Horse Racing: Polarisation has captured his second Sydney Cup win ? with the victory presenting Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby with his first official Australian Group 1 as Polarisation outstayed Who Shot Thebarman, and race favourite Big Duke.
CHATEAU CHEVAL has been racing in good form for the Hayes and Dabernig training partnership and is holding her condition well.
The daughter of High Chaparral was given a short sharp hit out last Tuesday and had plenty of spring in her step after covering 800m in 53.06 and her closing 400m in 24.12.
Connections have a few options for her at Sandown and she should be fighting out the finish in whichever they decide is the most suitable for her on that program.
Another Hayes and Dabernig prepared galloper likely to head to Sandown is LADY LEE and she has derived a good deal of improvement from her two encouraging runs this preparation. She tuned up for her next assignment galloping solo over 1000m last Tuesday.
After cruising steadily through the early stages on her workout she quickened nicely over the concluding stages to record 1.08.83 for the distance and 24.18 for her final 400m.
Following her two runs over 1300m this campaign she looks ideally suited stepping up to 1400m at Sandown.
MILWAUKEE has come through his last start victory in the Bendigo Guineas in great order and the form out of that race has held up well in the last couple of weeks.
The Mike Moroney-trained three year old looked strong and fit after last Thursday’s workout and he pulled up well after covering 1400m in 1.37.89 and his final 400m in 24.32.
The son of Fastnet Rock should relish the step up to 1600m at Flemington on Anzac Day and should prove hard to run down once again.
John O’Shea paired up PLATINUM and CHAVIN last Tuesday and the Godolphin two-year-olds worked strongly together over 1000m.
They have been regular workmates in recent weeks and once again there was little between them as passed the finishing post to clock 1.09.43 for the trip and 24.67 for their last 400m.
Both horses have trained on well since there latest outing in the same race over 1400m at Sandown and are sure to run well over the same trip at Flemington.
SAXOPHONE, also prepared by O’Shea, is close to peak fitness for recent racing and only needed to cruise over 1200m in even time last Tuesday to keep him up to the mark.
There has been plenty of merit in his two runs since arriving in Victoria from New South Wales and is ready to run to his best at Flemington on Anzac Day.
* MILWAUKEE (1400m)
800m: Sullivan Bay 54.64 (27.53), Devilishly 55.05 (27.94), Exclusive Lass 54.89 (25.64).
1000m: Demonstrate 1.08.99 (27.02).
1200m: Grand Teton 1.24.91 (25.46), Portion Control 1.24.11 (27.77).
1400m: Dodge City 1.38.72 (25.18), Sebring Dream 1.39.26 (27.48), Resort evens.
1600m: Tarquin 1.54.63 (24.82), Lilymorn 1.54.90 (25.00).
Inside Grass 5m out
1400m: Milwaukee 1.37.89 (24.32).
Originally published as Consistent Cheval has her chance at Sandown