Etymology Wins Listed Australia Day Cup

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Godolphin's Etymology has continued his to claim his third consecutive win and set up a possible Sydney Cup campaign with victory in the Listed at Farm.

Runner-up in the 2015 Derby and second again in the South Australian Derby the following autumn, Etymology won a 2500m-handicap at last month and backed up with victory in the (2800m) at the same track on New Year's Day.

He brought that form and the punters' hopes to on , settling third in the six-horse field with Fabrizio ($12) leading early in the 2400m-race.

brought Etymology ($3.30 fav) up to the leaders in the straight and he hit the line strongly to hold off ($3.70) by 1-1/4 lengths.

Fabrizio rallied to hold third.

“He is a happy horse and is coping with his training,” trainer James Cummings said.

“He is free in his action. He used to be a bit nervous before races but he is not any more.

“He could be a lightweight Sydney Cup chance.”

McEvoy was equally impressed.

“He jumped out with good intent and was in a nice spot,” he said.

“He is in good form and as a three-year-old he was placed in a Derby.”

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