South Australian Derby Results 2014 – Kushadasi wins in photo

May 3rd, 2014
Kushadasi wins the 2014 South Australian Derby

Kushadasi wins the 2014 South Australian Derby. Picture: Jenny Barnes

The Richard Jolly trained Kushadasi has won their first Group 1 race, claiming a narrow win over Scratchy Bottom in today’s 2014 South Australian Derby at Morphettville.

Scratchy Bottom looked the horse to beat as she, the only filly in the field of 16, hit the lead at the 300m. Kushadasi, along with Gamblin’ Guru and Best Case, loomed as the dangers and it was Kushadasi, ridden by experienced jockey Steven Arnold, who was able to finish the best and snatch the win in a photo finish. Scratchy Bottom held on for second with Best Case third and Gamblin’ Guru fourth.

Today’s victory was also the first Group 1 triumph for trainer Richard Jolly.

2014 South Australian Derby Winner & Full Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 KUSHADASI Richard Jolly Steven Arnold 3 56.5kg $4.60
2 16 SCRATCHY BOTTOM Michael Kent Dom Tourneur 0.1L 1 54.5kg $5.50
3 2 BEST CASE (NZ) Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 0.6L 7 56.5kg $12
4 1 GAMBLIN’ GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 0.7L 16 56.5kg $8
5 17e LORD ATHENAEUM (NZ) Stuart Webb Ms Jackie Beriman (a) 4.2L 6 56.5kg $101
6 4 ORDER OF THE SUN Gai Waterhouse Vlad Duric 5.6L 4 56.5kg $3.90F
7 7 HONEY STEEL’S GOLD David Hayes Matthew Neilson 6.1L 10 56.5kg $21
8 8 BRING SOMETHING Ken Keys Mark Zahra 6.2L 12 56.5kg $8
9 12 SURGING WAVE David Hayes Michael Walker 11.3L 13 56.5kg $51
10 13 GRAVITATIONAL Danny O’Brien James Winks 13.1L 8 56.5kg $12
11 14 FAMILY PRIDE (NZ) Murray Johnson Cory Parish 13.5L 15 56.5kg $201
12 11 MORE REWARDING Mick Price Dean Yendall 14.8L 2 56.5kg $51
13 5 EXCITES ZELADY Chris Bieg Amy Herrmann 18.5L 14 56.5kg $31
14 15 REDNAV Greg Eurell Simon Price 19.9L 11 56.5kg $41
15 10 MAJESTIC MOMENT Richard Jolly Joe Bowditch 32.9L 5 56.5kg $51
16 9 CRIME FIGHTER Peter G Moody Steven King 52.1L 9 56.5kg $21
19e STELLARIZED Peter G Moody 0
18e WORD OF MOUTH Leon Corstens 0
6 SURGE AHEAD Anthony Cummings Chris Symons 0