Trainer Robert Smerdon hopes Politeness will be on best behaviour in Myer Classic

Enough pace: trainer Robert Smerdon is happy with Politeness heading towards Saturday’s Myer Classic. Photo: Anthony Johnson Enough pace: trainer Robert Smerdon is happy with Politeness heading towards Saturday’s Myer Classic. Photo: Anthony Johnson
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Enough pace: trainer Robert Smerdon is happy with Politeness heading towards Saturday’s Myer Classic. Photo: Anthony Johnson

Enough pace: trainer Robert Smerdon is happy with Politeness heading towards Saturday’s Myer Classic. Photo: Anthony Johnson

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A middle draw for Politeness in Saturday’s Myer Classic will give her the chance to run out a strong mile. Trainer Robert Smerdon had targeted the group 1 and had been pleased with her  progress until her fifth behind Sweet Idea in the Tristarc Stakes at Flemington. “They stopped and started and it didn’t suit her,” he said. “We have had this race in mind for the whole preparation and we are going to have her at her best on the day. She has only had the one go at a mile and over-raced, but there looks to be enough pace for her on Saturday.  We really understand her well now and she is a much better horse, so we’ve got some hope in her.”

Small fields alarm ATC Australian Turf Club racing manager Matt Rudolph has opened a review of Saturday field sizes in Sydney after  disappointing acceptances for Rosehill on Saturday. There were only 71 acceptors, already reduced by two with scratchings. “We are looking to find out why we can’t get runners on a Saturday,” Rudolph said. “The small field without each-way betting is costing us turnover and it is not a good sight.”  The news was better for Randwick on Melbourne Cup day with 172 nominations for the nine races, where prizemoney is $40,000 instead of Saturday’s $85,000.  “Everyone seems to want to have a runner on Melbourne Cup day, I’m not sure if that has an effect on the Saturday races but it is something we will look at,” Rudolph said.

Something special for KeysKen Keys added another success to his sensational spring when Bring Something won the Bendigo Cup on Wednesday. Keys will hunt his first group win with Rich Enuff in the Coolmore Stud Stakes on Saturday, but Bring Something could be the horse to bring him back for the Melbourne Cup next year. “I don’t think I want spring to stop, it’s wonderful,” Keys said on TVN. “It’s crazy, we have got 18 [horses] in work and we are playing with the top end of the level.  We know it has to stop but it will be fun when it does. I think he can, with credibility, go to the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and then that will be put away time and I think we have got an exciting horse to look forward to next year.” Bring Something grabbed Massiyn to win by a half-head with favourite Order Of The Sun almost two lengths away.

Messara gets a kick out of price Paul Messara wonders what price Scissor Kick would be in the Coolmore Stud Stakes if he had won five straight. The  colt was  one of the standouts of the early spring in Sydney and the $16 on offer at Ladbrokes  surprised his trainer. “I think he has the best form in the race,” Messara said. “Won three in a row then was wide all the way in the Golden Rose, before having no luck in the Stan Fox behind  Caulfield Guineas winner [Shooting To Win]. If he had won five on the trot, he would be favourite.”

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