmark 65 Handicap.

It was won by Bobby Axelrod a bay gelding trained at Beaudesert by Ben Robinson.

Second in the event was Boulait, trained by Michael Hemmings at Warwick, third Coynes Road trained by Matt Kropp in Toowoomba, and fourth Very Soon from Hendon trainer Gino Barbierato.

The main event on the card, the Pacific Seeds/Pursehouse Rural Clifton Cup over 1580 metres, gave Ben Robinson and jockey Brooke Ainsworth a double for the day when Reset’s Son crossed at the head of the field.

The winning time was 1 minute 35.41 seconds.

Reset’s Son is owned by P. D. Gray and Mrs P. M. Gray who have now won in excess of $120,000 with the bay gelding.

Second in the Clifton Cup was Vermutin, another bay gelding, trained at Nanango by Brett Richardson.

Third place went to By The Law, from Jim Hanna’s Toowoomba stable, while fourth was Salazar, also from Toowoomba, trained by Matt Kropp.

As the first mare past the post in the Cup, Salazar scored a free service courtesy of Aquis Farms.

Eleven horses started in the final event of the meeting, the Ray Bunch Machinery QTIS Maiden Plate, run over 1580 metres.

The winner was Our Spider, a chestnut gelding trained by John Thomas in Toowoomba.

Second place went to Red Vegas, which is trained by Vivian Coombes at Ipswich.

Third was Kingsford’s Own, trained at Beaudesert by John Dunn, while fourth in the event was Arceagle, another horse from Tom Dougal’s Toowoomba stable.

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