Cindy Alderson’s decision to push Liqueuro out in distance to 2000 metres at his second start paid off with an impressive effort to win at Flemington and in doing so he kept his undefeated record intact.
Alderson said Liqueuro always indicated he was going to be a stayer and she even toyed with kicking his career off over 2000 metres.
Instead she took the son of Fiorente to Mornington where he won his debut over 1500 metres.
“I thought he really did need 2000 metres, which he needed every inch today to win,” Alderson said.
“He’s been one of those horses that he doesn’t do a lot in trackwork but he does keep on keeping on, keeps on finding.”
Liqueuro was ridden by Jamie Kah and she said she followed Alderson’s instructions which were not to ride him pretty.
Kah said Liqueuro needed every inch of the 2000 metres and was a big raw horse who had staying potential.
Liqueuro ($4.20 fav) finished strongly to defeat Alloway ($9) by a 1/2 neck with Solar Apex ($5.50) 3/4 lengths away third.