2016 Winter Stakes Aim for Zin Zan Eddie

June 22, 2016

2016 Winter Stakes Aim for Zin Zan Eddie

Matthew Smith’s returning sprinter Zin Zan Eddie will be racing for a Winter Stakes 2016 assignment when he lines-up on a wet Randwick track this Saturday.

Zin Zan Eddie

Zin Zan Eddie will relish the wet at Randwick in Saturday’s Winter Dash. Photo: Steve Hart.

The six-year-old son of Zizou hasn’t raced since his dead last when 10th behind subsequent Doomben 10,000 winner Music Magnate in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in mid-April

He returns to the track on the weekend after a smart 1050m trial running second on June 9, the Warwick Farm-based Smith accepting Zin Zan Eddie for the $85,000 Winter Dash (1200m).

The horse lines-up from barrier three in the 12-starter field carrying 56kg in the form of Jay Ford who was in the saddle for the Hall Mark Stakes loss, Zin Zan Eddie still only defeated 3.3 lengths that run.

A proven mudlark the galloper has had four runs on Heavy-rated tracks for two wins, a second and a third ahead of seeing similar conditions again on Saturday.

Zin Zan Eddie is after his first win since saluting on a Heavy (8) Randwick track back in January’s Listed Carrington Stakes (1400m), and Smith is full of confidence.

“He will love the track and the distance is no worry,” he told AAP.

“He’s probably best over 1400 metres but 1200 on a Heavy track will bring the field back to him.

“The wetter the better.”

If all goes to plan Smith will back him up in the $100,000 Listed Winter Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on July 16, which he believes is the ideal race for five-time winner.

“He has been a great horse for the stable,” Smith said.

“Apart from early on when he had a few knee issues when he was still immature and growing, he has always been sound.

“The Winter Stakes is the ideal race for him and 1400 metres is his best distance.”

Other notable Winter Dash hopes this weekend include another proven wet-track performer Inz’N’Out for Gerald Ryan who placed second in the Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) at Scone three starts ago, the returning John O’Shea-trained Group 2 runner-up Barbed, and Joe Pride’s rails-drawn Shadow Lord coming off a win at the track who loves the distance (4-2-0-2) and carries just 50kg after having 59.5kg for his last start victory.

Smith will also be focused on the season’s final Group 1 race in Queensland on Saturday as he saddles-up Palazzo Pubblico in the $500,000 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm.

Michael Cahill is back in the saddle of the Conatus four-year-old after guiding the mare to victory at Doomben two back in the Listed Bright Shadow Stakes (1200m).

Palazzo Pubblico then went to Sydney on June 11 for a sixth behind Danish Twist in the Listed June Stakes (1100m) from barrier 14 of 14.

She is drawn better for her Group 1 test this weekend jumping from barrier six, while Kris Lees’ June Stakes winner Danish Twist gets the inside run in the Tiara.

Tattersall’s Tiara betting at Ladbrokes.com.au remains led by Azkadellia ($2.35) who is drawn barrier 11, while Danish Twist is at $6.50 and Palazzo Pubblico is a $41 outsider to win over 1400m for the first time.

“She has only raced over 1400 once before but we want to give her another go,” Smith said of his mare.

“If she can run it, it opens up options for her in the spring.

“There are some ideal stakes races for her in Melbourne early in the new season.”

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