Reuben Percival Scratched from 2012 Stayers Cup

June 16, 2012

Reuben Percival Scratched from 2012 Stayers Cup

Odds-on favourite Reuben Percival has been scratched from today’s $100,000 2012 Stayers Cup (3200m) at Rosehill Gardens.

Reuben Percival

Reuben Percival has been scratched from the Stayers Cup at Rosehill today

The five-year-old is not believed to have suffered any injuries but has been sent to the paddock for a much deserved spell after a tough preparation.

A son of Al Akbar, Reuben Percival has been racing since March with highlights including wins in the Richmond Club Stayers Final at Hakwesbury and the Winter Cup at Warwick Farm.

His withdrawal has seen Peter Snowden-trained gelding Adroitly installed as $1.70 favourite in the seven-horse field.

A son of Octagonal, the four-year-old won the Listed WJ McKell Cup two starts back and finished a length behind Reuben Percival when fourth in the Winter Cup.

A winner of five of 21 starts, Adroitly will be the first Snowden-trained horse to ever run in a 3200-metre race.

Speaking earlier this week, Snowden said he had enjoyed training Adroitly for the longer distance and believes the extra length will suit.

“He’s no superstar but he’s an honest horse and I enjoy the different sort of training,” Snowden said.

“He has been looking for this [distance].

“It’s a race I’ve been wanting to run him in for quite a while.”

Wet weather in the harbour city has seen the track rated a heavy 9 which will favour Adroitly who has won three times on wet surfaces.

Adroitly’s main rivals in the are Anthony Cummings-trained gelding Emeritus and New Zealand-bred six-year-old Roi D’Jeu.

A son of Zabeel, Emeritus is stepping up to face his toughest rivals yet but has been in excellent form, winning twice and placing on three other occasions in his last five starts.

Ro D’Jeu is yet to win on Australian soil but has signalled potential with two fifth-place efforts in Sydney this winter.

The Stayers Cup will jump as the fifth race on the Rosehill card today so head to quickly to back a winner!

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