Luca Cumani's Ibicenco wins the Sandown Cup
Ibicenco gained compensation for missing the cut for the Melbourne Cup by winning the Sportingbet Sandown Cup.
Last Updated: 17/11/12 11:45am
Luca Cumani's charge did not make the field for the Flemington feature earlier this month but stormed to victory in the two-mile Listed contest at Sandown.
Ibicenco made his challenge midway down the home straight under Glen Boss and scored by three-quarters of a length from Reuben Percival.
The OTI Racing-owned horse will now join Peter Moody's team in Australia.
OTI Racing's Terry Henderson said: "It's fantastic for the horse and for all the staff and Luca. But he'll get the sack now Luca, because the horse will go to Peter Moody.
"He's still a very young horse and the best appears still ahead of him."