Sedanzer dom­i­nates in the wet

Sunday Tasmanian - - Sport -

CLASSY mare Sedanzer has dis­pelled any doubts about her wet-track abil­ity by scor­ing a con­vinc­ing win in the Group Two Bris­bane Cup at Doomben.

Tim Clark con­tin­ued his bumper win­ter carnival cam­paign for train­ers Gai Water­house and Adrian Bott when he rode Sedanzer, the $2.80 favourite, to a 2-1/4 length win in front of An­ton En Avant ($20), with Ki­wia ($5) a sim­i­lar mar­gin away in third.

Co-trainer Adrian Bott ad­mit­ted he had reser­va­tions about Sedanzer’s abil­ity to cope with the heavy track dur­ing yes­ter­day’s 2200m race.

“We didn’t have too much [wet] form to go on pre­vi­ously with her but we thought her class would take her a long way,” Bott said.

Bott will dis­cuss with Water­house whether to ex­tend Sedanzer’s win­ter carnival cam­paign to tar­get the mare at races such as the Caloun­dra and Grafton cups. An­other op­tion is for Sedanzer to spell and be aimed at the spring carnival, in races such as the Myer Clas­sic and Ma­tri­arch Stakes.

“We’ll have to look at what’s up here for her now and where she’s best suited,” Bott said.

Clark had Sedanzer cruis­ing in third place be­fore mov­ing up strongly to chal­lenge on the home turn and sprint­ing clear at the 250m mark. “From the 700m when I gave her a bit more rein she towed me into it,” Clark said.

“I was con­fi­dent com­ing to the turn. She’s got a great turn of foot and she dashed away and won well.” Clark said Sedanzer de­served to win the Cup af­ter an un­lucky third in the Pre­mier’s Cup at Doomben at her lead-up start.

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