Uate Lees’ Outside Chance in Razor Sharp Handicap 2013

December 12, 2013

Uate Lees’ Outside Chance in Razor Sharp Handicap 2013

After the shock death of promising German import Salon Soldier this week, Broadmeadow based horseman Kris Lees is hoping his outside 2013 Razor Sharp Handicap Uate hope can bring some good news to the stable on the weekend.

Uate

Uate (outside) is looking to bounce back to form in Saturday's Razor Sharp Handicap 2013. Photo: Steve Hart.

Rare complications took the life of Soldier Hollow stallion Salon Soldier, a last start Melbourne Cup Day winner, who had just come back into light work ahead of an exciting autumn campaign.

Things went amiss on Tuesday evening however after the five-year-old became unwell.

Tests revealed they had suffered a rare rupture in the digestive system, similar to that of a human bursting their appendix, which subsequently become toxic and untreatable.

It was a sad loss for Lees and connections at Australian Bloodstock who also own Ad Valorem gelding Uate.

The fellow five-year-old will be out to bring some much needed relief this Saturday when they race in the last at Kensington, the $100,000 Listed Razor Sharp Handicap (1150m).

“I hope so,” Lees told AAP when asked whether he thought Uate could win on the weekend help ease the pain of their stablemate’s sudden death.

The capacity field has drawn plenty of talent this summer including the $3.50 favourite Heart Testa and their last start conqueror in the Starlight Stakes Zaratone ($8.50).

Uate meanwhile can be found much further down the Razor Sharp Handicap odds at a generous quote of $34.

They’re drawn wide in barrier 12 for the sprint clash but will come into 10 if the two emergencies fail to gain a start.

While the barrier isn’t ideal they do get in well with the weights set to carry just 54kg, one and a half kilos less than they had on their back for their first-up sixth in the Starlight.

They get the chance to improve on that with a run under their belt now, the short distance specialist after their first win since November last year.

Lees is hopeful but also realistic and knows the horse, who ran second to Helmet in the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes as a two-year-old back in 2011, will likely be at their peak a little further into their campaign.

“He is racing his way back into fitness and while he will improve on whatever he does on Saturday I’m pleased with how he’s going,” Lees said.

Think Uate has claims to run top three in the Razor Sharp this weekend?

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