Holy Roman Emperor Gives Beadman a First Stakes-Winner
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 12 May 2017
Former champion jockey Darren Beadman posted his first stakes-winner for Godolphin when imported Holy Roman Emperor gelding Duca Valentinois (IRE) took out the $200,000 Listed Scone Cup on Friday.

Drawn badly last start when unplaced in the Group III Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Duca Valentinois rebounded with a stylish length and a half victory in the 1600 metre feature.

At a time when Godolphin is undergoing a search for a permanent replacement for previous head trainer John O'Shea, Beadman reminded the powers that be that he is ready and able to take the reins full-time.

Beadman was buzzing after watching Melbourne-based Kiwi jockey Michael Dee give the five-year-old gelding a copybook ride.

"I won the Scone Cup as a jockey," Beadman said. "It was a better feeling today.

"The key to him is to switch him off. If you get the first half mile right the rest will work out."\

Holy Roman EmperorDee certainly ride to instructions, switching Duca Valentinois off along the rails, enjoying the fast pace set by Fabrizio and Royal Tudor before angling across heels into the straight.

"Everything just worked out beautifully," Dee said.

"Early on in the race he relaxed beautifully and coming to the 600 metres he just started getting stronger and stronger on the bridle.

"It was just a matter of getting him into the clear."

Duca Valentinois is from Fruits of Love mare Love Valentine and is the 64thstakes-winner for Aquis Farm's Holy Roman Emperor, who returns to Queensland this spring at a fee of $9,900.

Race 7 - Darley Scone Cup
Listed - 1600m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:35.79. Sectional Time: 0:35.77 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $200,000 - 1st: $115,000 2nd: $38,000 3rd: $18,500.
 1   Duca Valentinois (IRE) T: Darren Beadman J: M J Dee

5g   Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Love Valentine (IRE) (Fruits Of Love (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 1.5 God's In Him T: M, W and J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry
7g   God's Own x Sinistra (GB) (Dracula )
Not Offered
 3 1.7 Pajaro (NZ) T: P and P Snowden J: B Avdulla
6g   Align x Astuto (NZ) (Kashani (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 3.0 Moher T: Darren Beadman J: K McEvoy
4g   Lonhro x An Chlais (Viscount )
 5 3.1 Supply And Demand T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: Tim Clark
4g   Sebring x Demanding (Octagonal (NZ) )
 6 3.4 Amovatio T: C J Waller J: J Bowman
6g   Al Maher x Grand Ovation (Scenic (IRE) )
 7 3.8 Pure Pride (NZ) T: Murray Johnson J: Patrick Moloney
4m   Shocking x Mamasan (NZ) (Shinko King (IRE) )
 8 4.2 Mighty Lucky T: F T Cowell J: C G O'Brien
7g   Casino Prince x Buxom Babe (Octagonal (NZ) )
 9 5.1 Fabrizio T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: J R Collett
5g   High Chaparral (IRE) x Desina (Desert King (IRE) )
 10 6.4 It's A Shamozzle T: Ms M Moses J: Vad Bolozhinskyi
6g   Shamardal (USA) x Incheck (Strategic )
 11 7.0 Royal Tudor T: R E Ollerton J: C Reith
4g   Snippetson x Cute And Cuddly (Danehill Dancer (IRE) )
 12 7.8 Testashadow T: G Portelli J: Deanne Panya
5g   Testa Rossa x Moonlight Shadow (Flying Spur )
 13 8.6 Singing (FR) T: K A Lees J: R Thompson
7h   Singspiel (IRE) x Ring Beaune (USA) (Bering (GB) )
 14 9.1 Famous Seamus (NZ) T: N Mayfield-Smith J: J Ford
8g   Elusive City (USA) x Clinique (NZ) (Dance Floor (USA) )
 15 19.1 Queensberry Rules (IRE) T: J A Sylvester J: Ms T Harrison
7g   Teofilo (IRE) x Fantastic Spring (USA) (Fantastic Light (USA) )
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