Scone Guineas Winner Pampelonne Considered for Doomben 10,000

May 21, 2012

Scone Guineas Winner Pampelonne Considered for Doomben 10,000

Connections will leave it up to trainer Tim Martin as to whether promising young gelding Pampelonne backs up from their win in the Scone Guineas over the weekend in this Saturday’s 2012 Doomben 10,000.

Corey Brown

Corey Brown will ride Scone Guineas winner Pampelonne if they back up in the 2012 Doomben 10,000 this Saturday

The Rock Of Gibraltar gelding remains undefeated this season having now won all three of their 2012 starts after Hugh Bowman rode them to a sensational three and a half length victory in the $500,000 Inglis 3YO Guineas (1400m) at Scone on Saturday.

Going out as the $2.30 favourite Pampelonne saluted for the punters to run away from shock second placegetter Flying Fuji ($61) with $2.60 second fancy Colorado Claire finishing nearly two lengths further back for third.

Pampelonne was always heading up to Queensland for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival with their owner Alan Bell eyeing off the sunshine state’s richest prize, the $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 9.

They are still on the verge of a start however sitting around 40th on the order of entry and needing to force their way into the field.

Having completed the same Gosford Guineas – Scone Guineas double last year’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Sincero won on way to his success in Queensland’s biggest race last winter, connections are sure to be keener than ever for Pampelonne to get into the Stradbroke.

It is now being seriously considered to back the young gun up at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday in the lucrative $650,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) where they would face the likes of BTC Cup winner Sea Siren and the Rob Heathcote-trained Buffering.

While running on successive Saturday’s before an assignment as tough as the Stradbroke is not ideal, Martin indicated it was likely with the ballot leaving them without much of an option.

“He has pulled up really well and I’m floating him to Queensland myself,” Martin said on Sunday.

“He had a few hours in the paddock at Yarraman Park this morning and if he is like he is today, I’ll have no problems running next Saturday.

“I really don’t want to run again, I’d rather go straight into the Stradbroke but I’ve got no choice.”

Pampelonne is the current $8 third favourite behind that dynamic duo in the Doomben 10,000 odds while for the Stradbroke Handicap they occupy the second line of betting at $8 behind Peter Snowden’s up-and-comer Mental ($7).

“He’ll trot and canter until Thursday and might do a bit of work then,” Martin continued.

“I could wait until the BTC Cup a week later but I don’t want to do that.

“If he backs up well on Saturday I can just float through to the Stradbroke, it will be perfect.”

As mentioned above for the Inglis Guineas success, Pampelonne’s fourth from six career starts, Bowman was in the saddle.

Bowman however has been confirmed to ride Buffering in the Doomben 10,000 replacing suspended Doomben Cup winning hoop Nash Rawiller.

Taking over from Bowman, who could never get down to the 50.5kg the horse is allocated in the Stradbroke Handicap weights anyway, on Pampelonne then should they go to into the 10,000 would be Corey Brown who rode them for their first-up win over 1200m at Rosehill back on March 24.

A win in the Doomben 10,000 would earn Pampelonne a ballot free ride into the Stradbroke, but also a likely weight penalty as well.

Heading into the Doomben 10,000 and the Stradbroke Martin is very wary of John O’Shea’s filly Sea Siren.

“I thought she was fantastic the other day (winning the BTC Cup),” he said.

“Very good, and very hard to beat again next weekend but I know my horse is capable of doing it.”

Sea Siren will start favourite in the Doomben 10,000 but already being on 52.kg for the Stradbroke could be outweighted for the Stradbroke should she go onto win this weekend and be penalised on top of that.

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