Holmesville trainer Dave Richardson and his wife Sandra took out the Group 3 Gold Cup at Wentworth Park this evening, with Sandave Sapphire leading all the way in a sizzling 41.84 performance over 720m.

Stepping beautifully from box six, the daughter of Miagi and Stately Sapphire was never headed in a dominant display by five lengths over favourite runner Lioness Lulu from box eight. Sandave Sapphire received plenty of support from punters and started the race as the $4.60 second favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au. Reserve runner Whittaker ran a solid race box four and wound up in third position for trainer Julie Fletcher. 

Sandave Sapphire notched up his 10th career victory tonight and collected $25,000 in prizemoney for his owners.