Tullamore Wins 2011 Brisbane Cup

June 11th, 2011

Chris Munce has produced a masterful ride to take out his fifth Brisbane Cup aboard the Gai Waterhouse trained Tullamore.

Tullamore and race favourite Glass Harmonium staged a war down the Eagle Farm straight, but it was Tullamore who proved to be stronger over the final stages.

Waterhouse was not on track to witness the victory as she is in Europe for the wedding of her son, but there is no doubt that she would have been pleased with the performance of Munce.

After the race Munce said that he saw no reason why Tullamore wouldn’t run out a two miles, in a sign the four year old son of Savabeel may be headed to the spring carnival.

Glass Harmonium was brave in defeat but Munce always had the sit on the favourite.

De Fine Lago produced a cracking last 200m to run third, while Ironstein, who looked like he might trouble the leaders at the top of the straight finished fourth.

Munce is now the undisputed king of the Brisbane Cup with five wins. He saluted  on Grooming in 1992, before winning the race twice with Desert Chill in 1995 and 1997. He made it back to back cups this year after taking out the 2010 edition with Crossthestart.