Hall of Famer Jim Cassidy proved he was not a spent force when it came to winning Group 1 races after a superbly judged ride on Grand Marshal in the Sydney Cup.
Known for his great front-running rides, Cassidy sat quiet at the rear of the field on Chris Waller’s stayer and put the $41 chance into the race at the 600 metres before he flew down the outside to defeat stablemate Who Shot Thebarman in a photo finish.
He was coming off a third-place effort in the Chairmans Handicap when racing on an unfavourable part of the track and proved himself to be the superior stayer in a high-class field.


Dansili (GB) – Margarula

Winner – Sydney Cup 2015
Trainer Chris Waller
Jockey Jim Cassidy
Prizemoney Won $1,000,000
Lifetime Performance as at 01 December 2015
STARTS 1st 2nd 3rd
27 7 5 3

Sydney Cup – Race Replay

2015 Winner Grand Marshall, 2nd Who shot Thebarman, (NZ), 3rd Like a Carousel 
Time/Track 3-24.70 (Soft 7)                                                                                                                                              

Grand Marshal (GB) Dansili (GB) Danehill (USA) Danzig (USA)
Razyana (USA)
Hasili (IRE) Kahyasi (USA)
Kerali (GB)
Margarula (IRE) Doyoun (IRE) Mill Reef (USA)
Dumka (FR)
Mild Intrigue (USA) Sir Ivor (USA)
Mild Deception (USA)