Araldo Junior Wins Listed Queensland Cup
At the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, 6YO German-bred gelding Araldo Junior (Medicean-Alanda, by Lando) posted the first stakes victory of his career with a comfortable win in the $150,000 Listed Queensland Cup (3200m) for 3YO+, defeating My Diamantine & Pop 'N' Scotch. Carrying the familiar blue and gold lightning bolt silks made famous by Chautauqua on behalf of prominent owner Rupert Legh, Araldo Junior advanced his record to 6 wins and 3 placings from 23 starts for $277,646 in earnings. Araldo Junior could now be aimed at a Country Cups campaign in Victoria after providing trainer Mike Moroney with his third Queensland Cup, reports Racing Queensland. "I don't think he's up to a Caulfield Cup but some of those country Cups here in the spring look nice races for him," Moroney said.