SINGLETON RACING ROUND UP & WEEK AHEAD!
February 15, 2016
BATHURST CUP DAY:
Bathurst cup day proved a successful one for the Scott Singleton stable, taking three runners to the meeting Scoot and his team walked away with a winner and a second placing.
Overcast lined up in race 5 which was over the unusual distance of 3000m. Jay Ford put the 5yo gelding by Stratum to sleep in the first half of the race, settling towards the back of the field.
Approaching the 600m mark Ford got going on Overcast making a three-wide run, once Overcast hit the front the race was all over winning by two lengths.
Scott saddled up Big On Fame in the main race of the day, the Bathurst Cup. Being trapped wide early Taylor Marshall circled the field to be outside the leader and eventual winner Set Piece. The pair kicked away from the field approaching the turn but the early work proved to difficult for Big On Fame who held on for second placing.
Taylor Marshall’s comments: “The run was a huge effort after having to do so much early work, he wasn’t entitled to hold for second after the early work he did”.
The standout at the Hawkesbury trials this morning for the Singleton yard was the two-year-old filly Alluvion.
Alluvion by Onemorenomore has only had one career start, running sixth in the listed Gimcrack stakes behind the talented Calliope from the Godolphin yard.
Scott believes she is a nice filly with a bright future; keep an eye out for her over the coming weeks in town!
THE WEEK AHEAD:
This week looks to be a fairly quiet one for the stable, Scott saddles up two runners today at Queanbeyan and believes Court Victory in race 3 is his best chance for the day.
The team will also have runners at Newcastle (Thursday) and Quirindi (Friday).