2015 Robert Sangster Stakes Now the Aim for Politeness

March 11, 2015

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2015 Robert Sangster Stakes Now the Aim for Politeness

When first acceptances for The Championships series in April closed earlier this week, four-year-old mare Politeness remained in contention for both the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).

Politeness could bypass The Championships due to a niggling foot injury.

Politeness could bypass The Championships due to a niggling foot injury. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

However after just being scratched from her past two starts due to a persistent hoof injury, the fact remains that Politeness may simply not be ready to travel to Sydney and earn a sought-after place in either race field.

Politeness resumed in last month’s Group 3 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m), in which she finished third. The mare raced in sixth place, caught three wide, and was under riding nearing the home turn before battling on in the sprint home to finish a head behind Bonaria.

The Robert Smerdon-trained mare has since been due to run in the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) in the past two weeks but has found herself scratched from both races due to her hoof injury.

“She has a foot issue and we thought we were on top of it after she galloped well at Sandown on Wednesday and on Thursday she wasn’t too bad but on Friday it was really sensitive so we scratched her,” Smerdon told Racing Victoria.

“By the weekend it wasn’t too bad and she’s still working but it’s just lingering and has put her campaign out of whack and I don’t know if she’ll get to Sydney.”

As time is running out to get Politeness fit and ready for The Championships in Sydney, Smerdon admitted he has started looking towards Group One races in Adelaide and Brisbane.

Politeness could travel to Morphettville on May 1 to contest the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) before travelling north to Brisbane in June where there are a number of lucrative races within the Winter Racing Carnival, including the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) and Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) worth $2 million.

“We might have to look at Adelaide and a race like Robert Sangster and Brisbane remains an option for her too in races like the Tatt’s Tiara and Stradbroke,” the trainer said.

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