Name Me Shamus chases second-straight win


After deciding in opposition to a Sandown Guineas begin for Name Me Shamus, coach Phillip Stokes will ship him to a midweek race hoping he can finish his marketing campaign with back-to-back metropolis wins.Name Me Shamus gained a maiden at The Valley at his sixth begin on November 1 and was entered for final Saturday’s Group Two Sandown Guineas (1600m) gained by Fairly Brazen.He was scratched to be saved for Wednesday’s Thoroughbred Membership Handicap (1600m) on the Sandown Lakeside circuit.”We simply thought there have been a few horses within the Guineas that have been only a bit better-performed than him,” Stokes mentioned.”Though the race was a bit low on numbers, there was a little bit of high quality there and doubtless because it turned out it might need turned out to be a blessing.”I feel he’ll get to a excessive degree, however he is simply not there but.”Stokes needs to attempt to take Name Me Shamus by his grades and believes Wednesday’s benchmark-64 race is a logical stepping stone earlier than the three-year-old has a spell.Whereas Stokes says there are a few good horses in Wednesday’s race, he believes Name Me Shamus could make his presence felt.”I feel he’ll undoubtedly be aggressive. I feel the Sandown monitor might be much more to his liking than the Moonee Valley monitor,” he mentioned.Name Me Shamus is certainly one of two runners on the assembly for Stokes, the opposite being Trogir who resumes within the Clanbrooke Racing Handicap after having a bone chip faraway from a fetlock.Each horses might be ridden by apprentice Thomas Stockdale who just lately outrode his nation declare and has a powerful strike charge for the Pakenham-based Stokes secure, with 10 wins from 15 rides.Apprenticed to his uncle Shane Stockdale, the 20-year-old made his metropolis debut at The Valley final Friday evening with two seconds from 5 rides and has three rides at Wednesday’s assembly.His different mount is Maracaibo for trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Younger within the MRC 6 Month Membership Handicap.”He is a Pakenham apprentice and he is been excellent for us. He is ridden loads of winners, particularly at Pakenham for us,” Stokes mentioned.”He rides trackwork for us so I might love to have the ability to give him his first metropolis winner.”

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