Adelaide Cup Hero Annus Mirabilis on the Sydney Cup Trail
Mark Smith - Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Trainer Stuart Webb has put a jumping career on hold for Annus Mirabilis (IRE) who is likely to head north for the $2 million Sydney Cup at Randwick on April 8 following a dominant win in Monday's $400,000 Group II UBET Adelaide Cup (3200m) at Morphettville.

Celebrating his 20th birthday, Regan Bayliss added the Group II feature to his maiden Group I win in the Newmarket Handicap on Redkirk Warrior at Flemington on Saturday.

After being caught wide the trip, Annus Mirabilis (IRE) took control on the home turn and stuck to his guns resolutely to hold the challenges from the Robbie Laing-trained Double Bluff (IRE) (Azamour) and the favourite Master Of Arts (Mastercraftsman). (Grant Courtney photo)

"He is a super stayer and has a great set of lungs," Bayliss told Sky Thoroughbred Central.

"I knew the distance would not be an issue. I won the Bagot on him and he turned his form around from last start when he had no luck."

Purchased out of the Lloyd Williams stable as a jump prospect, Annus Mirabilis (IRE) was a winner at Leopardstown for Aidan O'Brien and the Coolmore team.

The son of Montjeu scored a lone win at Pakenham for Team Williams before being sold to clients of Stuart Webb at the start of the season.

He has a Tattersalls Book I pedigree being a half-brother to 6-time Group I winner and former shuttler Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill) and the Epsom Derby winner Ruler Of The World (Galileo).

The 6yo Montjeu gelding is out of the stakes-placed Kingmambo mare Love Me True, a half-sister to successful stallion Bite The Bullet (USA).

Race 7 - Ubet Adelaide Cup
Group 2 - 3200m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 3:24.25. Sectional Time: 0:36.25 at 602m.
Prizemoney: $400,000 - 1st: $256,000 2nd: $68,000 3rd: $32,000.
 1   Annus Mirabilis (IRE) T: S J Webb J: Regan Bayliss

6g   Montjeu (IRE) x Love Me True (USA) (Kingmambo (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 1.3 Double Bluff (IRE) T: R E Laing J: J Bowditch
6g   Azamour (IRE) x Damask Rose (IRE) (Dr. Devious (IRE) )
Not Offered
 3 2.3 Master Of Arts (NZ) T: D K Weir J: Damian Lane
5h   Mastercraftsman (IRE) x Petit Verdot (NZ) (Carnegie (IRE) )
 Lot 258 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
Vendor - Trelawney Stud, Cambridge, NZ
Buyer - Waratah Thoroughbreds  $110,000
 4 2.8 Chance To Dance (IRE) T: Robert Hickmott J: B Melham
7g   Teofilo (IRE) x Crystal Ballet (USA) (Royal Academy (USA) )
 5 3.5 Jim's Journey T: P F Blanch J: D Tourneur
5g   Good Journey (USA) x Mandarina (Jeune (GB) )
 6 5.3 De Little Engine T: D T O'Brien J: D Moor
6g   Encosta De Lago x Arapaho Miss (Danehill Dancer (IRE) )
 7 5.6 Honey Steel's Gold T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Ben Allen
6g   Keep The Faith x Lunar Lights (Bianconi (USA) )
 8 6.5 Mujadale T: Dane Smith J: Ms N Beriman
9g   Mujahid (USA) x Newdale (New Regent (CAN) )
 9 6.9 Lord Van Percy (GB) T: D K Weir J: M Zahra
7g   Sir Percy (GB) x Enforce (USA) (Kalanisi (IRE) )
 10 9.2 Exalted Lightning T: R H Wilkinson J: P Gatt
5g   Blevic x Exalted Blaze (Tayasu Tsuyoshi (JPN) )
 11 9.8 Mail It In T: L Macdonald and A Gluyas J: Ms C Lindop
4g   Reset x Southern Rose (Unbridled's Song (USA) )
 12 14.9 Darabad (FR) T: R E Laing J: N Callow
4h   Dansili (GB) x Daryakana (FR) (Selkirk (USA) )
 13 15.9 Puccini (NZ) T: Wayne Walters J: Ms K Walters
6h   Encosta De Lago x Our Miss Opera (NZ) (Paris Opera )
 14 16.0 Kawabata T: Jamie Edwards J: Dean Holland
5m   Encosta De Lago x Riva San (Any Given Sunday )
 15 16.7 Like A Carousel T: K M Keys J: C Newitt
7g   Helike (USA) x Carnival Ride (Spinning World (USA) )
 16 16.8 Tunes T: Grant Young J: Jamie Kah
8g   Viscount x Tin Pan (Commands )
 17 44.2 Anuradha T: Ryan Balfour J: Damien Thornton
7g   Dansili (GB) x Abu Zayan (GB) (Mark Of Esteem (IRE) )
 18 75.1 Chestnut Charlie T: P Huserot J: Ms E Finnegan
7g   Barely A Moment x Bella Bianco (Jeune (GB) )
 19 83.7 Mighty Maher T: G D Searle J: Todd Pannell
5m   Al Maher x Blue Ibis (Dolphin Street (FR) )
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