Improving five-year-old Lord Pyrus coasted to an impressive victory in the $125,000 Group 3 Rokk Ebony Carlyon Cup (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday February 12 possibly earning the gelding a start in the 2011 Australian Cup.
Lord Pyrus started the $4 favourite in the 2011 Carylon Cup, race two on the CF Orr Stakes Day card at Caulfield, and overcome their far outside barrier 12 draw to claim an easy win.
Ridden beautifully by Craig Williams, Lord Pyrus ran his rivals off their feet taking the front-running position to lead-all-the-way and post a smart two and a quarter length win over Voile Rouge ($8.50).
It’s Prince ($7) finished off the winning Carlyon Cup Trifecta a further neck away while Vivid Vixen ran fourth for trainer Mick Price.
Saturday’s win boosted Lord Pyrus’ career record to five wins for 16 starts for $170,727 in prize money.
The $1 million Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing on March 12 is now on the cards for Lord Pyrus according to trainer Judy Mawer.
Leading online bookmaker Luxbet currently has Lord Pyrus as a $51 roughie in their early Australian Cup odds.
Three horses are the equal Australian Cup betting favourites with Heart Of Dreams, Shocking and Zipping all installed at $6.50 to win through Luxbet.
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2011 Carlyon Cup Results & Finishing Order
|1||LORD PYRUS||Craig Williams||Judy Mawer||1:37.28||$4F|
|2||VOILE ROUGE||Steven Arnold||David Hayes||2.3L||$8.50|
|3||ITS PRINCE||Dwayne Dunn||Robbie Griffiths||2.6L||$7|
|4||VIVID VIXEN||Glen Boss||Mick Price||3.3L||$8.50|
|5||MISS CARCEY||Damien Oliver||Anthony Cummings||4.1L||$11|
|6||WIND SHEAR||Stephen Baster||Dale Sutton||4.2L||$11|
|7||SCENIC SHOT||Shane Scriven||Daniel Morton||5.4L||$6|
|8||MOURAYAN||Nicholas Hall||Robert Hickmott||6.7L||$16|
|9||HANKS||Luke Nolen||Peter G Moody||6.8L||$21|
|10||AJHAR||Chris Symons||Lee Freedman||7.3L||$101|
|11||LARISTAN||Corey Brown||David Hayes||8.8L||$14|
|12||APPREHEND||Jamie Mott||Tony Vasil||11.3L||$41|
|SCR||LARRY’S NEVER LATE||Mark Zahra||Jim Conlan||–||–|
|SCR||MY BENTLY||Brad Rawiller||Michael Kent||–||–|
|SCR||CORNISH||Michelle Payne||Robert Hickmott||–||–|