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.
At the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Widden Stud's former Australian champion 2YO colt Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) added a black-type success when 4YO brown gelding Supply And Demand (Sebring-Demanding, by Octagonal) opened his stakes account when leading his rivals a merry dance in the $175,000 Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) 3YO+, defeating My Diamantine & War Baby. Purchased for $170,000 by his trainer Gai Waterhouse, James Harron & Round Table Racing at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Widden Stud, Supply And Demand improved his record to 6 wins and 6 placings from 16 starts for $422,735 in earnings.