Sonntag will handle heavy burden, says trainer Henry Dwyer   Leave a comment

Sonntag will handle heavy burden, says trainer Henry Dwyer

Sonntag will head for a spell after the Andrew Ramsden Stakes on Saturday.

Sonntag will head for a spell after the Andrew Ramsden Stakes on Saturday. Source: Getty Images

TRAINER Henry Dwyer says Sonntag will run well in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes at Flemington on Saturday despite having history against him.

“I’ve been told that Rising Fast when he won the 1954 Melbourne Cup was the last horse to carry 60kg and win over 3200m at Flemington,” Dwyer said. “Against that, it’s not quite the same opposition and I’m confident Sonntag is good enough to go close.”

Sonntag will be spelled after Saturday, then brought back for the second-tier staying races. Dwyer’s impressive Flemington winner last month, Bel Show, has been sold to Hong Kong.

AND THEY’RE OFF

WANDJINA will leave next Friday night for his attempt at the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Speaking on RSN on Friday, trainer Gai Waterhouse said Wandjina would have a jumpout at Flemington on Friday morning before leaving.

Shamal Wind, also Royal Ascot-bound, will make her farewell public appearance when she trials at Cranbourne on Monday at 9am.

Royal Ascot contender Wandjina will depart for Britain next Friday. Picture: Colleen Petc

Royal Ascot contender Wandjina will depart for Britain next Friday. Picture: Colleen Petch Source: News Corp Australia

WINKS NOD

IMPRESSIVE effort from Mentality’s sister Rationality to win her maiden easily at Geelong Synthetic on Friday

James Winks, who rode the Team Hawkes-trained filly, described her as a dream. “She pinned her ears back and put them away,” he said.

FAMOUS FILLY

NO shortage of eyebrow raising from fans who were unaware of the feats of one the latest inductions into the Racing Hall of Fame, Briseis.

As a three-year-old filly, Briseis, trained by James Wilson at St Albans stud on the outskirts of Geelong, won the 1876 VRC Derby, Melbourne Cup and VRC Oaks and finished second in the VRC Mares’ Produce Stakes on the final day of the spring carnival.

HAYES EYES EARLY STRIKE

DAVID Hayes believes his best chance of his strong contingent at Flemington on Saturday is in the first race with Kryptonian.

Hayes told the Lindsay Park website that Kryptonian was a promising young horse who looked well placed to make it three on end.

Hayes said his consistent galloper Gracious Prospect would be suited by returning to Flemington and would run a forward race. In the same race, he said Orator had trialled well but was likely to need the run but was a horse for the future.

Originally published as Sonntag will handle heavy burden: Dwyer

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Posted May 23, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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