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Precedence Wins Gr2 Drake International Cup
At Moonee Valley, Cambridge Stud's Champion New Zealand sire Zabeel (Sir Tristram-Lady Giselle, by Nureyev) added a group success when 8YO gelding Precedence (Zabeel-Kowtow, by Shadeed) scored by 1.5-lengths for trainers Bart & James Cummings in the $250,000 Gr2 Drake International Cup (2500m) for 4YO+,over 4YO gelding Shoreham (Reset-Teneales Pearl, by Redoute's Choice) & 9YO gelding Gotta Take Care (Rubiton-Cellar Dweller, by Luskin Star). Precedence took his record to 9 wins (including the Gr2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr3 JRA Cup, Gr3 BRC Premier's Cup & Listed Manion Cup) & 8 placings (including the Gr2 Zipping Classic, Gr2 St George Stakes & Gr2 Herbert Power Stakes) from 54 starts for $1,460,530 earnings.