An enormous run by Hard Style Rico has seen him qualify for next weekend’s Group 1 TAB Australian Cup final.
After missing the start from Box 2, the Luckie Karabitsakos-trained youngster proved too powerful for a field that included series favourite Shima Shine and dual Group 1 winner Barooga Brett.
Earlier, Scatterbox (pictured above) won the first Australian Cup heat of the night for trainer Jeff Galea.
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WATCH: Hard Style Rico (2) storms to victory after missing the start in his TAB Australian Cup heat.
Hard Style Rico cools down after his big win.