Caufield Guineas Day 2013 News Update

Sangster (NZ)

Sangster (NZ)

The 2013 Caufield Guineas meeting takes place in just three days time and for the 3 year old horses this is one of the biggest events of the horse racing season. With a more than worthy $1 million on offer in prize money, the 1600m group 1 race is one for most trainers diaries.

The mile long track is a distance that has been one to separate the gulf in class between horses and you will never be able to limp across the finish line, the winner of the Caufield Guineas will be a worthy one. One of the 16 horses who break out of the barriers will be crowned 2013 Caufield Guineas champion but one horse that won’t be competing is Sangster.

Sangster was believed to be in with an outside chance of challenging for the Caufield Guineas 2013 title but it’s latest set back in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on Saturday ruled any distinct possibility of making the race later this month.

Sangster’s trainer, Trent Busuttin, is understandably disappointed that Sangster can’t race but is hopeful that the horse can make it back for the Melbourne Cup at the start of November. The firm surface at Flemington is believed to be the main focal point as to why Sangster sustained it’s joint injuries.

He doesn’t have the best of feet and his old joints have been around the block a few times now,”

Busuttin said.

He very much felt the hard track, the wind dried it out by that time of the day, and it was just too hard for him.”

The level to compete at the highest stage is rising every year and Busuttin knows it’s in Sangster’s best interests to provide sufficient time to recover and give the horse every chance to deliver its A grade game for when he is fully restored.

You have to be on top of your game to be competitive in a race like that and he is far away from it.

“We will see what a week in the pool does and hopefully get him to the Moonee Valley Cup.” The Moonee Valley Cup takes place on the 27th October so clearly Busuttin is confident that Sangster can get some competitive time on the track before the Melbourne Cup.

Although he may be missed by the thousands and thousands of supporters who will be flocking into the gates to see the 2013 Caufield Guineas, you can bet your bottom dollar that several of Sangster’s rivals will be pleasantly satisfied that his name won’t be on the starting blocks.


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