Just The Ticket! Crazy Cool Books Gold Bullion Place

CRAZY Cool booked her place in the Group 1 Gold Bullion with an upset victory in Thursday night's Group 3 Golden Ticket Final (520m) at Albion Park.

Adam Dobbin

22 January 2021

VERSATILE chaser Crazy Cool booked her place in the Group 1 Gold Bullion with an upset victory in Thursday night’s Group 3 Golden Ticket Final (520m) at Albion Park.

The hugely talented daughter of Barcia Bale carved out a sizzling 29.61 to down Cheap Wine in her match race, the performance securing the Robert Jacobsen-trained sprinter a berth in the $150,000-to-the-winner Gold Bullion Final on February 4.

Now a winner at nine of her 22 career starts, Crazy Cool was expected to be outgunned on the clock by far more fancied elects Tommy Shelby and Sentenced in Thursday night’s Golden Ticket series.

But with a flying 34.62 600 metre victory under her belt, a time posted qualifying fastest for the Group 3 Golden Sands on New Year’s Eve, Crazy Cool was always going to power to the line under match race conditions on Thursday night and that she did.

“As pleasing as it’s been to see her run placings in group 2 races over the last month, I knew if she put it all together, she could win a race like this and she put it all together on the night,” Jacobsen said.

“It’s very humbling to beat seven of the best dogs going around.

“The group 3 and prizemoney is fantastic, but not having to worry about beating a full field in the heats of the Gold Bullion next week is even better, we’ll have her tuned up for the Final I just hope we snag box one.”

Finishing second in Golden Ticket proceedings was Speranza for Brian Baker, taking out his match-race in 29.74 over Frieda Las Vegas which sadly broke down in the run.

Filling equal third was Cheap Wine for Kevin Macintosh and Tommy Shelby for Steve Withers, the pair both stopping the clock in 29.75.

In just 22 career appearances, Crazy Cool has now taken her place in three group races and another at listed level each at Albion Park.

Back in October she finished down the track to Magical Hope in the Listed Young Guns Final (520m) before running a gallant second to Pump it in the Group 2 Queensland Futurity Final (520m) in December.

A fortnight ago the well-bred bitch finished a terrific third to Mepunga Isla in the Group 2 Golden Sands Final (600m) before going on to annex the Group 3 Golden Ticket (520m) on Thursday night.

It may well prove to be a big few days for Robert Jacobsen, represented by heat winner Rowdy Roddy in Saturday night’s Group 1 National Derby (520m) at Wentworth Park.

In the hands of Rob Tyler for his Sydney campaign, Rowdy Roddy is looking to emulate the deeds of his sire Jagger Swagger which won the National Derby in 2013.