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Injury forces Singoff to skip Pakenham Cup

The Darren Weir-trained Signoff will have scans on a leg injury. Picture: Colleen Petch

The Darren Weir-trained Signoff will have scans on a leg injury. Picture: Colleen Petch Source: News Corp Australia

SCANS will determine the spring plans of Melbourne Cup hope Signoff, who has a leg injury.

Trainer Darren Weir had planned to run Signoff, fourth in last year’s Melbourne Cup, in Sunday’s 2000m Pakenham Cup and then spell him.

Weir said a bit of heat had been detected behind a knee and, while he didn’t think it serious, the Pakenham Cup was out and he would be guided by the results of scans.

SCHOOLBOY BEN A WINNER

PAKENHAM schoolboy Ben Allen had a near-perfect start to his riding career at Mornington on Tuesday.

The 15-year-old’s first ride, $31 shot Stan The Man, beat only one runner home. But his other mount, Lardie Lass, who started $3.70 second favourite, won by half a length.

Both horses are trained by Ben’s father John at Cranbourne.

SOMETHING IN THE BREW

Colin Little has been charged after Phantom Brew returned a positive to ibuprofen.

Colin Little has been charged after Phantom Brew returned a positive to ibuprofen. Source: News Limited

CAULFIELD trainer Colin Little faces two charges after Phantom Brew returned a positive to anti-inflammatory ibuprofen after winning at Caulfield on February 14.

Little has also been charged with failing to keep appropriate treatment records.

MOODY BREEDS DERBY STAR

PETER Moody is now a Group 1-winning breeder as well as trainer and owner.

Moody bred The Alfonso (by a stallion he trained, Magnus).

The Alfonso won four races for Chris Waller on Sydney metropolitan tracks before heading to Macau, where on Saturday the four-year-old won the Group 1 Macau Derby (1800m) by 5¼ lengths with Nash Rawiller in the saddle.

BEASLEY KICKS OFF AT WAGGA

AFTER seven years in Singapore, leading jockey Dan Beasley has returned home to ride in Sydney.

Beasley, told by the Singapore Turf Club in November his licence would not be renewed, had considered riding elsewhere in Asia.

Beasley, who rode Polar Express to victory in the 2003 Golden Slipper, had also looked at being based in Melbourne, but decided on Sydney because of family reasons.

He will resume riding at next week’s Wagga carnival, which features the 2000m Wagga Wagga Gold Cup on Friday.

Originally published as Injury forces Signoff to skip Pakenham Cup

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Posted April 22, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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