- Tom Kitten won Group 1 emphatically at Royal Randwick
Tom Kitten won the Group 1 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes at Royal Randwick over 2000m in convincing fashion.
Jockey Adam Hyeronimus showed a patient ride and once the promising stallion took the lead there was only one winner.
The basket also received a $1.15 million prize after a leisurely salute.
In the smaller placings, Cap Ferrat, trained by Chris Waller, came second, Ganbare took third place.
Previous winners of the prestigious event include highly regarded New Zealander Sharp ‘N’ Smart and Profondo, who is just starting his career for the third time.
Adam Hyeronimus looked calm before riding favorite Tom Kitten in the Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes – then showed his class in the Group 1 race
Jason Collett set the tone after taking victory with Eye Pea Oh in the first race at Royal Randwick over 1100m on Saturday
The up-and-coming New Zealand sprinter finished ahead of Cecil Street Lad and Vindication with a $15 chance
From 12pm, eager bettors strolled through the gates before enjoying the Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day
On Saturday, eager punters were spotted making their way through the gates in Sydney’s east from 12pm, with the first race – the Midway Handicap – taking place at 12.30pm over 1100m.
New Zealand sprinter Eye Pea Oh set the tone early for star jockey Jason Collett, who also rode Tutta La Vita in the main race at 4pm.
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