Starry Legend wins Behind The Barriers “Boxing Challenge”: Post Race Trainer and Jockey Quotes

Trainer and jockey quotes after the Behind The Barriers “Boxing Challenge” at Sandown on Saturday won by Starry Legend.

Race Result:

1st: Starry Legend (John Sadler/Matthew Cartwright) - $3.70
2nd: Whipcracker Way (Phillip Stokes/Alana Kelly) - $4.80
3rd: Fine Dane (John Moloney/Patrick Moloney) - $13

Winning Time: 58.48 Last 600m: NA

Margins: 2 Lengths x Short Head

STARRY LEGEND winning the 'boxing Challenge' 14/5 (Bm84) at Sandown in Australia.
STARRY LEGEND winning the "boxing Challenge" 14/5 (Bm84) at Sandown in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

Winning Trainer: John Sadler (assistant trainer Tom Sadler speaking)

On the wet track: "I really wasn't sure how he'd handle the ground. John (Sadler) and I came out here first thing this morning after we'd got all our work done at Pakenham and we were a bit nervous because it was pretty soggy.

"I walked it again with Matty just before the race and we felt that we'd found a good lane, but obviously you never know until you let their heads go."

On today's plan: "Really it looked quite straight-forward out there, but we did have a solid plan and Matty pulled it off perfectly."

On winning owner Bon Ho: "I'm just delighted for Mr Ho, he's a huge supporter of our stable. He looked like a really special horse early days and that run is probably getting back to one of his better performances."

On the future: "He's had one go down the straight and he failed, but he was a colt then and he's been gelded since then.

"I would love to just get him winning again. That will do him the world of good confidence-wise and if we could get another win under his belt (it would be good).

"He's certainly got above average ability and those races are certainly an option, but I'm just delighted to get him back winning."

Winning Jockey: Matthew Cartwright

On the wet track: "It was a great win today. He was a little bit of a query on the wet track but he loved it out there. I think he probably grows a leg on the wet track to be honest."

On how he handled him in the run: "He's a horse I just wanted to keep relaxed, so bowling along on him was beneficial and he let go really good and was strong on the line."

On his maturity: "He has matured. He's a more relaxed customer, so that helps him finish off better at the finish and he's a horse that's improved from his first-up run really well, so I couldn't see why he wouldn't go on with it."

 


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Sandown-Hillside

Saturday, 30th April 2022

6
15:10
(local)

"boxing Challenge" 14/5 (Bm84)

WT: 54.0kg Type: BM84
AUD $130,000
1000m TURF SOFT
6
15:10
(local)
AUD $130,000
1000m SOFT

"boxing Challenge" 14/5 (Bm84)

WT: 54.0kg Type: BM84
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 10. STARRY LEGEND (AUS) 3yo G
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - SAVSENGA (AUS)
MATTHEW CARTWRIGHT
JOHN SADLER
$3.75
53.5kg
Legend Racing

Sales Information

2nd 11. WHIPCRACKER WAY (AUS) 5yo G
SHAMUS AWARD (AUS) - ZOMBIE DANCER (AUS)
ALANA KELLY
PHILLIP STOKES
$4.75
53.5kg
Sidebox (Mgr: J J Quinlan), P M Bloomer, G A Lee, G Walker, D Pendergast, D Hill, D J Tomkins, F A Caccavari, C W Donovan, R D Hill, S J Nielsen, J Horan, P W Rollason, R P McRae, B Mitchell, L P Moore, A C Lloyd, G J Quinlan, B Gretgrix & D T Erhardt

Sales Information

3rd 5. FINE DANE (AUS) 6yo G
DANERICH (AUS) - FINE FEELINGS (AUS)
PATRICK MOLONEY
JOHN MOLONEY
$13.00
57.5kg
J F Moloney, B J Matthews & Miss E Matthews
4th 2. LADY SOLLY (AUS) 6yo M
O'LONHRO (AUS) - RECESSION BUSTER (AUS)
DEAN HOLLAND
ADAM CHAMBERS
$13.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

5th 7. SACRED PALACE (NZ) 4yo G
SACRED FALLS (NZ) - LAURINEL PRINCESS (AUS)
JARROD FRY
LINDSEY SMITH
$2.50
57.0kg

Sales Information

6th 4. SIR KALAHAD (AUS) 7yo G
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - KALAMATA (AUS)
CARLEEN HEFEL
GAVIN BEDGGOOD
$9.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

7th 1. GRANDVIEW AVENUE (AUS) 6yo G
STATUE OF LIBERTY (USA) - MAGIC BY GOSH (AUS)
TEODORE NUGENT
K M ELFORD
$61.00
58.0kg