Sheidel set for redemption in Robert Sangster Stakes

Lindsay Park’s Group 1 winning mare Sheidel is ready for redemption when she lines up in the Group 1 $1m Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Sheidel, above, is set for redemption in the Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Sheidel, above, is set for redemption in the Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Co-trainer David Hayes said that Sheidel is in fine shape to go one better this year after finishing an unlucky second to Precious Gem in the 2016 running of the Robert Sangster Stakes.

“If the interference wasn’t there (last year) she probably would have won,’’ Hayes told The Advertiser.

“She had a couple of issues which we’ve managed to fix and now she’s a happy horse and when they are happy they normally run accordingly.’’

Hayes has tuned up Sheidel with an impressive jump out win at Geelong and with Hong Kong’s Magic Man Joao Moreira to ride again, he is tipping her very hard to beat.

“She dominated her trial,’’ Hayes said.

“She won by about three lengths and looked to be going along really well.”

Moreira is hoping to keep his winning association with Sheidel intact after having ridden the mare twice for two wins in the Group 3 $200,000 Sensis Stakes (1100m) at Flemington during the 2016 Melbourne Carnival and in the Group 1 $500,000 The Resimax Group Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield in the Autumn.

Sheidel has had two runs since her Oakleigh Plate win for a fourth with Damien Oliver on board in the Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) down the Flemington straight on March 11 followed by a sixth to Silent Sedition for Blake Shinn in the Group 1 $500,000 Keogh Homes William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on March 24.

The Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Top Dabernig will also saddle up new stable acquisition Miss Gunpowder who was a first up winner for the training partnership in a 1200m BenchMark 90 Handicap at Caulfield on April 15.

In form apprentice Beau Mertens rode Miss Gunpowder to victory at Caulfield but senior jockey Dwayne Dunn will take over the reins in the Robert Sangster Stakes.

“She was impressive,’’ Ben Hayes said.

“She obviously spelled really well and looks to have come back in great order, she definitely knows her way around Morphettville.”

Miss Gunpowder was formerly trained by leading Adelaide trainer Phillip Stokes and has two wins and two placings from six outings on the Morphettville track as well as a win on the Morphettville Parks circuit.

Sheidel was drawn barrier ten in the twenty horse Robert Sangster Stakes field plus two emergencies while Miss Gunpowder drew out further at fifteen and the Lindsay Park Team’s third runner Hear The Chant has drawn even wider at eighteen.

2017 $1m Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x5470x1726 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ben Melham 11 56.5kg 114
2 421152×146 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 10 56.5kg 111
3 024x167x51 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 17 56.5kg 105
4 536x143x18 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Ms Katelyn Mallyon 12 56.5kg 103
5 1276x22x21 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 3 56.5kg 99
6 236x15162x EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 8 56.5kg 98
7 43016126×9 CAVALOCE Will Clarken Mark Zahra 21 56.5kg 97
8 9x2134x48x NOW OR LATER (IRE) Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 6 56.5kg 95
9 x5710849x8 SCARLET BILLOWS Darren Weir 4 56.5kg 95
10 x59x0270x2 I AM ZELADY Joseph Pride Noel Callow 7 56.5kg 93
11 x11x2451x4 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 16 56.5kg 93
12 x227x430x1 MISS GUNPOWDER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 15 56.5kg 90
13 21504334×4 A LOTTA LOVE Sam Pritchard-Gordon Jamie Mott 9 56.5kg 89
14 0x26116441 BEAUTIFUL FLYER Len Jarvis Paul Gatt 20 56.5kg 88
15 192109×161 LAKE COMO (NZ) Pat Hyland Stephen Baster 14 56.5kg 88
16 1804x2089x EVERY FAITH Robert Smerdon 1 56.5kg 84
17 4231×27118 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 2 55kg 108
18 x66735x192 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Damian Lane 5 55kg 98
19 2x110x1502 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Regan Bayliss 22 55kg 92
20 1x0192x519 HEAR THE CHANT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 18 55kg 83
21e 67x1310x48 SWEET SHERRY Brent Stanley Luke Currie 19 55kg 80
22e 1974×56353 SELENIA Robbie Griffiths 13 55kg 77

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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