Schofield Thrilled to Ride Lankan Rupee in Darley Classic

November 6, 2014

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Schofield Thrilled to Ride Lankan Rupee in Darley Classic

Partnering the classy sprinter to his impressive victory in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) during the Autumn Carnival, up-and-coming jockey Chad Schofield is thrilled to have re-gained the ride on Lankan Rupee for Saturday’s Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington following regular rider Craig Newitt’s suspension.

Chad Schofield partnered Lankan Rupee to victory in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap earlier this year. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Chad Schofield partnered Lankan Rupee to victory in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap earlier this year. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Bouncing from the gates well in the Newmarket Handicap, Schofield was a passenger as Lankan Rupee jumped out to the lead and extended to find the line close to three lengths in the clear of closest rival Spirit of Boom.

While disappointed for Newitt to be unable to take the ride, Schofield was thrilled was offered to return to the saddle of the Redoute’s Choice gelding, and is confident of partnering the five-year-old to a fifth race win at the highest level of Australian racing this year in the 2014 Darley Classic.

“It was the best win on a horse I’ve experienced,” Schofield told AAP.

“No doubt if he can reproduce that, they’ll struggle to beat him.

“He won his last start, overcoming a setback so he’s going to improve. And I’m thrilled to be able to ride him again.”

Securing a commendable race record of ten wins and a further five minor places from his nineteen competitive appearances at the races so far, Lankan Rupee was unable to secure much of a consistent run of form until his gelding as the conclusion of the 2013 Autumn Carnival.

Undoubtedly returning to racing in career-best form in autumn this year, Lankan Rupee won the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) by nearly four lengths first-up before completing a memorable run of Group 1 victories in taking out each of the Oakleigh Plate (1100m), Newmarket Handicap and T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) in succession.

While suffering a shock defeat to Angelic Light in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) first-up this time and running an agonizingly-close second to Buffering in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1200m) on September 26th, the gelding out of Estelle Collection will carry winning form into the 2014 Darley Classic after winning the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) last time out on October 24th.

Allocated the wide and somewhat awkward barrier 11, Lankan Rupee is currently available at a generous quote of $5 for success in the Darley Classic with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

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