Sepoy One Step Closer To Manikato Win After Easy Trial Victory

By: Sarah Fortnum
September 19th, 2011

Sepoy completed an impressive barrier trial at Cranbourne today

This year’s Golden Slipper winner Sepoy has reminded everyone of his incredible talent and speed at a barrier trial at Cranbourne earlier today.

The three-year-old superstar finished two and a half lengths clear of his closest rival in the 800 metre sprint.

Sepoy is currently preparing for an appearance in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley on September 30.

Trainer Peter Snowden was surprised by the fast time of 44.9 seconds that Sepoy posted in the trial.

“It was a nice trial but it surprised me how quick they ran,” Snowden said.

“They didn’t appear to be going that quickly and it was not like he put ten lengths on them.”

The trial is due to be Sepoy’s final performance before taking his place in the $500,000 Manikato Stakes.

“It is next Friday week so it is not far away and he is such a gross colt you have got to be mindful of keeping the work up to him and not over-tax him,” Snowden said.

“I am really happy with him and when I came down and saw him yesterday, to me, it was the best he’s ever looked.”

Sepoy, who won all three legs of the Blue Diamond during the autumn carnival in Sydney, has already won his last two starts of the spring by convincing margins.

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