Etymology Wins Listed Australia Day Cup

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

Runner-up in the 2015 Derby and second again in the 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 Warwick Farm on , settling third in the six-horse field with ($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 Naval Warfare ($3.70) by 1-1/4 lengths.

Fabrizio rallied to hold third.

“He is a happy horse and is coping with his training,” trainer 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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