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Captain Duffy Wins Listed Geelong Classic
At Geelong racecourse in Melbourne yesterday, US Gr1 performer and former shuttler King Cugat (Kingmambo-Tricky Game, by Majestic Light) added a black-type success when 3YO colt Captain Duffy (King Cugat-Miss Encosta, by Encosta de Lago) scored by a surprise 1.25 length win for trainer Phillip Stokes in the $120,000 Listed Geelong Classic (2200m) for 3YOs, over fellow colt Hollywood Mo (Uncle Mo-Coral Reef, by Galileo) & 3YO filly Pretty Punk (Rebel Raider-Reliability, by Kurofune). Starting at odds of 20-1, Captain Duffy improved his record to 2 wins from 8 starts for $103,240 earnings. The win saw Captain Duffy firm into $13 for the $1.5 million Gr1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on 29 October.