Jockey and trainer combined once more for a black-type triumph when Final Award took out the Canberra Guineas over 1400m on Black Opal Stakes day in Canberra, 10thMarch 2019.
Final Award (Smart Missile/Bound to Blush) jumped last and stayed there for most of the race but once he was clear at the top of the straight, he set sail for home. Laburnum tried to stay with him as they gathered in the tearaway leader Major Wager, but Final Award was too strong and stormed home for a last-to-first victory.
It was so very pleasing to win a listed race for Mr Cojuangco and the team at Gooree Stud.
Nb. Pictures Courtesy of Bradley Photos