John Sargent raises the bar for flying Queen Of Kariba   Leave a comment

John Sargent raises the bar for flying Queen Of Kariba

“We’ll go to the benchmark 85. I think she’s up to those horses and after Winona’s (Costin) claim she’ll only carry 52.5kg,” Sargent said.

Winona Costin will stick with Queen Of Kariba at Randwick on Saturday.

Winona Costin will stick with Queen Of Kariba at Randwick on Saturday. Source: Getty Images

JOHN Sargent will take the harder option for Queen Of Kariba this weekend after the flying mare produced a solid gallop at Randwick on Tuesday.

Queen Of Kariba is dual nominated for Saturday’s Randwick meeting with a benchmark 85 over 1300m and a benchmark 75 over 1100m her two options.

The daughter of Lonhro won twice at Canterbury before finding success in Saturday grade at Rosehill on June 20.

“That was a benchmark 78 and she carried 53kg,” Sargent said. “She jumps to an 85 and only drops 0.5kg but you’ve got to take into account she won comfortably last start.”

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Queen Of Kariba worked over 800m on Tuesday covering the distance in 50.5 sec with her last 600m in 35.8 sec.

“She’s holding her form very well and that gallop was exactly what we wanted to see,” Sargent said. “She’s rock-hard fit, still showing a good turn of foot and given her racing style, she might be even better suited at Randwick compared to Canterbury and Rosehill.”

John Sargent has Queen Of Kariba in fine form. Picture: Colleen Petch

John Sargent has Queen Of Kariba in fine form. Picture: Colleen Petch Source: News Limited

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WHAT will happen to Kevin Moses’ boxes if he’s found guilty of cobalt use?

At The Track revealed Peter Snowden had to give away a few horses because he has no room. The ATC’s stance is they won’t be making any decisions until the Moses case is finalised one way or another.

And even then they’ll take their time to ensure the fairest course of action is undertaken.

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AT The Track wanted to know what Ray Murrihy thought about the Sandwichgate debacle that’s made a mockery of Victorian stewards.

On Sunday we learned of a trainer being allowed to scratch his horses because he was refused sandwiches at Pakenham racecourse.

Murrihy couldn’t make sense of it but shared an experience he had many years ago.

“I was a cadet working at Hamilton and had to drive a trainer home towing a horse float because he’d enjoyed the hospitality oncourse a little too much,” he recalled. “It took me ages to find his horse in the dark. It’s something I’ve never forgotten.”

Originally published as Sargent raises the bar for flying Kariba

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Posted July 8, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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