Platelet Scratched from Robert Sangster Stakes 2015

May 1, 2015

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Platelet Scratched from Robert Sangster Stakes 2015

One of the best backed mares in the 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes field has been scratched from the classic with the Darren Weir-trained Platelet set to miss her third run in the race due to heat in her fetlock.


A joint injury has forced Platelet out of Saturday’s 2015 Robert Sangster Stakes field in Adelaide. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

Winner of the 2013 edition of the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville, after which the classy daughter of Strategic went on to win the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) back at the track one start later, Platelet defended her title last Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

She ran a brave second to Driefontein in last year’s Robert Sangster, and ran second also to upset winner Smokin’ Joey in The Goodwood, and was accepted to attempt to become the first multiple winner of the former this weekend.

On Thursday afternoon however her Ballarat-based trainer Weir discovered a serious setback that not only sees her scratched from the Robert Sangster, but also puts the six-year-old’s future racing career under a cloud of doubt.

“She’s been such a good horse to us, we didn’t want to take any risks with her,” Weir told Racing Victoria.

“I’ll have to speak with the owner (ATB’s Darren Dance) about what we do from here going forward.”

There is a chance the mare, a winner of 10 of her 32 career starts for close to $1.4 million in prize money, could have run her last race.

With a possible injury-enforced retirement pending, Platelet’s swansong appearance could end up being her disappointing sixth to Daytona Grey in the Group 3 R N Irwin Stakes (1100m) at Morphettville on April 18.

Platelet debuted at Echuca in a maiden plate back in August of 2011 and went on to break through with her first turf triumph just one run later over 1000m at Geelong with Michelle Payne, who rode her for her opening seven starts, in the saddle.

Her first Group assignment was in Moonee Valley’s Group 3 Champagne Stakes (1200m) that September where she ran a brave second to Miss Stellabelle before winning her first black-type in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield under two weeks later.

Other career highlights included of course her Group 1 Adelaide double, a Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) win in Flemington in October 2013 and more recently her second in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m) last year.

Her latest victory was two back in the Jeep 55 Second Challenge Heat (955m) at Moonee Valley on March 27 where she defeated Gregers, an $11 fancy for the Robert Sangster Stakes through on the weekend to improve on her third in the race last autumn.

Robert Sangster Stakes betting is now led by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Miracles Of Life in from $5.50 to $4.60, the former Blue Diamond Stakes winner returning to the track where her racing career began under the guidance of Daniel Clarken.

The other best fancied in the fillies-and-mares’ feature are William Reid runner-up Vain Queen ($5) drawn wide in gate 13 and six-year-old Avoid Lightning ($7) coming off a Group 2 win in Melbourne.

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