Sad case of deja vu for Schofield

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

GLYN Schofield, rider of Prized Icon, has had that sink­ing feel­ing be­fore.

As Winx swept past Prized Icon and cleared out to win the Group 1 $600,000 TAB Chip­ping Nor­ton Stakes (1600m), Schofield likened it to the Black CaviarHay List clash in the TJ Smith Stakes five years ago. “Same re­sult!’’ Schofield said. “I was on Hay List and he was fly­ing that day but Black Caviar went straight past us.

“It was sim­i­lar to­day be­cause Prized Icon was try­ing hard, he had got the bet­ter of the oth­ers but Winx just sprinted right away.

“It’s tough when you are chas­ing home these freak­ish horses.’’

Schofield said he was full of ad­mi­ra­tion for Winx but also Prized Icon.

“She is a great cham­pion,’’ Schofield said. “But full credit to Prized Icon, he is re­ally try­ing hard in his races. He has run out of his skin to­day.’’

Trainer Kris Lees said Prized Icon, him­self a Group 1 win­ner, could not have gone any bet­ter. “Prized Icon has gone as good as he could go but Winx was awe­some — she was in a league of her own,’’ Lees said.

Clas­sic Uni­form’s game third felt al­most like a win for trainer Gary Moore.

“We’ve run third to one of the all-time greats, I’m happy with that,’’ Moore said. “Clas­sic Uni­form needs fur­ther these days so to run third in a 1600m race is a good sign for the au­tumn.’’

An­drew Ad­kins rode Clas­sic Uni­form and also praised the geld­ing’s de­ter­mined ef­fort.

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