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27/02/02 St. Andrews - When $200 Turns Into $456,781
St. Andrews has done an "Ethereal" when he wrapped up the big Cups double, albeit in Tasmania, when he streaked clear of his rivals to win this afternoon's $202,500 AAMI Launceston Cup at Mowbray.

Trained by George Blacker, St. Andrews showed his class when he scored a good win in the Group Three Hobart Cup just over a fortnight ago, beating Imax by a half length. The Michael Moroney trained Imax finished third in today's race.

The St. Andrew story is an incredible one. He was purchased by Blacker as a weanling for just $200. The gelding didn't even make it to the racetrack until he was nearly a five-year-old - he was doing a great job early on as a lead pony! A year after hitting the track the gelding hit the headlines when he won last year's Launceston Cup.

In winning today's race the gelding ended a 25 year drought. No horse had managed to win both the Hobart and Launceston Cups in the same year since Brallos did just that in 1977.

Leading Tasmanian Stephen Maskiell, who missed the winning ride on today's Oaks winner Abbadeena after being dumped after her last start defeat, was at his best driving the seven-year-old to victory.

At the post the son of Aliocha was too classy for the John Singleton owned and Tony Wildman trained Bondi Iceberg. Imax, as mentioned earlier, again ran well to finish third.

With today's win the record of St. Andrews now stands at 40 starts for 10 wins, nine seconds and six thirds and prize earnings of $456,781.

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