Tiger Tees has proven his wet track abilities after winning the Group 2 Warwick Stakes for 2014 at Royal Randwick.
On the rain affected Heavy 9 track, Sacred Falls was sent out the favourite but it was the Joe Pride trained Tiger Tees who had a great start to lead all the way for a 1.3 length win over Royal Descent and Criterion. Sacred Falls finished fourth will the other favourite Weary finished sixth.
“The 1400 didn’t look a problem today, but it is all about the track and when they get on a surface that they really like they can do those sort of things,” Pride said after the race.
“I wasn’t worried if I didn’t get another run out of him this prep and when the rain started falling we both started having a giggle Tiger and I and we brought him back to the races.
“He has won four of his last eight now and he didn’t look like he was going to win another race there for a while.
Warwick Stakes Results 2014
|1||4||TIGER TEES (NZ)||Joseph Pride||Glyn Schofield||–||7||59kg||$5.50|
|2||11||ROYAL DESCENT||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||1.3L||2||57kg||$5|
|3||9||CRITERION (NZ)||David Payne||Hugh Bowman||1.5L||4||58.5kg||$9|
|4||2||SACRED FALLS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||1.6L||5||59kg||$3.40F|
|5||5||HAWKSPUR||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||1.7L||6||59kg||$16|
|6||8||WEARY (FR)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||3L||3||59kg||$4|
|7||7||MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||4.5L||1||59kg||$41|
|–||1||BOBAN||Chris Waller||Jeff Lloyd||–||0||–||–|
|–||10||DISSIDENT||Peter G Moody||Blake Shinn||–||0||–||–|
|–||3||LASER HAWK||Joseph Pride||Luke Nolen||–||0||–||–|
|–||6||MESSENE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James McDonald||–||0||–||–|