Irish sprinter Gordon Lord Byron has won the 2014 Group 1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill.
Gordon Lord Byron, making his racing debut in Australia after going through quarantine, produced a great turn of foot late to run down Speediness, who looked likely to claim the victory. El Roca tried to lead all the way and dug deep to hold onto third with Sacred Falls home fourth.
Jockey Craig Williams gave Gordon Lord Byron a great run on the Slow 7 Rosehill track, taking him to the rail and taking the shorter run than more fancied rivals.
Race favourite Red Tracer, who is known for wet track form, looked promising coming into the straight but faded to finish 10th.
Today’s win adds an Australian Group 1 victory to Gordon Lord Byron‘s tally which already includes a Group 1 win at Haydock in the UK and a Group 1 win at Longchamp in France.
2014 George Ryder Stakes Results
|1||2||GORDON LORD BYRON (IRE)||Tom Hogan||Craig Williams||–||5||59kg||$19|
|2||6||SPEEDINESS||Colin Scott||Damien Oliver||0.2L||6||59kg||$26|
|3||14||EL ROCA||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Hugh Bowman||1L||11||56kg||$7|
|4||4||SACRED FALLS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Zac Purton||1.6L||2||59kg||$7|
|5||5||TOYDINI||Guy Walter||Blake Shinn||2.7L||4||59kg||$21|
|6||13||STREAMA||Guy Walter||Kerrin McEvoy||2.8L||3||57kg||$11|
|7||1||BOBAN||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||4.5L||9||59kg||$8|
|8||10||NINTH LEGION||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James McDonald||5L||7||59kg||$41|
|9||8||LIDARI (FR)||Peter G Moody||Chad Schofield||5.6L||10||59kg||$51|
|10||12||RED TRACER||Chris Waller||Michael Rodd||6.4L||13||57kg||$3.70F|
|11||9||TERRAVISTA||Joseph Pride||Jason Collett||6.7L||12||59kg||$13|
|12||7||FAT AL||Peter G Moody||Craig Newitt||9.1L||15||59kg||$71|
|13||11||TRES BLUE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||10L||8||58.5kg||$31|
|14||3||MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB)||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||10.7L||14||59kg||$31|
|15||15||EUROZONE||Bart & James Cummings||Jim Cassidy||12.7L||1||56kg||$12|