Linton Could be Surprise 2013 Stradbroke Handicap Starter

April 22, 2013

Linton Could be Surprise 2013 Stradbroke Handicap Starter

John Sadler-trained gelding Linton could be aimed at the Group 1 2013 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) in June after an impressive win at Morphetville on Saturday.

Linton could head to the Stradbroke Handicap after an impressive win at Morphettville. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

The six-year-old finished strongly to claim the Listed Holdfast Insurance Handicap, leaving Sadler hopeful he can rediscover the form that made him a Group 1 performer in previous preparations.

Linton hasn’t shown his best recently but in the 2011 autumn was second in the Australian Cup and third in the BMW.

“We all know he is a Group 2 winner at 2500m. He is capable of running that journey, but he is a good, smart galloper,” Sadler told TVN.

“I just think in a short race that would be a pressure race like the Stradbroke that he would be finding the line hard.”

Linton’s next outing is likely to be in the Group 3 2013 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) at Morphetville.

Sadler believes the key to the Galileo grey pushing on to bigger things is keeping him fresh.

“I’m not trying to re-invent the wheel with him but it suits the horse to be kept fresh,” he said.

With an increased prize of $1 million up for grabs for the Stradbroke winner this year, Queensland’s richest race is expected to receive strong entries.

Also pressing claims for a Stradbroke campaign on Saturday was Better Than Ready who comfortably won the Listed Mick Dittman Plate at Eagle Farm.

The More Than Ready colt showed his potential to be a Group 1 contender when fifth in the Newmarket Handicap in March.

“Let’s be honest, he has to lift a bit to be winning a race like the Stradbroke, but he got the job done and in the end it was pretty soft,” trainer Kelly Schweida said.

With autumn racing in full swing, ensure you are getting top odds on all the exciting action by betting at bookmaker.com.au!

At bookmaker.com.au you can take advantage of a massive $500 bonus bet simply by signing up quoting the code BONUSBET today!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

McDonald to team up with Care ...

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradb...

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradbroke Handicap after 2018 Goodwood win

The Anthony Freedman trained Santa Ana Lane has earned a start in the 2018...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin’ Through beats stablemate Egg Tart

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through claimed his first Group 1 victory when...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Ti...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Tip for Weir to Make History

Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir is out to emulate the late, great Bart...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Be...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Betting update: Comin’ Through the solid pick

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through remains the firm favourite for the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field