Handicap at Flemington Ideal Race for Petite Diablesse

December 10, 2014

Handicap at Flemington Ideal Race for Petite Diablesse

Five-year-old mare Petite Diablesse was due to run at Sandown Racecourse last weekend but a late decision to scratch her in favour of the Building Engineering Handicap (1400m) at Flemington this Saturday has proven to be a wise decision by the horse’s connections.

Jessica Payne (pictured here with Hosting) will ride Petite Diablesse in the Building Engineering Handicap on Saturday.

Jessica Payne (pictured here with Hosting) will ride Petite Diablesse in the Building Engineering Handicap on Saturday. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

There was no issue with the mare herself that led to the scratching and trainer Greg Eurell believes it was a very good decision in hindsight.

“After a discussion with the owner on Friday afternoon we decided to scratch her in favour of Flemington this week,” Eurell told Racing Victoria.

“It’s only a small field on Saturday and it looks an ideal race for her.

“I was glad that we didn’t run her last week because the race would not have suited her.”

Just eight fillies and mares are due to contest the Benchmark 90 handicap race, with Petite Diablesse jumping from barrier six with Ms Jessica Payne.

Although the mare had been allocated the minimum weight of 54kg she will carry just 51kg after Payne’s 3kg apprentice jockey claim.

Petite Diablesse won a Benchmark 70 over 1205 metres her last time out at Sale Racecourse but Eurell is aiming to get her back on track to contest bigger and better races on the back of four end of the field finishes.

She managed to place at Stakes level racing over 1400 metres as a three-year-old at Flemington, a form which Eurell is hopeful can be achieved once more.

“She’s in very good order at the moment, I think she’s back to her best so it will be interesting to see how she goes on Saturday,” he said.

“I really liked her first up win at Sale and a bit of a gap between runs shouldn’t worry her one bit.”

The Chris Waller-trained Calming Influence will carry the top weight of 60kg in the Building Engineering Handicap but has the advantage of jumping from barrier four with champion hoop Damien Oliver in the saddle.

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