He’s Our Rokkii Out Of Sandown Guineas

By: Thomas Hackett
November 13th, 2015

He’s Our Rokkii has been scratched from the 2015 Sandown Guineas and he will instead contest the 2015 Western Australian Guineas at Ascot next Saturday.

David Hayes will send He's Our Rokkii to Perth for the 2015 Western Australian Guineas. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

David Hayes will send He’s Our Rokkii to Perth for the 2015 Western Australian Guineas. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

He’s Our Rokkii joined the Lindsay Park team at the start of the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival after beginning his racing career under the care of Mark Forbes in New Zealand and he made his Australian racing debut with a solid win at Benalla on September 15 before he finished a credible sixth in the Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on October 2.

The Roc De Cambes gelding looked to be tracking nicely towards the Sandown Guineas and professional punter Daniel O’Sullivan was very keen on his chances following his fourth place finish in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m), but after he drew a wide Sandown Guineas barrier Lindsay Park opted to remove him from the Group 2 event and send him to Perth for the Group 2 Western Australian Guineas (1600m) on November 21.

“From the wide gate a decision will be made today,” co-trainer Tom Dabernig said this morning.

“We will be talking to Mark Pilkington and the connections, but there is a chance that he may be scratched and go to Perth to run in the WA Guineas.”

The Lindsay Park team will still be represented in the Sandown Guineas in the form of the progressive Flying Light.

Flying Light started his spring campaign with a win at Benalla and he performed well without winning in the Listed Poseidon Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on October 4, the Listed Gothic Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on October 17 and the Carbine Club Stakes.

Dabernig said that he has been happy with the form of Flying Light this preparation and he expects the son of Exceed And Excel to savage the line in the final stages of the 2015 Sandown Guineas.

“He ran really well at Flemington over Cup week and he just came out into the wrong part of the track – there was a track bias on that day,” Dabernig said.

“He is going well and watch for him hitting the line.”

Flying Light is currently available at 2015 Sandown Guineas odds of $21 with Ladbrokes, while talented filly Don’t Doubt Mamma ($4) is a clear favourite from last start winner Mahuta ($4.80), Peter Moody-trained Ngarimu ($8.50), Carbine Club Stakes runner-up Patch Adams ($10), debut winner Zafiki ($14) and New Zealand Group 1 winner Marky Mark ($16).

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