Racing: Shinn leader in manoeuvre changes

March 14, 2017 - tonton

Trainer Allan Sharrock will check a preference on a supplement for Kawi. Photo / Race Images
Trainer Allan Sharrock will check a preference on a supplement for Kawi. Photo / Race Images

Sydney manoeuvre Blake Shinn has been a categorical customer of a manoeuvre merry-go-round for a re-scheduled Auckland Cup day.

Shinn has picked adult 4 rides during Thursday’s Ellerslie meeting, including mounts in a organisation 1 Barfoot Thompson Auckland Cup, organisation 1 Sistema Stakes and organisation 2 Westbury Classic.

He has transposed Hong Kong supplement Zac Purton on Gentil Tonton in a Auckland Cup and Summer Passage in a Sistema Stakes, and replaces Jason Waddell on Mime in a Westbury Classic and on Victory Drive in a rating 75 2100m.

Both Summer Passage ($3.20) and Victory Drive ($5.50) were favourites in final margin betting yesterday and Mime common a second line, during $6.50, in a 1400m Westbury. Gentil Tonton, who has shown his best form on soppy tracks, was during $19 for a Cup.

Shinn is a form rider, with 3 organisation wins in Sydney within a final 10 days. He partnered former New Zealand galloper Tavago to win a A$350,000 Sky High Stakes during Rosehill final Saturday and won a A$500,000 Challenge Stakes on English and a A$300,000 Todman Stakes on Gunnison a prior weekend.

He also won a organisation 3 Zeditave Stakes during Caulfield on Feb 25 and ran second in a organisation 1 Blue Diamond Stakes on heading Golden Slipper contender Pariah.

Shinn won a 2016 Golden Slipper on Capitalist though his career high indicate has been his Melbourne Cup win on Viewed in 2008.

Shinn, 29, will be roving during Ellerslie for a third time. He ran second on Hasahalo – who will be among Summer Passage’s rivals on Thursday – in a Karaka Million in Jan and also rode during a 2016 Karaka Million meeting.

He has nonetheless to win a competition in New Zealand though has had 4 placings from his 6 rides and ran third on Tavago in a Karaka Mile final year and fourth on stablemate Caorunn in a 2016 Karaka Million.

Purton was incompetent to lapse to Auckland on Thursday since of Hong Kong commitments while Waddell, who had been intent for 5 horses, including Kawi in a Group we Bonecrusher Stakes, has been thwarted by a change of date for Cup day.

Waddell had been due to start a cessation final Sunday, that will finish on Mar 23.

He practical to a Judicial Control Authority (JCA) for accede to float during Thursday’s rescheduled assembly though his ask was incited down yesterday.

A recover from a JCA Board pronounced that “the ask can't be met as a Rules of Racing do not yield for a examination or a remember of a authorised committee’s preference underneath a resources outset in this matter. The abandonment of a assembly constantly impacts jockeys, some arguably beneficially and others not so.

“The JCA Board also records that Mr Waddell is not a usually manoeuvre impacted by a rescheduling of final Saturday’s assembly and there are several others whose stream duration of cessation includes Thursday, Mar 16.”

Waddell still has a choice of appealing opposite a strange preference to postpone him and is available authorised recommendation before he and manager Darryl Anderson make a decision. The deadline for an interest is 4pm today.

Allan Sharrock, who trains Kawi, will check creation a preference on Kawi’s supplement compartment after Waddell has tired all his options.

The Auckland Cup marketplace has been revised following a change of date and Chenille, who had mislaid foster with a awaiting of a soppy track, was behind during a tip of a marketplace during $6 yesterday

NZ Herald

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