Sertorius Aiming to Continue 2400m Winning Streak in The BMW

April 1, 2014

Sertorius Aiming to Continue 2400m Winning Streak in The BMW

Trainer Jamie Edwards is confident talented six-year-old Sertorius can return to the 2400 metre winning circle in this weekend’s major Group 1 The BMW at Rosehill Gardens, having improved further from a competitive effort in the Ranvet Stakes last time out.

Trainer Jamie Edwards is confident Sertorius can continue a perfect run of form over 2400 metres in The BMW

Trainer Jamie Edwards is confident Sertorius can continue a perfect run of form over 2400 metres in The BMW. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Co-trainer of the well-trialled Galileo gelding with Bruce Elkington, Edwards told AAP he is very happy with the way Sertorius has taken to work since finishing fifth behind New Zealand raider Silent Achiever in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) two weeks ago.

“He’s in good nick and has improved since the Ranvet” Edwards said on Monday.

“He’ll have a nice solid gallop in the morning on the Geelong course proper and then he’ll head off to Sydney on Wednesday.”

Having contested only two prior events at 2400 metres, Sertorius is aiming to continue an impressive win streak at the distance which has already delivered titles in the Listed Bendigo Cup and Group 2 Zipping Classic ahead of fellow The BMW entrant Epingle and Queenstown to close a memorable and consistent 2013 spring preparation.

Returning to the track in similarly strong form this season, Sertorius was unlucky to finish second behind Moment Of Change in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) first-up before displaying a signature turn of foot to blast from the rear of the field and finish third in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) prior to the Ranvet.

With a long view toward the 2014 Melbourne Cup in November, Edwards has included his stable’s star in nominations for the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on April 19th, and is confident of carrying winning form into that major target with a maiden Group 1 victory in The BMW this weekend.

Despite his strong run of form over the last twelve months of competitive races, Sertorius is currently given little hope of success in betting markets for this weekend’s 2014 The BMW, offered to punters at particularly generous odds of $21 ahead of tomorrow’s barrier draw.

Having returned to the track in sensational form this season after his triumphant win in the 2013 Melbourne Cup, Fiorente is currently leading betting markets for the 2014 BMW at a quote of $4, ahead of It’s A Dundeel ($4.40), Silent Achiever ($5.50) and 2012 Melbourne Cup victor Green Moon ($6.50). is currently offering the best odds on all Rosehill Gardens races this weekend, including the Group 1 The BMW!

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