Gujju grabs $100,000 Inglis Race Series bonus

John O’Shea had no luck in Melbourne on Saturday after both his Caulfield Cup runners were withdrawn but he was compensated up at Randwick when Gujju collected a $100,000 Inglis Race Series bonus.

Gujju (3g Street Cry – Genuine Halo by Don’t Say Halo) buttered up seven days after winning a Kembla maiden.  O’Shea will be hoping his career can follow the same trajectory as Zabrasive who ran third in this race 12 months ago before going on to win the G1 Rosehill Guineas.

The winner railed up in the straight under Tim Bell to get the better of Howdiddydoit (Magic Albert) and Light Brigade (Redoute’s Choice) at headquarters.

Gujju was is by Darley sire Street Cry from an unraced half-sister to G3 WATC Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic winner Destino (Bletchley Park).  He sold for $65,000 from the Kulani Park draft at the 2009 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.

The $2.60 million Inglis Race Series heads to Moonee Valley next Saturday for the running of the $250,000 Inglis Banner over 1000m.  That race was previously known as the Inglis Juvenile but has been renamed the Inglis Banner in honour of the inaugural winner Starspangledbanner.