Shenzhou Steeds (NZ) has recorded a resounding seven length success in Saturday's $200,000 Listed Caloundra Cup.
Well supported in the lead up to the feature event, the Mike Moroney-trained Shenzhou Steeds did not disappoint as he stormed home for a seven length win.
“I didn't think he would win by that far but he is a pretty special horse and it is nice to be associated with him,” jockey Eddie Wilkinson said.
“I've done a bit of work with him this week and I've been really happy with him.
“Mike [Moroney] is such a good trainer. He prepared him perfectly and that was the end result."
Shenzhou Steeds was given an ideal ride by Eddie Wilkinson who from the outside barrier managed to position the Ishiguru gelding fifth, one off the fence with cover behind kiwi raider Roi D'Jeu.
The four-year-old quickly made his presence felt upon straightening and wasted no time in drawing well clear from the 300m once asked upon by Wilkinson.
“It was nice to get some cover so he could have a rest and then produce him at the right time,” Wilkinson said.
Wilkinson now remains unbeaten aboard Shenzhou Steeds with trainer Mike Moroney again quick to praise the ride.
“That is twice where he has said where he wanted to be and what he wanted to do and he has done it perfectly each time,” Moroney said.
Anadjawun and Winmara filled the minor placings.
Easily a career best performance, the Flemington-based Shenzhou Steeds remains unbeaten in Queensland after five starts as he continues to build upon an already impressive career record.
Shenzhou Steeds currently boasts seven wins and a minor placing from 15 career starts with prizemoney earnings now closing in on $400,000.