Gate One Not Great for Gredington in 2015 Sandown Guineas

November 11, 2015

Gate One Not Great for Gredington in 2015 Sandown Guineas

Cranbourne trainer Pat Hyland admits the inside alley in Saturday’s Sandown Guineas 2015 on Zipping Classic Day is far from ideal for his hopeful Gredington who chases a maiden black-type win.

Craig Newitt

Craig Newitt is the sixth jockey in as many starts to jump aboard Gredington in Saturday’s 2015 Sandown Guineas. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

Fifteen three-year-olds make up the field for this year’s $250,000 Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), with Hyland’s runner jumping from barrier one with Craig Newitt booked for the ride in the set weights feature.

While saying it was a better result than drawing the extreme outside, Hyland said he would have preferred not to be on the rails with his Magnus colt who hasn’t won since success on a Heavy 10 Warrnambool over 1300m back in July.

“It’s better than barrier 15, so I suppose I shouldn’t complain about having one,” former jockey turned trainer Hyland who is part of an elite club of just seven hoops to boast wins in the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Golden Slipper told AAP on Wednesday.

“He does his best work going home down the outside and they probably spread out a lot better at Sandown.

Two back he stepped up in grade at Moonee Valley for a brave third beaten under a length by the winner Sovereign Nation in the Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) with Blake Shinn in the saddle.

Last time out the fifth jockey in as many starts jumped aboard at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day with Sydney-based James McDonald in the saddle for Gredington’s disappointing eighth to the Darren Weir-trained Mahuta in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m).

Mahuta, chasing a fourth consecutive win, is now the $6 second pick in Sandown Guineas betting at this weekend following Tony McEvoy’s in-form filly Don’t Doubt Mamma ($4.20) in the early markets.

Gredington meanwhile is one of the genuine outsiders in the Sandown Guineas odds at $31 to improve on his Carbine win when taking on his last start conqueror again this weekend.

Hyland, 74, hopes the young horse can defy his price and do just that with a more aggressive ride planned with Newitt taking over in the saddle.

“His best run this time in was in the Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley when Blake Shinn rode him. He got back in the race that night and ran on well around them,” Hyland explained.

“I think he needs a strong, aggressive rider and I think I’ve pulled the right rein there.”

Gredington is also in the best possible condition physically for the Sandown Guineas challenge according to Hyland.

“He’s worked very well and I don’t see why he won’t run super in this race,” he said.

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