Shazza to show her Qual­ity at Rand­wick

The Sportsman Weekend - - News -

SYD­NEY’S most un­der­rated mare Shazee Lee is all set to prove her Hawkes­bury Guineas win was no fluke by tak­ing out to­mor­row’s Group 3 ATC Toy Show Qual­ity (1300m) at Rand­wick.

The Scott Sin­gle­ton trained mare blew out to $51 in April’s Hawkes­bury Guineas and was given lit­tle hope the 1400m Group 3 af­ter fail­ing in the $500,000 Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onship Fi­nal three weeks prior.

Shazee Lee was back to her barn­storm­ing best in the Guineas how­ever charg­ing home over the top of her ri­vals to score a shock home­town win.

Those im­me­di­ately be­hind her that day were Prompt Re­turn and Sal­sonic who un­der­pin the form by win­ning the Dane Rip­per and Queens­land Guineas re­spec­tively soon af­ter.

Sixth placed Ca­landa won the Ramornie while Good Stand­ing, who was seventh to Shazee Lee in the Guineas came out and won a Listed race in Bris­bane two weeks later.

Shazee Lee was tuned-up for week­end as­sign­ment with an out­stand­ing trial at Rand­wick on Au­gust 8 where she hit the line hard­est of all to clock in just 0.7-lengths from win­ner, Toy Show favourite Dixie Blos­soms.

“She’d been work­ing well so it was good to see her frank it in the trial,” Sin­gle­ton said.

“Jay (Ford) doesn’t say a lot but you could tell he was happy. He said it was per­fect.”

Shazee Lee has so far man­aged to win three of her 11 starts with a cou­ple sec­onds.

“She works like a real good horse at home and there’s not many that can gal­lop with her on the track. When she’s rid­den quiet, whether it be in a trial or a race, she is pretty well strong all the time late,” says Sin­gle­ton.

“She seems to be a lit­tle bit stronger than last time also. I just want try and keep her in mares com­pany place her as eas­ier races as a I can.

“The 1300m is a nice dis­tance to kick off in and in a cou­ple of weeks there is the Mona Lisa at Wy­ong for mares over 1350m so this leads into it nicely,” he added.

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